03/24/2013 - College PREP - Bowie, MD Cole is a 2-way player as a SS/RHP who has a tall and lanky build. Defensively at SS, he works light on his feet and moves well around the ground ball. He fields the ball with soft/sure hands, playing through to his target well. A long toss program will help to increase arm strength and will benefit Cole is he wants to stay on the left side of the infield. As a hitter, Buffington shows a relaxed and tall setup with good balance. He has a line-drive approach and has the ability to use the whole field. On the mound, Cole shows overall good mechanics and has a 3-pitch mix. To go along with his FB, he throws a change-up and a knuckle-ball. He pounds the zone and throws strikes with all of his pitches. As only a 2016 graduate, Buffington has time to continue to improve on his game.