Though Heuer was Wichita State's No. 1 starter in 2018, many scouts thought he'd be better suited as a reliever in pro ball. After the White Sox signed him for $260,000 as a sixth-round pick that June, they kept him in the rotation for his debut before shifting him to the bullpen this spring. His stuff has gotten better in shorter stints and he's doing a better job of providing strikes.
Heuer's fastball usually ranged from 92-96 mph when he started, and he now operates in the mid-90s and peaks at 98 mph with a bit of sink. His slider has become more reliable, arriving at 82-85 mph with more bite. He also shows some feel for a changeup with some sink and uses it effectively against left-handers.
Heuer battled his control in the past, averaging 4.5 per nine innings with the Shockers and 3.8 in his first taste of pro ball. He has pounded the strike zone in 2019 and if he continues to do so with his improved arsenal, he has the upside of a set-up man.
RHP Codi Heuer assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
RHP Codi Heuer assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Great Falls Voyagers.