Position: C Date of Birth: 03/24/1995 Height: 6' 0" Weight: 215 lbs
College Experience: Western Kentucky University Bats: S Resides: Mt. Washington, Ky.
Hunter Wood, a Mt. Washington, Ky. native, comes to the Otters after spending two years with the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers of the United Shore Professional Baseball League. In two years with the Beavers, Wood hit a combined six home runs, had 28 RBIs, and scored 26 runs in 60 games played. Wood was a USPBL All-Star in 2018 and was a member of championship teams in 2017 and 2018 with the Beavers. Wood played collegiately at Western Kentucky University where he was a 2017 Johnny Bench Award semifinalist, which recognizes the top catcher in NCAA-DI baseball. During his senior season at WKU, Wood led the team with a .313/.386/.523 slash line, batting .348 with runners on base, and ranked top ten in the nation with 21 runners caught stealing. Wood also became only the third switch-hitter in the country in 2017 to homer from each side of the plate in the same game May 6 at Marshall.