Cameron Cotton is a 6-2, 205 lb. right-handed pitcher from Danville, California (a suburb of San Francisco/Oakland). He’s in his freshman season at Cal Poly and a new teammate of ex-HarbourCats John Schuknecht and Jordan Ellis. Cotton had an outstanding season in his senior year of high school, compiling a 7-2 record with a sparkling 0.80 ERA and holding opponents to a paltry .151 batting average. He also struck out an astounding 15.2 batters per nine innings while walking only 3.3 hitters per nine. This guy can also swing the bat, as he hit for a .434 average with 3 homers in only 53 at-bats.
Carson Schneider is a freshman pitcher from Albuquerque and one of the two (and counting!) UNM Lobos headed to Victoria this summer. The 6-2, 175 lb. southpaw registered a 10-1 record and a 1.92 ERA in his senior year at Sandia High School and was named to the All-State team. His underlying numbers are excellent: 64 strikeouts and 22 walks in 58 ⅓ innings pitched. He will likely pitch in relief for the Lobos this spring.
Grimsley is also the son of former major-leaguer Jason Grimsley. The two-time World Series champion racked up a 4.77 ERA over 15 MLB seasons, but the senior Grimsley is perhaps best known for his off-field activities. Yes, he’s the guy who crawled through an air conditioning duct at Comiskey Park in 1994 to reach the locked umpire’s room containing Albert (don't call me "Joey") Belle's confiscated bat. Grimsley then replaced the corked bat with a normal one in one of the most bizarre capers in MLB history. On the darker side, he was also involved in a hard-to-believe PED drama in 2006 and 2007 that rivals the current Alex Rodriguez/Biogenesis scandal.
Jacob McAdams is a freshman right-handed pitcher from the University of Arizona, the 24th-ranked NCAA baseball team. The 6-2, 195 lb. utility player graduated from Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. He can also play both corner infield and corner outfield positions as well as catch, so he’ll be a handy guy to have on the team. McAdams’ high school stats are not readily available, so we’ll have to wait for the Wildcats season to begin on February 14th before we can get a better read on him. In the meantime, you can always check out his promotional website.