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Zack Cozart

29-Year-Old Shortstop – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

AVG

.258

HR

9

RBI

28

R

28

SB

3

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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, $2.35 million contract with the Reds in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

June 16, 2015  –  Zack Cozart News

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Cozart (knee) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

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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
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3-Year Averages     145 585 544 64 131 41 27 4 10 45 3 0 27 98 6 4 4 .241 .280 .360 .640

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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. 2 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 1 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 31 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 30 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 29 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 28 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 27 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 26 @Col Did not play.
Jul. 25 @Col Did not play.
Jul. 24 @Col Did not play.
Jul. 22 ChC Did not play.
Jul. 22 ChC Did not play.
Jul. 21 ChC Did not play.
Jul. 20 ChC Did not play.
Jul. 19 Cle Did not play.
Jul. 18 Cle Did not play.
Jul. 17 Cle Did not play.
Jul. 12 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 11 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 10 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 9 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 8 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 7 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 6 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 5 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 4 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 3 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 1 Min Did not play.
Jun. 30 Min Did not play.
Jun. 29 Min Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Zack Cozart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2015469380.326.565.931
2014107122101.262.383.702
2013151225160.245.411.686

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015148196203.236.426.718
2014399362286.211.278.532
2013416527470.257.370.658

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015103144130.214.398.676
2014255211175.235.318.587
2013288377320.236.368.634

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201591145153.308.527.874
2014251273212.207.283.549
2013279375310.272.394.697
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
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3-Year Averages     585 544 4.6% 16.8% 0.28 82% .278 .119

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2015 Stat Review for Zack Cozart    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.258 AVG
WEAK
85% Contact Rate
GOOD
.263 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.459 SLG
GREAT
.201 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.48 BB/K
GOOD
6.5% BB Rate
WEAK
13.6% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.769 OPS
GOOD
.310 OBP
WEAK

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

Cozart is expected to undergo season-ending surgery Monday to repair torn ligaments and the biceps tendon in his right knee. He was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday.

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Cozart (knee) is expected to land on the DL, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cozart left Wednesday's game in the first inning after appearing to injure his knee while running out a ground ball.

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Cozart hit his eighth homer as part of a 3-for-4 game Monday against Philadelphia.

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Cozart went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored Tuesday.

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Cozart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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Cozart will bat leadoff Saturday against the Giants.

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Cozart (wrist) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cozart (wrist) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, MLB.com's Jamie Ramsey reports.

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Cozart has been scratched from Monday's lineup due to a sore left wrist.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.