AUSTIN COLEY
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: July 14, 1992
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 8th Round, 251st Overall, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Belmont University
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Coley throws a 92-93 mph fastball, a change that serves as his out pitch, and a curve that needs work.  He had mono before the 2014 season and it affected his velocity, but that was back up to the low-90s by the end of the season.  The illness may also have affected his control, which was good during his first two seasons but slipped quite a bit in his junior year.  He’s had good K rates.  Baseball America did not rank Coley among its top 500 draft prospects, but did rank him 15th among the top 40 prospects in Tennessee.  The Mets selected Coley as a draft-eligible sophomore in 2013, but he did not sign.  He signed with the Pirates shortly after the draft for a bonus of $125,000, a little under the slot value of $153,900.  Coley should be in the Jamestown rotation.
STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2014 5-1-0 15 15 82.2 67 4 42 85 1.32 .218 2.72
2013 6-0-0 10 10 57.0 49 1 14 65 1.11 .232 3.32
2012 2-0-1 26 1 45.0 35 1 11 35 1.02 .220 2.40
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2013: Drafted by the New York Mets in the 27th round, 806th overall pick.
June 6, 2014:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 8th round, 251st overall pick; signed on June 12.