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BREAKING NEWS: Hathcock goes in Round 15 of MLB Draft

Star Staff Reports

Colton Hathcock DraftFormer Brighton Cardinal and Memphis Tiger pitching standout Colton Hathcock has been selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.

Hathcock was the 446 pick of the draft to the National League’s Colorado Rockies. The right-hand ace is heading into the Rockies’ farm system.

Hathcock graduated from Brighton in 2014 and signed to the University of Memphis after a standout prep career under then Cardinal Skipper Brian Oswalt.

Hathcock has been solid for the Memphis Tigers gaining him attention by Major League Baseball scouts. The former Brighton standout was one of the top prospects from the region coming into the 2017 MLB Draft.

SCOUTING PROFILE

Junior

Right-Hander

6’2″ 217lbs DOB: 11/02/95

Hathcock isn’t overpowering, but he can get his fastball up to 94 mph, and there’s some life to the pitch as well. He complements that above-average fastball with an above-average slider has sweeping break and quality depth. The change comes and goes, but when he’s at his best he shows good deception from his arm speed and a little bit of fade. He’s also added a cutter, and it should be a nice weapon against left-handed hitters.

Hathcock’s stuff plays up because he locates his pitches for strikes, and his easy-to-repeat delivery should allow him to have quality command. The upside isn’t huge, but four competent pitches and solid command could make him a fast-riser through someone’s system.

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