AZDR Prospect Snapshot: Horizon’s Kody Huff (2019 Grad)
Horizon’s Kody Huff is the Arizona class of 2019’s version of the classic swiss army knife.
Although he is widely considered the state’s top catching prospect, Kody has actually played far more innings for the Huskies at shortstop, and has performed extremely well at third base for teams over the last couple of years as well.
This position flexibility is one reason why Kody is one of the state’s top prospects in the 2019 class.
Kody is a 4 year starter in the highly competitive Horizon program.
In 2018, he hit .368 and drew 28 walks in 29 games on his way to being named 1st team All 6A Conference.
In 2017, his sophomore year, he hit .374 with 11 doubles, 2 triples and 3 homers, and was named 2nd team All 6A Conference.
This summer, Kody was a member of the Arizona Junior Sunbelt Tournament Team that went 9-0 to claim the title. He was also a member of the Reds Area Code Team .
He played in the Connie Mack World Series in 2017 and has also competed at the Perfect Game WWBA World Championships in Jupiter, Florida.
Kody profiles best at the next level as a catcher, where he is a very clean receiver of the baseball with a strong accurate arm. At the plate he has a very quiet approach without wasted movement and does a very good job of getting the barrel to the baseball consistently.
But for all his exploits on the baseball field, Kody is an even more impressive young man. He’s extremely mature for his age and is very respectful young with his peers and with adults.
In addition, he’s an absolute rock star in the classroom, carrying a 4.53 GPA at Horizon.
Kody had committed to Notre Dame University in the summer following his sophomore year, but he recently shifted gears and will now sign with Stanford in November. This is a move that makes far more sense both baseball wise and family wise.
The Cardinal are getting an outstanding young man who will be a great teammate and a key contributor on the field for the next several years.
20 Questions With Kody Huff
All time favorite Major Leaguer ? Derek Jeter
Favorite current Major Leaguer? Nolan Arenado
Who has been the biggest influence on you athletically? Coach Eric Kibler
One word to describe your style of play? Smart
What is the one thing most people don’t know about you? I’m allergic to nuts
4 artists currently in my mp3 player? Travis Scott, Thomas Rhett, Kendrick Lamar, Luke Bryan
Favorite Movie? Benchwarmers
On my secluded island, strand me with .…Scarlett Johansson
In 10 years I hope to be…. Playing in the big leagues or an aeronautical engineer
Refreshing beverage of choice? Arnold Palmer
Three people I’d like to have at my dinner table. Freddie Mercury, Jackie Robinson, Chris Kyle
What’s on the menu for your perfect dinner? Chicken Parmesan and Garlic Bread
When they make the movie based on your life, who gets the starring role? Chris Pratt
Dogs or Cats? Dogs ( we have 3 golden retirevers) & 2 Horses
In my sparetime, when I’m not playing baseball, I like to…. go fishing, hangout with my friends and family, go elk hunting
Best player I’ve played against? Matthew Liberatore
Best teammate I’ve had? Collin Demas
Beach or Mountains? Mountains
Favorite TV shows? Impractical Jokers, South Park, Family Feud, Hard Knocks
Most embarassing moment on the baseball field? This summer, I tossed the ball back to the mound on a routine double play ball after the flip from shortstop because I thought there was two outs. The other team ended up scoring two more runs that inning.