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Portrait of Cody Buckel

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
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Birth Date6-18-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age22 years, 1 months, 12 days
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2010 RNG Rk 4 0 5.0 1.88 159 .078 .240 .306 .484 .261 .200 77 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2011 HIC A 23 17 96.7 3.45 134 .225 .255 .325 .383 .254 .321 110 29.5 3.0 29.5 3.0
2012 MYR A+ 13 13 75.7 2.92 133 .192 .258 .327 .393 .261 .269 90 17.4 1.7 17.4 1.7
2012 FRI AA 13 10 69.0 4.69 91 .235 .263 .330 .387 .265 .280 97 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2013 FRI AA 6 5 9.3 20.28 -309 .438 .252 .322 .391 .267 .333 92 -11.1 -1.2 -11.1 -1.2
2013 RNG Rk 2 2 1.3 15.73 -160 .423 .255 .359 .406 .295 .000 86 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 MYR A+ 24 3 37.7 9.53 3 .297 .257 .321 .381 .253 .361 103 -4.4 -0.4 -4.4 -0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2010 RNG Rk 0 0 0 4 0 5.0 2 1 9 0 60% .200 3.6 1.8 0.0 16.2 0.60 0.00 2.0 0.2
2011 HIC A 8 3 0 23 17 96.7 83 27 120 7 50% .321 7.7 2.5 0.7 11.2 1.14 2.61 29.5 3.0
2012 MYR A+ 5 3 0 13 13 75.7 49 25 91 2 56% .269 5.8 3.0 0.2 10.8 0.98 1.31 17.4 1.7
2012 FRI AA 5 5 0 13 10 69.0 56 23 68 7 41% .280 7.3 3.0 0.9 8.9 1.14 3.78 2.3 0.2
2013 FRI AA 0 5 0 6 5 9.3 10 28 9 2 54% .333 9.6 27.0 1.9 8.7 4.07 20.25 -11.1 -1.2
2013 RNG Rk 0 1 0 2 2 1.3 0 7 4 0 0% .000 0.0 47.2 0.0 27.0 5.25 27.00 -0.8 -0.1
2014 MYR A+ 3 5 0 24 3 37.7 35 42 43 0 59% .361 8.4 10.0 0.0 10.3 2.04 7.65 -4.4 -0.4

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BP Articles

Cody Buckel is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Carolina League Notes: Wilmington vs. Myrtle BeachCJ Wittmann2014-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 10Jeff Moore2014-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26BP Prospect Staff2014-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26Jason Parks2014-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 12, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 12, 2013Jason Parks2013-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 27-28Zach Mortimer2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 22Zach Mortimer2013-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 22BP Prospect Staff2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 11Zach Mortimer2013-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 11Bradley Ankrom2012-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 3Bradley Ankrom2012-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Too High/Too Low Jason Parks2012-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top False Trade ValuesKevin Goldstein2012-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 4Kevin Goldstein2012-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: PromotionsKevin Goldstein2012-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 12Kevin Goldstein2012-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 17Kevin Goldstein2012-05-18
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 3Kevin Goldstein2012-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 23Kevin Goldstein2012-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 17Kevin Goldstein2012-04-18
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 12Kevin Goldstein2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Baseball is My Stereo: Rangers ProspectsJason Parks2012-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rangers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Rangers RenaissanceJohn Perrotto2011-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of September 7Kevin Goldstein2011-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Tuesday-Morning Ten-Pack for 7/5/11Kevin Goldstein2011-07-05


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What happened to Cody Buckel?
(TPX2 from Taiwan)
Whether you want to call it the yips, the thing, or just flat-out losing control because of a mental issue, Buckel has it. It's not quite Ankiel bad, where balls are just flying to the backstop, but it's a mental block that's keeping him from locking into his delivery and throwing strikes. If he comes out of it, he'll be better for the experience. If not, his career will obviously be over. Still very young and the Rangers will give him at least a couple years to figure it out. But whether he can actually come out of it is anybody's guess. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)On a scale of Jurickson Profar (1) to Josh Hamilton (10), how worried are you about Cody Buckel?
(Ross from HEB)
Any time somebody's control issues progress (regress?) to the point where we're calling it "the yips," that meter goes immediately to a 6 for me. I'd say 6 right now (I'm assuming the Hamilton 10 means "very worried"). The good news is that Buckel's stuff is still there. He's kind of made himself a fastball-curveball guy for the time being, but he hit 97 in a recent start and has sat between 89-94, depending on the outing. He's all out of whack mentally and mechanically, though, and that has led to 28 walks in 9.1 innings. He absolutely needs to be in extended spring training soon, in my opinion. (Jason Cole)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the following pitchers. Cody Buckel, Robbie Erlin, Kyle Crick and John Lamb
(CraigR from DC)
Big Robbie Erlin fan - check out piece Bernie Pleskoff wrote on him http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130107&content_id=40870370&vkey=news_sd&c_id=sd . Like Buckel, Crick bears watching as he makes jump to advanced levels, while Lamb is a watch and see from a far. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Cody Buckel can break camp with the big league club?
(Justin from OK)
I highly doubt it. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which minor league prospect do you feel has similar stuff, K%, BB%, GB% to Kris Medlen of the Braves? Clayton Blackburn? Thanks for the chat!
(John from Kansas City)
Hey, John. Professor Parks and the minor-league gang probably have a better read on this stuff, but if you're looking for raw peripherals, Blackburn does seem to fit the bill. Two others to keep an eye on: Rangers RHP Cody Buckel, who found a groove late after struggling initially in Double-A, and Padres LHP Robert Erlin. (Daniel Rathman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Cody Buckel threw 55 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph) and Curve (74mph).