MEDEIROS, KODI

Position: Pitcher

DOB: May 25, 1996

Height: 6’2″ / Weight: 180

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (1st round, 2014)

Position: Pitcher
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 180
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
DOB: May 25th, 1996

Profile: The Brewers used the 12th overall pick in the 2014 draft to select Medeiros out of Waiakea High School in Hawaii and lured him away from an offer to Pepperdine. He began his professional career in Maryvale in 2014, then skipped over Helena and moved to Wisconsin to open 2015. One of the youngest players in the Midwest League, Medeiros experienced mixed results, but pitched well enough to move up to Brevard County in 2016. With an unusual delivery from a low 3/4 arm slot, Medeiros is an extreme ground ball pitcher who keeps the ball low in the zone, limiting the long ball. His fastball, which sits in the low-to-mid-90’s, and his hard, biting slider both have a lot of movement to them, which can keep hitters off balance but also makes them very hard to command and throw strikes with on a regular basis.

2014: After signing with Milwaukee for a reported bonus of $2.5 million, Medeiros got his first taste of game action with the Brewers AZL squad in Maryvale in 2014. In nine appearances, four of which were starts, Medeiros went 0-2 with a 7.13 ERA but struck out opposing batters at an eye-popping rate, recording 26 strikeouts in 17.2 innings of work.

2015: The Brewers got aggressive with the former first-rounder in 2014, opting to have him head to full-season ball in Wisconsin to start the season. The thinking was that Medeiros would benefit more from live game action than from staying behind in extended spring training in a more controlled environment. He handled himself well, holding hitters to a .228 average while going 4-5 with a 4.44 earned run average while continuing to strikeout more than a batter per inning.

2016: At just 19 years of age, Medeiros opened the 2016 season at High-A Brevard County in the Florida State League, but he experienced some struggles and finished the year with a record of 4-12. He struck out a season high eight batters against Daytona on May 10th, but landed on the disabled list at the end of the month. His DL stint was a short one however and he returned to the rotation in June, tossing five innings of one run ball in a win over Tampa. Though he started 22 of the 23 games he pitched in for the Manatees, Medeiros lasted beyond the sixth inning just once as the Brewers looked to limit the innings on his young arm.

Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#19)
2016 (#12)
2015 (#6)