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Cody Overbeck Speaks with PhoulBallz.com

Over the off-season, I will post excerpts of some never-before-heard prospect interviews. The first of which is Phillies prospect Cody Overbeck, a 24-year-old third baseman who was an 8th round selection in the 2008 amateur draft out of the University of Mississippi. That year, in 75 games with the short season Williamsport CrossCutters, Overbeck posted a .272 average with 12 homers and 57 RBI. He skipped over Class A Lakewood and began the 2009 season at High A level Clearwater. After struggling a bit in 2009, hitting .230 in 96 games, he bounced back in 2010 with a .302 batting average and a .932 OPS in 56 games to become a Florida State League all-star.

The all-star nod earned Overbeck a promotion to Double A Reading, where he batted .255, slugged 13 homers (24 combined at two levels during the season) and drove in 41 runs in 78 games. Overbeck got off to a slow start at Reading, posting just a .149 average in his first 16 games, but he went on to bat .276 over the final two months of the season with Reading.

Overbeck is situated to become a much talked about prospect going into next season. Depending on what he does in spring training or early in his 2011 campaign, Overbeck could certainly shoot up the prospect rankings very quickly, as his offensive output has already raised some eyebrows.

Check out the media player below to listen to audio excerpts of my interview with Cody from back in July.



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