• position LHP
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 245
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Fort Mill, S.Car.
  • Previous School South Carolina

(Pronunciation: Mag-D-el CO-toe)

  • Cape Cod summer baseball league all-star (2022)
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2022)
  • No. 41 2023 MLB Draft College Prospect (D1Baseball, 2022)
  • No. 73 2023 Collegiate MLB Draft Prospect (Perfect Game, 2022)
  • No. 102 2023 Overall MLB Draft Prospect (Perfect Game, 2022)

Joined the Lexington Blowfish of the Coast Plain League in July after committing to Kentucky…Despite being rusty still flashed his talent while holding opponents to a .176 batting average (six hits) in 10.0 innings over three starts.

Appeared in eight games out of the bullpen as a true freshman…In 8.2 innings he allowed 10 hits and struck out nine…Although season earned run average was 8.31 it was skewed by his final outing of the season when he allowed five of the eight earned runs he surrendered in 2021…Pitched two perfect innings with a pair of strikeouts vs. North Florida on May 5.

Attended Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, S.C. where he had 27 strikeouts in 13.2 innings with a 1.54 ERA as a senior…As a junior he had a 3.17 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 28.2 innings…Prep BasebalL Report tabbed him the top player in South Carolina in 2020…He was ranked the top left-handed pitcher and third-best pitcher overall in the Palmetto State by Perfect Game…Was No. 189 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 200 prospects for the 2020 MLB Draft…Was No. 202 on Baseball America’s Top 500 draft prospect list.

Son of Magdiel and Lisa Cotto…Born in Charlotte, N.C….Has two younger siblings, Malachi and Leilani…Major is Integrated Strategic Communications…Drinks an energy drink before every game and calls it his “go go juice.”

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