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Chris Coghlan | Outfielder | #8

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 197
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2006 / Supplemental (Rd. 0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Coghlan went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Coghlan got a chance to bat leadoff atop the potent Cubs lineup and was able to play catalyst to an extent, scoring two of the Cubs' three runs on the night. The veteran was recently reacquired by the Cubs and should draw a decent amount of at-bats with his versatility. It may not be steady -- the Cubs certainly aren't hurting for help at any position -- and he'll need to produce when given opportunities to garner any fantasy value. Jun 22 - 12:10 AM

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Chris Coghlan will hit leadoff and start in left field Tuesday versus the Cardinals.

Ben Zobrist served as the leadoff man against southpaw Jaime Garcia on Monday, but Coghlan will get the opportunity Tuesday with right-hander Adam Wainwright on the hill. He makes for a low-cost option in DFS.
Jun 21 - 3:39 PM

Chris Coghlan is expected to be added to the Cubs' 25-man roster prior to Friday's game against the Braves.

The A's traded Coghlan to the Cubs in exchange for Arismendy Alcantara on Thursday. This will be the 30-year-old's second stint with the Cubs, as he saw 148 games with them last season and managed a respectable enough .250/.341/.443 triple-slash while swatting 16 homers and notching 41 RBI. With the Athletics, he was hitting just .146/.215/.272 across 158 at-bats.
Jun 10 - 1:16 PM

Cubs acquired INF/OF Chris Coghlan from the Athletics for 2B Arismendy Alcantara.

It's a homecoming for Coghlan, who hit .250 with 16 HR and 41 RBI in 148 games for the Cubs in 2015. He's failed to replicate those numbers in Oakland (.146, 5 HR, 14 RBI), though his arrival comes at a convenient time for the Cubs with Tommy La Stella (hamstring) headed to the disabled list. With so many mouths to feed in Chicago's stacked lineup, Coghlan will have to settle for a part-time role. This trade won't improve his already non-existent fantasy value.
Jun 9 - 5:49 PM

Chris Coghlan was hit by a pitch in the first inning and later launched a three-run homer against the Blue Jays in Friday night's victory.

Coghlan now has three homers in just 14 games, and although he hasn't been hitting for average, he's showing the kind of power that helped him hit 16 long balls a year ago for the Cubs. If the veteran outfielder continues to get consistent playing time, he could be a sneaky source of double-digit homers, which is attractive in deep mixed leagues and, of course, AL-only leagues.
Apr 22 - 10:48 PM

Chris Coghlan is starting at third base and batting second in Friday's game versus the Blue Jays.

Coghlan should serve as the A's regular third baseman while Danny Valencia (hamstring) is on the shelf. He had already been playing quite a bit at a variety of positions and has picked it up offensively of late with four hits -- including a homer -- in his last 13 at-bats.
Apr 22 - 2:37 PM

Chris Coghlan went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead homer off Steve Cishek in the top of the ninth to lead the A's to a 3-2 win over the Mariners on Friday.

Coghlan also singled in a run earlier in the game. He's quickly putting himself in position to play against most righties, perhaps at Billy Butler's expense. Maybe he'll see more time at second, too, given that Jed Lowrie is looking awfully shaky defensively so far.
Apr 9 - 1:35 AM

Chris Coghlan is starting at second base for the A's on Thursday against the White Sox.

Coghlan mostly served as an outfielder in Chicago, but he'll play all around the diamond this year with Oakland. He's batting sixth against White Sox right-hander Mat Latos. Jed Lowrie will DH and bat second.
Apr 7 - 12:17 PM

Chris Coghlan smacked a two-run homer against the Giants on Monday.

Making the start at second base, Coghlan also had a walk on the day. The 30-year-old had a sneaky-good season with the Cubs in 2015 and could wind up playing a lot for the A's in 2016, as he's behind an injury-prone Jed Lowrie at second base and also backing up a few injury-prone outfielders.
Mar 21 - 6:48 PM

Chris Coghlan finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the A's loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

He spent a little time in left field and a little time in right in the afternoon defeat. Coghlan was acquired from the Cubs late last month for right-hander Aaron Brooks. He had a strong showing with Chicago in 2015, slashing .250/.341/.443 with 16 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 148 games, but Oakland tends to sap fantasy value from hitters. And he doesn't exactly have a defined role.
Mar 8 - 6:51 PM

Athletics acquired INF/OF Chris Coghlan from the Cubs for RHP Aaron Brooks.

Coghlan had a nice 2015 with the Cubs, slashing .250/.341/.443 with 16 homers and 11 stolen bases in 148 games, but he was going to be buried this year on a roster loaded with young position player talent. The versatile 30-year-old has a much better shot at playing time in Oakland and could take on fantasy value in deep mixed leagues if he falls into a starting job. Coghlan is owed $4.8 million this year. He can become a free agent next winter.
Feb 25 - 12:11 PM

Cubs and 2B/OF Chris Coghlan avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.8 million contract.

He sees his salary nearly double in his final year of arbitration. Coghlan had an underrated season in 2015, hitting .250/.341/.443 with 16 homers and 11 steals.
Jan 15 - 4:53 PM

Chris Coghlan is starting in right field for the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday.

That pushes Jorge Soler to the bench. The only other change to their lineup from Game 1 is Miguel Montero catching in place of David Ross. Here's how they'll line up against Noah Syndergaard and the Mets: Dexter Fowler CF, Kyle Schwarber LF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Chris Coghlan RF, Miguel Montero C, Javier Baez SS, Jake Arrieta P.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Chris Coghlan is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Coghlan drew a start in the first game, but manager Joe Maddon has opted to use Austin Jackson in left field against left-hander Jaime Garcia.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Chris Coghlan is starting in left field and batting sixth in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.

Coghlan's presence in the lineup isn't a surprise, as he has eight hits in 17 career at-bats against Cardinals starter John Lackey. Kris Bryant is back at third base after starting in left field in the Wild Card Game, and David Ross is catching Jon Lester as usual.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 01:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Willson Contreras
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Chris Coghlan
3Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Travis Wood
6Spencer Patton
7Gerardo Concepcion
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Clayton Richard
10Zac Rosscup
11Joe Nathan