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Razorback Flash From The Past: Zack Cox

Each week Kyle Sutherland talks about a former Razorback from the past, his contribution as a Hog and what he did professionally.

Zack Cox played third base for Arkansas in 2009 and 2010.

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the Campbellsville, KY native out of high school in the 20th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but he opted to play for the Razorbacks.

He was the 4th-ranked prospect to attend college per Baseball America, as well as their 4th-ranked SEC newcomer & 5th freshmen prospect for the 2009 season.

Arkansas advanced to their second College World Series under Dave Van Horn in Cox’s freshman year. He got going quick in the opening game against Cal State Fullerton on an RBI-single scoring two runs, and shortly after blasting a two-run homer that was a big part in Arkansas winning 10-6.

Arkansas fell short of the College World Series in 2010 but Cox had a stellar season individually being named All-American and was the SEC batting champion hitting .432 for the year, which is still a school record, along with setting the record for hits (102).

Cox was the 25th overall selection by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010. HE became the Cardinals’ #3 prospect in 2011, but in his overall career he was never able to make it past AAA to the Majors. Along with the Cardinals, Cox also played for the Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals, and Detroit Tigers.