By: Burke Granger
Kyle Cody – RHP – Kentucky. 6’7″ 245. Class: Senior. DOB: August 9, 1994. Last Drafted: 2015 (Minnesota Twins – 2nd Round).
The Leinenkugel Grapefruit Shandy isn’t the only Chippewa Falls Wisconsin export that I’ve been enjoying in recent years. Kyle Cody, the Badger State product, ranked as the 267th best prospect in the 2012 draft by Baseball America, but slid to the Phillies in the 33rd round. It wouldn’t be the first, or last time that Cody would be drafted.
In the summer following his sophomore season in Lexington, Cody excelled in the Cape Cod League. In 8 starts that summer, Cody worked in the mid 90’s and posted a 2.80 ERA while striking out 33 in 35.1 innings for the Wareham Gatemen.