Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Quan Cosby Report

Quan Cosby, OF, Anaheim Angels
Drafted 179th Overall (6th Rd), 2001 Draft, HS, Mart, TX
Bats B/Throws R
22 YO, 5'10", 180 lbs

Cosby has retired from baseball in order to join Mack Brown and his Longhorns as a wide receiver. He was a star kick returner, quarterback, and defensive back in high school, as well as being a state champion in track. So this isn't the usual report in which we talk about what may or may not happen in the future. This is a kind of obituary to a prospect who never made it. You won't find a star rating or an ETA.

What happened to Cosby? He never really could hit. He never learned how to really be a baseball player. He's a spectacular athlete, but ultimately he was a pretty marginal baseball player. His numbers:

2005: .249/.305/.352, 8 2B, 12 3B, 5 HR, 35 BB, 82 K, 24 SB, 10 CS, 454 AB

Career: .260/.326/.321, 25 2B, 18 3B, 5 HR, 125 BB, 263 K, 71 SB, 30 CS, 1263 AB

He was looking at a third year in the Midwest League. Instead of facing that, Cosby decided to try his hand at the game he's probably best suited for. He joins a list that includes recent washouts Drew Henson, Roscoe Crosby, and Chad Hutchinson. It was probably a good decision.

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