View Full Version : Sickels reports on Cotts and Holt

12-17-2002, 03:57 PM
John Sickels gave an overview of the prospectts that were traded lately. THis what he says on Cotts and Holt:

Neal Cotts, LHP (Oakland to White Sox in Billy Koch trade)
Second-round pick in 2001 by the Athletics, out of Illinois State. Went 12-6, 4.12 in 28 starts for Class A Modesto in the California League, with 178 strikeouts in 138 innings, an excellent ratio. On the other hand, he walked 87. Toning down on the free passes will be necessary as he moves up. Works at 87-89 mph, with a good curveball and changeup.

Daylan Holt, OF (Oakland to White Sox in Koch trade)
Third-round pick in 2000, out of Texas A&M. Big disappointment in '01, when he hit just .179 in the California League, but he turned it around in '02 by hitting 20 homers and combining for a .286 average between more Cal League action and Double-A. Owns solid raw power, but doesn't always control the strike zone or keep his swing consistent.