Unsigned Senior Spotlight: OF/3B Cody Pittenger

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Uncommitted seniors often begin to get a little uneasy at this point in the early fall. With the early signing period looming in November a general attitude of unrest tends to settle in if the right school has not come calling for them.

Over the coming weeks we will take a look at some unsigned seniors that showed next level ability during their participation in the recent WV Top Prospect Games.

OF/3B cody pittenger (Ripley hs)

Cody PittengerPittenger is a 5-foot-8, 170-pound left-handed hitter that impressed with a fluid swing from a slightly open stance. The uncommitted senior starts from a high hands load and generates an 85 mph bat exit velocity with good rhythm throughout his swing path. Pittenger went 2-for-6 at the plate in game action, including a double, and displayed the ability to play outfield and third base. He ran a 7.14 60-yard dash and showed a 76 mph arm across the diamond.

Pittenger hit .363 as a junior in 2015. The uncommitted senior scored 26 runs, drove in 29 runs and showcased some juice in his bat with six doubles, two triples and seven home runs.  Pittenger is ranked No. 41 in the WV Class of 2016.

Following the completion of the Fall College Prospect Program unsigned seniors will have an opportunity to stand out on a day set aside for them to display their talent in front of those schools that are still looking to fill their recruiting needs for the fall of 2016.

The 2015 Unsigned Senior Showcase will take place on October 3 at the Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim, PA. This event continues to grow in popularity and in its ability to help match available seniors with college programs that have needs. Over the past three years 37 of 57 prospects have gone on to make college commitments with several others attempting to walk on and make college rosters this fall.