Kole Cottam Greenville Drive  |  Catcher

     
 

Age: 21
Born: May 30, 1997
Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
College: Kentucky
High School:  Knoxville Catholic (TN)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Tall, sturdy frame. Filled out, minimal remaining projection.

Hit: Starts in a closed stance and utilizes a leg kick. Good plate coverage. All fields approach. Likes the ball out over the plate so he can get extended and work to right-center field. Aggressive, looking to swing. Approach needs refinement, struggles recognizing off speed pitches at times and will extend zone. Potential below-average hit tool.

Power: Above-average raw power. Will show all fields power in batting practice.

Arm: Below-average arm strength. Has a quick release, but throws lack zap.

Field: Soft hands, average receiver. Struggles somewhat when he has to move laterally and block balls in the dirt. Needs to do a better job of corralling pitches in the dirt.

Run: Well below-average speed. Not a part of his game.

Career Notes: Also played first base at Kentucky. Was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Dick Howser Trophy awarded to the top player in collegiate baseball.

Summation: Potential up and down utility player capable of playing catcher and first base. Ceiling of an offensive minded catcher. Offensive tools are ahead of defense at this point, but should be able to stick at catcher for the foreseeable future.

 
   
  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
  2016 Kentucky NCAA Coll --- 19 40 90 11 25 6 0 1 15 34 6 18 0 0 0.278 0.337 0.378 0.715
  2017 Kentucky NCAA Coll --- 20 55 188 34 60 12 1 7 44 95 15 33 0 0 0.319 0.380 0.505 0.885
  2018 Kentucky NCAA Coll --- 21 56 219 54 77 12 0 19 51 146 31 49 4 1 0.352 0.438 0.667 1.105
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 31 120 9 29 8 1 3 24 48 5 27 2 1 0.242 0.279 0.400 0.679
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.250 0.000 0.250
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 14, 2018 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: June 17, 2018 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
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
: After 2018 World Series (2018 Draft Pick)
     
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