Aker is the grandson of Jack Aker, former major leaguer, who used to mangage the Lynchburg Mets with Jeff Reardon, Wally Backman, Ron Gardenhire and others…The Akers are a baseball family….
from the Press Release:
JUPITER, Fla. – Cole Aker (2015, Kernersville, N.C.) served as an early morning wakeup call for the scouts gathered at the Cardinals’ quad for the 8:00 a.m. time slot, showing off a loose, easy arm and a hopping 87-90 mph fastball. He topped as high as 91 mph. He pitches from a three-quarters arm slot and showed good sinking action down in the zone. He couples that live fastball with a sharp 74-78 breaking ball with 10-to-4 depth, and he showed an ability in this game to spot it to both sides of the plate. His 6-foot-2 frame is a wiry, projectable one, and he should continue to pick up velocity with maturity. Aker carried his velocity well into the latter innings of what was an efficient, highly effective complete game effort. His polish and command stood out throughout the outing.
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