February 11, 1967 |
|April 5, 1993, for the Florida Marlins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 2000, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Run batted in||21|
Scott Vernon Pose (//; born February 11, 1967, in Davenport, Iowa) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He is an alumnus of Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa and the University of Arkansas.
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 34th round of the 1989 MLB amateur draft, Pose would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Florida Marlins on April 5, 1993, and appear in his final game on September 29, 2000.
Pose was a member of the inaugural Marlins 1993 franchise and was the first official batter in Marlins history. Nevertheless, he only appeared in 15 games with the expansion Marlins, as the bulk of his career playing time came later in the decade with the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals. Pose's career season was in 1999, when he hit .285 as an outfield reserve with the Royals. Despite earning the praise of Royals Manager Tony Muser, Pose's playing time decreased in 2000, as he would start in only three games, appearing almost exclusively as a pinch hitter. While Pose did his best to get on base, his lack of power limited his career: in 381 career plate appearances, Pose never homered and managed only seven doubles and a lone triple.
Since 2008, Pose has served as a college baseball analyst for the Big Ten Network.
Pose now provides color commentary for the Durham Bulls' television and radio broadcasts, with Patrick Kinas giving play-by-play commentary.
- Dusterberg, Kurt (2010). Journeymen: 24 Bittersweet Tales of Short Major League Sports Careers. Wilmington, OH: Orange Frazer Press. ISBN 978-1-933197-36-4.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Five Fun Facts About Scott Pose at Royals Review
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