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Kyle Cody drafted by Minnesota Twins in 2015 MLB Draft

Kyle Cody became the latest Wildcat to be drafted into MLB.

Kentucky Wildcats junior pitcher Kyle Cody was selected in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

Minnesota grabbed Cody with the 73rd overall pick, making him the 10th player in UK baseball history to be picked in the top two rounds. Cody has pitched in 47 games in his career with 28 starts and a 11-7 record and a 4.40 ERA with five saves. Cody has worked 161.2 innings in his career, allowing only 156 hits and surrendering 50 walks, striking out 130.

As a junior in 2015, Cody appeared in 14 games with 12 starts, a 4-4 record and a 4.91 ERA. He worked 66 innings and allowing 63 hits and 17 walks, striking out 63. During his 2014 season, Cody battled minor injury but appeared in 18 games with six starts, owning a 4-0 mark with a 2.84 ERA, saving five games. As a freshman in 2013, Cody had a 3-3 mark with a 4.84 ERA, with 47 strikeouts in 57.2 frames.

Because Cody was such a high pick, it's almost certain that he and Minnesota eventually reach an agreement on a contract, meaning he'll forego his senior season at Kentucky.