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Cody Kukuk

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Cody Kukuk
Name: Cody S. Kukuk
Born: Apr 10, 1993 in McLouth, Kan. USA
High School: Free State HS, Lawrence, Kan.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career219.24.381.536.8410.04
Drafted in the 7th round (232nd overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2011 (signed for $800,000)
In addition to being the best athlete in the draft, Bubba Starling is also the best high school pitcher in Kansas. Among those whose future will be on the mound, however, Kukuk stands out. He's a projectable 6-foot-4, 190-pound lefthander whose best days are ahead of him. For most of the spring, he pitched at 88-91 mph with good armside run on a fastball that has reached 93 in the past. He also shows a hard slider at times, though it gets slurvy. His changeup is a work in progress. Kukuk's biggest need is consistency, as his release point varies and affects the quality of his pitches and his control. In an effort to throw more strikes, he tried using a more compact delivery, frustrating scouts who wanted to see him cut loose as he had in the past. Though he's far from a finished product, loose and athletic lefties with quality arms are hard to ignore. A Kansas recruit, he could get popped as early as the third round.
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