Re: 2008 mock draft seclection thread
The Rockies will select Garrit Cole with the 25th overall pick.
Cole is widely considered the best righthander out of SoCal since Phil Hughes. He throws a four seam fastball that works from 93-96, but has the ability to dial it up to 98. He maintains his velocity and movement late into games - when he makes it that far as he has a tendency to run up pitch counts. This may necessitate a move to the pen down the line, where he might profile as an elite closer. His curve has bite, breaks late and hard. His changup is a work in progress, and he's been using it more as his season has wore on. Part of the appeal with Garrit is his projectability. He's tall and lanky with room to fill out. But he does have some issues, namely with his mechanics - although his maturity has also been called into question by some. He's going to be a work in progress, but the potential reward is huge. And the Rockies are elated to be able to grab his talent this late in round 1.
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Last edited by cincyinco; 05-31-2008 at 04:05 PM.