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Cody Scarpetta

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Cody Scarpetta
Name: Cody Michael Payne Scarpetta
Born: Aug 25, 1988 in Rockford, Ill. USA
High School: Guilford HS, Rockford, Ill.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 250 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 11th round (341st overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007 (signed for $125,000)
Scarpetta's father Dan was a third-round pick by the Brewers out of an Illinois high school in June 1982, and Cody could match him if a late injury doesn't hurt his stock too much. Scarpetta tore the flexor tendon in his right index finger while pitching in late April, an injury similar to the one that has sidelined the Tigers' Joel Zumaya (who tore the same tendon in his middle finger). Scarpetta had surgery in mid-May and will be out until at least July. A team that takes him with plans to evaluate him this summer may not see him at full strength before the Aug. 15 signing deadline. Scarpetta, 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, worked hard to get in the best shape of his life during the offseason, and his efforts paid off. Before he got hurt, he showed a plus fastball every time out this spring, usually sitting around 92-94 mph. In addition to increasing his velocity, he also turned his breaking ball into a true power curveball and added a changeup. One scout compared him to John Wetteland, though Scarpetta has enough stuff to stick in a rotation. If he doesn't sign, he'll attend Creighton. Editor's note: Scarpetta agreed to a $350,000 bonus, but his original deal later was voided. He re-signed almost immediately with the Brewers for $125,000.
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