03/20/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Greenville, SC
Cole continues to show as a prospect with improvements in his baseball abilities. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 80 mph. Fastball shows good arm side run. Breaking ball shows 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run and shows as best-off speed pitch. Slider is slightly harder with tight spin and short break. Control is outstanding as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls out front. Receiving/blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.10 with carry (81 mph velocity) on his throws. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic (Ages 12-14)
Cole continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.30 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft / sure and he sticks balls in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 72 mph. Fastball showed a range of 66-72 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 3/9 shape with across break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but throws too hard, resembling fastball. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a team player, coachable, and plays the game hard.
09/08/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Greenville, SC
Cole is a C/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2024. Behind the plate, Cole shows fluid footwork and is agile moving to block. He sits in an athletic stance, and receives with soft hands. He makes a clean exchange and shows good carry through the 2B bag on his throws. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a short stride. He shows fluid rhythm and takes a level swing with fast bat speed, leading to loud contact and line drives. On the mound, Cole gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and stays inline towards the plate. Cole shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 69mph. Breaking ball sits from 56-57mph with 11-5 break. Change-up sits from 57-58mph as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Square stance
2. Quicker release
3. Stay on top of throws
1. More load
2. Lower half drive
3. Add strength
1. Extend through release
2. Chest over front knee finish
3. Long toss