Gerrit Cole

School: Orange Lutheran HS (California)

Class: HS Senior

Height: 6′2″

Weight: 175 lbs.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Pos: RHP

Hometown: Orange, CA

Commitment: UCLA

Previously Drafted: None

Strengths:
Cole has premium stuff for a prep prospect. His fastball has consistently been ranked among the best of the elite high school prospects. It has been clocked as high as 97 and he seemed to throw harder as the summer progressed. The pitch has hard sink and many hitters come away with broken lumber. He also has a hard slider and an emerging changeup.

Weaknesses:
Because of his low-three-quarters delivery and slight build, scouts project Cole as a power reliever. That assessment might cause Cole’s stock to fall as teams opt for starting pitchers and power bats.  High school pitchers are among the riskiest group of prospects.

The Future:
Top 15 picks.

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