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December 5, 2010

Baseball America’s Kyle Cofield scouting report (Linebrink trade)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 5, 2010 2:44 pm
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Ballew @ BA:

[Kyle] Cofield has an ideal frame for a righthanded starter and when in sync he has two potentially plus pitches. His low-90s fastball tops out at 95 mph with heavy sink and his sharp curveball buckles the knees of righthanded batters at its best. Yet for all his strengths, Cofield has not been able to show any sustained consistency during his career. He made tremendous strides in 2008 and ’09, but was not able to maintain his strong performance during the 2010 slate, in part because of a two-month stint on the disabled list with an elbow injury. He returned in the starting rotation shortly after his return to Double-A Mississippi in early July, but found himself in the bullpen for the final two weeks after going 0-2, 6.75 in six starts. Despite ranking among the circuit leaders in walks, Cofield led the high Class A Carolina League with a 3.26 ERA in ’08. He struggles with his control, which stems from his lack of consistent feel for his pitches and falling behind in the count by being too fine. He also needs to add more depth and fade to his changeup.

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2 Comments »

  1. better than linebrink?

    Comment by Anonymous — December 5, 2010 @ December 5, 2010 3:30 pm | Reply

    • potentially (in the future) yes. maybe coop or perdew can tweak something and improve his control. from what BA says he has the stuff; heavy sink, sharp curve.

      but linebrink’s black hole isn’t in the roster anymore!

      Comment by The Wizard — December 5, 2010 @ December 5, 2010 5:44 pm | Reply


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