Top 100 Countdown: Number 3 Zack Cox (Arkansas)

Cox,Zack web The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

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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  • Toby Ziegler

    At the age of 20, he put up a line of .266/.342/.558. As a pitcher, 11.6 H/9.

    To quote Sean Connery, “I’m waiting to be impressed.”

    • BaumbasticHawg

      You might take note that he was injured for much of the early season last year. And he failed to let the coaches know. The way he played at the end of the year is much more indicative of his abilities.

  • Toby Ziegler

    Also, 20 BBs versus 65 Ks. Did I mention he was 20 when he did this?

  • Swine Spodee Odee

    Toby you must be a Sooner fan. Sounds like sour grapes. Zack Cox is a solid player that your team would be so lucky to have.

  • Hogfan9741

    I’m going to have to agree with Odee; however, i will say that i thought it odd that Zack achieved higher ranking than Wilkins and even Eibner.

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      Every time I have seen Cox, he has dominated while Wilkins and Eibner play marginal games…Remember it is just an opinion.

  • Hogfan9741

    In addition, I cannot believe he didn’t go to the Dodgers!