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Cole Ayers

  • height 6-2
  • Weight 180
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Mt. Carmel, Ohio

2019 OUTLOOK
Right-hander from the greater Cincinnati prep baseball ranks…Played on the same high school team with fellow Wildcat Kyle Music…Talented arm that was selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft…Sits 89 to 92 miles per hour with his fastball but best pitch is breaking ball…Tough, competitive kid.

HIGH SCHOOL
Ranked the No. 72 right-handed pitcher in the country by Perfect Game and the No. 202 player overall…Ranked the No. 102 right-handed pitcher in the country by Prep Baseball Report and the No. 239 player overall…Ranked the No. 198 player in the country by Baseball America…Named 2018 Rawlings/Perfect Game All-American… Played for coach Brian Conley at West Clermont (OH) High School…Was a four-year letterman and also played football…Earned the 2018 Principal’s Award and was five-year member of the Honor Roll.

PERSONAL
Hometown is Mount Carmel, Ohio…Born in Cincinnati…Son of Mike Ayers and Gina Palmisano…Father played baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, reaching Triple-A…Uncle, Nick Ayers, played in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals…Perfect Game selected him as a Top 150 Impact Freshman entering the 2019 season…Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 36th round of 2018 MLB Draft…Known for his premier breaking ball…Favorite MLB team is the Houston Astros…Favorite player is New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard…Wears No. 14 because it was his father’s number too…Favorite baseball movie is The Sandlot…Favorite line is “You’re killing me, Smalls!”…Interested in becoming a clothes designer… Chose UK because the “coaches are amazing people and I came here to win a national championship with them.”

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