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Brandon Wood isn’t good enough to play independent ball

Los Angeles Angels Kevin Frandsen hits a 2RBI triple to score Brandon Wood and Howard Kendrick in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their interleague MLB baseball game in Anaheim

Los Angeles Angels’ Kevin Frandsen hits a 2RBI triple to score Brandon Wood and Howard Kendrick in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their interleague MLB baseball game in Anaheim, California, June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

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Brandon Wood’s historic struggles in the big leagues are no secret. He went from stud Angels prospect to being one of the worst hitters in MLB history.

But now Paul Boye of Crashburn Alley stumbled across this sad turn in Wood’s story: He signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and hit .098 in 25 games.

Seriously. Zero. Ninety. Eight.

Not surprisingly the Skeeters released Wood, who is still only 29 years old. He was a first-round pick in 2003, cracked Baseball America’s top 20 prospects in 2006, 2007, and 2008 ... and now he’s not good enough to even hold his own in independent ball. Wow.

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