Two new pitchers will be joining the Evansville Otters for their 2021 season.
The Evansville Otters have signed left-handed pitcher Cody Hacker and right-handed pitcher Logan Sawyer to contracts for the 2021 season.
You can "meet" the new members of the team below.
Logan Sawyer is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. He joins the Otters with three seasons of affiliated baseball experience and four overall in professional baseball.
Sawyer was drafted in the 29th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Colorado Rockies out of Lincoln Memorial University.
“Logan came to us via email, sharing his bio and video footage, and I liked what I saw enough to follow-up and give
him a call,” Otters manager Andy McCauley said. “We had a great conversation, I took to his story, and I look forward to seeing him on the
According to the Otters, Sawyer totaled a 13-9 record with a 4.87 ERA and 125 strikeouts. He pitched a total of 190.1 innings in 60 appearances and 20 starts in three seasons with the Rockies organization. In 2019, Sawyer pitched for the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League and for the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League.
“I am laid back and easy going off the field,” Sawyer stated, “but when I am on the mound, I do not care who is at the plate. I’m coming after you.”
Cody Hacker is a native of Wentzville, Missouri, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles organization in the 15th round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Wentzville Holt High School, according to the Otters.
Otters Manager Andy McCauley says Hacker was recommended by a former Frontier League player.
“After researching his career and talking with Cody, I have a good feeling he’s got something to prove,” McCauley said. “We will have to wait and see where he fits best, but he should have what it takes to compete for a starting job or as a long reliever.”
Hacker spent two seasons with the Gulf Coast League Orioles 2018-19. Overall, Hacker was 0-2 with a 6.19 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 14 appearances and 16 innings pitched.