A.J. Cole is a right handed pitcher from Oviedo High School in Florida.

Vitals

  • 6’5″
  • 190 lbs
  • RHP

Scouting Report

  • Fastball has worked 90-92 MPH and has touched 94. Has touched 96-98 according to some reports. Average movement at times, but flashes good movement at times.
  • His breaking ball is a slurve in the high 70 MPH range. The pitch could be a plus pitch in the future as he refines it more.
  • Throws a change up in the mid 70’s that needs more consistency.  Could be an average pitch in the future.
  • I like the mechanics and don’t see any red flags at all with them.

Video

Video from farmsystem on youtube

Overall Opinion

I would love to see Cole slide down to the Reds. His mechanics seem good, his stuff is good today and he projects to improve across the board as well. Some mock drafts have him going beyond the Reds, so here is to hoping we can grab him up. Given the Reds AAA rotation right now, they can take a guy who may need time in the minors out of high school with lots of potential.

Scouting reports from MLB.com and PNRScouting.com. For more draft stuff from me, click here.

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