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SoxxoS
12-04-2002, 12:08 AM
He actually looks like a good one...

<<<Baseball America has learned that one of those players is lefthander Neal Cotts, and the other prospect will be finalized after the major league Rule 5 draft on Dec. 16. >>>

<<<Cotts, 22, was a 2001 second-round pick from Illinois State, the highest selection in school history. He spent his first full pro season at high Class A Modesto and fared well, going 12-6, 4.12 in 28 starts. He limited opponents to a .239 average and five homers in a hitter-friendly league, and struck out 178 in 138 innings. He's like Foulke in that he's not as overpowering as his numbers suggest. Cotts' out pitch is also his changeup, and his fastball rarely breaks 90 mph. He's working on improving his curveball, as a third pitch will be critical if he's to remain a starter, and he needs better control after issuing 87 walks this year. >>>

178 K's in 138 innings? I likey. Give him to Nardi and well just wait for his arrival...

RichH55
12-04-2002, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by SoxxoS
He actually looks like a good one...

<<<Baseball America has learned that one of those players is lefthander Neal Cotts, and the other prospect will be finalized after the major league Rule 5 draft on Dec. 16. >>>

<<<Cotts, 22, was a 2001 second-round pick from Illinois State, the highest selection in school history. He spent his first full pro season at high Class A Modesto and fared well, going 12-6, 4.12 in 28 starts. He limited opponents to a .239 average and five homers in a hitter-friendly league, and struck out 178 in 138 innings. He's like Foulke in that he's not as overpowering as his numbers suggest. Cotts' out pitch is also his changeup, and his fastball rarely breaks 90 mph. He's working on improving his curveball, as a third pitch will be critical if he's to remain a starter, and he needs better control after issuing 87 walks this year. >>>

178 K's in 138 innings? I likey. Give him to Nardi and well just wait for his arrival...


Is Nardi still with the organization?