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Zack Cozart

31-Year-Old Shortstop – Cincinnati Reds

2017 Stats

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.370

HR

1

RBI

9

R

7

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After an awful knee injury ended his breakout 2015 campaign prematurely, Cozart picked up right where he left off to start 2016. Through his first 50 games, the 31-year-old slashed .303/.332/.532 to g...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 204   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, $5.325 million deal in January 2017, avoiding arbitration.

April 16, 2017  –  Zack Cozart News

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Cozart went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, two runs and an RBI during Saturday's win over Milwaukee.

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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 121 508 464 67 117 46 28 2 16 50 4 1 37 84 1 4 2 .252 .308 .425 .733
2017 31 MAJ CIN 16 63 54 7 20 9 5 3 1 9 1 0 8 11 0 1 0 .370 .444 .630 1.074
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3-Year Averages     107 420 388 47 93 29 18 2 9 38 4 1 25 64 2 2 3 .240 .289 .366 .655
Career  (View All)     637 2,584 2,383 302 593 201 124 18 59 226 19 4 141 424 23 21 16 .249 .293 .390 .683

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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
Apr. 22 ChC 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .370 .444 .630 1.074
Apr. 21 ChC 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .380 .458 .640 1.098
Apr. 20 Bal 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .481 .667 1.148
Apr. 19 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .405 .490 .667 1.157
Apr. 18 Bal 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .425 .500 .700 1.200
Apr. 16 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .432 .488 .730 1.218
Apr. 15 Mil 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .485 .538 .818 1.356
Apr. 14 Mil 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .467 .514 .767 1.281
Apr. 13 Mil 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .481 .516 .704 1.220
Apr. 12 @Pit 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .464 .667 1.131
Apr. 11 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 9 @StL 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .450 .478 .700 1.178
Apr. 8 @StL 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .688 1.188
Apr. 7 @StL 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .538 .533 .615 1.148
Apr. 6 Phi 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .455 .500 .955
Apr. 5 Phi 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .858
Apr. 3 Phi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Games 24 4 6 3 1 0 3 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .357 .458 .815
Last 14 Games 41 6 13 4 3 1 6 7 9 0 0 0 1 0 .317 .408 .634 1.042
Last 30 Games 54 7 20 5 3 1 9 8 11 1 0 0 1 1 .370 .444 .630 1.074

Zack Cozart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 16
2016 111 1
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
2017132131.308.6921.092
2016106146150.226.453.737
2015469380.326.565.931

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017415060.390.6101.068
20163585310354.260.416.731
2015148196203.236.426.718

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017406180.375.5751.010
2016194287192.242.412.729
2015103144130.214.398.676

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017141011.357.7861.256
2016270399312.259.433.734
201591145153.308.527.874
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 508 464 7.3% 16.5% 0.44 82% .277 .173
2017 31 MAJ CIN 63 54 12.7% 17.5% 0.73 80% .452 .260
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3-Year Averages     420 388 6% 15.2% 0.39 84% .267 .126
Career     2,584 2,383 5.5% 16.4% 0.33 82% .281 .141

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Zack Cozart Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 SS 449.7 11 93 7 4 0 250 4 50 -1 0 2 4
2016 SS 966.7 13 210 5 8 0 442 5 253 3 -6 3 9
2017 SS 142 3 20 3 0 0 109 3 43 2 0 1 2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 SS 0 -1 0 8 0 7
2016 SS 0 -2 0 10 0 8
2017 SS 0 0 0 3 0 3

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2017 Stat Review for Zack Cozart    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.73 BB/K
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12.7% BB Rate
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17.5% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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1.074 OPS
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.444 OBP
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Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.370 AVG
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.452 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.630 SLG
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.260 ISO
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Zack Cozart: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cozart (wrist) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

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Cozart (wrist) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

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Cozart was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore wrist, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cozart (knee) made his spring training debut Wednesday and homered while going 1-for-3.

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Cozart was a healthy scratch from Tuesday's spring training game against the White Sox.

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Cozart (knee) won't be in the lineup Friday when the Reds begin spring training games. Instead, he'll likely start Monday or Tuesday next week. This isn't because there are problems with his knee, however. "He's fine. He could play tomorrow," manager Bryan Price said on Thursday. "They want to do some baserunning stuff with him to make sure his legs are conditioned coming off the DL at the end of the year. There's no reason he couldn't play. But why rush it with the length of spring training?"

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Cozart said his knee is 100 percent and added he won't need to wear a brace in 2017, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Cozart avoided arbitration with the Reds, agreeing to a one-year, $5.325 million deal.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 beyond a small-sample-size fluke, and whether he'll be able to generate that power after coming back from the knee injury. The one good thing that came from Cozart's injury is that it allowed Eugenio Suarez more playing time, and revealed that he can hit at the big league level. The conventional line of analysis is that Suarez is a better hitter than Cozart, but Cozart is a better defender at shortstop - or, at least, more sure-handed. Suarez however will probably have better range in 2016, so it's not guaranteed that Cozart sticks at shortstop. Tread carefully here - prior to 2015 Cozart was a negative-value offensive player, he's unlikely to run much going forward, and could ultimately lose his job or at least his position.

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.