08/25/2013 - National Tryout - Lebanon (Nashville), TN
Hype showed great progress in his game. Offensively, this righty remains balanced and compact, delivering the barrel to and through the zone. He creates good extension through contact and sprays the ball to the gaps. Defensively, he moves fluidly, presenting his glove out in front. On the bump, FB now tops out at 74 mph working through smooth tempo. He drives off of his lower 1/2, CB shows 11/5 shape with sharp break. Cole will have success this upcoming season thanks to his evolving skill-set.
04/07/2013 - College PREP - Louisville, KY
Cole shows consistency in his game. This middle infielder maintains active footwork and moves well to and through the ground ball. He gets rid of it quickly and can turn the DP. As a hitter, Hyde displays a simple approach and good balance. Smooth rhythm gets him into a solid load position and he uses the whole field well. As a 2014 grad, Cole still has a year to progress in his game.
08/01/2012 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1
Cole is a young 2B/RHP that will graduate in 2014. Currently, he projects best at 2B for the next level. Feet are aggressive / athletic as he attacks ground balls and plays through well with his body. Hands are soft / clean / sure and he presents well out front in making all the plays. He needs to increase foot speed to continue to improve range and defensive grade. Throws are accurate through a loose arm action but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Hyde shows an athletic setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. For hitting / power grades to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball and use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 70-73 mph with slight arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard. With 2 years to further develop, Cole has abilities with time and room to improve.