Kyle Cody - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 23


  • height 6-7
  • Weight 245
  • class Senior

• 2nd round pick in 2015 MLB Draft (Twins)

• 2015 SEC Pitcher of the Week (3/215)

• 2015 preseason third-team All-America (Baseball America)

• 2015 preseason third-team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)

• 2015 preseason 19th-best prospect available in 2015 MLB Draft (Baseball America)

• SEC Academic Honor Roll (2014)

• 2014 Cape Cod League All-Star Starter (SP)

• 2014 preseason seventh-best sophomore in NCAA (Baseball America)

• 2014 preseason second-best sophomore in SEC (Baseball America)

• 2013 No. 30 prospect in the Cape Cod League (Perfect Game)

• SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2013)

• 2013 preseason 39th-best NCAA freshman (Baseball America)

• 33rd round pick in 2012 MLB Draft (Phillies)


Elite talent elected to return to Kentucky for his senior season after going in the second round (72nd overall) in the 2015 MLB Draft … Entered the draft as a candidate for the first round, before a tough stretch in late March-late April, before rebounding with three dominating starts in the final weeks of the season, with UK’s season on the line … Was named SEC Pitcher of the Week after seven no-hit innings in week three … Has great one of the best fastballs in college baseball, also showing great feel for his breaking ball and change-up … Was the starting pitcher in the 2014 Cape Cod League All-Star Game … Wisconsin Gatorade HS Player of the Year.


Served as Kentucky’s Sunday starter for the second straight season…Made 14 starts, with a 6-2 overall record…In his final career game, Cody pitched his only career complete game, beating Missouri 7-2…Struck out a career-high-tying nine in that win over Missouri, while walking just one and allowing only one earned run…Pitched seven innings of shutout ball in a win over Vanderbilt on April 17…Finished season with a 3.35 ERA…Finished 11th in UK history with 205 career strikeouts…Had seven quality starts in 2016…Held opponents to a .239 batting average.


Served as UK’s Sunday starter … Appeared in 14 games with 12 starts, sporting a 4-4 record and a 4.91 ERA … Tossed 66 innings, allowing just 63 hits and 17 walks, striking out 63 … Held opponents to a .255 average … Was 1-3 with a 6.15 ERA in nine appearances and seven starts in SEC play … Was named SEC Pitcher of the Week after seven no-hit innings vs. Nebraska-Omaha … Pitched in seven games UK won, with a 4-0 record and a 2.36 ERA in those outings … Went 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in Feb., 1-1 with a 6.04 ERA in March, a 1-2, 10.00 ERA in April, and a 1-0, 1.74 ERA in May … UK went 6-6 in his 12 starts … Was 4-3 with a 4.24 ERA in his 12 starts … Made five non-SEC starts, tossing 25 innings with four walks and 29 strikeouts, sporting a 3-1 record and a 2.88 ERA … Worked four shutout innings in his season debut vs. Richmond, striking out six … Suffered first loss with three innings at No. 16 UC Santa Barbara … Worked seven no-hit innings vs. Nebraska-Omaha, allowing just one walk and striking out nine … Worked five quality starts … Tossed a quality start at South Carolina, allowing three runs in 6.1 innings … After a hard-luck stretch from March 22 to April 25, allowing 25 runs, bounced back to finish strong in his final three starts … Was lights out vs. No. 5 Vanderbilt, allowing three runs and striking out eight in 5.2 innings … Biggest start of the year was vs. Georgia and it was sterling, taking a 1-0 lead into the ninth inning before a leadoff solo homer ended his career-best outing … Fired seven shutout, three-hit innings at Missouri in the regular-season finale, a key rubber match win in the biggest start of his career … Was the starting pitcher for the Western Division in the 2014 Cape Cod League All-Star Game … Was on the Wareham Gateman … Made nine starts during the summer, with a 2-3 record and a 2.72 ERA in 36.1 innings, allowing just 34 hits and 11 walks, striking out 34 … Finished the summer ranked eighth in strikeouts and 10th in ERA.  


Entered the season as UK’s Sunday starter, before battling forearm tightness and missing 21 days … Returned to the pitching staff as a late-inning, high value reliever – with UK’s opponents unaware that he was not going to throw a breaking ball as he eased back into competition – before returning to the weekend rotation to make three starts to end the year … Totaled a 4-0 record and a 2.84 ERA in 18 games and six starts, saving five games … Worked 38 innings, allowing 36 hits and 13 walks, striking out 20 … Allowed just one homer … Appeared in nine SEC games with one start, owning three saves and a 3.29 ERA, working 13.2 innings … Was 4-0 with a 2.59 ERA and two saves in nine non-SEC games … In 10 games and two starts vs. SEC foes, went 1-0 with a 3.32 ERA and three saves … Was perfect on the road, working 7.1 shutout innings, saving three games and allowing just three singles … Pitched in 12 games that UK won, with a 4-0 record, a 0.93 ERA and five saves in 29 innings … In six night games, had four saves and a 1.74 ERA … Pitched the best game of his year in the SEC Tournament Quarterfinals vs. No. 7 Florida, working 5.1 innings, allowing two runs and striking out four for the win over the Gators, pushing UK to a record finish in the tournament … Was called upon to start UK’s NCAA Tournament opener vs. a right-handed heavy Kansas lineup, with AJ Reed matching up better vs. Louisville in a potential second game … Got two outs vs. Kansas, allowing two hits, one walk and three runs before Andrew Nelson came on in relief with UK trailing 3-0 in the first inning … Made his season debut on a pitch count vs. VMI, working 62 pitches through 3.1 innings … Returned to the mound to work six shutout innings, with UK coach Gary Henderson limiting him to 59 pitches … Worked four shutout innings in his third start of the year vs. EMU, before being shut down for 21 days … Returned to work a crucial inning in the rubber match of UK’s series win with No. 1 South Carolina, working around a double … Worked an inning or less in his next five outings, including making his first career save at No. 5 Vanderbilt, also earning a save vs. No. 12 Florida … Worked two innings in a brutally windy day vs. Morehead State, surrendering his lone homer … Worked 1.1 innings vs. Missouri, with three unearned runs scoring on his line … Picked up one-inning saves vs. No. 9 Louisville, at Texas A&M and vs. Tennessee Tech … Worked three strong innings in relief vs. Auburn, signaling a return to multiple inning workloads … Made first start since March 1 on May 16 at Georgia, tossing 4.1 shutout innings, allowing just two singles in a 10-0 UK win … Best start of the year came vs. No. 7 Florida in the SEC Quarterfinals, allowing two runs in a win over the Gators … Pitched in two games in the Cape Cod League for the Wareham Gateman, before returning home with a minor injury … Pitched nine innings in his two starts, allowing seven hits and five earned runs, walking four and striking out nine with a 5.00 ERA and a 1-1 record … Dominated in his Cape Cod League debut, working six shutout, two-hit innings, walking two and striking out four in a win … Second start ended his summer, taking a loss in three innings, allowing five hits and five runs, walking two and striking out five. 


Emerged as one of the top freshmen talents in the country, working his way into the weekend SEC rotation … Appeared in 15 games with 10 starts, owning a 3-3 record and a 4.84 ERA … Worked 57.2 innings, allowing 57 hits – 41 – singles with 20 walks and 47 strikeouts … Was better in conference action then in non-league games, appearing in five games with three starts vs. the SEC, with a 3.10 ERA in 20.1 innings, allowing 20 hits – 17 singles – walking nine and striking out 14 … Dominated over his last four starts of the year, including three SEC starts, sporting a 2.96 ERA in 24.1 innings … Without a start vs. Louisville that saw him allow eight runs, had a 3-2 record and a 3.86 ERA in 53.2 innings … Worked four quality starts on the year, with a 2.49 ERA in those outings … In non-SEC games, appeared in 10 games with seven starts, with a 3-2 record and a 5.79 ERA in 37.1 innings, allowing 37 hits and 11 walks, striking out 33 … Appeared in nine games and seven starts at Cliff Hagan Stadium, with a 3-3 record and a 5.50 ERA, working 37.2 innings … Worked in four games with three starts on the road, with a 2.89 ERA in 18.2 innings, surrendering 12 hits and six walks, striking out 16 … Went 3-0 with a 2.76 ERA in games that UK won, appearing in seven contests with five starts … In eight games and five starts that UK lost, went 0-3 with a 6.99 ERA … Appeared in six games with two starts in day games, with a 2-0 record and a 2.76 ERA … Appeared in nine games with eight starts at night, with a 1-3 record and a 5.66 ERA … Forced an average of 10 ground balls per nine innings pitched … UK went 5-5 in his starts … Had a 1.51 WHIP, with opponents hitting .325 on balls in play … Went 2-3 with a 4.99 ERA in his 10 starts, working 52.1 innings, allowing 52 hits, 20 walks and striking out 42 … In five games in relief, went 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 5.1 innings, allowing five hits and no walks, striking out five … Allowed 2-of-4 stole base attempts … Made collegiate debut in the season opener vs. UNC Asheville, working a perfect inning with a strikeout … Second appearance of the year came vs. Kansas State in Myrtle Beach, allowing a single before a two-run homer … Earned first career start vs. Murray State in the home opener, working 2.2 innings, allowing six hits and three earned runs … Started the next week vs. Xavier in midweek action, getting his first career win with five innings, allowing two runs … Suffered first career loss in midweek action vs. Western Kentucky, allowing five runs on three hits and four walks in 4.2 innings, striking out seven … Worked two shutout innings in relief in the next midweek game vs. Marshall, allowing a single in his second win … Worked a shutout frame vs. Georgia in his SEC debut … Breakout start came in front of the largest on-campus crowd in the history of college baseball in the state of Kentucky, working 6.1 innings at No. 9 Louisville, allowing four hits and two earned runs … With No. 2 LSU hitting well against UK’s left-handed pitching, excelled in a relief innings vs. the Tigers … Started vs. NCAA Tournament team Austin Peay in midweek action, allowing one run in 5.1 innings in his third win … Was roughed up in the start vs. No. 9 Louisville at Cliff Hagan Stadium, allowing nine hits and eight runs in four innings … Set the tone for a strong UK pitching performance at Western Kentucky, working six innings, allowing four hits and one run with seven strikeouts in an eventual 18-inning marathon … Made SEC starting debut in place of Jerad Grundy vs. No. 14 Arkansas, dominating the Razorbacks through seven innings, allowing one earned run in the first inning, striking out five … Turned in UK’s best outing vs. No. 1 Vanderbilt, tossing six innings and allowing three runs vs. the record-setting Dores … Worked 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on four walks and four strikeouts in his season finale at Missouri. 

High School

The Wisconsin Gatorade High School Player of the Year … Was ranked as the second-best 2012 MLB Draft eligible prospect in the state of Wisconsin and as the No. 267 prospect available … Earned three letters under coach Eric Wedemeyer … “Kyle is an extremely hard worker and a goal-oriented individual, Wedemeyer said. “He sets his mind to a goal and strives to be the best that he can be.” … Went 6-0 with two saves in 50 innings in 2012, striking out 101, walking just 16 and allowing 22 hits, with a 0.84 ERA … Played basketball and football all four years … In baseball, was state runner-up twice … In football, was state runner-up … In basketball, led team to the final four … Selected in the 33rd round of the 2012 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. 


Full name is Kyle David Cody … Born Aug. 9, 1994 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. … Son of Gene and Jackie Cody…Has three siblings, Ryan (29), Chrissy (31) and Amy (33).

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