• Full name Cody Micheal Deason
  • Born 12/26/1996 in Ojai, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 214 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Arizona
  • Drafted in the 5th round (162nd overall) by the Houston Astros in 2018 (signed for $285,000).
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    Deason has thrived as the Wildcats' Friday night starter after spending his first two years in Tucson as a reliever and spot starter, with the highlight being a complete game shutout of UCLA in early May. His 2018 season follows an outstanding Cape Cod League performance in 2017, when he posted a 1.19 ERA while pitching out of the bullpen for Orleans. Despite his success as a starter this year, Deason is viewed by most talent evaluators as a likely reliever in pro ball. His delivery has effort, and while he has a four-pitch mix, he is most effective when using his fastball/curveball combo. Deason's average fastball sits in the low 90s, touching 94-95 mph. His best out-pitch and most consistent offering is a 12-to-6 curveball that he can really spin, but it could be even more effective if it was a bit firmer than its current 72-75 mph velocity. Deason is expected to go off the board early on day two of the draft.

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  • Corpus Christi Hooks released RHP Cody Deason.

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