Collin Cowgill

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Collin Cowgill
Collin Cowgill (17706153116).jpg
Cowgill with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
San Diego Padres
Born: (1986-04-28) April 28, 1986 (age 30)
Lexington, Kentucky
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 26, 2011, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average .234
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 57

Collin Brannen Cowgill (born April 28, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the San Diego Padres organization. He previously played in MLB for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Cleveland Indians. Prior to his professional career, Cowgill played college baseball for the University of Kentucky.

Amateur career[edit]

Cowgill attended the University of Kentucky, where he played college baseball for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team. In his final season at Kentucky, he was named a third-team All-American by Rivals.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Cowgill crosses home plate after his first MLB home run, August 28, 2011

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Cowgill in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft from Kentucky.[1]

On July 26, 2011 Cowgill was called up from the AAA Reno Aces.[2] He hit his first career major league home run as a Diamondback, on August 28, 2011 against the San Diego Padres.[3]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On December 9, 2011, Cowgill was part of a trade along with Jarrod Parker and Ryan Cook, in which the Diamondbacks acquired Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow from the Oakland Athletics.[4]

New York Mets[edit]

Cowgill with the New York Mets in 2013

On December 18, 2012, the Athletics traded Cowgill to the New York Mets for Jefry Marté.[5] Cowgill hit the first grand slam for the Mets on Opening Day in 18 years when he hit one in the 7th inning against the San Diego Padres.

Cowgill was named the starting center fielder for the Mets for 2013 after an impressive spring training. After a poor start to the season, Cowgill was set to platoon in center field with Jordany Valdespin. Cowgill was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on May 3 when the Mets recalled Andrew Brown. On June 18, 2013, Cowgill was designated for assignment by the Mets.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

On June 24, 2013, the Mets traded Cowgill to the Angels in exchange for minor league outfielder Kyle Johnson. On June 10, 2014, Collin Cowgill hit his first walk-off home run in the bottom of the 14th inning to beat the Oakland A's 2-1.

Cleveland Indians[edit]

Cowgill was traded from the Angels to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations on December 2, 2015. He played in nine games for the Indians, including opening day, before being optioned to the minor league Columbus Clippers. The Indians designated Cowgill for assignment on September 1, 2016 and outrighted him to Columbus on September 2.

Cowgill elected free agency on October 5, 2016.

San Diego Padres[edit]

Cowgill signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres in 2017, that included an invitation to spring training.


  1. ^ "D-backs draft pitcher with pedigree". MLB. June 5, 2008. Retrieved May 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "D-backs look for a boost with Putz return, Cowgill callup.". USA Today. July 26, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Fenechlast, Anthony (August 28, 2011). "Hill, Cowgill backs Kennedy's NL-best 17th win". MLB. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Gilbert, Steve (9 December 2011). "D-backs pick up Cahill, Breslow from A's". Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
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