Cody William Stashak...Twitter: @CodyStashak...Instagram: @codystashak...wife, Taylor...the couple had their first child, Colton, in June of 2020...played his junior season for St. John’s University (NY) where he went 7-4, 3.57 ERA (85.2 IP, 34 ER) with 69 strikeouts...attended Cumberland County College from 2013-14 and was a Third-Team NJCAA Division III All-American and First-Team All-Region XIX selection as a sophomore...made 27 appearances, including 21 starts, in two seasons with the Dukes...went 16-5 with one save and a 2.92 ERA...tossed two no-hitters and seven complete games...totaled 130 strikeouts in 129.1 innings...also hit .359 (124-for-345) with 23 doubles, seven triples, seven home runs and 91 RBI in 104 games...helped squad win 2014 Region XIX Championship and finished second at 2014 NJCAA Division III World Series...team reached No. 1 in national rankings and finished 2014 season with a 49-10 record... graduated from Oakcrest (NJ) High School where he was a three-time Cape-Atlantic League All-American Conference selection for the Falcons...was a Third-Team All-State honoree as a senior...earned First-Team All-Group 3, First-Team All-South Jersey and First-Team All-American Conference honors as a senior... was a Second-Team All-American Conference choice as a junior...earned honorable mention All-American Conference accolades as a sophomore...enjoys hunting in spare time.
Made Twins Opening Day roster, the first of his career...first four appearances were scoreless July 24-August 5, pitching 5.0 innings with one walk and seven strikeouts in that span... Recorded 30th career strikeout August 1 vs. Cleveland...issued just his second career walk in that outing...it marked the most career strikeouts for a pitcher before his second career walk among pitchers to debut since the mound was moved to its current distance in 1893...Placed on 10-day Injured List August 13 with lower back inflammation; reinstated September 7...Held left-handed hitters to a .154 (4-for-26) batting average...did not give up a hit to a lefty in first seven appearances (14 at-bats) July 24-September 7...held right-handed batters to a .250 (7-for-28) batting average...Struck out at least one batter in 10 of 11 appearances and multiple batters in five of 11...Ranked second on club in strikeouts-per-walk (5.67), trailing Taylor Rogers (6.00)... Appeared in one game in AL Wild Card Series vs. Houston in Game 2 September 30, allowing one run on one hit in 2.0 innings pitched.
Started season with Double-A Pensacola....Made 19 appearances for the Blue Wahoos, going 2-3, 4.76 ERA (28.1 IP, 15 ER), five walks, 40 strikeouts and four saves....Promoted to Triple-A Rochester June 9....Made 12 appearances for the Red Wings, going 5-0, 1.61 ERA (22.1 IP, 4 ER), four walks, 31 strikeouts and a .193 opponent batting average from June 11-July 18. ...Had contract selected by Minnesota July 22 and had two different stints with the Twins....Made major league debut July 23 vs. New York-AL, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings...recorded first career strikeout, fanning Gio Urshela. ...Was the Opener in his first career major league start September 28 at Kansas City, allowing one run on two hits in 2.0 innings pitched....Struck out 25 batters against only one walk in his 25.0 major league innings pitched...finished with 74 strikeouts and nine walks in 53.1 innings pitched at the minor league level....Appeared in two games in ALDS vs. New York-AL, allowing two runs on three hits in 1.2 innings pitched with two home runs allowed, one walk and no strikeouts...made Postseason debut in Game 1 October 4 at Yankee Stadium, allowing two runs on two hits in 1.0 inning pitched. ...Named relief pitcher on Twins MiLB.com organization All-Star team.