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Zack Cox | Third Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Tigers signed 3B Zack Cox to a minor league contract.
The 27-year-old was a first round pick by the Cardinals in the 2010 draft but has never played in the majors. He has shown flashes of talent over the years but never hit with enough consistency to generate much prospect buzz. He hit .321/.393/.422 in Double-A with the Marlins in 2015 but had to settle for playing all of 2016 with an independent league team. He played well enough there to attract the interest of the Tigers and will take another shot with an affiliated minor league team. Thu, Dec 15, 2016 05:12:00 PM

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Marlins sent 3B Zack Cox outright to Double-A Jacksonville.

Cox was a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2010, so it says a lot about his prospect status that he was able to pass through waivers unclaimed. The 23-year-old batted just .254/.301/.409 with 10 homers between Double- and Triple-A last season.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Marlins designated 3B Zack Cox for assignment.

Acquired from the Cardinals last season for Edward Mujica, Cox's prospect status has faded greatly the last couple season. He's just 23, though, and could draw some interest on waivers.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Marlins recalled 3B Zack Cox from Double-A Jacksonville.

Acquired from the Cardinals in the Edward Mujica deal, Cox hit only .254/.301/.409 with 10 homers between Double- and Triple-A this season. He should be bumped back up to Triple-A to start next year.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 10:49:00 AM

Marlins acquired 3B Zack Cox from the Cardinals for RHP Edward Mujica.

Mujica is a fairly reliable right-handed reliever, but this is a nice get for the Fish. Cox was the Cardinals' first-round pick in 2010 out of the University of Arkansas and had a nice showing at Double-A in 2011 before leveling off at the Triple-A level this season. There's still reason for optimism with the 23-year-old infielder.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 03:19:00 PM

Cardinals prospect Zack Cox received 11 stitches after a collision this weekend at Double-A Springfield.

Cox did not suffer a concussion and is expected to return to the Springfield starting lineup within a couple of days. The 22-year-old third baseman is off to a slow start since his promotion from Single-A Palm Beach, batting just .207/.290/.293 in 131 plate appearances. He was a first-round pick of the Cardinals last summer.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 12:28:00 PM

2010 first-round pick Zack Cox has been promoted by the Cardinals to Double-A Springfield.

Cox was off to a great .335/.380/.439 start with Single-A Palm Beach. The 22-year-old was regarded as one of the best college hitters in last year's draft, but he slipped to No. 25 due to signability issues. If Cox keeps mashing in the minors, he could arrive in the majors rather quickly.
Tue, May 24, 2011 12:41:00 PM

2010 first-round pick Zack Cox went 0-for-5 and struck out four times Wednesday in his debut for the Rafters of the AFL.

Cox is shaking off some rust, as he had played in just four games since signing with the Cardinals back in August. The Rafters probably shouldn't be batting him third just yet.
Wed, Oct 13, 2010 12:47:00 AM

Cardinals agreed to terms with first-round pick 3B Zach Cox.

The final number isn't official, but Kendall Rogers of Yahoo! Sports reports that he will receive a $3.2 million signing bonus. Cox, 21, was regarded as one of the best college hitters in the draft, but he dropped to No. 25 due to signability issues. Now that the Cardinals have him locked up, he could arrive to the majors rather quickly, either at second base or third base.
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 12:36:00 AM

Cardinals vice president of player development Jeff Luhnow said he wasn't particularly optimistic about getting first-round pick Zack Cox signed by Aug. 16.

A draft-eligible sophomore, Cox was known to be a tough sign, which is why he slipped to St. Louis with the 25th pick in the draft. "No because our first selection was part available to us because of some desires that other clubs weren’t willing to even consider," Luhnow said when asked if a deal was getting close. "I think that one could be a lengthy process. …We knew that there was a disconnect between what most clubs probably had as a value and what the player was stating that he was wanting to come out as a sophomore, especially elite players at the top of the draft, so we’ll just have to wait and see."
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 03:19:00 PM

Cardinals selected third baseman Zack Cox with the 25th pick in the MLB draft.

A draft-eligible sophomore, Cox could be a tough sign, since he’d lose little leverage by returning to Arkansas for another year. That he didn't go in the top 10 as expected would seem to increase the chances that he'll head back to school. Cox has a promising left-handed bat that should allow him to hit for average and power. However, his defense at third base is rather rough and he might end up in the outfield.
Tue, Jun 8, 2010 02:21:00 AM

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