Clay Cottle
Clay Cottle
Clay Cottle
Clay Cottle
Clay Cottle

CLASS OF 2021

SS
2B

Clay
Cottle

Portsmouth Clay (HS) • OH
5-11 • 160LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Huntington Hounds

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2021 National

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Statistics

Position
7.35
60-yard
(07/06/20)
83
INF Velo
(07/06/20)
92
Exit Velo
(07/06/20)
4.43
H-1st
(07/03/19)
Trackman - Hitting
92.07
Exit Speed (max)
(06/16/20)
85.24
Exit Speed (avg)
(07/06/20)
272
Distance (avg)
(06/16/20)
340
Distance (max)
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
90.5
Exit Speed (avg)
85.24
Distance (avg)
187
Distance (max)
340
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.07
Exit Speed (avg)
85.06
Distance (avg)
272
Distance (max)
324
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %

Comments

7/06/20

Hit: Left-handed hitter that starts in an upright setup. Uses a leg kick timing trigger during back load to hands. Loose, whippy stroke with a ton of feel for contact. Laced line drives to both gaps in BP. Impressive hit tool.
Power: Line drive pop with flashes of gap.
Offensive Projection: Multiple roles.
Max BP Exit Velocity: 90 mph
Max BP Distance: 331 ft
Field: Like the glove tool, makes plays on the move with ease, plays the middle with field, very solid defender.
Throw: Above average strength with the ability to throw from multiple arm angles.
Defensive Projection: Multiple spots in the infield.

6/16/20

6/16/20 Position Player
Hit:Left-handed hitter that starts in an athletic setup. Goes with a smooth double tap during back load to hands. Impressive feel for the barrel, squaring up the ball consistently. Loose stroke that generates natural whip. All field abilities. Swing showed up in game as well, recording a multi hit day against quality arms. Talented player.
Power:Present respectable pop that projects for much more as he gains physicality. Gap abilities.
Max BP Exit:92 mph
Max BP Distance: 324 ft
Offensive Projection:Top of lineup.
Field:Rangy defender with well above average ball skills. Very solid defender. Looks the part out there.
Throw:Respectable strenth with more to come.
Defensive Projection:Multiple Spots.

6/16/20

Hit:Left-handed hitter that starts in an athletic setup. Goes with a smooth double tap durong back load to hands. Impressive feel for the barrel, squaring up the ball consistently. Loose stroke that generates natural whip. All field abilities. Swing showed up in game as well, recording a multi hit day against quality arms. Talented player.
Power:Present respectable pop that projects for much more as he gains physicality. Gap abilities.
Max BP Exit:92 mph
Max BP Distance: 324 ft
Offensive Projection:Top of lineup.
Field:Rangy defender with well above average ball skills. Very solid defender. Looks the part out there.
Throw:Respectable strenth with more to come.
Defensive Projection:Multiple Spots.

2/23/20

2/23/20 Position Player
Hit: A balanced athletic set up in the box, with a simple sway to create timing. Swings with an uphill toward the ball. Creating backspin along with good ball flight through the back of the cage.
Power: Flashed gap abilities.
Top BP Exit Velocity: 83 mph.
Top BP Distance: 277 ft.
Offensive Projection: Top of the lineup.
Field: Sound glove instincts along with good footwork. Has an intriguing pair of tools.
Throw: 79 mph across the infield.
Defensive Projection: Middle.

7/03/19

Body Type: 5-foot-11, 140-pound athletic frame.
Swing Mechanics: Simple load with minimal movement that gets in sync with his hands.
Hit:  Level bat path that gets inside the baseball well and goes to all fields.  Hit tool plays with an athletic stroke.
Power: Line drive guy right now.
Offensive Projection: Top of the lineup guy.
Field: In the infield he plays with quiet actions and a calm demeanor about him. Hands look reliable with above average ball skills for class. Sure-handed defender.
Throw: Clean arm that should see velo gains as he matures physically.
Defensive Projection: MIF.

2/10/19

Offensively, the 5-foot-11, 140-pound primary Shortstop starts in a straight up, athletic stance.On this day, he really seemed to like the ball down in the zone, driving it to all fields. A 72 mph exit velocity was recorded.

Defensively, with limited space, Cottle displayed athletic actions resulting in a 74 mph positional velocity that was recorded.

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