SF Giants Rumors: Mississippi State Coach John Cohen Shares Insights On Giants 1st Pick Chris Stratton
John Cohen the Head Coach of Mississippi State Baseball shares his insights with SF Giants Rumors about the San Francisco Giants #1 draft pick Chris Stratton.
Last summer Stratton pitched for Harwich in the Cape Code League. Stratton went 1-1 with a 2.18 ERA in six games. This is where he started to attract the attention of the Giants scouts.
“I think last summer in the Cape, he really became the pitcher that we thought he was going to become. I think he’s somebody that’s going to have a great professional career,” says Cohen.
With Stratton being the Giants number 1 pick, and also being a pitcher. I wanted to ask Cohen about Stratton’s work ethic, because the Giants are a team that’s now known for having some elite homegrown pitching talent.
“His work ethic is unbelievable, he was a tremendous leader for us. He just kind of figured himself out after his sophomore year. He became a great leader for us.”
In his Junior year, Stratton posted a 11-2 record with a 2.38 ERA and 127 strikeouts for Mississippi State. He’s got four pitches (fastball, curve, slider, changeup) in his repertoire. It’s been said that prior to his Junior year, Stratton was thought of as third or fourth rounder. However, he put it all together his Junior year!
“I can’t imagine anybody in the draft who is a better person with a better work ethic than Chris Stratton,” says Cohen. “Your going to really enjoy covering this kid, he’s different, he’s special.”
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