Cody Kendall Named to Fall Stars Game Roster

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SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Arizona Fall League announced the Fall Stars Game rosters today. Reliever Cody Kendall is the only Ranger that did make the list.

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The 24-year old right-handed pitcher is 0-0 with a 5.68 ERA. Cody Kendall has pitched 6.1 relief innings in 6 games, giving up 8 hits with four earned runs, two home runs with three strikeouts.

Cody Kendall spent the 2014 season with the Hickory Crawdads (A) and Myrtle Beach Pelicans (A+). Kendall finished the season with 7 saves, 51 K’s, and an 1.11 ERA.

The Texas Rangers have a total of 7 players in the Arizona Fall League, most of whom would be considered favorites over Cody Kendall.

I expected left fielder Nick Williams among those named to the West Division’s roster. Williams is batting .267 with 5 runs, one home run, and 9 RBI. He is easily considered one of the better players sent to AFL and is the Rangers No. 4 top prospect.

But, if the West needed a reliever, my pick would have been right-hander Josh McElwee. McElwee is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in his 6.2 relief innings pitched. He has given up only three hits, walked two while striking out 9.

If Cody Kendall pitched like he did in the minors I could understand him being picked for the Fall Stars Game. But, with an inflated ERA of 5.68 along with the earned runs, it is hard for me to understand why Kendall made the roster above McElwee.

Nonetheless, I am happy that a Ranger did make the roster, and I will be watching on Saturday.

Lance Parrish (Detroit Tigers) will manage the West Division, and Andy Haines (Miami Marlins) will manage the East Division. Both earning their duties by having the first place team, the Glendale Desert Dogs and the Salt River Rafters, respectively.

The Fall Stars Game will air at 7:00 p.m. CDT on MLB Network and live stream on MLB.com.

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