BBDP Nickname: Cotham City
Age: 25 Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 210 pounds Throws: Right Max velocity: 96 Born in: Mt. Juliet, Tennessee College: Vanderbilt
No one has moved through the system faster in the past two seasons than Caleb Cotham. Part of this is because of his age and because his career started off slowly due to injury. The other part is because he has great polish and solid stuff.
Raised in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Cotham went to Vanderbilt and was drafted by the Yankees in the 5th round of the 2009 draft. He signed for $675,000. His first season as a pro he re-aggravated a knee injury and was shut down for the season. He did not pitch again until 2011, when he served as an effective reliever in Staten Island.
In 2012 he went back to his starting ways, posting a 3.64 ERA over 101.1 innings and striking out 76 to 29 walks over two levels. He started the season in Low-A and moved up to Tampa about 1/3 of the way through. He did not pitch particularly well while in Tampa, but it was good enough for the Yankees to start ..read more