Is Cody Buckel a top of the rotation pitcher? Or is he destined to be back of the rotation fodder. Read along as we walk through Buckel’s resume. I scouted Buckel last year and a short report is also included.
Cody Buckel was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2010 Amateur Draft out of Royal High School in Simi Valley, CA. The 20 year-old right hander is listed at 6’ 1”and 170 pounds though both measurements look a bit generous from my one chance to view him on the mound.
Source: Dallas Morning News
Prior to the 2012 season, Baseball Prospectus’ Kevin Goldstein ranked Buckel as the number 11 prospect in the Rangers system. Their 2013 team rankings are not yet out, but with Jason Parks at the helm over at BP, it will be interesting to see where Buckel rates as Parks started his prospecting days by focusing on the Rangers and has always been a bit lower on Buckel than others.
Baseball America had Buckel as the #28 prospect in the Rangers system after the 2010 season, #6 a...