- Full name Cole Jacob Stokes
- Born 03/04/2005 in Santa Rosa, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Redondo Union HS, Redondo Beach, Calif.
School: Redondo Union HS, Redondo Beach, Calif. Source: HS
Age At Draft: 18.4
Tools:Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 40. Control: 40.
Stokes emerged this spring as one of the top risers in Southern California. A talented basketball player who played center for his high school team, Stokes has an athletic, projectable 6-foot-5, 210-pound frame he is still growing into. His fastball sits 90-92 and touches 95 mph with little effort and has a chance to reach triple-digits as he fills out. He complements his fastball with a potentially above-average 81-85 mph slider that flashes late bite, although it is inconsistent. His below-average changeup is a distant third pitch he rarely uses. Stokes is a flexible athlete with plenty of arm speed and an easy arm action, but he’s still raw as a pitcher. He is prone to getting offline in his delivery and tends to unravel when things go poorly. His control is below-average and he will throw balls off the backstop on occasion. Stokes is a raw ball of clay whose arm strength, size and delivery give him plenty of upside, especially as he focuses solely on baseball. He is committed to Oregon.
- RHP Cole Stokes assigned to College Workout.