Kaleb Cowart

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Kaleb Cowart
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – No. 71
Third baseman
Born: (1992-06-02) June 2, 1992 (age 22)
Adel, Georgia
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Kaleb Cowart (born June 2, 1992[1] in Adel, Georgia) is a baseball player who won the Gatorade High School Baseball Player of the Year Award in 2010.[2] Cowart was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first round (eighteenth overall) in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Cook High School.

High school[edit]

In his senior year, Cowart played third base and also pitched. As a pitcher he went 10-1 with a 1.05 ERA in 73 innings, recording 116 strikeouts and one save. As a batter, he hit .654 with 11 home runs, 59 RBIs and scored 55 runs. He also recorded a 1.206 slugging percentage, a .721 on-base percentage and was 36/36 on stolen bases. His batting average is the second highest in state history for a single season. As a high school senior at Cook County High School, Kaleb ate a record 42 hot wings in 3 minutes at the Adel town fair, only to come in second to Bret Marks.

Professional career[edit]

Cowart was selected 18th overall in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Angels. Though he committed to play baseball at Florida State University, Cowart signed with the Angels.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaleb Cowart". Baseballrumormill.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ Halley, Jim (2010-06-03). "Georgia standout Kaleb Cowart is Gatorade's baseball player of year". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  3. ^ Angels sign Kaleb Cowart

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