AB 179
AVG .179
OBP .23
SLG .285
HR 2
  • Full name Scott Michael Jeffrey Cousins
  • Born 01/22/1985 in Reno, NV
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School San Francisco
  • Debut 09/03/2010
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (95th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2006 (signed for $407,500).
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    Scouts hungry for a player to run up their draft boards were rushing in to see Cousins, a legitimate prospect as both a hitter and pitcher. His two-way talents and efforts in leading San Francisco into the West Coast Conference championship series had scouts comparing him to former Santa Clara star Mike Frank, who reached the big leagues with the Reds in 1998. Unlike Frank, who reached the majors in a year, Cousins isn't a finished product and has significant upside. He missed five starts with tendinitis but still is a pitcher for some, having touched the low 90s at times with two breaking balls and a decent changeup. However, he was sitting more in the mid-80s of late, and his offensive potential was outshining his pitching. He's a self-made player with an excellent work ethic and uncomplicated approach at the plate. Cousins is a 6.8-second runner over 60 yards (he ranked second in the WCC in steals) and has good range and ballhawking instincts, leading some scouts to profile him as a center fielder in the Mark Kotsay mold. However, his loft power and improving strength have some projecting him as a prototype right fielder.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Miami Marlins in 2011
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Miami Marlins in 2011
  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Miami Marlins in 2010
  • Rated Most Exciting Player in the Florida State League in 2008
  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Miami Marlins in 2008

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