Last Tuesday, the Mets obtained outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jefry Marte. Honestly, I knew very little about Collin Cowgill and decided to do some research on him to quench my curiosity. Here is what I was able to learn about him as well as some input on Jefry Marte as well.
My first stop was to Baseball America where I was hoping to learn more about what his prospect status was or had been.
Collin Cowgill, Outfielder
Age: 26. Born: May 22, 1986 in Lexington, Ky.
Bats: R. Throws: L.
Career Transactions: Selected by Diamondbacks in fifth round of 2008 draft; signed June 8, 2008 … Traded by Diamondbacks with RHPs Jarrod Parker and Ryan Cook to Athletics for RHP Trevor Cahill, LHP Craig Breslow and cash, Dec. 9, 2011.
Cowgill could be just about the perfect reserve outfielder because he defends all three positions, throws well and runs the bases intelligently with 71 steals in 76 tries at the Triple-A level. He won’t ...