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Kyle Cody

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Kyle Cody
Name: Kyle David Cody
Born: Aug 9, 1994 in Chippewa Falls, WI
High School: Chippewa Falls (Wis.) HS
College: Kentucky
Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (189th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2016 (signed for $150,000)
Coming off an excellent Cape Cod League summer where he touched 97 mph in the all-star game, Cody was considered a potential first-round pick in 2015. Instead, a rough start lead to him losing his rotation spot in April before regaining it for a dominant stretch in May. He was drafted by the Twins in the second round (73rd overall), but spurned the Twins to return for his senior season. Cody has been much more reliable as Kentucky's Sunday starter as a senior and he still tantalizes with his power. A big (6-foot-7, 245 pound) righthander with long levers, Cody pitches off of an above-average 93-95 mph fastball with sink. His low-80s curveball with a slurvy shape has more power than it showed last year and gives him a second potential average offering. He also mixes in fringe-average mid-80s changeup. Cody's command in the strike zone wavers at times but he has shown average control (he's walked 3 per nine in college). He missed nearly a month as a sophomore with forearm tightness but he's been healthy since. As a 21-year-old senior, Cody still has plenty of upside and his size/stuff combination entices scouts even though he's had a very up-and-down career at Kentucky. His fallback option as a power reliever reduces his risk. Cody may not top the money he turned down from the Twins last year, but he should hear his name called in the first three rounds again this year.
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