Pitched at LSU during the 2018 season before electing to transfer to another school ... excellent prospect that has a low arm angle that creates a lot of deception and solid action ... throws a lot of strikes and has an out pitch in his curveball.
Appeared in 15 games as a relief pitcher, posting a 1-1 record and a 4.66 ERA in 9.2 innings with six walks and seven strikeouts ... pitched a shutout inning in NCAA Regional at Oregon State (June 3), allowing one hit with one walk and two strikeouts ... fired two shutout innings versus Mississippi State (March 30), allowing two hits with no walks and one strikeout.
Prior to LSU
Named a 2017 and 2016 Collegiate Baseball First-Team All American and a 2016 Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American ... posted a 10-2 record in 2017 with a 1.36 ERA, posting 108 strikeouts in 51.2 innings ... a 2017 Class 6A first-team all-state selection ... also named 2017 first-team all-area and District 9-6A Most Valuable Player ... fired a complete-game no-hitter in the first round of the 2017 high school playoffs, recording 11 strikeouts and one walk; nearly pitched a perfect game as he faced just one batter over the minimum ... posted an 8-0 record with a 1.28 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 49.1 innings in 2016 as a junior ... voted the 2016 District 7-6A Pitcher of the Year ... registered a 3-0 mark with a 1.14 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 18 innings as a sophomore.
Full name is John Paul Kodros ... has one older sister, Julianne ... on choosing to attend LSU – “My grandparents and stepdad's family live in Louisiana, so I've rooted for the Tigers my whole life. From the facilities to the coaching staff, there couldn't have been a better fit for me. I wanted to go somewhere with a lot of fans as well, and what better place for that than Alex Box Stadium!” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born June 3, 1999, in Richardson, Texas.
Kodros' LSU Career Highs
Innings: 2.0 vs. Mississippi State (3/30/18)
Strikeouts: 2 at Oregon State (6/3/18)
Hits Allowed: 2 twice; most recently at Ole Miss (4/26/18)
Runs: 3 at Ole Miss (4/26/18)
Earned Runs: 3 at Ole Miss (4/26/18)
Walks: 2 twice; most recently at Auburn (5/17/18)