Future Games Spotlight: Cole Paxton

PBR Louisiana Staff
PBR Louisiana

Cole Paxton

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Zachary
    State: LA
  • Summer Team: 2022-Palm Spring Collegiate League
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 222lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report

Big, strong 6-foot-5, 222-pound frame. Durable build, built to withstand large work loads in the future. Right-handed pitcher working primarily from the stretch with a simple, in-line delivery. Compact take away with a shorter arm path into a 3/4 release with quick arm speed and a balanced finish. Fastball was up to 84 mph with arm side action and located down in the zone. Flashed the ability to pitch to both sides of the plate with strong metrics on the fastball. Slider sat 71-73 mph with tight spin and late hard break while registering high rpm on TrackMan. Strike thrower with a two-pitch reliever profile. Has shown a changeup in other events that has the makings of a solid third pitch. As the changeup develops, could have a chance to start. Has the makings of a true sinker/slider guy and can be a weapon at the next level as arm strength continues to trend up.