Cody Ponce, RHP
Cody Ponce was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers 2015 draft class, and he’s currently rated among their top-20 prospects.
Ponce spent all of 2018 in Double-A with Biloxi. Ponce threw 95 innings, and posted a 4.36 ERA. He struck out 88, walked 34, and was tagged for 10 homers.
Ponce will turn 25 next April, and he hasn’t advanced past Double-A yet. However, there’s a lot to like about Ponce. He has an imposing 6’6″, 240 lbs. frame, and he has three quality pitches. He’s also shown an ability to make adjustments, and really focus on throwing strikes.
Ponce is a solid bet to start the 2019 season at Triple-A level, assuming he doesn’t get selected in the Rule V Draft. If the Brewers could add Suter to the 60-day DL and take him off the 40-man roster, Ponce would be a slam dunk for the 40-man roster. As it stands right now, he might not have a spot, especially if the Brewers keep a few of the other guys.