UCLA Baseball BIO
Cody Poteet
Player Profile:
Cody Poteet 1264492
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 188
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bonita, Calif.
High School: Christian HS

Selected by the Miami Marlins as the 116th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

Began the season as the Sunday starter, before transitioning to midweek starter and bullpen duties…honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection…appeared in 27 games (13 starts), going 7-1 with a 2.45 ERA…second on the team with 68 strikeouts over 73.1 innings pitched…held opponents to a .230 batting average against…posted a 1.35 WHIP and was part of a staff that all had a WHIP of 1.80 or below…went 1-0 with a 1.99 ERA over 14 appearances (one start) in Pac-12 play…recorded the fourth-most appearances on the team during conference play…did not record a loss over his final 23 appearances of the season…held opponents scoreless in 19-of-27 appearances…held opponents to four hits or less in 12-of-13 starts…only conceded one earned run over 17.1 consecutive innings from March 22 to April 16…threw 15.1 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run over seven-straight appearances from April 24 to May 10…allowed just two hits and struck out a season-high seven over 5.2 scoreless innings at Long Beach State on April 28...made one postseason start, going 5.1 scoreless innings, while striking out three to earn the win against CSU Bakersfield on May 31.

2014 (Summer)
Played for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod League…went 4-0 with a 3.09 ERA in seven starts for Yarmouth-Dennis…totaled a team-leading 43 strikeouts and issued 11 walks…ranked second on the team in wins (4) and innings pitched (40.2)…allowed 16 runs (14 earned) and 36 hits…Yarmouth-Dennis concluded the summer with a 24-19-1 record, finishing third in the Cape Cod League’s East Division.

Went 3-5 in 17 appearances (15 starts), posting a 4.46 ERA as UCLA's Sunday starter...struck out 49 batters in 78.2 innings pitched and surrendered only 16 walks, the fifth-fewest in the Pac-12...honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection...went 2-3 with a 4.70 ERA in 10 Pac-12 starts...pitched a complete game two-hit shutout on March 2 vs. Michigan, striking out a career-high 13 batters and walking none...earned National Player of the Week honors from Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger and NCAA.com, as well as Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors for his 13-strikeout performance against Michigan...earned the win at California on March 16, allowing one run seven innings pitched while striking out four...threw seven scoreless innings against USC on April 26, striking out four in a no-decision...logged five quality starts (6 IP, 3 ER or less) in his final six starts of the season...received seven no-decisions on the season.

2013 (summer)
Made six starts for the Walla Walla Sweets of the West Coast League...went 3-2 with a 3.78 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched...competed in the West Coast League All-Star Game...voted the All-Star Game’s top prospect by MLB scouts...earned WCL Player of the Week Honors on July 8 after throwing seven scoreless innings and striking out 11 in a 5-0 win over the Klamath Falls Gems on July 5...recorded another win on July 18 vs. the Cowlitz Black Bears, giving up two runs in seven innings pitched while striking out six...Walla Walla finished in first place in the North Division of the West Coast League, falling to the Wenatchee AppleSox in the WCL Divisional Series.

Made 29 appearances, including 11 starts...served as UCLA's midweek starter in his freshman year, going 4-6 with a 4.84 ERA and 56 strikeouts...went 4-4 as a starter, logging a 4.69 ERA in his 11 starts...allowed a .227 opposing batting average against him, good for seventh-best in the Pac-12...appeared in 13 conference games, going 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA...earned his first collegiate win on Feb. 26 at UC Santa Barbara, pitching five innings while allowing two runs...threw 3.1 scoreless innings in relief on March 15 vs. Washington, helping UCLA to a 3-2 extra-inning win over the Huskies...tossed five shutout innings vs. Hawaii on April 9, earning his second collegiate win...pitched a career-high six innings vs. UC Irvine on April 30, picking up the win and striking out five...matched that career-high in innings pitched on May 21 vs. UC Santa Barbara, allowing one run on one hit in six innings pitched while earning the victory.

High School
Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Christian High School (El Cajon, Calif.) under head coach Michael Mitchell...selected in the 27th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals...batted .509 with 55 hits, 13 doubles, 20 stolen bases, 23 RBI and 45 runs as a junior in 2011, pitching 17.2 innings that season...broke school records with 55 hits and a .509 batting average in 2011...did not play for Christian in 2012, instead competing for club team ABD Bulldogs ... went 10-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 66.2 innings pitched for the Bulldogs in 2012...ranked No. 189 on Baseball America's top 500 2012 MLB Draft eligible player list...earned first-team All-East County and first-team All-Eastern League accolades as a third baseman following his junior season...played in the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park (San Diego)...selected to USA Baseball's 18U National Team Trials Roster in June 2011...selected to compete for (but not travel with) USA Baseball's 18U National Team at the 2011 COPABE `AAA' 18U Junior Pan American Championships in Cartegna, Colombia (Nov. 17-27, 2011)...went 9-1 on the mound as a freshman at Christian (2009), posting a 1.56 ERA with 78 strikeouts and 32 walks...batted .394 as a freshman, totaling nine home runs, eight doubles, 31 RBI and 26 runs in 32 games...earned MaxPreps.com All-America honors as a freshman, in addition to securing first-team All-East County accolades that season...pitched in the summer of 2009 for the USA Baseball U14 National Team in Guatemala...also lettered in basketball at Christian in 2010, playing guard under head coach Kelvin Starr.

Full name: Cody Austin Poteet...born July 30, 1994 in San Diego, Calif...parents are Michael and Robin Poteet...has a brother, Michael, and a sister Skylar...admires Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Josh Hamilton and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow...intends to be a Political Science major.

Career Highs
Innings - 9.0 vs. Michigan (3/2/14)
Strikeouts - 13 vs. Michigan (3/2/14)


2013 Fr. 4.84 4-6 29 11 0 0 70.2 57 42 38 31 56 11 0 3 304 .227 7 9 2 11 0
2014 So. 4.46 3-5 17 15 1 0 78.2 77 45 39 16 49 16 2 6 337 .263 3 12 4 12 0
2015 Jr. 2.45 7-1 27 13 0 0 73.1 62 28 20 30 68 14 1 3 270 .230 3 7 0 3 0
TOTALS   3.92 14-12 73 39 1 0 222.2 196 115 97 77 173 41 3 12 951 .241 13 28 6 26 0
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