Zack Cox

Zack Cox

Zack Cox
Miami Marlins
Third baseman
Born: (1989-05-09) May 9, 1989 (ageĀ 25)
Louisville, Kentucky
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Zackary Kendrick Cox (born May 9, 1989) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Miami Marlins organization of Major League Baseball.

Amateur career

Cox was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Pleasure Ridge Park High School in the Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood of Louisville, and played for the school's baseball team. Cox attended the University of Arkansas, where he played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team. Cox was a 2010 All-American.[1] He set Razorbacks records for hits (102) and batting average (.429).[2]

Professional career

St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Cox in the first round, with the 25th overall selection, of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed a major league contract with the Cardinals, receiving a four year contract worth $3.2 million that included a $2 million signing bonus.[3][4] Cox played only four games, receiving 17 plate appearances, for the Gulf Coast League's Cardinals that year. In 2011, Cox played for the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and the Springfield Cardinals of the Class AA Texas League. Over the season, he had a .306 batting average, 13 home runs, and 68 runs batted in (RBIs).[2]

Cox began the 2012 season with the Memphis Redbirds of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. He batted .254 with nine home runs and 30 RBIs in 316 plate appearances.[2]

Miami Marlins

On July 31, 2012, he was traded to the Miami Marlins for right handed pitcher Edward Mujica.[5] The Marlins assigned him to the Jacksonville Suns of the Class AA Southern League. Limited by injuries, he batted .253 with Jacksonville, hitting only one home run.[2]

The Marlins waived Cox at the end of spring training in 2013, removing him from their 40 man roster. Unclaimed by other MLB teams, Cox returned to Jacksonville, where he batted .264 and hit three home runs with 29 RBIs.[2]

References

External links

Biography portal
Baseball portal
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Cox player profile page at Scout.com