2023 MLB DRAFT: Cody New, LHP — Hesperia (CA)

One of the biggest risers in Draft rankings and mocks nearly across the board this year, Cody New went from unheralded lefty to name you need to know in under a year. The Trombly Baseball star and avid baseball card collector is committed to Cal Baptist, but would be a very-high ceiling play for a team in a position to take a prep southpaw in the first few rounds.

FSS Event History: First seen with Trombly at the 2020 National Tournaments, New dazzled in both the Caribbean Classic and Main Event two years later; he struck out seven of the 15 batters he faced at Fenway Park, including many of the names you see towards the top of 2023 MLB Draft rankings.

Current Ranking in Joe Doyle’s FSS Plus Top 600: 212

Joe Doyle on New:

New, a reasonably unheralded southpaw out of the small, 1A Hesperia High School in Southern California, saw his stuff take a big jump this spring touching 96 in the first inning of an outing and settling in 90-92 as his games went on. New is a strike-thrower with two breaking balls and a starter’s operation on the bump. The curveball is his putaway weapon. It presently lacks top-end velocity and it’s shape can get away from him in later innings, but he’s got a track record of landing it for strikes. New has a shot at starting at the next level, pitching in the 91-93 range over multiple innings with a solid breaking ball. He’s a Cal Baptist commit.

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