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Neal Cotts, lhp
Illinois State


Cotts shows why movement matters as much as velocity. He's not a soft tosser by any means, as his 88-89 mph is plenty good for a lefthander. He gets outs with his fastball because it runs in on lefties and away from righties, and it also will explode down or show a little hop at times. His curveball has nice break but is inconsistent, and his changeup is a decent third pitch. He's durable, too, having thrown five consecutive complete games at midseason. Included in that run was a 2-0 shutout of Southwest Missouri States in front of several scouts there to see Cotts match up with lefty John Rheinecker, a possible second-round pick.

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