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Scouting Yankees Prospect #47: J. Brent Cox

Cox is the ideal double-play inducer

The Yankees drafted J. Brent Cox in the 2nd round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of the University of Texas. The right-hander missed the entire 2007 season after having Tommy John surgery and pitched pretty well upon his return this season, and now he is very close to helping out at the big league level.

Vital Statistics: Name: J. Brent Cox Position: Relief Pitcher DOB: May 13, 1984 Height: 6'3" Weight: 205 Bats: Left Throws: Right "Obviously statistics-wise and numbers-wise it was terrible for me in my eyes," Cox said, referring to his 7.48 ERA over his last 16 appearances in Triple-A. "It was not a good year if you look at it on paper, but in another sense I felt when I first made my rounds...

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