Bryant Cotton begins his first season with the ThunderBolts in 2011. He was signed on April 10, 2011. Bryant spent the 2010 season in the New York Yankees system, pitching in 14 games for Staten Island. He went 9-5 with a 4.35 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) his senior year at Saint Louis, tying the school record for wins in a season. Bryant attended Omaha Central High School in Nebraska.