Another piece received from the Diamondbacks in the Cahill deal, Cowgill could find a role in Oakland’s outfield as soon as Opening Day. An undersized grinder, Cowgill still has tools that can play at the big league level. He has solid hitting ability with average power potential thanks to plus-plus bat speed. He plays hard in center field with good instincts and a decent arm. He also handles the corners well and should be a very nice fourth outfielder at the Major League level
Would have rather hung on to Marte but whatever. Not a big deal either way.
Not like the team gave up anything of immense value, though I kinda wanted to see what Marte would do.
Lateral move, but for an OF who can start opening day. Don't love it, don't hate it.
He was also 3-4 years away.
Could have been anywhere, or possibly traded for more.
Very interesting. So at the very least he can play a decent centerfield and he can platoon solidly. The guy is young, still considered a prospect. While in Arizona farm, his AA and AAA years he hit really well, including 15 homers per year and 25 stolen bases.
Plus plus bat speed is a good feature. He doesn't seem to strike out much. He is only 27, so maybe with some work we can develop something.