Padres Sign 3rd Round Pick Cole Wilcox

Cole Wilcox
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The San Diego Padres have signed 3rd round pick Cole Wilcox out of the University of Georgia.  The talented pitcher was considered a 1st round talent by many evaluators, but slipped to the 3rd round in the draft due to concerns about his signability.  During the 2020 season, Wilcox had a 3-0 record with a 1.57 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 32 Ks and 2 BBs in 23 innings pitched.  Get to know Cole Wilcox!

The #Padres have agreed to terms with Cole Wilcox, the 80th overall selection in the 2020 #MLBDraft.Welcome to the #Padres, @ColeWilcox11!

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 30, 2020

Thank you to the @Padres for the opportunity. I am forever grateful to the organization for allowing me to fulfill a lifelong dream. Can’t wait to get to work! #GoPadres

— Cole Wilcox (@ColeWilcox11) June 30, 2020

3rd-rder Cole Wilcox signs with @Padres for $3.3 million (slot 80 value = $767,800). Georgia RHP, fastball can reach 100 mph, power slider & fading changeup can flash plus. Sets @MLBDraft 3rd-rd bonus record, eclipsing $3 mil SD gave Hudson Head last year.

— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 30, 2020

One more time, here are the @MLBDraft bonus records for each round (fixing the typo on Wilcox's year):

— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 30, 2020

San Diego executes their draft strategy to perfection, yet again.

— Michael Marino (@MMarinoMiLB) June 30, 2020

Cole Wilcox, Filthy 95mph and 96mph Two Seamers. --

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) February 15, 2020

Clip of Cole Wilcox RHP (UGA) @baseballUGA in most recent/final start of the yr. 1) SL inner third & gloveside break. 2) Plus FB control, K. The 6'5" sophomore has a control over command profile, flashes two plus pitches, FB 94-96 & SL 86-88, a dangerous combo. -- #MLBDraft #MiLB

— Michael Marino (@MMarinoMiLB) March 26, 2020

Here's another clip of #Wilcox making hitters look foolish. Look at that movement, beauty of a pitch! #UGA #Georgia #SEC #MLBDraft

— Michael Marino (@MMarinoMiLB) March 27, 2020

There’s a reason ⁦@BaseballUGA⁩ Fr RHP Cole Wilcox was considered a sure 1st Rd MLB draft prospect before opting for Athens, GAHe’s unleashed several filthy 89 sliders before wiping out this ⁦@AuburnBaseball⁩ hitter with 97 octane.To the 10th tied at 3

— Stu Murray (@Stu_Murray1) May 11, 2019