The Book on Zack Cox
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Zack Cox / 3B, MIA
Louisville, KY, USA
19 | 3/22/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/19/2013): #183
MiLB.com Season Preview: Unranked or n/a
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2013: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: Unranked or n/a
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
The Cardinals' first pick of the 2010 Amateur Draft (25th overall), Arkansas' Zack Cox is a toolsy player with a high-end mix of baseball instincts and work ethic. He abandoned pitching to focus on hitting as a college freshman, and he hasn't looked back since. His bat speed is exceptional, and allowed him to turn on even the best heat in college ball while also letting him adjust to off-speed pitches with an ease seldom seen in NCAA.
He's still a bit rough defensively, but he'll have time to mature as a pro player while waiting for his MLB career to begin. His bat seems close to ready now: he was probably St. Louis's best overall offensive prospect when he was shipped to Miami at the 2012 deadline, and assuming Miami doesn't change course four more times in the next twelve months, he should see MLB action there almost immediately. He's ready.
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News and Notes
4/9/2013 by KDaddy
Zack Cox has cleared waivers and will attempt to rekindle his off-track career in AA Jacksonville.
3/31/2013 by KDaddy
Zack Cox was designated for assignment by the Marlins today, as they scrambled to adjust their 40-man roster. Cox, a top prospect only a couple of years ago, has faded due to some scuffling seasons. He'll work on a comeback in the minors, either with the Marlins or elsewhere.
7/31/2012 by DataBoy
The ever-veering Marlins continued to pick up prime prospects this week, today acquiring offensively-gifted infielder Zack Cox from the Cardinals for pitcher Edward Mujica.