Kodi James Whitley is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals (MLB). In 2020, he made his MLB debut. Whitley was selected in the 27th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
He pitched for the University of Mount Olive in college, where he was voted Freshman of the Year and finished 8–4 with a 4.41 ERA in his second season. Whitley had Tommy John surgery before the 2016 season, which forced him to miss the whole season.
During the 2017 season, Whitley made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Cardinals and finished the year with the Palm Beach Cardinals. Throughout the season, he pitched for the Peoria Chiefs, finishing 4–2 with a 2.51 ERA in 41 games (two starts) and was promoted to the Springfield Cardinals in April and the Memphis Redbirds in July, respectively. With three teams, Whitley made 50 appearances as a relief pitcher, going 3–4 with a 1.60 ERA in 67+1 innings of work.
Whitley was added to the Cardinals’ Opening Day roster on July 20, 2020. Whitley had a 2.49 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 25+13 innings with the Cardinals. A re-assignment to Memphis was made on April 17. He was recalled on April 30. Whitley was placed on the disabled list on May 30 with back spasms.
How Much Does Kodi Whitley Make?
Kodi Whitley’s base pay is $570,500 per year, with a $0 signing bonus, according to Forbes. Kodi Whitley has a net worth of $555,274 dollars.