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MadFriars' Interview: Cody Decker

MadFriars' Interview:  Cody Decker

SAN ANTONIO: Cody Decker was taken in the 22nd round of the 2009 draft out of UCLA. Decker, who in his four year career, was twice an All-Pac-10 selection at first base, was not that highly regarded because of his age at the time of the draft, 22, height - around 5'11" - and perception that he would be limited to either first base or DH.

One thing no one counted on was how well Cody would hit as a pro. In 2009 he was the MadFriars player of the year hitting .354/.421/.717 in the Arizona League. The Padres were impressed enough to skip him a few levels and sent him to High-A Lake Elsinore in 2010 where he tied with San Antonio's Matt Clark for the organizational lead in home runs with 28 to go along with 35 doubles and 90 RBIs... Recommended Stories

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