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Collin Cowgill, come on up

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We’ll make room on the page today for a little attaboy directed towards a former Kentucky baseball standout, as Lexington native and UK All-American Collin Cowgill has reportedly been called up to the Arizona Diamondbacks from Triple-A, according to this tweet from UK Baseball SID Brent Ingram. Cowgill was the top vote-getter in Triple-A All Star balloting this year, hitting .354 with 13 homers and 70 RBI in 98 games for Arizona’s Reno affiliate.

Cowgill hit .361 with 19 homeruns and 60 RBI as a senior at Kentucky, earning him First Team All-American honors in 2008. He was then selected by the Diamondbacks in the fifth round of the MLB draft. He’s moving on to play with the big boys now, ensuring that Kentucky fans everywhere will now check one line from the D-Backs’ box score every day before returning to ignoring them altogether. We wish him well as he makes the jump to the majors, and only hope he’s ready for life in The Show.

[Stats from Baseball Reference]

Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.

13 Comments for Collin Cowgill, come on up



  1. blitzedanddazed
    5:04 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    Colin is the best Baseball Player to come out of UK in the past 20 years.



  2. mocha
    5:16 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    love it. best thing since noochie varner………not.



  3. Madtex
    5:18 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    Awesome!!! Wish him the best as he makes the jump to the majors!!!



  4. Danny F.
    5:34 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    He can throw that Marauchi bat in the garbage..Just signed a new contract with Louisville Slugger!!!!



  5. Dr. Dick Fitzenbutts
    5:38 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    Wow! A Noochie Varner reference. Amazing.



  6. Jason
    5:49 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    Why have the podcasts lately been having all the commercial breaks? It’s kind of annoying.



  7. Kim Soper's Five Head
    6:00 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    Do you mean skinny Noochie Varner or fat (current) Noochie Varner?



  8. Big Ed
    6:27 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    Until Collin Cowgill is an MVP, Brandon Webb, along with his Cy Young Award, is the best baseball player to come out of UK in the past 20 years.



  9. mocha
    7:12 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    Skinny Noochie (Pre-Cumberland days and when he was playing with Kendall Withers).



  10. Bob the Replier
    7:39 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    Welcome to the show. Get some.



  11. jesco white
    11:31 pm July 25, 2011 Permalink

    What about Scott Downs as the best in the past 20 years?



  12. Bman
    4:38 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Hopefully he ll stick around 4 a bit so the next time I’m doing D-back locker room interviews, I can ask him am awkward UK related question.



  13. Rynoski
    8:42 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Do work CC. Knew Collin in college, he’s a great guy. Hope the Cubs trade Soriano for him haha