- position LHP
- height 6-4
- Weight 250
- class Junior
- Hometown Fort Mill, S.C.
- Previous School South Carolina
(Pronunciation: Mag-D-el CO-toe)
- No. 68 2023 MLB Draft College Prospect (D1Baseball)
- No. 102 2023 MLB Draft Prospect (Baseball America)
- Cape Cod summer baseball league all-star (2022)
- No. 7 MLB pitching prospect in Cape Cod League (D1Baseball, 2022)
- No. 19 MLB prospect in Cape Cod League (Baseball America, 2022)
- SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2022)
- No. 73 2023 Collegiate MLB Draft Prospect (Perfect Game, 2022)
- No. 102 2023 Overall MLB Draft Prospect (Perfect Game, 2022)
Made seven starts in 11 appearances for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League…Had a 3.73 earned run average and struck out 31 in 31.1 innings…Started the league’s all-star game on the mound…ERA in the regular season was just 2.66.
Appeared in 15 games with nine starts…Went 3-1 with a 6.06 earned run average in 32.2 innings…Struck out 36 on the season, 9.9 K per nine innings…Pitched 3.1 innings of two-hit baseball vs. No. 1 Tennessee in the SEC Tournament…Notched a season-high six strikeouts vs. Jacksonville State on opening weekend…Recorded at least one strikeout in 13 of 15 appearances.
Joined the Lexington Blowfish of the Coastal 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.
2021 (SOUTH CAROLINA)
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.”