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Collin Cowgill


Collin Cowgill

Collin Cowgill
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – No. 19
Born: (1986-05-22) May 22, 1986 (age 28)
Lexington, Kentucky
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 26, 2011 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .236
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 34

Collin Brannen Cowgill (born May 22, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. He has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, and New York Mets. Prior to his professional career, Cowgill played college baseball for the University of Kentucky.

Amateur career

Cowgill attended the University of Kentucky, where he played college baseball for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team. In his final season at Kentucky, he was named a third-team All-American by Rivals.

Professional career

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Cowgill in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft from Kentucky.[1]

On July 26, 2011 Cowgill was called up from the Triple-A Reno Aces.[2] He hit his first career major league home run as a Diamondback, on August 28, 2011 against the San Diego Padres.[3]

Oakland Athletics

On December 9, 2011, Cowgill was part of a trade along with Jarrod Parker and Ryan Cook, in which the Diamondbacks acquired Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow from the Oakland Athletics.[4]

New York Mets

On December 18, 2012, the Athletics traded Cowgill to the New York Mets for Jefry Marte.[5] Cowgill hit the first grand slam for the Mets on Opening Day in 18 years when he hit one in the 7th inning against the San Diego Padres.

Cowgill was named the starting center fielder for the Mets for 2013 after an impressive spring training. After a poor start to the season, Cowgill was set to platoon in center field with Jordany Valdespin. Cowgill was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on May 3 when the Mets recalled Andrew Brown. On June 18, 2013, Cowgill was designated for assignment by the Mets.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

On June 24, 2013, the Mets traded Cowgill to the Angels in exchange for minor league outfielder Kyle Johnson.


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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