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Friday, June 25, 2010

Kevin Goldstein On The Angels' First-Rounder, Kaleb Cowart

In BPro today:
18. Kaleb Cowart, 3B, Cook HS (GA)
Inside the Pick: Seen as more of a late first-round talent, Cowart moved up to the Angels, and was a surprising selection for them, as he's considered a tough sign. What He is: Cowart is a fantastic athlete and a two-way talent, but someone many teams preferred as a pitcher. As a third baseman, he's a switch-hitter with power from both sides and a downright pretty swing. He's even an average runner, and his arm is strong.
What He is Not: Cowart's defensive reviews, other than his arm, are a mixed bag, and he'll need to improve his reads, footwork, and the accuracy of his throws. He's an aggressive hitter who looks to mash early in the count, and will need to temper his approach.
Path with the Angels: The Angels have very little when it comes to prospects that play on the left side of the infield, so there's nothing blocking Cowart's progress long-term.
More there on the Angels' other two first-rounders, Taylor Lindsey and Ryan Bolden. And, geez, whoever thought that the Halos' middle infield machine would come to a clanking halt like that?

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