Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Getting to Know Lancaster JetHawks RHP Jamaine Cotton

I actually got to know Lancaster JetHawks RHP Jamaine Cotton a little bit through "talking" with him on twitter and then followed up with a little email Q&A regarding his experience with the Liga Paralela in Venezuela last winter.

Jamaine Cotton - May 2014
Photo by Jayne Hansen

Cotton was drafted in the 15th round in 2010 out of Western Oklahoma State College, but he is actually from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. And that has always fascinated me. I wanted to hear more from Cotton about baseball in his childhood home since only 11 players from the U.S. Virgin Islands have made it to the big leagues.

Let's hear from Jamaine. (Apologies for the audio quality ... the Lancaster wind strikes again!)


Cotton has been having a good season this year as well. He didn't allow a single run in the month of April and he has converted 5 of 6 save opportunities. For the season, he has a 1.65 ERA and a 1.531 WHIP.

According to Lancaster Pitching Coach Don Alexander, "Cotton has been doing good work this year. Has been working mostly at the back end of games and is throwing the ball very well. Aggressive, works in the strikezone well and attacks hitters with a solid fastball/slider combination. Works at the bottom of the zone well. Continues to work at keeping his delivery athletic with good rhythm and has been doing a good job of this. Solid makeup with excellent work habits and competes very well."

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Thank you for your time, Jamaine. Best of luck to you and your brother Jharel as the season progresses.

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