The Mets have traded for outfielder Collin Cowgill. Prospect Jefry Marte will be moved to the Athletics organization.
- Cowgill is a right-handed (bats right, fields left) outfielder who has a bit of major league experience at all three outfield positions. \
- Cowgill is team-controlled through 2018 at the earliest and is currently pre-arbitration eligible.
His major league stats are as follows:
2011 (36 games) .239/.300/.304/.604
2012 (38 games) .269/.336/.317/.654
- Cowgill was selected in the 5th round of the 2008 draft by the Diamondbacks.
- Cowgill’s time in the minors from 2008-2012 produced an impressive line of .291/.371/.470/.841 overall.
- Prior to the 2011 season Cowgill was ranked by Baseball America as the Athletics’ #11 prospect. They also deemed him as having the “best outfield arm” in the A’s system. Also in 2011, Baseball America gave Cowgill these honors for his time in the Pacific Coast League: Best Baserunner, Best Defensive OF, Most Exciting Player.