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An undersized, 6-foot, 160-pound lefthanded hitting shortstop, Cotier showed impressive bat-to-ball skills at a number of big summer showcases last year, and also has a strong defensive foundation with solid hands and good body control. He has fringe-average arm strength, but that could tick up as he adds strength, though if not he could fit nicely at second base. Cotier is the stereotypical undersized middle infielder without huge tools, but a polished game who could perform for three years at Virginia and radically improve his draft stock out of college. Cotier currently has well below-average power.