I Say They Promote Him Now…Can’t Hurt, Can It?

It’s been a good weekend for guys named Collin.  The ones with two L’s, anyway.

Earlier, we learned that Washington Nationals prospect Collin Balester will make his major league debut on Tuesday (fact: he will be the first Collin in major league history, and only the third variant of the name Colin).  Today, MiLB.com points out the torrid start being enjoyed by Collin Cowgill, Arizona’s fifth round pick in this year’s draft. 

An All-American at Kentucky, Cowgill is hitting .267 with six homeruns and 18 runs batted in through his first eleven games with Yakima (Low A-Northwest League).  The latter two numbers lead the league, although his 1.100 OPS is only good for third, trailing Bobby Verbick (1.232) and the incredibly named Rebel Ridling (1.141), both of whom are hitting over .400 and thus have significantly higher on-base-percentages.

If this keeps up, we can expect to see Cowgill listed as one of Arizona’s top prospects next season.

2 responses to this post.

  1. […] I Say They Promote Him Now…Can’t Hurt, Can It? […]


  2. […] a post written yesterday, my esteemed writing partner tossed the name Rebel Ridling out in the most casual manner. I picked […]


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