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Zack Cozart

31-Year-Old Shortstop – Cincinnati Reds

2016 Stats

AVG

.264

HR

16

RBI

47

R

63

SB

3

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cozart was in the middle of a breakout season offensively before suffering a gruesome knee injury while running out a groundball in June. The big question is whether his power spike was sustainable be...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 8/12/1985   BORN: Memphis, TN   COLLEGE: Mississippi   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Zack Cozart Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the Reds in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

August 29, 2016  –  Zack Cozart News

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Cozart is out of the lineup Monday against the Angels, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Zack Cozart Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 21 A DAY 53 195 184 28 44 11 7 2 2 18 3 1 11 36 0 0 0 .239 .288 .332 .620
2008 22 A DAY 109 454 418 57 117 40 20 6 14 49 3 3 24 77 6 6 0 .280 .330 .457 .787
2009 23 AA CAR 130 537 459 71 119 41 29 2 10 59 10 2 62 88 2 4 10 .259 .357 .397 .754
2010 24 AAA LOU 136 610 553 91 141 51 30 4 17 67 30 4 40 107 6 5 6 .255 .310 .416 .726
2011 25 AAA LOU 77 350 323 57 100 35 26 2 7 32 9 2 23 51 0 2 2 .310 .357 .467 .824
2011 25 MAJ CIN 11 38 37 6 12 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 .324 .324 .486 .810
2012 26 MAJ CIN 138 600 561 72 138 52 33 4 15 35 4 0 31 113 2 3 3 .246 .288 .399 .687
2013 27 MAJ CIN 151 618 567 74 144 45 30 3 12 63 0 0 26 102 13 10 2 .254 .284 .381 .665
2014 28 MAJ CIN 147 543 506 48 112 27 18 5 4 38 7 0 25 79 5 0 7 .221 .268 .300 .568
2015 29 MAJ CIN 53 214 194 28 50 20 10 1 9 28 3 3 14 29 1 3 2 .258 .310 .459 .769
2016 30 MAJ CIN 111 462 425 63 112 44 26 2 16 47 3 1 31 74 0 4 2 .264 .314 .447 .761
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3-Year Averages     117 456 422 50 102 30 19 3 8 43 3 1 21 70 6 4 3 .242 .280 .358 .638
Career  (View All)     611 2,475 2,290 291 568 190 117 15 58 214 17 4 127 403 22 20 16 .248 .290 .388 .678

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Zack Cozart Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 29 @LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .314 .447 .761
Aug. 28 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .315 .449 .764
Aug. 27 @Ari 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .317 .452 .769
Aug. 26 @Ari 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .315 .446 .761
Aug. 24 Tex Did not play.
Aug. 23 Tex Did not play.
Aug. 22 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 21 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 20 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 19 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 18 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 17 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .313 .442 .755
Aug. 16 Mia 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .314 .445 .759
Aug. 15 Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .312 .446 .758
Aug. 14 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .311 .446 .757
Aug. 13 @Mil 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .311 .448 .759
Aug. 12 @Mil 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .310 .449 .759
Aug. 10 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .314 .454 .768
Aug. 9 @StL 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .317 .459 .776
Aug. 8 @StL 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .313 .455 .768
Aug. 7 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .312 .453 .765
Aug. 6 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .315 .457 .772
Aug. 5 @Pit 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .316 .460 .776
Aug. 4 StL Did not play.
Aug. 3 StL Did not play.
Aug. 2 StL Did not play.
Jul. 31 @SD 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .266 .317 .462 .779
Jul. 30 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .318 .466 .784
Jul. 29 @SD 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .319 .468 .787
Jul. 27 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .318 .463 .781
Last 7 Games 11 2 3 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .636 .969
Last 14 Games 17 2 4 1 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .381 .471 .852
Last 30 Games 75 9 19 3 1 1 6 4 14 1 0 0 0 1 .253 .291 .360 .651

Zack Cozart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 102
2015 52
2014 147
2013 150
2012 138
2011 11

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Zack Cozart Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201697146140.227.454.737
2015469380.326.565.931
2014107122101.262.383.702

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163284910333.274.445.768
2015148196203.236.426.718
2014399362286.211.278.532

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016177247181.249.424.731
2015103144130.214.398.676
2014255211175.235.318.587

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016248399292.274.464.782
201591145153.308.527.874
2014251273212.207.283.549
Zack Cozart Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 A DAY 195 184 5.6% 18.5% 0.31 80% .288 .093
2008 22 A DAY 454 418 5.3% 17% 0.31 82% .315 .177
2009 23 AA CAR 537 459 11.5% 16.4% 0.70 81% .302 .138
2010 24 AAA LOU 610 553 6.6% 17.5% 0.37 81% .289 .161
2011 25 AAA LOU 350 323 6.6% 14.6% 0.45 84% .351 .157
2011 25 MAJ CIN 38 37 0% 15.8% 0.00 84% .345 .162
2012 26 MAJ CIN 600 561 5.2% 18.8% 0.27 80% .284 .153
2013 27 MAJ CIN 618 567 4.2% 16.5% 0.25 82% .291 .127
2014 28 MAJ CIN 543 506 4.6% 14.5% 0.32 84% .255 .079
2015 29 MAJ CIN 214 194 6.5% 13.6% 0.48 85% .263 .201
2016 30 MAJ CIN 462 425 6.7% 16% 0.42 83% .287 .183
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3-Year Averages     456 422 4.6% 15.4% 0.30 83% .273 .116
Career     2,475 2,290 5.1% 16.3% 0.32 82% .279 .140

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2016 Stat Review for Zack Cozart    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.264 AVG
AVERAGE
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.287 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.447 SLG
GOOD
.183 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
AVERAGE
6.7% BB Rate
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16.0% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.761 OPS
AVERAGE
.314 OBP
WEAK

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Zack Cozart: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cozart (knee) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Cozart (knee) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cozart (knee) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Cozart (knee) took grounders on the field prior to Wednesday's game, and while he's targeting a Friday return, that start isn't assured, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I don't think it'll be a whole lot longer, but at the same time we'll continue to err on the side of caution to make sure to the best of our ability we can avoid setbacks," manager Bryan Price said.

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Cozart (knee) is targeting a Friday return to the lineup in Arizona, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I was hoping today because you always want to feel good - and I do feel a lot better - but I'd say Friday would be a pretty good target date," Cozart said before Tuesday's game. "For sure this time. Judging by the way I feel today, I should be back soon."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Even with the increased emphasis on run prevention in major league baseball, it's awfully difficult for a major league team to carry a bat like Cozart's in the lineup. When that team loses significant time and/or production from its two best hitters (Joey Votto and Jay Bruce), having Cozart in there on a daily basis is a recipe for disaster. Cozart is a superb defender who had his best year with the glove last season, but he also regressed at the plate. About the only positive offensive contribution he had was to steal seven bases in as many attempts, after not even attempting a swipe in 2013. He's likely to get another chance to prove us wrong in 2015, as the Reds have palpably few alternatives at shortstop throughout their system.

2014

Cozart's continued presence in the second spot in the lineup consistently undermined the Reds' offense. He had 264 at-bats in that spot in the lineup, putting up a .254/.284/.367 line while batting between Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto. He wasn't any better elsewhere in the lineup, but at least then he wasn't actively diluting the top of the order. Making matters worse from a fantasy perspective, he didn't attempt any stolen bases. While his double-digit home run power makes him useful, Cozart doesn't seem to have too high of a ceiling.

2013

Cozart and Drew Stubbs combined to give the Reds the least productive leadoff hitters in baseball, with Cozart hitting .223/.262/.379 in 465 plate appearances there. He did hit much better in the second spot in the order (.324/.378/.490) in 110 appearances, which is helpful as the Reds' stated goal this offseason was to acquire a leadoff hitter. Cozart is solid defensively, but he does not project to be an elite player with his glove. His 15 homers were still among the best for NL shortstops, though perhaps that's of rapidly diminishing value. Fortunately for Cozart, Billy Hamilton remains on track to play center field in 2013 even after the trade of Didi Gregorius in December.

2012

At press time, the Reds hadn't paired Cozart with a veteran caddy to compete for the starting job as they did the previous two years with Orlando Cabrera and Edgar Renteria, though the threat of Ryan Theriot still loomed. After starving for offense from the position between Paul Janish and Renteria in 2011, the Reds are crossing their fingers that Cozart is the answer. While Cozart held his own in his brief trial before an elbow injury ended his season, he didn't draw a walk in his 37 plate appearances. His minor league numbers suggest he's not a terribly patient hitter, either. In short, while he'll outproduce what the Reds got from the position last year, Cozart also has a limited offensive ceiling.

2011

The Reds are likely to start Paul Janish at shortstop this season and not bring in a veteran caretaker for the job, as they did last year with Orlando Cabrera. That means a utility job will be open for the Reds, and Cozart could win that job, as the better defender at short between he and Chris Valaika. Unfortunately, Cozart's bat isn't really ready after a campaign at Triple-A Louisville where he posted a measly .310 OBP. He has some power, but there's not much upside here.