Kodi Medeiros
Medeiros pitching for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2015
Los Angeles Angels
Pitcher
Born: (1996-05-25) May 25, 1996 (age 25)
Hilo, Hawaii
Bats: Left
Throws: Left

Kodi Mitsugi-Kaiana Medeiros (born May 25, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Angels organization. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.

Career

Medeiros attended Waiakea High School in Hilo, Hawaii. In August 2013, he pitched in the Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park.[1] As a senior, he was the Hawaii Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year after going 7–1 with a 0.97 earned run average (ERA) and 83 strikeouts in 43+13 innings pitched.[2][3] He also had a .486 batting average, one home run and 13 runs batted in.

Medeiros signed with Pepperdine University in December 2013.[4] He was considered one of the top prospects for the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.[5][6][7]

Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Medeiros with the 12th overall selection in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft.[8] He signed on June 14,[9] forgoing his commitment to Pepperdine, and was assigned to the Arizona League Brewers where he went 0-2 with a 7.13 ERA in 17+23 innings pitched. He spent 2015 with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, where he posted a 4-5 record with a 4.44 ERA in 25 games (16 starts), and 2016 with the Brevard County Manatees where he went 4-12 with a 5.93 ERA over 23 games (22 starts). Medeiros spent 2017 with the Carolina Mudcats, pitching to an 8-9 record, a 4.98 ERA, and a 1.31 WHIP in 27 games (18 starts).[10] He began 2018 with the Biloxi Shuckers.

Chicago White Sox

On July 26, 2018, Medeiros was traded to the Chicago White Sox (along with Wilber Perez) in exchange for Joakim Soria. He was assigned to the Birmingham Barons and finished the season there. In 27 games (22 starts) between Biloxi and Birmingham, he compiled a 7-7 record with a 3.60 ERA.[11] The White Sox added him to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season.[12]

Medeiros began 2019 on the injured list with Birmingham.[13] He was activated in April. On January 10, 2020, Medeiros was outrighted off of the 40-man roster. In August 2020, Medeiros was assigned to the White Sox alternate training camp. Medeiros did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[14] In 2021, Medeiros played for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, logging a 5.52 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 30 appearances. On November 7, 2021, Medeiros elected free agency.[15]

Los Angeles Angels

On March 9, 2022, Medeiros signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels.[16]

References

  1. ^ Medeiros shines in Perfect Game All-American Classic
  2. ^ Medeiros honored as the Gatorade Hawaii Baseball Player of the Year
  3. ^ All-BIIF Division I baseball: Medeiros delivers on promise
  4. ^ Medeiros signs with Pepperdine
  5. ^ Lefty Medeiros makes scouts' Hawaii trips worthwhile
  6. ^ High school baseball: Waiakea’s Kodi Medeiros lost game but won scouts’ favor
  7. ^ Waiakea Grad Medeiros Invited to MLB Draft
  8. ^ Brewers grab prep lefty Medeiros with 12th pick
  9. ^ Brewers come to terms with top three Draft picks
  10. ^ "Kodi Medeiros Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Kodi Medeiros Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  12. ^ https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/white-sox-add-dylan-cease-to-40-man-roster-ahead-of-rule-5-draft/
  13. ^ https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/04/10/sports/minor-league-report-kean-wong-bullish-on-durham-despite-return-just-aims-to-win/
  14. ^ "2020 Minor League Season Canceled". mlbtraderumors.com.
  15. ^ https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2021-22-minor-league-free-agents-for-all-30-mlb-teams/
  16. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/angels-kodi-medeiros-reaches-deal-with-halos/