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60 Cody Ponce SP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 15, 2020 02:20 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Removed from active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates optioned Ponce to their alternate training site Tuesday.

Pittsburgh had designated Ponce as its 29th man for Monday's doubleheader with the Reds, so he was never expected to stick with the Pirates for more than a day. He started the first game of the twin bill, giving up one run on one hit and two walks while striking out three over four innings.

September 14, 2020 08:24 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Solid showing in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce allowed one run on one hit and two walks while striking out three over four innings in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Reds. He didn't factor into the decision.

Ponce gave up his only run of the day in the bottom of the fourth inning on a solo homer, so while he would exit the game with a 1-0 deficit, he managed to keep his team in the game. He's unlikely to remain in Pittsburgh's rotation after serving as the 29th man Monday.

September 14, 2020 01:40 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Called up for spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates recalled Ponce from their alternate training site ahead of his scheduled start in the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Reds.

Ponce rejoins the big club after submitting a 3.46 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9:4 K:BB across 13 innings over his four appearances (two starts) with Pittsburgh this season. Even if he's pitching well, Ponce likely won't be asked to cover more than five or six innings, limiting his overall upside in DFS contests. Since he's being designated as the 29th man for the twin bill, Ponce will likely be headed back to the alternate site following the spot start.

September 13, 2020 11:00 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Spot start coming Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates will recall Ponce from their alternate training site to the start the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Reds, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

Expect the Pirates to designate Pence as their 29th man for the twin bill, with the right-hander likely to head back to the alternate site following the second game. Ponce has previously made two starts for Pittsburgh, covering 9.2 innings between those outings and giving up three runs on eight hits and three walks.

September 5, 2020 03:12 AM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Sent back down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce was optioned to the Pirates' alternate training site after Friday's doubleheader.

This move was a formality, as Ponce was the designated 29th man for Friday's doubleheader. He started the nightcap against the Reds and served up two homers in four innings, though he limited the total damage to three runs and escaped with a no-decision. The right-hander had four strikeouts against one walk and has positioned himself for another spot start or two before the end of the year with a respectable 3.46 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 13 innings for the Pirates this season.

September 3, 2020 11:56 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Starting Game 2 on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce will start Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Reds, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Ponce will likely come up as the 29th man for the spot start. He has a 2.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and five strikeouts in nine innings across three appearances this year for Pittsburgh. Ponce logged 5.2 scoreless innings in his last outing Aug. 27 against the Cardinals, so he could go deep enough to qualify for the win Friday.

August 28, 2020 12:28 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Returns to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce was optioned to the alternate training site Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The 26-year-old made a spot start against the Cardinals in Thursday's doubleheader and delivered 5.2 scoreless frames, but he was optioned after the twin bill. Ponce has allowed two runs on eight hits with a 5:3 K:BB through nine innings this season, so he seems likely to receive another opportunity with the Pirates at some point.

August 28, 2020 03:32 AM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Strong in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce (1-1) allowed five hits and two walks while striking out two across 5.2 scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday in the second game of the Pirates' doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Ponce made his first start in the major leagues and worked efficiently while serving at the 29th man, requiring just 77 pitches to retire 17 batters. He allowed four baserunners across his first two innings of work, but induced a pair of double plays to get out of trouble. He settled in from there, allowing just three hits across his last 3.2 innings of work. The club's plans for Ponce are not immediately clear, though he worked as a reliever earlier in the season and may be called upon to make a spot start again Sept. 4, when the team has another doubleheader on the schedule.

August 27, 2020 10:28 AM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: In line to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Derek Shelton said that Ponce would be called up from the team's alternate training site to start the second game of the Pirates' doubleheader Thursday against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Pittsburgh will likely designate Ponce as its 29th man for the twin bill, meaning that he would likely be headed back to the alternate site after completing the spot start. The 26-year-old has previously made two relief appearances for the big club, tossing 48 pitches and three innings in his most recent outing Aug. 6. The Pirates have presumably had Ponce get more stretched out since he returned to the alternate site, but the right-hander probably shouldn't be counted on to work longer than five innings in what will be his first MLB start.

August 17, 2020 12:12 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Headed to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates optioned Ponce to their alternate training site Monday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Pittsburgh is expected to replace Ponce on the 28-man roster with another player prior to Tuesday's series opener with the Indians. During his first cup of coffee with the Pirates, Ponce made two appearances out of the bullpen, logging 3.1 innings and giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk.

August 2, 2020 01:24 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Joining big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce was recalled from the three-man taxi squad Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

The 26-year-old failed to make the Opening Day roster, but he's been traveling with the team as a member of the taxi squad. Ponce's starting experience in the minors makes him a candidate to fill the open spot in the rotation with Mitch Keller (side) on the injured list.

March 9, 2020 02:16 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Ponce began spring training in the Pirates' major-league camp, where he posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 4.2 innings. He wasn't expected to open the season in the majors, and he'll now prepare for another season with Triple-A Indianapolis after he finishing the season with that team last year. The right-hander posted a 5.30 ERA and a 20:7 K:BB over 18.2 innings at the Triple-A level in 2019.

November 20, 2019 07:52 PM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Protected from Rule 5 draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce was added to the Pirates' 40-man roster Wednesday.

This protects him from the Rule 5 draft. Ponce had a 3.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 53:11 K:BB in 47.2 innings (including the Arizona Fall League) after getting traded from the Brewers to the Pirates. He proved before the trade that he probably has what it takes to make it to the majors as a reliever, but the Pirates want to develop him as a starter for now.

July 30, 2019 11:24 AM
Pirates' Cody Ponce: Dealt to Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates acquired Ponce from the Brewers on Monday in exchange for Jordan Lyles, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

Ponce wasn't a top prospect within the Milwaukee organization, but Pittsburgh never had realistic hopes of getting a significant haul for a pitcher on an expiring deal who had posted middling results (5.36 ERA, 1.47 WHIP in 17 starts) out of the rotation this season. The 25-year-old right-hander -- a second-round pick in 2015 -- at least holds some level of promise thanks to his workhorse frame (6-foot-6, 240 pounds) and four-pitch arsenal. His development as a starter was scrapped last year by the Brewers, and he responded by posting his best numbers of his career while working as a reliever capable of getting more than three outs. He'll likely report to Double-A Altoona after posting a 3.29 ERA and 44:12 K:BB in 38.1 innings for the Brewers' Southern League affiliate in Biloxi.

May 7, 2019 03:56 PM
Brewers' Cody Ponce: Makes 2019 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce (undisclosed) threw an inning with Double-A Biloxi on Saturday in his 2019 debut.

Ponce opened the season on the injured list, but he was able to make it back by early May. Ponce did all of starting, tandem pitching and short-relief work last year, so his role moving forward is a bit up in the air.

May 18, 2017 03:36 PM
Brewers' Cody Ponce: Pitching well for High-A Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce allowed two earned runs on seven hits and posted a 4:1 K:BB in a game with High-A Carolina on Thursday.

Ponce now owns a 3.35 ERA through eight starts this season, and he has been particularly sharp of late, allowing just four earned runs in 22 innings over his last three outings. He owns just 37 strikeouts this season, but has also issued only six walks and owns a 1.18 WHIP. Having turned 23 in April, he has a shot to move up to the Double-A level at some point this year.

June 5, 2016 03:44 PM
Brewers' Cody Ponce: Scheduled to debut Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce (forearm) is scheduled to make his season debut Monday for High-A Brevard County, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Ponce, who the Brewers grabbed with the 55th overall pick last summer, dazzled at Low-A Wisconsin last season, compiling a 2.15 ERA and 1.13 WHIP across 46 innings. The 22-year-old will likely see his pitch counts limited in his first few outings with Brevard County after he had been at extended spring training for the last two months while recovering from right forearm fatigue.

May 20, 2016 01:40 PM
Brewers' Cody Ponce: Hoping for early June return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce (forearm) is hoping to return to action in early June, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Ponce has been sidelined since early April due to arm fatigue, but it appears he is on the verge of seeing game action again. He will likely report to High-A Brevard County when he is ready to go.

April 8, 2016 06:53 PM
Brewers' Cody Ponce: Placed on minor league DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ponce has been placed on the DL at High-A Brevard County with right forearm fatigue, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

The move is being dubbed as precautionary, but it is still something worth keeping an eye on. Ponce is one of the more promising pitching prospects in the Brewers' farm system, so any kind of serious arm injury would be pretty devastating.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/14@ CINL 1-34.01123
09/04@ CINW 4-34.03314
08/27@ STLW 2-015.25022
08/06vs MINW 6-53.02213
08/02@ CHCL 1-210.11000
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020PIT113.1853000017.0127650612
2019PIT00---00000000000000
Total113.1803000017.0127650612
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020PIT015210.7000000.2001.059669.53
2019PIT000---00000------0---
Total015210.7001000.2001.059669.53
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2015AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat 46.01270213369432.151.130
2015R-Helena Brewers 5.02200004043.600.800
2016AFA-Brevard County Manat 72.0171702806917845.251.403
2017AFA-Carolina Mudcats120.02222188094251303.381.292
2017AA-Biloxi Shuckers 17.233021095101.570.872
2018AAX-Biloxi Shuckers 95.0291107608834884.361.284
2019AAX-Biloxi Shuckers 38.127001314412333.311.181
2019AAX-Altoona Curve 6.03100016136.000.667
2019AAA-Indianapolis Indians 18.2440130207185.441.374
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/240
Birthdate:
04/25/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Pomona, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
0