New York Yankees Prospect Profile: Number 22 Cale Coshow


As we continue our prospect profile series, we move down the New York Yankees pipeline to 22nd-ranked prospect Cale Coshow.

Scouting Grades: (Courtesy of MLB Pipeline) Fastball: 70|Slider: 55|Changeup: 45|Control: 50| Overall: 45

‘ESPN Eight the Coshow’ was drafted by the Yankees in the 13th round of the 2013 June Amateur Draft out of Oklahoma Christian University and he signed with the club for $100,000.

His first two years of minor league ball weren’t all that spectacular.

In 2013 he pitched to an 0-2 record with a 3.76 ERA over 40.2 innings with the Staten Island ‘Baby Bombers. The following year he pitched to a 1-2 record with a 4.20 ERA in 15 innings split between the Gulf Coast Yankees, Staten Island and the Charleston RiverDogs (Class A).

In 2015 Coshow finally made his mark in the Yankees system. He pitched to a 9-5 record with a career best 2.45 ERA over a career high 114 innings pitched, and he even pitched well enough to make it all the way up to the AA Trenton Thunder.

After posting a 1.12 ERA in 16 innings with the RiverDogs, Coshow was called up to the Tampa Yankees (Class A-Advanced) where he absolutely dominated. Over a 64.2 inning span, the right-hander pitched his way to a 7-2 record with a 2.23 ERA and 56 strikeouts.

After making the leap to Trenton, Coshow made six starts, pitching to a 2-3 record and a 3.51 ERA.

Coshow stands 6-foot-5 and weighs in a staggering 260 pounds, but he still manages to repeat his delivery and consistently tattoo the strike zone. His minor league body of work proves he’s more dominant in short stints, but if he can log more than 114 innings and post a similar stat-line to his 2015 numbers, the Yankees can stretch him out to be a long-term starter. If not, he could be a late-inning flame-thrower and potentially hop on the ‘Scranton Express’ if he makes it up to AAA.