06/16/2013 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Cole is a tall, solid, SS who will graduate in 2014. Defensively, Cole has playable hands and feet, and he shows some range. He has a quick exchange, and throws with accuracy from a quick arm action. Defense can improve if Cole can field further out front, loosen his actions, and play more through the ball. At the plate, Cole has good balance, a short stride, and he makes consistent contact. He has good barrel accuracy but will need to avoid wrapping the bat, shorten his swing, and use more lower for hitting to spike.