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Quin Cotton

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Quin Cotton
Name: Quin Jordan Cotton
Born: Mar 31, 1998 in Torrance, CA
College: Grand Canyon
High School: Regis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 8th round (234th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2019 (signed for $147,500)
Cotton looked like a possible Day 1 pick entering 2019, but his swing has been more inconsistent this year. The Colorado high school product did come on toward the end of the season, however, as he started to stand further back in his swing and saw improved results. His hands work well, although he gets them too far forward at times, and the ball jumps off his bat. He’s got a chance to grow into more power as he matures, with one observer pointing out similarities between Cotton and current Athletics outfielder Khris Davis at the same age. Some scouts see Cotton as more of a tweener, since he may be limited to left field, defensively. He’s at least an above-average runner now, but he is tight through the hips and doesn’t always use his speed well in the outfield. A slightly below-average arm won’t be enough for a regular right field role, but it would suffice as a left fielder or fourth outfielder. Cotton will likely be drafted somewhere around the middle of Day 2.
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