Christopher Coghlan is a professional baseball player from the USA who specializes in many different positions and is thus, a utility player. Coghlan began his playing days at the East Lake High School following which he declared for the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft. Despite getting picked by the Arizona Diamondbacks at 546th overall, Coghlan decided to attend college and went to the University of Mississippi.
After 3 years in college, Coghlan again declared for the 2006 MLB Draft and this time ‘round, was picked at 36th overall, by the Florida Marlins. This time, Coghlan decided to shift from college to professional baseball.
Coghlan was forced to begin in the Gulf Coast Marlins, the Rookie League affiliates of the Florida Marlins. He then went on to progress quickly through the low Class-A, with the Jamestown Jammers, to reach the Greensboro Grasshoppers in the Class-A level before moving up to the Advanced Class-A level with the Jupiter Hammerheads.
In just 3 seasons, Coghlan had made his way up from the rookie league to the Carolina Mudcats in the Class-AA and then onto the New Orleans Zephyrs in the Class-AAA. His debut in the majors came in May 2009 and a few days later, he slid into second base and hit Akinori Iwamura hard, tearing Iwamura’s knee ligaments and sending him out for the rest of the season.