Cole Howarth
Cole Howarth
Cole Howarth
Cole Howarth
Cole Howarth
Cole Howarth

CLASS OF 2021

1B
RHP

Cole
Howarth

Chino Hills (HS) • CA
6-5 • 215LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Chino Hills Storm/SoCal A's Scout Team

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2021 National

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8/16/20

Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-5, 200-pounds. Tall, athletic body with ample room to fill out physically. You can dream on the frame
Defense: Really athletic for size. Big reach and wingspan. Moves extremely well around the bag and has a knack for picking balls in the dirt.
Arm: RH.  INF - 76 mph.  Average arm. Has proper technique and can make all the double play feed with ease.
Hit: RHH. Wider, athletic stance, slightly open with a mild leg kick trigger Swing geared to hit for average and can use all parts of the field. Contact is loud and consistent
Power: 94 mph exit velocity. Will be his carry tool. Projects to be a monster as he makes gains physically.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

6/27/20

Body: 6-foot-5, 215 pounds. Has a large, sturdy frame with room for more. Long limbs and broad shoulders project well for down the line power. Sneak athleticism evident in his 7.01 60-yard dash posting, the fastest at the ProCase for players 6-foot-4 and above. Footwork needs some work. 

Hit: Right-handed hitter. Hitting set up; wide athletic stance, bat and hands are relaxed pre-pitch, sets up with his hands shoulder height before loading back and below shoulder height, shifts weight back before loading with light leg lift and strong landing. Demonstrates excellent leverage with a high hand finish and clean follow through. Howarth batting practice resulted in the majority of his hits to left-center field. Produces good back spin and loft on the ball. Bat speed averaged 70.9 mph according to Blast Motion data. Bat speed metric currently shows that he is able to propel his bat at contact at the average ideal range for a major league, minor league and collegiate baseball player. Howarth posted a solid on plane efficiency percentage of 70% and connection at impact of 80°. Both metrics fall in the ideal ranges for a hitter and project well for future success. Howarth's rotational acceleration average of 6.9 g is a cause for concern, one of the lowest at the event and below average for his level, showing that Howarth takes a bit longer to reach peak acceleration, common with arm dominant swings and for someone of his stature. 

Power: Howarth's approach shows that of a modern power swing, with the goal to launch the ball in the air and hit home runs. Trackman data shows that his average exit speed is 85.19 mph, with exit speed contact averages highest on pitches down the middle. Launch angle average of 33.59° shows that he hits the ball in the air at a very high rate. Indicating he currently has home run hitting ability and will continue to down the line. However, the average is outside the ideal range and likely will result in a low batting average. The vertical bat angle average of -30° falls between the ideal range and is another metric that helps support his current and down the line power potential. Blasted two balls at an impressive clip: 94.5 mph exit speed - 22.1° launch angle - 348ft, 91.6 mph - 30.5° launch angle - 355ft. 

Field: Solid fielding first-baseman that knows the position well. Picked well and showed correct fundamentals in doing so. Footwork was choppy at times and in need of next level training. 7.01 60-yard dash reading elevates his defensive profile and could enable him to play left-field as well. 

Arm: Infield arm velocity reading of 72 mph, 11 out of 11. Arm is average for a high school player and would benefit from a velocity increase at the next level. Throwing mechanics were solid but has room for more lower half engagement and a quicker arm path. Throws to second and third were on target and released with a high and short arm path. When charging the ball, put himself in the right position and didn’t rush his throw. 

Run: 7.01 60 yard dash, 6th overall. Solid running mechanics, keeps shoulders square and uses his arms to generate speed. Above-average speed for his size and will go a long way to increase his value. Could be considered an above-average runner for his position. 

Summary: Howarth’s size and ability to launch the ball with an ideal bat speed impact metric range should make him one of the most coveted power bats on the 2021 uncommitted market. At 6-foot-5 215 pounds, Howarth has a lot more room to fill out and could easily end up being a starting division 1 first baseman who produces 10 home runs in a season. Howarth’s athleticism should not go overlooked, as his 7.01 60 yard dash is arguably the most impressive speed reading from the ProCase, helping increase his value and giving him the potential to play the outfield as well.
1/05/20

Preseason All-State. Howarth continues to impress our staff with every viewing. Has a large, sturdy frame and more athletic than he gets credit for. Demonstrates excellent leverage, and drives the ball well. Gets good backspin and loft on pitches down in the zone. Howarth shows clean, efficient swing mechanics, and projects over the fence power as he matures. Solid defensively at first base with excellent flexibility for a big frame, natural footwork around the bag and receives well. Will be fun to watch for the next few years.

10/20/19

Los Angeles Open - Six-foot-3, 180-pounds, long, lean, wiry strong body with long limbs and large feet. Squared shoulders with some strength down through the arms. At the plate Howarth shows a balanced setup that is slightly closed before using a leg lift trigger with a short stride to initiate the swing. Gets good extension post contact while maintaining the barrel on a consistent plane. Shows some present pop, particularly to the gaps. Does an excellent job of staying on the ball. Defensively he shows athleticism in his footwork while collecting the ball out front. Is ready to the throw when the ball hits the glove. Hands are soft and exchanges are clean. Moves around the bag well with fluidity.

6/01/19

IE Future Games Trials - Howarth is a 6-foot, 195-pound, athletic player that impressed with his present power, size, and athleticism. Ran a 7.34 laser-timed 60 yard dash. Shows present pop to all fields from his middle-middle approach. Uses his entire body very well. Starts slightly open and uses a leg lift trigger to initiate his swing. Shows excellent feel for the barrel through the zone which maintains on plane with hands in excellent launch position. Drove balls to the fence consistently during his BP round and registered an 87 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively he shows smooth hands and excellent footwork for a player his size. Arm was accurate on all throws and registered a 77 mph infield velocity.

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