Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Cole Daniels, LHP/1B



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By Aaron Wilson
PBR Michigan Assistant Scouting Director

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Michigan will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Michigan at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

To view other Future Games Spotlight Articles, click below.
+ Cole Daniels, LHP/1B
+ Zavier Warren, SS/C
+ Nate Jones, OF/RHP
+ Obie Ricumstrict, MIF
+ John Malcom, LHP/1B
+ Brendel Lovell, RHP/OF
+ Spencer Schwellenbach, SS/RHP
+ Sean O'Keefe, RHP/C
+ Blake Dunn, C/RHP
+ Nolan Petroelje, RHP
+ Joey Zontini, 1B
+ Reese Trahey, OF/RHP
+ Jarrod Melle, RHP/1B
+ Shane Easter, OF/SS
+ Justin Campbell, LHP
+ Noah Bloye, OF
+ Luke McGuire, RHP/3B

Visit our scout blog, which includes velocity, pop times and in-depth scouting reports. The blog will be updated throughout the entire spring, with information on top prospects and top performances, click here.

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Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Cole Daniels, LHP/1B

Cole DanielsName: Cole Daniels
Position: LHP/1B
Class: 2018
Height/Weight: 6-foot, 195 pounds
High School: Saline
Summer Team: Little Caesars Baseball

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances: 
Date: 6/16/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot, 190-pound athletic two-way prospect. Athletic around the bag. Soft hands with glove control. Registered a 78 MPH arm velocity across the diamond. Strong, smooth swing with power to all fields. Hips explode and open up just before contact. Recorded a bat exit velocity of 91 MPH. Over-the-top, quick arm action produced 82-85 MPH fastball from the left side. Tight slider at 78 MPH along with traditional curveball at 67-68 MPH gives him quality 3-pitch mix.

Date: 7/22/14
Scouting Report: 5-foot-11, 190 pound prospect. ¾ arm slot with good leverage on his pitches from the left side. Fastball has good sink at 79-81 mph and 12/6 curveball with good depth at 65-67 mph. Good hands and footwork at first base, threw 74 mph across the infield. Open to close stance from the left side, short compact swing. Bat speed registered at 83 mph.

Thoughts on being selected to play at the Future Games and represent the state of Michigan: "I am very excited to be selected to represent Michigan in the Future Games. I look forward to playing with and against some of the best players in the Midwest."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "I really like PBR because it has allowed me to go to one event and be seen by many college coaches."

Awards or academic accolades you have received: 2014 Notre Dame Past Time MVP

GPA: 2.52 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself):
"I was a lefty catcher through my 12 U year and really wanted to be the first lefty catcher in the MLB."

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Michigan

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Tommy Blitchok MI Grandville 2018 C
Noah Bloye MI Byron Center 2017 OF
Justin Campbell MI Bishop Foley 2017 LHP
Jeff Criswell MI Portage Central 2017 RHP
Cole Daniels MI Saline 2018 LHP
Blake Dunn MI Saugatuck 2017 C
Shane Easter MI Comstock 2017 OF
Nate Jones MI Battle Creek Lakeview 2017 OF
Brenden Lovell MI Vicksburg 2017 RHP
John Malcom MI Brother Rice 2018 LHP
Luke McGuire MI Sterling Heights Stevenson 2017 RHP
Jarrod Melle MI Lowell 2017 RHP
Sean O'Keefe MI Saline 2017 RHP
Nolan Petroelje MI Hudsonville 2017 RHP
Obie Ricumstrict MI Mt. Pleasant 2017 SS
Spencer Schwellenbach MI Heritage 2018 SS
Reese Trahey MI Brother Rice 2018 OF
Zavier Warren MI Birmingham Groves 2017 C
Sam Weatherly MI Howell 2017 LHP
Joey Zontini MI Eisenhower 2018 1B


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