Sign Up! Join our newsletters, get a FREE e-Edition

A.J. Cole

#34 | RHP
Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians
A.J. Cole
Name: Andrew Jordan Cole
Born: Jan 5, 1992 in Winter Springs, Fla. USA
High School: Oviedo (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 238 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201921.13.381.412.5310.55
Career169.14.841.483.729.35
Drafted in the 4th round (116th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2010 (signed for $2,000,000)
Cole was the shortstop on BA's most recent Baseball for the Ages 12-year-old all-star team, so he has been on the prospect radar for some time. He had a stellar summer showcase circuit in 2009, positioning himself as a potential first-rounder. His spring season started poorly, however, thanks to a bout with the flu and rainy, cool weather that interrupted the high school schedule in the Orlando area. Cole's fastball velocity was down early in the spring but jumped in late April and early May. After sitting 88-93 mph early, Cole was back to sitting at 92-93 and regularly hitting 95-96. He has an athletic, projectable frame and long legs; at 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, he should add strength that will help him have more consistent velocity. He has a low-maintenance delivery and projects to have solid command. His curveball at times exhibits hard, late break and can be a plus pitch, though scouts prefer the hard slider of his rival for the title of Best Florida Prep Pitching Prospect, Karsten Whitson. Cole also has a decent changeup that at times has late fade. At his best, Cole is among the best pitchers available in the draft, and his recovery from his poor start means he won't get out of the first round.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2019 Game Logs
  • 2019 Splits
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining