Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Scouting the 2015 Draft: Kyle Cody

Kyle Cody is a huge, 6'7", 245 lb college RHP from Kentucky with a big fastball.  The FB runs 92-97 MPH.  He's pitched mostly in relief for Kentucky, but may move into a starter role this spring.  Here are his stat lines for his first two years:

2013:  3-3, 4.84, 57.2 IP, 20 BB, 47 K.
2014:  4-0, 2.84, 38 IP, 13 BB, 20 K's, 5 Saves.

The relative lack of K's probably reflects a relative lack of secondary stuff.  He has a passable curveball that has more lateral movement than depth and an emerging changeup that has shown some tumble down and away to LH batters.   Otherwise, it's pretty much pound the zone with the heater.  I tried to find out if there was a reason for the low IP last year but was not able to dig up anything.  His Cape Cod League season was cut short by some sort of injury that was described as minor and he spent the rest of the summer in a conditioning program.

On video, he's a drop and drive guy with a long stride that gives him a release point very close to home plate.  He gets fairly good extension on a mid-3/4's delivery with a strong follow-through.  He's been compared to former Kentucky RHP Alex Meyer but with better control of his body.  He'll likely be a bit of a project for whoever drafts him, but I really like the foundation.  You can't teach size and can only teach a small increase in velocity.

BA has him ranked as their #19 draft prospect for 2015 while Kiley McDaniel has him at #20.

7 comments:

  1. The guy I like is Fullmer.I don't see him falling to us.That's why I think we'll draft a HS arm.

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    1. Gotta broaden your view of things, my friend.

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  2. I just don't see Fullmer falling to 19.That would be nice.

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    1. Well, I don't either, but there are a lot of pitchers out there who are very similar to Fulmer. I'm just not sure why you seem to be zeroed in on him.

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    2. Can you give me some names.I like to check out the videos online.

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  3. What round do you think Nix will get drafted?

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    1. Probably supplemental round or second round.

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