Future Games Follow Up: Brandon Cook



Future Games 2016

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for rising junior and select rising sophomore prospects. This year close to 200 college and professional scouts from all over the country were in attendance. The Prep Baseball Report services are subscribed by more than 700 colleges and professional scouts.

2016 was the second year PBR Maryland and Virginia were part of the Future Games, this year forming Team Mid-Atlantic, who also included North Carolina.

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Team Mid-Atlantic Follow Up

Brandon CookBrandon Cook
Pos: OF/RHP
HT/WT: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds
School: St. Mary's
Grad: 2018

SCOUTING REPORT

8.4.16 - Cook has a lanky 6-1 frame and throws from a low three-quarters arm slot with a smooth drop and drive delivery. Longer arm action that is quick with normal effort. Shoulders uphill and slightly closed, stride is on line to a square landing with an athletic finish and recoil. Fastball was 80-82, touching 83 (has been up to 87 this summer) with sink when at the bottom of the zone. Curveball had late 11/5 break and decent armspeed, running 67-69...Lanky and athletic Brandon Cook showed plenty of untapped potential for Team Mid-Atlantic. Had one of the better 60-yard dash times at 6.85. Hits from a balanced setup at the plate. Lowers hands in load with level swing path and quick hands. Exit velocity of 87 mph. Loose arm from the outfield and throws had carry on the up to 89 mph.

 


Follow Up

Please describe your Future Games Experience
+ I had a great experience being in front of 200+ college and Major League scouts. The team it self was amazing everyone on it got to know each other and everyone had a great time in my opinion.

 Would you recommend to 2019 & 2020 grads to play in the Future Games? 
+ Yes

What is your timeline for making a decision? 
+ I am giving it as much time as needed I'm in no rush and I just want to find the perfect school for me. Maybe even get a chance to go Ito the draft is one of my goals for the ending of my senior year in high school.

What are you looking for in your college choice? 
+ I want my college to be a decent size and some-what close to home (East Coast). I'm not sure what I want to study, but am interested in engineering.
   
What do you feel are your strengths as a player? 
+ Speed, being aggressive, and staying focused

Are there any areas of your game you would like to improve?
+ I want to improve my extra bases average
 
What travel organization do you play for and/or what have you learned this summer?
+ I play for the Rawlings A's Prospects MD 17u National

Team Mid-Atlantic
NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS COMMITMENT
Brooks Bengtson MD Georgetown Prep 2018 OF
Cameron Blankenship MD North East 2018 C
Brandon Cook MD St. Mary's 2018 OF
John Dempsey MD Georgetown Prep 2018 3B
Cole Dunn MD Middletown (DE) 2018 RHP Radford
Trent Gast-Woodard MD Archbishop Curley 2018 C
Will Glock MD Loyola Blakefield 2018 RHP
Don Goodes VA Greenbrier Christian 2018 OF
Camden Grimes VA Hanover 2018 3B
Nick Hopkins MD St. Mary's 2018 SS
Jeremy Lapp-Barger MD Century 2018 OF
Kevin Madden MD St. Pauls 2018 SS
Hunter McGarvey PA La Salle 2018 C
JP Murphy MD Calvert Hall 2018 OF
Bennett Nance NC Morehead 2018 LHP North Carolina
Kyle Novak VA James Madison 2018 SS
Austin Primm NC North Gaston 2018 RHP
Luke Rettig MD Wilmington Christian (DE) 2018 LHP
Joe Seidler MD Chesapeake 2018 RHP
Joey Silan MD Caravel Academy (DE) 2018 RHP
Tevin Tucker VA Prince George 2018 SS
David (Trip) Willis MD Red Lion Christian (DE)
 

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