Cole Brannen Lowell Spinners  |  Outfield


Age: 20
Born: August 4, 1998
Macon, GA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Westfield (GA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Very lean, athletic frame. Looks smaller than listed height and weight. Some remaining projection, but doesn’t have the frame to sustain significant weight gain. Needs to add strength.

Hit: Starts open and utilizes a leg kick timing device. Has already tinkered with swing mechanics, changing from swing in which he started square with a toe-tap timing device and little incorporation of his lower half seen during spring training and first stint in Greenville. Contact-oriented swing. Shows a willingness to take a walk, but can be overly passive at times and work himself into bad counts. Quick hands, but bat drags due to lack of strength.

Power: Well-below average power potential. Not a major part of his game. Doesn’t hit the ball in the air enough and lacks strength to hit the ball over the fence.

Arm: Average arm strength.

Field: Potential above-average defender. Gets good reads in the outfield and has a quick first step. Uses speed to close down on balls in the gap and has strong instincts.

Run: Plus-to-better speed. Have timed him as fast as 4.01 seconds to first on jail-break bunt attempt.

Career Notes: Assigned to Greenville to start the 2018 season, but was sent back to extended Spring Training and then assigned to Lowell after struggling. Underwent surgery to repare a broken hamate bone in his right hand prior to senior season of High School. Had been committed to Georgia Southern.

Summation: Ceiling of a bench outfielder. Speed and defense have major league potential, but offensive aspects of game lag behind. Needs to add strength and settle on comfortable mechanics at the plate. Doesn’t profile to hit for much power, so should focus on a contact-oriented swing and using all fields.

  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2017 Westfield HS HS --- 18 --- 82 42 36 23 3 5 --- 80 26 11 22 --- 0.439 --- 0.975 ---
  2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 39 134 23 31 2 0 0 7 33 30 37 9 1 0.231 0.383 0.246 0.630
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 3 9 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 4 4 1 1 0.222 0.385 0.333 0.718
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19     stats                            
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 19     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 23, 2017 by Brian Moehler (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $1,300,000
MiLB Debut: June 29, 2017 (GCL Red Sox)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month (Aug/Sep 2017) Awards
2018 Pre-Season All-Star






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