Cole Winn

From BR Bullpen

Cole Robert Winn

BR Minors page

Biographical Information[edit]

P Cole Winn was selected in the first round of the 2018 amateur draft by the Texas Rangers out of a high school in California. He had moved to the state from his native Colorado a year before the draft in order to improve his draft prospect, a strategy which evidently worked. He had been the Colorado Gatorade High School Player of the year in 2017, and won the same honor in California - against much tougher competition - in 2018, putting up an ERA of 0.20 in his senior year. He won the Baseball America High School Player of the Year Award. He had a commitment to Texas Christian University, but dropped it in order to sign with the Rangers. His signing bonus was $3.7 million.

He only started his professional career the following year, 2019, playing for the Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League. In 18 starts, he went 4-4, 4.46, logging just 68 2/3 innings and striking out 65 batters. He was forced into inactivity by the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, but was with the Rangers in spring training in 2021. In his lone appearance, he was hit hard, giving up 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk in just a third of an inning. He was assigned to the Frisco Rough Riders of the Double-A Central to start the season and went 3-3, 2.31 in 19 starts, earning the assignment to start for the American League in the 2021 Futures Game onJuly 11th at Coors Field. He was promoted to the Round Rock Express of Triple-A West late in the season, making 2 starts there. Overall, He went 4-3, 2.41 in 21 games, all starts, logging 86 innings and striking out 107 opponents.

Further Reading[edit]

  • T.R. Sullivan and Wesley Dotson: "Rangers host 2018 first-round pick Winn: Righty pitcher expected to sign with Texas this week",, June 10, 2018. [1]
  • Tim Whelan Jr.: "MLB Draft: Cole Winn goes from Colo., to Calif., to first-round pick", USA Today High School Sports, June 4, 2018. [2]

Related Sites[edit]