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Puckett drafted by Oakland

 

The Oakland Athletics selected southpaw Cody Puckett in the 30th round with the 861st pick of the 2017 MLB Draft Wednesday afternoon.

 

Puckett, a 2013 graduate of DCHS, has spent the last two years pitching for the Blue Raiders at Middle Tennessee State University. He pitched three winning games for the MTSU this year, finishing with the lowest ERA on the squad, 4.57.

 

He led the team in strikeouts in 2017 as well, sending 101 batters back to the dugout in 58.23 innings on the mound. Puckett also ranked 44th in the country in Strikeouts per nine innings ...


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