• Full name Kole Warren Cottam
  • Born 05/30/1997 in Knoxville, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 235 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Kentucky
  • Drafted in the 4th round (130th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2018 (signed for $375,000).
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    Cottam arrived at Kentucky as a glove-first catcher. His bat has exceeded expectations, but his defense has regressed. He's split time with Troy Squires behind the plate while playing first base with Squires and Cottam each playing first base half the time. Cottam is a below-average defender with a below-average arm (he threw out 25 percent of base stealers), but his plus power is legitimate. He hit .346/.435/.650 this season for the Wildcats and scouts have come around to his chances to both be an average hitter with potentially above-average power.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Boston Red Sox in 2019

Career Transactions

  • Frederick Baseball Club traded C Kole Cottam to Long Island Ducks.
  • Frederick Baseball Club activated C Kole Cottam.
  • Frederick Baseball Club signed free agent C Kole Cottam.
  • Worcester Red Sox released C Kole Cottam.
  • C Kole Cottam assigned to Boston Red Sox.

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