Baseball Factory D.C. All Star Experience (Ages 14-18)
Cole is an athletic and talented 3B prospect that made several adjustments throughout the training weekend. At the hot corner, Cole works behind the ball and plays through his backhand. He needs to continue to be on time with his prep step, present a low/early glove, and funnel the ball into his body. Continuing to practice game like throws in his throwing program will increase his ability to throw from multiple arm angles and on the run. At the plate, Cole starts in an opens stance and loads his hands back. He uses the back side, stays balanced through contact, and is a gap to gap hitter. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball and keep his head down at contact. Cole will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
01/12/2018 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Cole continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, hitting / power potential have improved through a tall, open setup and an aggressive approach. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path, creating extension. He stays inside the ball utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Barrel accuracy is a plus and he makes consistent hard contact. At the event, he was 3 for 6. At 3B, he displays smooth / clean actions. Hands are clean but needs to present more out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program.
08/27/2017 - College PREP - Wilmington, DE
Cole is a young, broad 3rd baseman who will graduate in 2020. Defensively, Cole makes plays on balls hit his way, he keeps the ball in front, and can feed the double play nicely. He has a clean exchange, and a loose arm action with some accuracy across the diamond. Defensive abilities can get better if Cole can quicken actions, soften his glove, and play more through the baseball. Offensively, Cole has a square set-up, proper load, and a level stroke. He stands in the box well balanced, has some bat speed, and squares the ball up on the barrel well. If Cole can use more lower body, at strength, and let the ball travel deeper, hitting numbers can further spike.