Buck Coats

Buck Coats
Coats playing for the Lansing Lugnuts in 2003
Born: (1982-06-09) June 9, 1982
Fort Benning, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 22, 2006, for the Chicago Cubs
Last appearance
April 11, 2008, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
Batting average .193
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 3
Buck Coats
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
Baseball World Cup
2009 Nettuno National team

Buck Coats (born June 9, 1982) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder. Coats was drafted in the 2000 MLB Draft in the 18th round by the Chicago Cubs. He played in MLB for the Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Toronto Blue Jays.

Major League


Coats made his Major League debut for the Chicago Cubs on August 22, 2006 against the Philadelphia Phillies. After the 2006 season, he finished batting .167 with one home run and one RBI.


Coats was then traded to the Reds for a player to be named later. Buck finished hitting .206 and two RBIs, a personal best. The Reds then dealt him to the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Justin James.


Coats only played 8 games for the Toronto Blue Jays before being sent back down to the minors. He finished the season batting .200, with one hit, and a single stolen base.

Coats signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals on November 25, 2009. Coats was traded to the Chicago White Sox organization and assigned to the AA Birmingham Barons on May 4, 2010. Coats hit .338, 2 home runs and 8 RBI in 68 at-bats with the Barons before being promoted to triple A Charlotte Knights.

Coats was named co-hitting coach with Alexis Gomez for Los Angeles Angels Rookie minor league rookie team Orem for 2015 season

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