Los Angeles Angels’ Prospect Kaleb Cowart Ranked Fifth Among Third Base Prospects

By Jason Evans

MLB.com right now is going through their positional rankings of top prospects. Their 2013 Top 100 list will be out this Tuesday and there will also be a show of it on MLB network. On Friday, their positional rankings came out for third baseman and lo and behold, Kaleb Cowart checked in on the list at number 5. He is behind Miguel Sano, Mike Olt, Anthony Rendon and Nolan Arredondo. Here is what Johnathan Mayo said regarding Cowart:

Dec 15, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels general manager

Jerry Dipoto

speaks during a press conference introducing newly signed outfielder

Josh Hamilton

(not pictured) at Downtown Disney. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Cowart was selected 18th overall by the Angels in 2010 and signed for $2.3 million. The switch-hitter was a Midwest League All-Star in his first taste of full-season ball in 2012 and earned a promotion up a level. An Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game participant, Cowart can hit for power and average from both sides of the plate and continues to improve his plate discipline. He’s a good defender with an outstanding arm who at one time was a high school pitching standout in Georgia. He has a chance to be a middle-of-the-order presence at third base in the big leagues for a long time.”

I think a potential middle-of-the-order of Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo, Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and Kaleb Cowart in two years would be pretty good, don’t you? As I said last week, he’s set up to be the Angels third baseman in 2015 because of the two year deal given to Alberto Callaspo. It gives Cowart more time to develop and gives the Angels a guy good enough to start at the position to hold the fort until Cowart arrives.

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