White Sox- Down On the Farm: Codi Heuer

Player: Codi Heuer

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher

Height: 6’5 Weight: 195 Age: 24 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: AAA Charlotte/MLB

MLB.com Rank: 27th in White Sox System

Drafted: 2018 (Round 6, 168th overall by CHW)

Hometown: Missoula, MT

College: Wichita State

He was a starter in college at Wichita State and began in the White Sox system as a starter, but later moved to the bullpen in 2019. His stuff looked better out of the bullpen and he shot up to Double-A last year. He got time with the big league club in Spring Training this year. He is a reliever who could end up with some big-league time in a weird 2020 season.

Scouting Grades

Scouting grades are based on a 20-80 scale where 50 is league average. Every 10 points away from there represents 1 standard deviation away. First number is current grade, second number after the slash is a potential future grade. FV means Future Value overall

Heuer’s fastball is usually 94-96 and tops out at 98 mph (has definitely increased since his move to the bullpen). It also has a bit of sinking action which could make him a successful groundball pitcher. His changeup has good sink and actually has a really high spin-rate, which is weird but also intriguing. His cutter/slider is an option that’s been really good against righties. Heuer also has a uniquely low arm-slot which helps to deceive hitters, especially righties.

After struggling to have enough control to be a starter, Heuer has looked promising out of the bullpen. Fangraphs is much higher on him as a prospect than mlb.com in terms of rankings, his ceiling is as a set-up man in the White Sox bullpen. We may get to see him get some time this season with the Sox.

Codi Heuer Stats

Published by Will McClaughry

Sports fan, data enthusiast and former division 3 college basketball player

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