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.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 55 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, heavy life, flashes of above-avg armside run. Late run when elevated.
Firm, heavy life, flashes of above-avg armside run. Late run when elevated.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 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 SL backs up on him occasionally, but shows enough hard and sharp breakers to project a future above-avg pitch. Overwhelms A-Ball righties and has enough feel to backdoor it to lefties.
SL backs up on him occasionally, but shows enough hard and sharp breakers to project a future above-avg pitch. Overwhelms A-Ball righties and has enough feel to backdoor it to lefties.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 87 85-88 Improving as season progresses, looked better in July outing; still firm in the high-80s, but flashed a few with more separation and dive in the 85-86 range. Projects as enough of a third pitch w/ more development and usage.
Improving as season progresses, looked better in July outing; still firm in the high-80s, but flashed a few with more separation and dive in the 85-86 range. Projects as enough of a third pitch w/ more development and usage.
Control
Control 50 55 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 Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Plus
Overall Summary
Under-the-radar prospect with breakout potential. Moved up to Low-A in late May and has been impressive across numerous viewings. Tools of a mid-rotation starter, though there's risk to this profile and he's at least three years away from the big leagues.