|J. B. Cox
|Born: May 13, 1984
Bay City, Texas
James Brent "J. B." Cox (born May 13, 1984) is an American former baseball relief pitcher.
Cox graduated from the University of Texas in 2005. With the Texas Longhorns baseball team, Cox set the record for the most appearances in the College World Series with 13.
Cox was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2nd round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. In 2006, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com wrote, "Some are projecting him as the eventual replacement for all-world closer Mariano Rivera."
In 2006, Cox was named to the 2006 Olympic Qualifying Team roster. He pitched in three games for the U.S. national team, allowing one run in 5.2 innings.
In 2007, Cox was listed as the eight best prospect in the New York Yankees organization and owning the best slider in the farm system.
Cox was hired as a volunteer student assistant for the Texas Longhorns after retiring from playing.