Chris Coghlan


Chris Coghlan
Chris Coghlan

Chris Coghlan at Marlins training camp 2010
Miami Marlins — No. 8
Outfielder / Second baseman
Born: June 18, 1985 (1985-06-18) (age 26)
Palm Harbor, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right 
MLB debut
May 8, 2009 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
(through 2011)
Batting average     .283
Home runs     19
Runs batted in     97
Stolen bases     25
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 2009 NL Rookie of the Year

Christopher B. Coghlan (born June 18, 1985, in Palm Harbor, Florida) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and second baseman for the Florida Marlins.

Career

Coghlan attended East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 19th Round (546th overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign, choosing instead to attend the University of Mississippi. Coghlan was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 1st Round (36th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, and signed.

Since joining the Marlins organization, Coghlan has played for the Gulf Coast Marlins (Rookie level), the Jamestown Jammers (Low-A), the Greensboro Grasshoppers (A), the Jupiter Hammerheads (High-A), the Carolina Mudcats (Double-A) and the New Orleans Zephyrs (Triple-A). Much of his time in the minors was spent switching positions from his college position of third baseman to second baseman, and eventually left fielder upon being called up to the Florida Marlins.[1]

Coghlan made his major league debut on May 8, 2009. On August 9, 2009, he set the Marlins team record for consecutive multi-hit games at 8.

Coghlan had 41 hits in August 2009, the most for a rookie since Todd Helton hit 45 in August 1998, earning him Rookie of the Month honors. He then followed with 50 hits in September/October 2009, the first rookie with back to back 40+ hit months, and the first player to do so since Ichiro Suzuki in 2004. His .321 batting average was 6th in NL among all players and 1st among all rookies. After the MLB All-Star break, Coghlan led all major league players in batting average (.372) and hits (113). His overall performance earned him the National League Rookie of the Year Award on November 16, 2009.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.minorleagueball.com/2009/10/11/1079573/rookie-review-chris-coghlan
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Alden. Coghlan is named NL's top rookie, MLB.com. Published November 16, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2009.

External links

Preceded by
Geovany Soto
National League Rookie of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Buster Posey



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