Cody Bolton

Born: 06/19/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 6th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 1st, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- June 2, 2018; July 1, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: West Virginia Power
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame, muscular/athletic build; ideal pitching body. Built like Casey Mize (DET) was at this age.
Mechanical Notes
Slow-paced semi-windup; clean, repeatable operation w/ strong on-line finish; simple and athletic delivery that pounds the zone. H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 50 Mid-Rotation Starter Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Advanced ability to pitch off his FB, would be a playable pitch right now in best sequences. Will have above-avg sinker w/ command at maturity.
Advanced ability to pitch off his FB, would be a playable pitch right now in best sequences. Will have above-avg sinker w/ command at maturity.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 92-93 91-95 Above-avg velo (93-95) at the start of games, settles in at 91-93 as outing progresses. Will hold mid-90s fastball better as he adds strength and pro mound time.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Firm fastball w/ heavy life down in the zone; flashes above-avg sink+run to armside.
Firm fastball w/ heavy life down in the zone; flashes above-avg sink+run to armside.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Fills the zone w/ FB, signs of command to the lower-third early in outings, in-zone location wanes a bit as he tires. Will hold command more consistently as he gets stronger.
Fills the zone w/ FB, signs of command to the lower-third early in outings, in-zone location wanes a bit as he tires. Will hold command more consistently as he gets stronger.
Slider
Slider 45 55 83-84 81-86 Advanced SL w/ flashes of above-avg tilt; overwhelms A-Ball hitters on best ones; backs up on him at times, but shows enough to project a future above-avg pitch.
Advanced SL w/ flashes of above-avg tilt; overwhelms A-Ball hitters on best ones; backs up on him at times, but shows enough to project a future above-avg pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 87 85-88 Improving as season progresses, looked better in July outing. Still too firm, but flashed a few w/ more separation and dive at 85-86. Projects as workable third pitch.
Improving as season progresses, looked better in July outing. Still too firm, but flashed a few w/ more separation and dive at 85-86. Projects as workable third pitch.
Control
Control 45 50 Polished strikethrower w/ FB and SL; pounds the zone and is often ahead; advanced control that plays everything up. Needs to show CH more often to keep hitters from sitting on two pitches back through lineups.
Polished strikethrower w/ FB and SL; pounds the zone and is often ahead; advanced control that plays everything up. Needs to show CH more often to keep hitters from sitting on two pitches back through lineups.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Plus
Overall Summary
Under-the-radar prospect w/ breakout potential. Age and proximity add risk, but the tools are here for a durable sinker/slider SP able to fit in the middle of a rotation.