01/13/2012 - 2012 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament Cowles showed as a two-way player at the event on the mound plus as a catcher. Currently, he projects best on the mound for the next level. Fastball showed in the 82-86 mph range with late arm side run. Slider displays sharp breaking action with tight spin. He throws strikes with all his pitches and fields his position well. Behind the plate, pop times show a range of 2.25-2.35 with accuracy on his throws. He needs to quicken his transfer / exchange to continue to lower pop times. Receiving / blocking skills show as playable tools at the next level. At the plate, hitting grades and power numbers have really improved. He shows an athletic setup and quick hands that attack the baseball through a direct path. His swing path gets long as he needs to work to keep his hands inside the ball to utilize all fields and continue to improve hitting grades. He has strength in his swing with the baseball exploding off his bat when centered. At the event, he was 2 for 6 with a 2B.