Minnesota Twins 17th Rd. Draft Pick and 2019 Frontier League All-Star Catcher Seeking Team in Australia for 2020/21 Season
Name: Andy Cosgrove
DOB: July 31, 1996
Date Available: March 1, 2020Pro
Positions (alt): 3B, RP
College: North Carolina State University
Andy is an extremely high level catcher who was drafted in the 17th round by the Minnesota Twins in 2017 after a successful college campaign finishing at North Carolina State. In high school he was selected for All-League three separate times and was named All-State as a catcher, along with being an All-State pitcher as well. After a redshirt season at the University of Washington, he was selected as a league Defensive Player of the Year at Santa Barbara City College.
During the next summer he played in the highly touted Alaskan Summer League, where he started at catcher for the All-Star team and led his team to a championship. He spent one year at NC State where he led the team to a number 6 national ranking and a regional appearance. During his tenure there he was considered one of the best, if not the best catcher in arguably the best college conference in the country.
After being drafted by the Twins, he caught for Elizabethton of the Appalachian League and was invited to spring training the following two years. Both years with Elizabethton he was a part of Appalachian League Champion teams. In 2019, Andy caught for the Southern Illinois Miners where he led the league in hitting for the first 35 games, hitting .383 through 120+ at bats. He was selected as an All Star for the 2019 Can-Am vs. Frontier League All-Star game, where he started at catcher for the Frontier League. In addition to his impressive abilities, he is self described as “extremely competitive” and “loves to teach”.
During the 2019-20 offsseason, Andy is going through an extensive pitching program, inclusive with a pitching coach and an entire throwing and weighted ball program. Andy is confident in his ability to be a solid two-way, catcher-relief pitcher option for the 2020 season.
|2019-2020||Head Coach||TPA||11u||Head coach for TPA Nationals, 11u team. High level select youth baseball team.|
|2017-2019||Organizational Clinic Coach||Minnesota Twins||N/A||Coach for clinics hosted by the Minnesota Twins|
|2019-Present||Private Hitting Instructor||The Performance Academy||N/A||Worked with youth hitters on an individual basis|
|2017||North Carolina State||46||141||25||40||11||1||4||18||11||36||0||0||.284||.363||.461|