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Kaleb Cowart | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None

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Kaleb Cowart went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a steal in Friday's loss to the Indians.
The single was just Cowart's fourth hit since he was called up on August 18. He was the 18th overall selection in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft and hit .323/.395/.491 with six homers and 45 RBI over 62 games at Triple-A Salt Lake. As a 23-year-old, he still has a ways to go before we can truly determine what he'll be at the big league level. Aug 28 - 10:00 PM

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Kaleb Cowart hit his first major league home run Saturday off the Blue Jays' Marco Estrada.

It's Cowart's lone hit in 16 at-bats to date. We wouldn't be too optimistic about it being a sign of things to come.
Aug 23 - 1:15 AM

Kaleb Cowart went 0-for-3 on Friday and has opened his big-league career 0-for-13 with six strikeouts.

It's no surprise that Cowart is looking overmatched against big-league pitching. It's also something that doesn't figure to change right away. The Angels really should have stuck with Conor Gillaspie at third base and hoped for the best.
Aug 22 - 1:42 AM

Angels purchased the contract of 3B Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cowart, the 18th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, has hit .323/.395/.491 with six home runs and 45 RBI in 62 games this season at the Triple-A level. He should see semi-regular starts at third base while David Freese recovers from a fractured index finger. The 23-year-old will be making his major league debut Tuesday night against the White Sox.
Aug 18 - 5:38 PM

Angels prospect 3B Kaleb Cowart went 2-for-3 with two triples and two RBI on Thursday for Triple-A Salt Lake.

He also worked a walk and scored a pair of runs in the game. After opening the season down in the California League, Cowart was promoted to Triple-A last week when the Angels called up Kyle Kubitza. The 23-year-old has caught fire in June, as he’s batting .412/.483/.745 with 13 extra-base hits and 14 RBI in 15 games between both levels. Meanwhile, Cowart is batting .360/.370/.760 with six extra-base hits (one home run) and eight RBI in eight games since joining Salt Lake. Unfortunately, the hot streak doesn’t obscure the fact that he posted a .222/.286/.312 batting line in 258 games at the Double-A level over the last two seasons.
Jun 19 - 3:10 PM

Angels prospect 3B Kaleb Cowart has been promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cowart’s promotion to the minor league’s highest level had little to do with his performance this season, as he was batting just .242/.326/.387 in 221 plate appearances at High-A Inland Empire. Rather, it was a move that corresponded with the Angels decision to call-up third baseman Kyle Kubitza. Cowart, 23, spent the last two seasons at Double-A Arkansas, where he batted a combined .222/.286/.312 with 12 home runs and 223 strikeouts in 258 games. He’s swung a hot bat of late, however, with a .522 average (12-for-23) and seven doubles in his last seven contests.
Jun 11 - 4:25 PM

Angels third base prospect Kaleb Cowart has resumed switch-hitting.

Cowart had tried batting just left-handed for a while, but the experiment didn't work. The former top prospect's stock has fallen rapidly the last couple years to the point that the Angels have discussed making him into a pitcher if his hitting doesn't improve.
Mar 30 - 6:55 PM

Angels third base prospect Kaleb Cowart went 3-for-4 with a triple for Double-A Arkansas on Monday, raising his season line to .229/.301/.329.

After a breakout in 2012, Cowart has struggled to get his OPS above 650 while in his second season in Double-A. Cowart has more stolen bases and increased his walk rate, but he still isn't hitting for a good average or power, and the likelihood that he will reach the major leagues is decreasing.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Angels prospect 3B Kaleb Cowart was 2-for-4 with a home run, triple and two RBI on Thursday for Double-A Arkansas.

The 22-year-old also drew a walk and scored four times in the game. After struggling to the tune of a .162 batting average and .523 OPS in May, Cowart has picked up the pace this month with a .262/.333/.393 batting line and improved 12-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 18 games. Unfortunately, he still looks like a far cry from the player he showed signs of becoming during his outstanding 2012 full-season debut, when he posted an .810 OPS with 54 extra-base hits and 103 RBI in 135 games between both Class-A levels.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 06:30:00 PM

Angels third base prospect Kaleb Cowart went 4-for-5 with a double for Double-A Arkansas on Wednesday.

After a hot start, Cowart has struggled, and is hitting .250/.313/.318 for the season. He has improved from 2013, but if he does not start hitting soon, he may never reach the major leagues.
Thu, May 1, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Angels third base prospect Kaleb Cowart is hitting .370/.455/.556 through his first eight games of 2014.

Cowart has returned to Double-A Arkansas for 2014 after hitting a paltry .221/.279/.301 with 20 doubles, one triple, and six home runs to go with 124 strikeouts in 2013. His overall potential is limited, but if he continues to hit he could be in line for a promotion to Triple-A Salt Lake. If there is an injury that keeps David Freese out for a while, Cowart could make his major league debut in 2014.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 09:56:00 AM

Angels reassigned 3B Kaleb Cowart, C Jett Bandy, and INFs Eric Stamets and Alex Yarbrough to minor league camp.

There are no surprises in this group. One of the club's top prospects, Cowart had one hit in seven at-bats this spring.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Angels reassigned 3B Kaleb Cowart, 2B Taylor Lindsey and OF Randal Grichuk to minor league camp.

Baseball America included Cowart (No. 1), Grichuk (No. 6) and Lindsey (No. 7) among the team's top 10 prospects during the offseason. Cowart, a 20-year-old third baseman, is considered the organization's top prospect now that Mike Trout is in the big leagues and Jean Segura is in Milwaukee.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Kaleb Cowart went 2-for-2 with a bases-clearing double Wednesday in an exhibition game against Italy.

To be fair, Chris Denorfia likely would have caught the ball if he didn't take a bad route, but it will go down as a double in the box score. Regarded as the Angels' third baseman of the future, Cowart batted .276/.358/.452 with 16 home runs and an .810 OPS last season between Class-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Inland Empire. Baseball America recently ranked him as the game's No. 67 prospect.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 06:27:00 PM

The Angels have agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Kaleb Cowart.

Teams have until midnight on Monday to lock up picks from June's draft but many first-rounders remain unsigned. Cowart was selected 18th overall out of a Georgia high school and projects as a future top starter with a high-velocity fastball. He was handed a $2.3 million signing bonus.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 02:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Rafael Lopez
4Jett Bandy
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Kaleb Cowart
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Matt Joyce
2Shane Victorino
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Nick Tropeano
8Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
6Cory Rasmus
7Cam Bedrosian
8Mike Morin
9Wesley Wright
10Lucas Luetge