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Prospect Videos: Kaleb Cowart, 3B, Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Kaleb Cowart with the eighteenth overall pick in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft.  In his senior year at Cook High School in Georgia, the 18-year-old put together a phenomenal season, both at the plate and on the bump, and was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year.

A switch-hitter, Cowart hit .654 (second highest in state history) with 11 home runs, 59 RBI, and 55 runs.  Futhermore, he posted a 1.206 slugging percentage and .721 on-base percentage — that’s right, a 1.927 OPS — while swiping 36/36 bags.

On the mound, the 6-foot-3 right-hander went 10-1 with a 1.05 ERA in 71 innings, amassing 116 strikeouts and recording a save.’s prospect guru, Jonathan Mayo had this to say about Cowart:

A two-way star in high school, the Halos are honoring Cowart’s wishes and letting him hit. The switch-hitter has plenty of power potential from both sides of the plate. He’s got great bat speed, but like many young hitters, has plenty to learn about pitch recognition. A standout pitcher, his plus arm will work just fine at third, though he’s likely to be known more for his bat than his glove as he progresses.

And from John Sickels:

Kaleb Cowart, 3B, Grade B-: This grade could go up (or down) pretty quickly…has great physical ability, pro statistical sample size is both unimpressive and too small to be meaningful.

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