Cole Wiper

Born: 06/03/1992 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 10th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 29th, 2016
Dates Seen: 6/27
Level: High A
Affiliate: High Desert Mavericks
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Physical Description
Long legs, athletic build, high waist, strong lower half.
Mechanical Notes
Compact delivery and arm action, hides it a bit in back; has some smooth effort with small hook. Stays tall and creates some angle; deliberate.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 30 40 Role 35: Emergency bullpen arm High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 60 89-94 96 Has some inconsistent late life in the zone; arm-side tail and occasional sink. Flattens out up in the zone, but has some reach-back velocity. Will show occasional cutter, but all back-door to lefties. Struggles to pitch to spots; well below-average command. See more velo and life playing up in a bullpen role
Has some inconsistent late life in the zone; arm-side tail and occasional sink. Flattens out up in the zone, but has some reach-back velocity. Will show occasional cutter, but all back-door to lefties. Struggles to pitch to spots; well below-average command. See more velo and life playing up in a bullpen role
Curveball
Curveball 40 50 74-75 77 12-to-6 breaker; majority start early with big shape. Will show average snap, but very inconsistent. Has some arm speed with it, but below-average feel for spin. Has some athleticism in the delivery and arm action, can see it getting to average.
12-to-6 breaker; majority start early with big shape. Will show average snap, but very inconsistent. Has some arm speed with it, but below-average feel for spin. Has some athleticism in the delivery and arm action, can see it getting to average.
Slider
Slider 40 40 82-83 83 Cutter/Slider variations; below-average feel and backs up on him often. Tight rotation, but lacks depth; very gradual action with below-average bite.
Cutter/Slider variations; below-average feel and backs up on him often. Tight rotation, but lacks depth; very gradual action with below-average bite.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 83-86 86 Circle fade; best ones show firm dive and arm action plays up. Very inconsistent action; gets very gradual and soft. Average pitch when he gets extension; can see it getting to average in short stints.
Circle fade; best ones show firm dive and arm action plays up. Very inconsistent action; gets very gradual and soft. Average pitch when he gets extension; can see it getting to average in short stints.
Overall Command
Overall Command 30 40  
Overall Control
Overall Control 30 40  
Overall Summary
Athletic RHR with quick, compact arm action that plays up above-average arm strength. He creates some angle, keeps the ball on the ground, and has the ability to generate some life in zone with the fastball. Lacks command and feel with all pitches right now, but has a relatively low-maintenance delivery and has the athleticism to eventually repeat better. Changeup is his best secondary, and creates deception when located down. Curveball is very inconsistent, but see some improvement coming and should get to average. Below-average fastball command and below-average feel of his secondary will limit his pitchability and keep him from being effective multiple times through a lineup. See him being more consistent in shorter stints where he can just let it fly and does not have to try and throttle up/down. Battled through control issues and didn't back down. Three years removed from Tommy John surgery at this point and command/control has not developed as hoped, but see some ingredients there and he is a decent "late-bloomer" candidate.