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Update on Kyle Cody

Kyle Cody Former Wisconsin All-Star Kyle Cody is having an awesome sophomore season for the Kentucky Wildcats. Kyle was hurt this year and missed some starts. Kentucky coach Gary Henderson said “We eased him back to action over the course of 12 relief appearances before he threw 4.1 shutout innings in his first SEC start against Georgia.” The hulking sophomore righthander then earned the win in his next start with 5.1 strong innings of work, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four. Cody worked at 90-91 mph in his previous game but in Wednesday start he showed more of the big velocity UK baseball coaching staff talked about this fall. His fastball sat at 90-93 and bumped 94-96, and his breaking ball showed promise, sometimes showing bigger break at 74-75 and landing for a strike, other times showing tighter spin and more power at 77-78.

“He’s back to what we thought he was going to do at the beginning of the year,” Kentucky coach Gary Henderson said. “I think that’s a shot of adrenaline for the kids, and the program. That’s the kind of outing that Kyle is capable of having for the team. I’m really happy for Kyle and all of us. It’s been quite the tip-toe getting him back. It’s just been very cautious, an inning at a time, don’t throw any breaking balls for six weeks.”

Kyle went to Chippewa Falls McDonell High School. Baseball America has projected Kyle Cody to be a potential 1st round draft pick in the MLB amateur draft when he graduates. He is that good. The All-Stars coaching staff is very proud of Kyle.

7th Annual Wisconsin H.S. TOP PROSPECT Showcase

The 7th Annual Wisconsin High School TOP PROSPECT Showcase by Under Armour will take place on Wednesday, June 17th at KAPCO Park home of Concordia University and the Lake Shore Chinooks. The showcase is open to player’s class of 2016 through 2018 that have aspirations of playing baseball at the next level. The showcase will include a recruiting seminar by the National Collegiate Scouting Association (www.ncsasports.org). Players that participate in the showcase will also be evaluated for a spot on the Wisconsin All-Stars (www.wisconsinallstarsbaseball.com) 2015 fall or summer 2016 national baseball teams. All players will be given an Under Armour numbered jersey. 

WBR has sent out invitations to every college baseball coach in the Midwest to scout the TOP PROSPECT Showcase. Every year the showcase sells out. We can only take 96 players. To guarantee a spot in the showcase players need to register asap. For more information and to register for the showcase, click here

2015 High School Spring Baseball League

Teams can now register for the 12th Annual High School Spring Baseball League. The league will again have two divisions: varsity and junior varsity. The league plays double headers on Sundays. The dates for this year’s league are: April 12, 19, 26 and May 3 and the 10th. All WIAA high school rules apply with two exceptions. Teams can bat entire line up and there is free substitution. For more information on the league and to register your team, click on this link.

Jeren Kendall Gets Drafted in MLB 2014 Amateur Baseball Draft

Jeren KendallJeren Kendall (Holmen High School, Class of 2014) was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 30th round of the MLB Amateur Draft. Kendall was ranked the 88th best baseball player in the draft according to Baseball America. Baseball experts who cover the draft expected Jeren to go much higher. Scouts knew that Jeren was committed to going to Vanderbilt (NCAA Division I National Champs) and that was the reason he was drafted so low in the draft. Jeren batted .521 for his high school team with a slugging percentage of 1.000. Jeren has excellent speed (60 yard dash time 6.6) with a throwing velocity of 92-94 mph. Jeren was the TOPhigh school baseball prospect by Wisconsin Baseball Report for 2014. Jeren played on the Wisconsin All-Stars (Wisconsin #1 High School Exposure Showcase Team) in 2012. 

80mph Club

These players throw 80mph+ and are potential DI or DII recruits.

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