• Full name William Monroe Cook
  • Born 01/07/1999 in Layton, UT
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Pepperdine
  • Drafted in the 10th round (287th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2021 (signed for $100,000).
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    Cook drew significant draft interest last season but went unpicked in the shortened five-round draft. He got off to a slow start in 2021 and missed five weeks after he suffered an oblique injury and Pepperdine paused its season due to Covid-19 protocols, but he went on a tear after he returned and led the West Coast Conference with 17 home runs. He hit .450 with 12 home runs in the final month of the season. Cook is tremendously strong in his 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame and shows above-average power that has a chance to be plus. He muscles up on every swing and makes extremely hard contact when he connects. Cook’s swing can get long and he will tinker with different stances and approaches. He has flashed the ability to hit good pitching, but his swing creates questions about how much contact he will consistently make at higher levels. Cook is a good athlete who is an above-average runner with an average arm in the outfield. He primarily played center field at Pepperdine and has a chance to stick there if he can improve his routes and reads with experience. Cook’s power and athleticism have teams interested in taking a chance on him at the end of the draft’s second day or early on the third day.

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Career Transactions

  • OF Billy Cook assigned to Bowie Baysox from Aberdeen IronBirds.
  • OF Billy Cook assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
  • OF Billy Cook roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.

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