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Cody Decker

Cody Decker (2015)

Cody Decker

MLB (retired)
1B/OF
Full Name Cody Marshall Decker
Date of Birth 01/17/1987
Age34
BirthplaceSanta Monica, CA
Religion jewish
Height 5'11
Weight 220
Bats/Throws R/R
College UCLA
Drafted Padres
(06/2009)
Draft Round22
Overall Pick654
MLB Debut 09/14/2015

Career highlights

  • Selected by the San Diego Padres out of UCLA in the 22nd round of the 2009 amateur draft (654th overall), earning a mere $1,000 bonus
  • In 2009, his first year as a professional, was named Arizona League Player of the Year
  • In 2009, led all Arizona League (rookie) players with 15 HRs, 63 RBIs, 21 doubles, a .717 slugging percentage, and an on-base plus slugging percentage of 1.138; also ranked 3rd in batting average, at .354
  • Playing with the Lake Elsinore Storm (A-advanced) in 2010, ranked among the top San Diego Padres prospects with 28 HRs (1st/tie), 90 RBIs (2nd), 35 doubles (2nd/tie), and a .513 slugging percentage (2nd)
  • In a 2012 season split between the franchise’s Double-A and Triple-A teams, ranked among the top San Diego Padres prospects with 29 HRs (2nd), 81 RBIs (4th), 65 walks (2nd), and 127 strikeouts (3rd)
  • Played his first game as catcher on 4/21/2013, part of a Padres plan to increase his potential value in the MLB
  • Played for Team Israel in the 2012 World Baseball Classic qualifiers
  • Is most prolific minor-league HR hitter in San Diego Padres history (5/14/2015 article)

For more information

  • Baseball-Reference page
  • Jewish Baseball Museum bio

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