We continue the list today with number 3 in our countdown with sophomore infielder/RHP Zack Cox from Arkansas. He is from Louisville Kentucky and attended Pleasure Ridge Park High School where he had an outstanding career both at the plate and on the mound. He had a career batting average of .449 while hitting 33 home runs. On the mound, he was even better with a 38-3 record with a 1.03 ERA and 495 strikeouts over 300 innings. He was named an Under Armour, Rawlings and Louisville Slugger All-American while being named Mr. Baseball in Kentucky as a senior. He was selected in the 20th round by the LA Dodgers but decided to head to Arkansas.
Cox had a solid freshman season with the Razorbacks as he hit .266 while finishing second on the team with 13 homers and 39 RBI. He also appeared on the mound in 14 games going 5-1 with a 4.82 ERA. He played the summer of 2009 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Cotuit Kettleers. He led them with a .344 batting average while driving in 11 runs. He was named to the CCBL All-Star game where he won the MVP award after going 2-2 with two RBI. He was also named to the All-League team. Baseball America rated him as the number 2 prospect in the CCBL.
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