Steve Cox

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Charles Steven Cox

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 222 lb.

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First baseman / outfielder Steve Cox played four seasons for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and briefly with the Yokohama BayStars.

Cox was drafted in the 5th round of the 1992 draft by Oakland and worked his way up the minors, showing power. In 1993, he posted a .316/.371/.526 line in Low Single A, and, in 1995, he hit .298/.402/.557 with 30 home runs in High A. He joined the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization during the expansion draft of 1997 and broke out in 1999, when he posted an impressive .341/.414/.588 batting line with 25 home runs and 107 runs scored for the Durham Bulls, earning International League MVP honors.

Steve made his major league debut at the end of the '99 season, appearing in 6 games and hitting .211. He was a fairly regular fixture for the D-Rays the next three seasons. Steve hit .283/.379/.453 with 11 home runs in 2000 and .257/.323/.427 with 12 homers and 51 RBI in 2001. Seizing a regular gig as a first baseman and designated hitter in 2002, he batted .254/.330/.396 with 30 doubles, 16 home runs and 72 RBI. Tampa sold him to Yokohama prior to the 2003 season, where he lasted only 15 games, batting .200/.298/.200 with a homer. He returned briefly in the minors in 2005, hitting 3 home runs in 19 games, before calling it a career.

In 2007, he was the co-head coach for baseball at Porterville College.

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