Left Hander Pitcher Kodi Medeiros was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round of the 2014 draft as the 12th overall pick out of Waiakea High School in Hawaii, opting to sign with the Brewers rather than attended Pepperdine University. Medeiros saw limited action with the Brewer’s Arizona Rookie affiliate compiling a 7.13 ERA over 17.1 innings, with 24 hits and 13 walks.
Then in 2015 Medeiros saw himself shipped in an aggressive move to the Brewers Single-A affiliate, The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, where he posted 4.44 ERA over 93.1 IP with 79 hits and 40 walks. Medeiros repertoire includes a fastball, a slider, and a changeup. All of which have drawn comparisons to Madison Baumgardner and Chris Sale.
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Even at 19, Medeiros has shown sparks of greatness. On June 19, against the Beloit Snappers Medeiros threw a one hitter over 5 2/3 innings, while pitching at Miller Park. Medeirios was considered to be the top pitcher out of high school, but he isn’t dominating hitters the same way he did while in high school, which is why we ranked him as the number 7 Brewer prospect.
In Hawaii Mederios over-matched hitters, compiling a 7-1 record, 0.97 ERA as a senior at Waiakea high school allowing just 14 hits and striking out 83.
Timber Rattlers manager Matt Erickson sees Medeirios as a starting pitcher. Given his repertoire of pitches and his Baumgardner like style, it makes sense. His arm is where you’d expect it to be, being 19. It has the potential for stuff but it quite isn’t there yet.
Medeiros is a solid prospect, he has all the right stuff to be a big league pitcher someday. I would guess that he stays at the Single-A level for another year or two before being moved up. I would say that if he doesn’t get traded away he’ll make the big league club by 2020.