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Deason finding success in the pros

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Cody Deason pitches in a recent game for the Quad Cities River Bandits, a minor league team of the Houston Astros. 

 

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
Former Nordhoff High School baseball star Cody Deason is in his second year of professional baseball and he is seeing a great deal of success this season. Deason was a fifth-round draft pick of the Houston Astros in 2018 and is currently playing for the Class-A Quad Cities River Bandits. The big right-hander has pitched in 14 games this season, starting 11 of them.
To date, he has posted a 5-3 record with a 3.28 earned run average. In 60.1 innings, he has only surrendered 42 hits and he has struck out 76 batters. Opponents are only hitting .195 against the former Ranger and over his last 10 appearances, Deason’s earned run average is an impressive 2.89. Deason and the River Bandits are 53-30 on the season and sit atop the Midwest League Western Division standings.