01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Cook is a talented & projectable 2-way player (1B/RHP) who can make things happen in a multitude of ways. With the bat, this righty shows an open stance with fluid rhythm to load. He takes an aggressive hack, squares the ball up and drives it with pop to the gaps. At 1B, Avery displays active prep and moves well around the GB. He makes the plays with soft hand and can go get throws in the dirt and pick it. On the mound, he utilizes his tall frame and drives downhill in-line toward the plate. He can spot up his FB and work the corners - 79-81 mph. Slider has 10/4 shape and compliments his FB well. He is aggressive, attacking the zone and challenging hitters to swing the bat. Avery is a versatile athlete (2019 grad) who has a very bright future ahead of him in the game.
10/05/2016 - Arizona Freshman/Sophomore Fall Classic
Avery is a tall, solid 1B/RHP who will graduate in 2019 with a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying well above average hitting abilities with outstanding power potential. Hands are quick (88 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and he works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. The baseball comes off his bat differently when centered. At 1B, he works to square balls up, displaying clean hands. Foot work around the bag is solid and he is a quality receiver. Glove action is soft / sure and he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. On the bump, he shows a sound / repeatable delivery, working in line and on time allowing his arm to work loose / free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 79-81 mph with an 11/5 shape breaking ball. Control is solid attacks hitters as he throws strikes with all his pitches, changing speeds well. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength. Mental makeup continues to show as a plus tool as he is a great teammate and is a student of the game. With 3 years to further develop, Avery has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to develop.