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June 4, 2019 at 6:08 PM

Red Sox select Cody Scroggins with their ninth-round pick


With their ninth-round selection of the 2019 MLB First Year Player Draft, the Boston Red Sox selected Cody Scroggins, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Arkansas, 287th overall.

Listed at 6-feet, 195 pounds, the redshirt Junior out of Bentonville, Arkansas, underwent Tommy John surgery as a Sophomore and slowly worked his way back into the Razorbacks' rotation over the past two seasons. During the 2018-2019 season, Scroggins has been used both as a starter and a reliever, pitching 43 innings with a 53:25 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Opponents batted .227 against him. In April, Scroggins dealt with elbow soreness, however, he was given a clean bill of health and returned to the Razorbacks' pitching staff.

When healthy, Scroggins features a fastball that can get up to 96 mph, as well as a slider and split-change. Given that he needs to work strike-throwing at the next level, a permanent move to the bullpen may be in his future.

Scroggins was originally recruited as an infielder, playing his freshman season as a third baseman, before eventually moving to the mound before his sophomore season.

Slot value for the 287th overall pick is $148,200.


Photo credit: Cody Scroggins by University of Arkansas


 
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