Kentucky pitcher Kyle Cody was selected in the Competitive Round B, 73rd overall by the Minnesota Twins in tonight’s MLB Draft. Cody joins Logan Darnell, Alex Meyer and Taylor Rogers as former Kentucky players in the Twins’ system. All of three aforementioned pitchers are currently in Triple-A Rochester and Darnell has seen time with the big league club.
Projected to be a first rounder earlier in 2015, Cody fell to the late rounds of the first night of the MLB Draft. Cody will be expected to sign, as the money will be too good to pass up (last year’s 73rd overall pick got a one million dollar signing bonus). Cody has an excellent fastball and he will spend time in the minors to work on his command and breaking stuff.
Cody struck out 63 in 66 innings with a 4-4 record in 2015.
Congrats @kylecody10 can't wait to see you in bigs!
— Tyler Marshall (@T_Marshall3) June 9, 2015
One of my best friends @kylecody10 is a Minnesota Twin! Super glad I was able to be with you on this day, love you brotha
— Dylan Dwyer (@dylandwyer24) June 9, 2015