Full name CODY EDWARD ALLEN...Married, Mallory...Graduated from Boone High School in 2007 where he played QB on the football team and baseball (same HS former GM John Hart used to coach)....High school produced big leaguers Ron Karkovice, Joe Oliver, Mike Maroth and Paul Wilson...Attended the University of Central Florida for two years, 2008-09, red-shirting his sophomore year in 2009 after undergoing reconstructive right elbow surgery...Attended St. Pete Junior College in 2010 and High Point University (NC) in 2011...Regular TribeFest participant...Mallory and Cody have been very active with the Providence House, donating clothing and time on many occasions...Also work with Womankind, a maternal and prenatal care center for families in need...Regular participant in the PLAY Campaign conducted by PBATS & MLB.
Enjoyed a solid campaign as the Indians closer, saving 34 of 38 chances (89.5%), finishing tied for 6th in the American League in saves with the 6th best save pct. in the A.L...Notched 16 straight save conversions from April 29-July 10, the 2nd longest streak of his career and saved 31 of his final 34 chances from April 29 thru the end of the season...Came 1 strikeout from becoming 5th Indians reliever w/100 in a season (last Paul Shuey in 1999)...Posted a stretch of 19 straight scoreless outings covering 19.0IP from May 24-July 10, a career-best and the longest marks by an Indians reliever in 2015...Finished 2nd among A.L. relievers in strikeouts (99), tied for 9th in games pitched in the A.L. (70) and tied for 9th with a team-high 69.1 relief innings pitched...Season FIP: 1.82...Season got off to a rocky start as he posted an 0-2 mark in April with a 11.57 ERA and 4 saves in 8 games (7.0IP, 13H, 10R/9ER, 7BB, 11K)...Allowed a career-high 4 runs/earned runs two times on April 11 vs. Detroit and April 20 at Chicago-AL over the season's first month...Allowed a run in 6 of his first 12 outings thru May 10...From May 13 thru the end of the season he recorded an ERA of 1.85 (58.1IP, 40H, 12ER, 82SO) to lower his ERA from 9.00 to 2.99...His second half started much like his first half, allowing runs over 5 of his first 8 outings (6.1IP, 12H, 7R/ER) before recording an ERA of 1.05 (25.2IP, 16H, 3ER, 32SO) over his final 24 outings from August 7 thru the end of the season....Allowed 1 ER over his last 19 games from August 21-on (20.1IP, 12H, 3R/1ER, 26SO) and did not allow an ER over his last 10 games (10.1IP)...Did not allow an earned run in 55 of his 70 games pitched and recorded a strikeout in 60 of 70 appearances, including 29 straight at one point from April 29-July 8...Lefties hit just .176 (22-125, 50SO) on the season off Cody as batters hit .270 (30-111) with runners on base and .286 (22-77) with RISP...Recorded a Major League-best 7 saves when working over 1.0IP.
Spent his second full season in the Tribe' s Major League bullpen, fast becoming one of the top relievers in the American League...Spent the last four months as Indians closer, taking over for John Axford in late May and flourished in the role...Overall saved 24 of 28 chances (86..) , including a career-best 17 straight at one point from May 30-August 28...From May 30 thru end of the season he posted an ERA of 1.49 (48.1IP , 27H, 8E R, 16BB, 64K , .161AVG )...His 91 strikeouts are 8th-most in a single-season by a Indians reliever and the most since Paul Shuey in 1999 (103).. Cody finished among American League relievers in the following categories: games (T-2nd, 76), saves (9th, 24), relief strikeouts (6th, 91), relief ERA (13th, 2.07), relief batting average (15th, .194), relief innings (18th, 69.2), inherited runners pct scored (4th, 5..35, 14..), first batter average (T-3rd, .136, 9..66) and relief wins (T-6th, 6). Enj oyed a career-best 19-game scoreless streak over 17.0 innings from June 24-August 9 (8 H, 4 BB, 24 SO), both figures (tied in games, innings) representing season-bests by a Cleveland reliever... F rom June 24 thru the end of the season his E RA was 1.45 (37.1IP , 24H, 6E R, 50SO ). Was lethal against left-handed batters, limiting lefties to a .141 (18-128, 5 2B, 3HR, 10BB, 59SO ) average against with a slash line of .201/.250/.451 (2nd-lowest batting avg. allowed in A.L. to lefties)...Batters also hit .230 (26-113) wtih runners on base and .181 (13-72) with RISP ...Had three outings of 3ER allowed which accounted for 56% of the earned runs he allowed in 2014 (9/16)...Blew back-to-back save chances on August 31 at K C (Gordon solo HR) and Sept. 2 vs. Detroit (JD Martinez 3R HR)...From September 4 thru the end of the season his ERA was 0.96 (9.1IP , 6H, 1E R, 12SO )...Had four four-out saves for Terry Francona...Allowed earned runs in just 10 of 76 outings as his 64 scoreless outings were T-4th most in MLB with KC's Wade Davis.
Rookie reliever became the primary 7th inning set-up reliever for Tito Francona over the second half of the season in his first full season in the Major Leagues...Led the club with 77 appearances and finished 2nd in the American League in games pitched, 5th in relief strikeouts (88), tied for 13th in relief innings (70.1), 16th in relief ERA (2.43) and tied for 4th in relief wins (6)...Finished tied for 6th in the 2013 BBWAA AL Rookie of the Year voting with two third place votes. Was at his best over the last two months of the season, posting an ERA of 2.05 (26.1IP, 24H, 6ER) over the last two months of the season from August 3rd-on...His 88 strikeouts are most by an Indians reliever since Paul Shuey (103) in 1999 and his 77 appearances were 2nd most in club history over a single-season (Bobby Howry 79, 2005). On the year he fanned 11.3 batters per 9.0IP, the 3rd-highest total in club history among relief pitchers with at least 65.0IP in a single-season... Allowed runs in 16 of his 77 games pitched...From July 7th thru the end of the season his ERA was 2.31 (35.0IP, 35H, 9R/ER, 45K)...Recorded 11 holds, which ranked 4th on the team... From August 12 thru the end of the season his ERA was 2.05 (22.0IP, 20H, 5ER). Did not allow a run over his last 10 games of the season from Sept 13-on (7.1IP, 7H, 0R, 10K)...Batters hit .205 (18-88) off Cody with RISP, .232 (32-138) with runners on base and .154 (2-13) w/the bases loaded...Earned his first Major League win on April 21 at Houston and first MLB save on May 12 at Detroit.