12/27/2008 - Under Armour Recruiting Classic 2008 Cole continues to show steady improvement in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved the most, running his best 60 time to date at 7.00. He will be a sub 7 runner and utilizes his quick feet well through the fielding and throwing process. He comes gets and plays through ground balls with momentum to target and displays the ability to throw on the run. Arm strength is solid average and does need to get on a strict long toss program to aid in building more arm strength and carry on throws. He can throw from all angles. He shows off his athletic ability through his defensive play. At the plate, Tripp has also improved, now showing solid average ability and power. He has a balanced stance and keeps hands inside the baseball, utilizing all fields. He shows line drive power that will improve as more body strength is developed. Cole has abilities and with work will be a solid player at the collegiate level. He plays the game the way it is suppose to be played with a lot of energy and passion.