• Full name Cole Thompson Foster
  • Born 10/08/2001 in Plano, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 193 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Auburn
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (85th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2023 (signed for $747,500).
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    School: Auburn Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.8
    BA Grade:40/High
    Tools:Hit: 45. Power: 45. Run: 50. Field: 50. Arm: 50.

    Foster had plenty of admirers in high school thanks to a refined swing from both sides of the plate and advanced defensive instincts. He ranked as the No. 112 player in the 2020 class, but made it to campus at Auburn, where he played in just 15 games in 2021 and had a career year in 2023 after a solid 2022 campaign. This spring, Foster hit .336/.429/.570 with 13 home runs, 13 doubles, a 19% strikeout rate and 11.4% walk rate. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound shortstop has solid raw power from both sides of the plate, but accesses his power much more consistently from the left side of the plate in games even though he’s had better overall performance from the right side. Foster has a fringy overall pure hit tool thanks to an overly aggressive approach at times and a decent amount of swing-and-miss. He has the tools to play all over the field, and slid from second base to shortstop this spring with fine supplemental tools as an average runner and steady defender with a solid arm. He’ll likely stick at shortstop in pro ball until someone pushes him off the position, at which point he could provide value as a utility infielder with some pop and switch-hitting capabilities.

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Career Transactions

  • San Jose Giants activated SS Cole Foster from the 7-day injured list.
  • San Jose Giants placed SS Cole Foster on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 20, 2024.
  • SS Cole Foster assigned to ACL Giants Black.
  • San Francisco Giants signed SS Cole Foster.

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