Historically bad. Remember that exercise I was doing earlier this year, where I was taking Angel hitters, their performances to date (the end of the 2009 season), then comparing them to players of the same age within +/- 25% of plate appearances and +/- 10% of OPS+? (If not, here's the start of the series, and here's the entry for Brandon Wood.)
Anyway, this is how bad Wood has been: I updated the numbers to reflect his awful 2010, and came up with 42 comparable lousy hitters through age 25. An embarrassing 34 of them are pitchers. I'll let that sink in.
The remaining position players are a collective sucking sound of no-hit catchers and lesser-hit middle infielders: Luis Ordaz, Frank O'Rourke, Luis Gomez, Moe Berg, former Angel Terry Humphrey, Tony Giuliani, Del Young, and Ed Connolly.
Congratulations, Brandon, you've been a marginally better hitter through age 25 than forgotten Mad Men-era swingman Don Cardwell!
NM PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO DP SB/CS BA OBP SLG OPS+
BW 421 398 37 72 7 0 10 31 11 126 9 5/0 .181 .206 .274 26
DC 321 300 24 44 7 0 10 22 7 146 2 1/0 .147 .174 .270 17
I really don't enjoy beating up on a guy when he's down, but Jesus H. Christ. For his sake I really do hope we trade him, even at pennies on the dollar, because if there's any type of hitter Scioscia/Hatcher have proven they can't coach, it's the low-average, high-strikeout power types. And right now the only scenario of him playing involves two injuries in front of him.