West Virginia baseball added 2024 right handed pitcher Aiden Cody (6-foot, 175-pounds) this past weekend.
I am very blessed and excited to announce that I am furthering my academic and baseball career at West Virginia University. #GoMountaineers #HailWV @SJVHSbaseball @teamgabaseball @WVUBaseball @MarkGinther3 @J_Gar12 @stevesabins @CoachMazey pic.twitter.com/bGK6Q6bZbn
— Aiden Cody (@AidenCody3) June 24, 2022
Cody was the team’s third commitment of the weekend, following INF Caleb McNeely and LHP/OF Brayden Gregg who committed to the team on Thursday.
Cody plays for St. John Vianney in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. He is a major commitment according to his profile on Perfect Game.
Currently he is being rated as a level nine recruit which means a “potential top 10 round pick and/or highest level college prospect.” To compare that to a traditional star rating, Cody would likely be listed as a four-star recruit.
The only higher rating is a 10 which is given to a “potential very high draft pick and/or Elite level college prospect.” This would be the equivalent of a five-star recruit.
Cody participated in a Perfect Game event where some of his physical traits were measured. At the event, he registered a fastball that topped out at 90 mph while running a 4.87 40-meter dash. Over the past year, his fastball has registered a two mph increase.
He participated in the 2022 Northeast Perfect Game Showcase and was delivered this report from Perfect Game, “Medium athletic build with some present strength and room for plenty more. Throws from a low 3/4’s arm slot on the mound, arm action is loose and whippy with nice arm speed and extension, uses his lower half well to drive to the plate, gets some downhill angle even from his lower release point.
“Fastball worked consistently in the upper 80’s and lived in the bottom of the zone with some running life. Slider was a good second pitch with good arm speed and some lateral break, flashed big sweep when out front. Will tend to get under his pitches like many from this slot. Good athlete with a very live arm and plenty of projection, not a comfortable at bat for right handed hitters. 4.96 runner in the sixty. Good student. Named to the Northeast Indoor Showcase Top Prospect List.”