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Chris Coghlan
Birthdate: 6/18/1985 (31 y, 9 m, 12 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/190     Position: OF
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 6, Overall: 36, Team: Florida Marlins
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Coghlan was released by the Phillies on Tuesday. (3/28/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Coghlan experienced an unexpected career renaissance with the Cubs in 2014-2015, putting up his best offensive numbers since his rookie year back in 2009. Unfortunately, the wheels fell off last year, as he hit just .188/.290/.318 in 99 games split between the Cubs and Athletics. His 24.3% strikeout rate was his worst ever, more than six percentage points above his career average. Also, after keeping his soft contact rate at a very good 15.2% for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, 19.0% of his contact classified as soft in 2016, which was both higher than league-average, and also the second-worst such rate of his career. It's not crazy to think he could bounce back — Steamer has him projected for a .244/.327/.389 slash, which is reasonable — but it will likely take an injury or two to get him into an everyday role. (Scott Strandberg)

The Quick Opinion: Coghlan is in camp with the Phillies on a minor league deal. He's unlikely to land a starting role in Philadelphia, and given the way he played last year, it's questionable that he'd help anything but a deep NL-only team even if he did play regularly.

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