Height: 6' 0" Weight: 185 lbs
Pro Experience: Southern Illinois Miners
College Experience: Bradley University
Southern Illinois Miners
During his first season in professional baseball, Cook posted a 1-1 record while dealing a 3.92 ERA over five appearances, all of which were starts. The Illinois native added 20.2 innings of work and struck out 15 as the youngest member of the Miners in 2019.
Cole Cook's best season came as a senior with Bradley after making a transition from weekly starter to bullpen specialist. His 2.03 ERA and .714 win-loss percentage were both career-best marks for Cook who made 19 appearances, 15 of them in relief, while adding 62 innings pitched. While his strikeout numbers reduced from 52 the previous season to 38 in his senior year, Cook tallied a team and career-best 1.048 WHIP while reducing his walks per nine to a team-low 2.5 walks.
Cook went 4-5 during his junior year with Bradley, producing a 4.88 ERA over 13 starts, totaling 75.2 innings pitched with a career-high 52 strikeouts. His team-best 2.89 strikeout to walk ratio also proved to be a college career-high.
As the youngest starter on the roster, Cook delivered an 8-6 record coupled with a 4.77 ERA in 77.1 innings of work. The then-sophomore made 18 appearances and 11 starts in his first season of D1 baseball, recording a team-high in starts, wins, and innings pitched.
Illinois Central College
Cook spent one season at the junior college level in 2016 where he contributed a 6-3 record in 12 starts, recording a 2.63 ERA with 62 strikeouts over 75.1 innings pitched.
Washington Community HS
A three-year varsity letterman, Cook was selected for the McDonald’s All-Star Game after each of his three seasons and he was a two-time, first-team All-Mid Illini Conference pick. Compiled a 20-5 record with a 1.81 ERA during his three-year varsity career. Posted his best numbers as a junior in 2014, when he was 9-1 with a 1.14 ERA in 104 innings while helping the Panthers to the Mid-Illini Conference title. Also played three years of basketball and one year of football at Washington.
The son of Gary and Heidi Cook, Cole was born July 7, 1997 in Peoria, IL.
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