2014 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List 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)
Outlook One of the top pitching talents in college baseball ... Has the ability to be another first-round pitching arm in a line of Kentucky pitching stars ... Has great control of his 6-foot-7 frame, adding 15 pounds of muscle since arriving on campus last year ... Draws instant comparisons to former UK star Alex Meyer due to his flame-throwing right-handed arm and stature ... Has better control of his body then Meyer at the same stage ... Has a high velocity fastball and an above-average breaking ball ... Had two starts in the Cape Cod League this summer, including one dominating one, before leaving with minor injury and working on adding strength during the rest of the summer ... Shined in a starting role in midweek action as a freshman, before solidifying himself as UK's most consistent starter in SEC action over the last third of the year ... Dominated in quality starts vs. No. 9 Louisville, No. 14 Arkansas and No. 1 Vanderbilt.
Summer 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.
2013 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.
Personal Full name is Kyle David Cody ... Born Aug. 9, 1994 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. ... Son of Gene and Jackie Cody...Has three siblings, Ryan (25), Chrissy (28) and Amy (30).