Cole Leonida
6-3, 213
B/R, T/R
Aurora, Colo.

Member of 2007 Louisville Slugger High School All-American team....also a First-Team All-Colorado and All-Class 5A selection by the Denver Post after hitting .516 (32-for-62) with two home runs and 20 RBI while playing in all 21 games as a senior at Grandview High School....hit .625 (15-for-24) with runners in scoring position in 2007....ended campaign with a 13-game hitting streak....caught 128 of 132 innings for his team during the season....selected to play in Colorado Rockies Senior Top 50 Game 6/3/2007 at Coors Field....also hit .493 with seven home runs and 30 RBI while posting a .590 on-base percentage as a junior in 2006....three-year captain at Grandview, where he has also lettered in basketball....Four-year letter-winner under head coach Dean Adams and four-year Principal's Honor Roll student.

2008: Scheduled to play for Wareham Gatemen of Cape Cod League during summer.

  • "Cole Leonida trains for the next level". See story.

Personal: Cole Vance Leonida....born Dec. 25, 1988....his uncle, Chuck Kniffin, served as the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2002 to 2004 and is currently the pitching coach for the Colorado Rockies' Class AAA affiliate at Colorado Springs.....majoring in Management.