clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Farmers Only Featured Farmhand: Cody Puckett


We're going to again Dayton for the next Featured Farmhand, as we look at who may be the hottest hitter in the system right now, Dragons infielder Cody Puckett.

  • Cody Puckett was drafted in the 8th round of last year's draft by the Reds, as a junior out of Cal State Dominguez Hills.  He played some shortstop in college, but has mostly been at 2B in his pro career so far.
  • Last year, he put up solid numbers in the GCL and Billings.  He's definitely someone to watch, as evidenced by his numbers so far this year.
  • So far this season he's batting .301/.346/.549 with 9 HR and 27 RBI.  He's currently 9th in the MWL in OPS, and tied for 3rd in home runs.
  • In the last week, Puckett's batting .517 with 4 HR and 9 RBI.  If you're in the Dayton area, I'd suggest going down and seeing this kid now, because he won't be there for long.

The games:

  • Louisville beat Pawtucket 7-5, as Norris Hopper and Drew Stubbs are making their case to get called up to the show.  Hopper went 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI, and Stubbs was 2-for-4 to bring his average up to .316.  Adam Pettyjohn pitched 6 1/3 innings in the start, and gave up 2 runs on 9 hits while striking out 3.  Up next: Matt Maloney takes the bump at 11:05 AM.
  • Carolina beat Montgomery 5-4, as Alexander Smit struck out 7 in his 5 innings of work.  Logan Ondrusek pitched 2 shutout innings for the win, and don't look now, but he's pitched 5 2/3 innings in Carolina so far without giving up a run.  Zach Cozart was 3-for-4 to lead the offense, and Juan Francisco and Todd Frazier both added two hits each as well.  Up next: Zach Stewart works off of his excellent debut at 7:15.
  • Sarasota wasn't as lucky, as they lost 10-3 in a rain-shortened 6 inning game. Carson Kainer and Justin Tordi both had two hits to lead the offense, but it would have taken a lot more than that to overcome the S-Reds crappy pitching.  Up next: Jeremy Horst takes the hill against Dunedin at 7.
  • Dayton struggled and lost 7-2 to WisconsinLance Janke was the victim of a few unearned runs, as he went 5 1/3 innings, and gave up 6 R, 3 ER, and struck out 8.  Featured Farmhand Cody Puckett was the star of the offense once again, going 3-for-4 with a triple.  Up next: J.C. Sulbaran goes at 7 tonight.
  • Roster Moves: Wilkin Castillo and Darnell McDonald were both added to Louisville's roster, and there's a new face in Sarasota, as infielder Mariekson Gregorius was assigned to the S-Reds.  He's another one of the Reds honkballers.  Jose Gualdron is on the DL for Dayton.