MD 2018 Rankings Insider: 120-129


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By Jerry Shank
MD/VA Scouting Director

We take a look into our rankings with a break down of the class. Our player rankings are based on all the players we have had the opportunity to see whether it has been one of our own events, or games/events that we cover over the spring/summer/fall.

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2018 Rankings Breakdown: 120-129

Kamau Cooley

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Avalon
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Stars 17u Red
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R


Max FB
73 - 75
67 - 69
70 - 72
INF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

12.3.16:   Athletic 5-10 frame, switch hitter, from the left side has a slightly crouched athletic stance with low hands. Leg kick stride and short load back, decent hips and good balance throughout swing. Short to the ball with extension through it, working slightly uphill with some pull tendency and a line drive swing. From the right side, balanced athletic stance, leg kick stride with slight load back. Explosive hips and good balance, short to the ball, working the middle with a line drive swing. Best exit velocity was 79 from right side. At short, solid footwork and soft hands and a clean exchange. Short arm action from low three-quarters slot, position velocity of 76. Home to first was 4.43. 

9/11/16 - Athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. Switch hitting prospect. RH. Balanced set up short load and level swing path through the baseball. Simple swing with no extra movement. LH wider set up, with similar short load. Level swing path with better bat speed and more free hands through contact. Active feet in the infield. Clean hands and exchange, throwing from a ¾ slot with a shorter arm action…Controlled, build up delivery that gathers momentum through leg kick then a slight pause and glide. Shorter arm action throwing from an almost over the top slot. Fastball has slight sink on the pitch at 76 mph. Breaking ball has shorter breaking with 10/4 action on the pitch at 69 mph. Change up cuts at times at 72 mph.

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