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Gene Cone

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Gene Cone
Name: Gene Oliver Cone
Born: Sep 21, 1994 in Columbia, S.C. USA
College: South Carolina
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 10th round (310th overall) by the New York Mets in 2016 (signed for $150,000)
After two seasons at South Carolina hitting in the low- to mid-.200s, Cone exploded this spring, establishing himself as one of the most consistent hitters in the SEC and in the country. The outfielder set a school record with a 31-game hitting streak, coming in the heart of SEC play, and he was batting .357/.467/.500 as of early June. Those numbers may very well catch the eye of more statistically inclined draft evaluators, as Cone's raw tools don't stand out. At 6 feet, 170 pounds, he's not a physical specimen. An average runner, Cone was displaced in center field by teammate Dom Thompson-Williams late in the season and is more suited for left than right. Cone has obvious feel for the barrel, but his future is likely as a fourth outfielder.
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