Chris Coghlan

Christopher B. Coghlan (pronounced KAHG-lihn; born June 18, 1985) is an American professional baseball utility player who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, and Toronto Blue Jays. Coghlan was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2009.

Chris Coghlan
Chris Coghlan on May 8, 2016
Coghlan playing for the Oakland Athletics on Mother's Day in 2016
Free agent
Utility player
Born: June 18, 1985 (age 34)
Rockville, Maryland
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 8, 2009, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Batting average.258
Home runs53
Runs batted in234
Stolen bases47
Career highlights and awards


High school and college

Coghlan attended East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 18th round (546th overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign, choosing instead to attend the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) to play college baseball for the Ole Miss Rebels. In 2004, Coghlan started 54 games at third base and made the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Freshman team. He was named to the All-SEC second team in 2005. He played collegiate summer baseball for the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2005, and led the league in batting with a .346 average.[1] In 2006, he was a first-team All-SEC and third-team All-American selection.[2]

Coghlan was selected by the Florida Marlins in the first round (36th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft, and signed.

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Coghlan playing for the Florida Marlins in 2009

Florida/Miami Marlins

After joining the Marlins organization, Coghlan played for the Gulf Coast Marlins (Rookie level), the Jamestown Jammers (Low-A), the Greensboro Grasshoppers (A), the Jupiter Hammerheads (High-A), the Carolina Mudcats (Double-A) and the New Orleans Zephyrs (Triple-A). Much of his time in the minors was spent switching positions from his college position of third base to second base and eventually left field when called up to the Florida Marlins.[3]

Coghlan made his major league debut on May 8, 2009. On August 9, 2009, he set the Marlins team record for consecutive multi-hit games at eight.

Coghlan had 41 hits in August 2009, the most for a rookie since Todd Helton hit 45 in August 1998, earning him Rookie of the Month honors. He then followed with 50 hits in September/October 2009, the first rookie with back to back 40+ hit months, and the first player to do so since Ichiro Suzuki in 2004. His .321 batting average was 6th in NL among all players and 1st among all rookies. After the MLB All-Star break, Coghlan led all major league players in batting average (.372) and hits (113). His overall performance earned him the National League Rookie of the Year Award on November 16, 2009.[4]

In April 2012, Coghlan was sent down to New Orleans, with Bryan Petersen being recalled to take his place. Coghlan was hitting .121 with a .299 OPS and 2 RBI in Miami. In May 2012, Coghlan and Donovan Solano were called up by the Marlins after Emillio Bonifacio was placed on the disabled list with a thumb injury. He started the same day against the Cleveland Indians going 0-4 with an RBI. In June 2012, Coghlan was sent down for a second time to the New Orleans Zephyrs to make room for Scott Cousins.

After the 2013 season, Coghlan was non-tendered by Miami, becoming a free agent.[5]

Chicago Cubs

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Coghlan playing for the Chicago Cubs in 2015

In January 2014, Coghlan signed a minor league deal including a spring training invitation with the Chicago Cubs. On May 3, the Cubs selected his contract from the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He played in 125 games with the Cubs, switching between left and center field, with 385 at bats, hitting .283 with 9 home runs and 41 RBI's. He was most often used as a leadoff hitter and had an on-base percentage (OBP) of .352.

Oakland Athletics

On February 25, 2016, the Cubs traded Coghlan to the Oakland Athletics for right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks.[6] While with the A's Coghlan batted .146.[7]

Second stint with the Chicago Cubs

On June 9, 2016, the Athletics traded Coghlan to the Cubs for Arismendy Alcántara.[8] Coghlan played 48 games with the Cubs to finish 2016, batting .252 with a home run and 16 RBI. Overall in 2016, combined with both teams, Coghlan played 99 total games with a .188 average, six home runs, and 30 RBI. The Cubs finished the season with a 103-58 record, clinching the NL Central division. The Cubs would eventually win the World Series over the Cleveland Indians, ending their 108-year long drought.[9]

Philadelphia Phillies

On February 2, 2017, Coghlan signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.[10] He was released on March 28.[11]

Toronto Blue Jays

On April 1, 2017, Coghlan signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, and was assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.[12] He was called up by the Blue Jays on April 14.[13] On April 25, 2017 in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Coghlan scored a "play of the year" candidate by performing a dive roll over Cardinals' catcher Yadier Molina to avoid a tag and score a go-ahead run at the top of the seventh inning. Toronto won 6-5 in 11 innings.[14] Coghlan was designated for assignment on August 12,[15] and released on August 15.[16]

Third stint with the Chicago Cubs

On March 29, 2018, Coghlan signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs.[17] He elected free agency on November 3, 2018.

Personal life

Coghlan married former The Bachelor season 14 contestant Corrie Adamson in 2011.[18] His father Tim was killed in a traffic accident on June 5, 2001.[19]


  1. ^ "CCBL 2005 batting champ Coghlan signs minor league contract with Cubs". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Chris Coghlan". Ole Miss Baseball. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rookie Review: Chris Coghlan".
  4. ^ Gonzalez, Alden. Coghlan is named NL's top rookie, Published November 16, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2009.
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Juan C. (December 3, 2013). "Marlins do not offer contracts to Webb, Coghlan". Sun Sentinel.
  6. ^ Gonzales, Mark (February 25, 2016). "Cubs' trade of Chris Coghlan made Dexter Fowler's signing possible". Chicago Tribune.
  7. ^ "Chris Coghlan Stats |". Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  8. ^ "Cubs Acquire Chris Coghlan From A's In Exchange For Arismendy Alcantara". 9 June 2016.
  9. ^ Bastian, Jordan; Muskat, Carrie. "Chicago Cubs win 2016 World Series". MLB. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Chris Coghlan agrees to minor league deal with Phils". February 3, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  11. ^ Todd, Jeff (March 28, 2017). "Phillies Release Chris Coghlan". Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  12. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (April 1, 2017). "Blue Jays Sign Chris Coghlan To Minor-League Deal". Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "Blue Jays place Donaldson on 10-day DL, call up Chris Coghlan". Sportsnet. April 14, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  14. ^ Chisholm, Gregor. "Chris Coghlan makes diving leap to score". MLB. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "Blue Jays place Russell Martin on 10-day DL with oblique strain". Sportsnet. August 12, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  16. ^ Adams, Steve (August 15, 2017). "Blue Jays Release Chris Coghlan". Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  17. ^ "Cubs' Chris Coghlan: Minors pact with Cubs". March 29, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  18. ^ "Chris Coghlan arrives at Florida Marlins camp with a new wife and a new position - Fish Tank - Miami Marlins".
  19. ^ "Florida Marlins' Chris Coghlan lost his dad, but had plenty of father figures to help guide him". Palm Beach Post. February 15, 2010.

External links

2003 Major League Baseball draft

The 2003 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, was held on June 3 and 4. It was conducted via conference call with representatives from each of the league's 30 teams.

Source: 2003 Draft Tracker

2006 Major League Baseball draft

The 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, was held on June 6 and 7. It was conducted via conference call with representatives from each of the league's 30 teams.

2010 Florida Marlins season

The Florida Marlins' 2010 season was the 18th season for the Major League Baseball franchise. The Marlins played their home games at Sun Life Stadium. On June 23, 2010, Fredi González was fired as manager and replaced with Edwin Rodríguez. Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies threw the 20th perfect game in baseball history, and 2nd of the season, at Sun Life Stadium, on May 29, 2010. They failed to make the playoffs for the 7th consecutive season.

2016 Chicago Cubs season

The 2016 Chicago Cubs season was the 145th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 141st in the National League and the Cubs' 101st season at Wrigley Field. To celebrate their 100 years at Wrigley, the Cubs wore a patch on their home uniforms and wore 1916 throwback uniforms on July 6.They began the season on April 4, 2016 at the Los Angeles Angels and finished the regular season on October 2, 2016 at the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs finished with the best record in Major League Baseball and won their first National League Central title since the 2008 season, winning by 17½ games. The team also reached the 100-win mark for the first time since 1935 and won 103 total games, the most wins for the franchise since 1910.

The Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series and returned to the National League Championship Series for the second year in a row, where they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games.

The Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in seven games in the 2016 World Series, their first appearance since the 1945 World Series and first win since the 1908 World Series. In the World Series, the Cubs came back from a three-games-to-one deficit, winning the final three games. The last time a team came back from a three-games-to-one deficit to win the World Series was the Kansas City Royals in 1985. The Cubs were also the first team to win Games 6 and 7 on the road in a World Series since the Pittsburgh Pirates had done so against the Baltimore Orioles in 1979. The World Series victory put an end to the so-called Curse of the Billy Goat and the longest World Series championship drought in history.

2017 Toronto Blue Jays season

The 2017 Toronto Blue Jays season was the 41st season of the franchise in the American League East division of Major League Baseball, and the 27th full season of play (28th overall) at Rogers Centre. For the first time since the 2014 season, the Blue Jays failed to make it to the postseason, finishing fourth in the AL East with a 76–86 record.

Aaron Brooks (baseball)

Aaron Lee Brooks (born April 27, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland Athletics.

Arismendy Alcántara

Arismendy Alcántara (; born October 29, 1991) is a Dominican professional baseball center fielder and second baseman in the New York Mets organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics and Cincinnati Reds.

Chris Denorfia

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Coghlan (surname)

Coghlan is an anglicisation of the Irish surname Ó Coghláin which means "descendant of Coghlán" or Mac Coghláin which means "son of Coghlán". Notable people with the surname include:

Charles F Coghlan (actor)

Charles Francis Coghlan

Charles Patrick John Coghlan

Chris Coghlan, American baseball player

Eamonn Coghlan

Frank Coghlan, Jr. (actor)

Jeremiah Coghlan, Royal Navy officer

John Coghlan (disambiguation)

Joseph Coghlan

Monica Coghlan

Paul Coghlan

Rose Coghlan

East Lake High School

East Lake High School is a grade 9-12 public secondary school located in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In 2014, ground was broken on campus to build the East Lake Middle School Academy of Engineering. Its STEM based curriculum through partnership with Project Lead the Way sees 396 students daily, and many students matriculate to East Lake High School. It is part of the Pinellas County School District. The nine-building complex is one of the most recently constructed high schools in Pinellas County. Built in 1987, it is located on 13 acres (53,000 m2) of land in northern Pinellas County. The school hosts has an award winning Engineering Academy which was founded in 2002, and is supported by Project Lead the Way and the Career Technical Education Foundation (CTEF).

The mascot is the Eagle and the team name is the East Lake Eagles.

Fail Blog

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Jeimer Candelario

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Jupiter Hammerheads

The Jupiter Hammerheads are a minor league baseball team based in the town of Jupiter in Palm Beach County, Florida. The team plays in the Florida State League and is the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Miami Marlins major-league club.

The Hammerheads play their home games at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Opened in 1998, the park seats 6,871 fans. They share the facility with the Palm Beach Cardinals, also of the FSL.

On May 23, 2011, the Hammerheads gained national attention after playing in a 23 inning game against the Clearwater Threshers.In 2012, the Hammerheads won the 2nd Half Division Title and went on to defeat the St. Lucie Mets in a decisive Game 3 of the Division Championship Series to capture their first ever Division crown. Jupiter would lose in the FSL Championship in the fifth and final game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, despite holding a 2-1 lead after Game 3.

Larry Beinfest

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List of Miami Marlins first-round draft picks

The Miami Marlins are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Miami, Florida. They play in the National League East division. Since the franchise was established in 1993 as the Florida Marlins, the Marlins have selected 32 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft", the Rule 4 Draft is MLB's primary mechanism for assigning players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur clubs to its franchises. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick. In addition, teams which lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks. The First-Year Player Draft is unrelated to the 1992 expansion draft in which the Marlins filled their roster.

Of the 32 players picked in the first round by the Marlins, 19 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 10 of these were right-handed, while nine were left-handed. Four outfielders were selected and three players each were taken at first base, third base, and catcher. The Marlins have also drafted one shortstop in the first round, though they have never taken a second baseman. Seven of the players came from high schools or universities in the state of California; Florida and Texas schools each produced four players; and Louisiana schools produced three.Two of the Marlins' first-round picks have won championships with the franchise. Charles Johnson (1992) won a World Series title on the 1997 championship team and Josh Beckett (1999) won with the 2003 team. Beckett also went on to be a part of the Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series championship team. Chris Coghlan (2006) is the only first-round pick of the Marlins to win the Rookie of the Year Award, taking the honor in 2009. None of their first-round picks have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame or won the Most Valuable Player or Cy Young Award. The Marlins have made three selections in the supplemental round of the draft and have made the first overall selection once (2000). They have also had five compensatory picks since their first draft in 1992. These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the previous off-season, or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year. The Marlins have never failed to sign a first-round pick.

List of Miami Marlins seasons

The Miami Marlins (originally the Florida Marlins from 1993 until 2011) are a professional baseball team that has been based in Miami Gardens, Florida since becoming an expansion team in 1993. The Marlins are a member of both the Major League Baseball's (MLB) National League Eastern Division and the National League (NL) itself. For the first 19 seasons, the Marlins played their home games at Sun Life Stadium. Beginning with the 2012 season, the Marlins play home games at Marlins Park in Little Havana.

Major League Baseball Rookie of the Month Award

The Rookie of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season.

Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins are an American professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Their home park is Marlins Park. Though one of only two MLB franchises to have never won a division title (the other is the Colorado Rockies), the Marlins have won two World Series championships as a wild card team.

The team began play as an expansion team in the 1993 season as the Florida Marlins and played home games from their inaugural season to the 2012 season at what was originally called Joe Robbie Stadium, which they shared with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Since the 2012 season, they have played at Marlins Park in downtown Miami, on the site of the former Orange Bowl. The new park, unlike their previous home (which was criticized in its baseball configuration for poor sight lines in some locations), was designed foremost as a baseball park. Per an agreement with the city and Miami-Dade County (which owns the park), the Marlins officially changed their name to the "Miami Marlins" on November 11, 2011. They also adopted a new logo, color scheme, and uniforms.The Marlins have the distinction of winning a World Series championship in both seasons they qualified for the postseason, doing so in 1997 and 2003—both times as the National League wild card team, making them the only franchise in the major four North American professional sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) to have never lost a playoff round. They defeated the American League (AL) champion Cleveland Indians in the 1997 World Series, with shortstop Édgar Rentería driving in second baseman Craig Counsell for the series-clinching run in the 11th inning of the seventh and deciding game. In the 2003 season, manager Jeff Torborg was fired after 38 games. The Marlins were in last place in the NL East with a 16–22 record at the time. Torborg's successor, 72-year-old Jack McKeon, led them to the NL wild card berth in the postseason; they defeated the New York Yankees four games to two in the 2003 World Series.

Roy Halladay's perfect game

On May 29, 2010, Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched the twentieth perfect game in Major League Baseball history, against the Florida Marlins in Sun Life Stadium. He retired all 27 batters, striking out 11. This was the first time in the modern era that two pitchers (Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics being the other) threw perfect games in the same month and that multiple perfect games had been achieved in the same season.


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