Angels' Kaleb Cowart named No. 31 hitting prospect by Minor League Ball

Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Angels first round pick of the 2010 draft finished the 2012 minor league season in the California League.

Kaleb Cowart, the Los Angeles Angels' first-round pick in the 2010 draft, was ranked the No. 31 hitting prospect by Minor League Ball.

Cowart was drafted 18th overall out of Cook High School in Adel, Ga.

He was the 2010 Gatorade High School Baseball Player of the Year and holds the second-highest batting average in a single season in Georgia history at .654.

He ended the 2012 season playing Single-A ball with the Inland Empire 66ers in the California League. He hit .259/.366/.426 with seven home runs and 49 RBIs. Over his three years in the minor leagues, Cowart averages .275/.349/.437 and has 230 hits in 214 games played.

He also displayed a fine glove at third base in 62 games played at the A level, ending with a fielding percentage of .954.

Cowart is the only player in the Los Angeles Angels' farm system to make the top 50 list.

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