Mets Draft Pick #16 - SS - L.A., Woodard


2018 (Junior)

• Earned C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal (3.75-4.0 GPA)

• Started all 52 games played, all at shortstop

• Hit .267 with one home run, two triples, 11 doubles and 20 RBI in the leadoff spot

• Successfully swiped 23 stolen bases (in 25 attempts), which was fourth in C-USA

• Finished season successfully stealing 15 consecutive bases without being thrown out

• Turned in 17 multi-hit games, which was fourth on the team

• Collected six three-hit games (vs. Western Illinois, Fairleigh Dickinson, West Virginia, Charlotte, Austin Peay, UAB)

• Collected first career hit as a Blue Raider against Western Illinois (2/18), going 3-for-5 with a triple, double, one RBI and two runs scored

• First career home run vs. UTSA (4/29)


Thomas Brennan said...

Nice speed for Woodard.

LongTimeFan1 said...

Though I appreciate Mack's time and effort providing some bio on Woodward's college performance, the info doesn't tell me anything about this player other than plays SS for an un-named college team and has excellent grades in his studies. It doesn't tell me anything about his tools, height, weight, age, etc. and the quality of the competition against which he accrued said stats and awards.

And to Thomas Brennan...

Stolen bases shouldn't come with expectation Woodward has good speed. Wilmer Flores played SS despite extremely poor foot speed, and Daniel Murphy stole 23/26 in 2013 despite well below average foot speed. Murphy is smart baseball dude who used his brains to steal so successfully. Woodward, with his excellent GPA could potentially have done same. For all we know, Woodward could run like Champ Stuart or Daniel Murphy/Wilmer Flores - or anywhere between.

Mack Ade said...

Hey Long Time -

Feel free to help out and send me what you find at macksmets@gmail.com

Mack Ade said...

Am in contact with L.A. and hopefully we can set up a future interviw.

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