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Colton Cain (Photo: Perfect Game USA)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Colton Cain
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:Waxahachie HS (Tex.)
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:2/5/91
Height:6'3"
Weight:225 lbs.
Bats:Left
Throws:Left
Report Date(s):4/7/09
Game(s):Midway HS


Focus Area
Comments
Fastball:Cain touched 94 mph in this start.
Fastball movement:Throws a hard, heavy fastball with sink.
Curve:It was inconsistent, though he showed some rotation. A slider might be his best bet in the future.
Changeup:Showed some feel for a change. It's hard, but he had good arm speed and it has a chance to be a good pitch down the line.
Control:Overall, it was pretty good. He left the ball up in the zone at times, but could get away with it at this level.
Poise:An oustanding competitor who is very aggressive on the mound.
Physical Description:Cain is a big, strong lefty, kind of like a young Greg Swindell.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Outstanding heavy fastball from the left side; pounds the zone with it. Good athlete who's very competitive.
Weaknesses:Other pitches lag behind the fastball, though he does have a breaking ball and a feel for a change. Has a commitment to play two ways at University of Texas.
Summary:Cain is a big, strong lefty out of the high school ranks who will have to be signed away from being a two-way player at University of Texas. He's improved his Draft prospect stock as a pitcher, running his heavy fastball up to about 94 mph. His other offerings are behind the heater, but he does have a feel for pitching. He's a step behind the elite prep lefties in this class, but he's not too far below them.