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Twins draft Kentucky RHP Kyle Cody in second round

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Too many first names, however.

After taking lefty reliever Tyler Jay with their first round pick, the Twins chose to stick with pitching in the second round as they selected righthanded pitcher Kyle Cody from the University of Kentucky.

Although I'm not sure why they're sticking with pitchers that have two first names, I do know that Cody's appeal comes from a build similar to another former Wildcat in Alex Meyer. Cody stands at 6'7" and although his numbers this season at Kentucky aren't great (4.91 ERA, 17 BB and 63 K in 66 IP) and he was occasionally used as a reliever, he does possess a mid-90s fastball.

The Twins have been targeting flamethrowing pitchers lately, a distinctive shift in philosophy from less than a decade ago when pitchability and high floors were the norm. Clearly the team is banking on Cody figuring things out as he transitions to the pros.