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Pete Kozma

27-Year-Old Shortstop – New York Yankees

2015 Stats

AVG

.152

HR

0

RBI

2

R

15

SB

3

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kozma's 2013 campaign is probably the only season he'll have in his career that ever resembles a full-time role. While he did find his way back to the major league level in 2015 it was only for 99 at-...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 4/11/1988   BORN: Tulsa, OK   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Pete Kozma Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees in December of 2015.

December 4, 2015  –  Pete Kozma News

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Pete Kozma 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 19 R GCL 4 15 13 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
2007 19 R JOH 30 118 106 16 28 10 8 0 2 9 3 2 12 21 0 0 0 .264 .350 .396 .746
2007 19 A BAT 8 28 27 1 4 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 .148 .179 .222 .401
2008 20 A PAL 24 93 77 4 10 4 4 0 0 10 0 1 10 27 3 3 0 .130 .231 .182 .413
2008 20 A QUA 99 429 377 58 107 29 20 4 5 40 12 5 45 69 1 6 0 .284 .363 .398 .761
2009 21 A PAL 18 83 73 8 23 5 5 0 0 8 1 0 8 16 0 2 0 .315 .381 .384 .765
2009 21 AA SPR 113 459 407 52 88 24 15 3 6 37 4 2 42 88 4 5 1 .216 .288 .312 .600
2010 22 AA SPR 132 570 503 69 122 43 28 2 13 72 13 2 56 111 7 3 1 .243 .318 .384 .702
2011 23 AAA MEM 112 448 398 48 85 22 17 2 3 47 2 2 36 91 5 6 3 .214 .280 .289 .569
2011 23 MAJ STL 16 22 17 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 1 0 0 .176 .333 .235 .568
2012 24 AAA MEM 131 500 448 61 104 30 16 3 11 63 7 4 41 74 4 7 0 .232 .292 .355 .647
2012 24 MAJ STL 26 82 72 11 24 10 5 3 2 14 2 0 7 19 1 2 0 .333 .383 .569 .952
2013 25 MAJ STL 143 448 410 44 89 21 20 0 1 35 3 1 34 91 1 3 0 .217 .275 .273 .548
2014 26 AAA MEM 117 437 379 59 94 31 23 0 8 54 10 7 41 61 7 3 7 .248 .330 .372 .702
2014 26 MAJ STL 14 26 23 4 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .304 .385 .435 .820
2015 27 MAJ STL 76 111 99 15 15 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 10 21 1 0 1 .152 .236 .152 .388
3-Year Averages     77 193 177 21 37 7 7 0 0 12 2 0 15 38 0 1 0 .209 .269 .249 .518

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

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Pete Kozma Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @Bal Did not play.
Oct. 3 @Bal Did not play.
Oct. 3 @Bal Did not play.
Oct. 2 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .158 .245 .158 .403
Oct. 1 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 30 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 29 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 28 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 27 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .248 .165 .413
Sep. 26 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .248 .165 .413
Sep. 25 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .248 .165 .413
Sep. 24 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .248 .165 .413
Sep. 22 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .240 .165 .405
Sep. 20 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 19 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 18 @NYM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .240 .165 .405
Sep. 16 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 15 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 14 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 13 Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .240 .165 .405
Sep. 12 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 12 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 11 Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .169 .245 .169 .414
Sep. 10 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .245 .169 .414
Sep. 9 Bal 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .247 .170 .417
Sep. 8 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 7 Bal 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .247 .170 .417
Sep. 6 TB Did not play.
Last 7 Days 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 14 Days 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400
Last 30 Days 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .125 .300 .125 .425

Pete Kozma: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 1 17 13 31 1 1 1
2014 6 8
2013 139 1 1
2012 1 25
2011 10 1 3

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Pete Kozma Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015284010.143.143.343
201481000.250.375.775
201312515081.184.256.536

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20157111013.155.155.405
2014153000.333.467.842
2013285291272.232.281.554

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015418010.195.195.493
2014113000.273.364.792
2013205190153.205.244.502

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015587013.121.121.311
2014121000.333.500.833
2013205251200.229.302.594
Pete Kozma 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 19 R GCL 15 13 13.3% 13.3% 1.00 85% .182 .000
2007 19 R JOH 118 106 10.2% 17.8% 0.57 80% .313 .132
2007 19 A BAT 28 27 3.6% 25% 0.14 74% .200 .074
2008 20 A PAL 93 77 10.8% 29% 0.37 65% .200 .052
2008 20 A QUA 429 377 10.5% 16.1% 0.65 82% .337 .114
2009 21 A PAL 83 73 9.6% 19.3% 0.50 78% .404 .069
2009 21 AA SPR 459 407 9.2% 19.2% 0.48 78% .262 .096
2010 22 AA SPR 570 503 9.8% 19.5% 0.50 78% .288 .141
2011 23 AAA MEM 448 398 8% 20.3% 0.40 77% .270 .075
2011 23 MAJ STL 22 17 18.2% 18.2% 1.00 76% .231 .059
2012 24 AAA MEM 500 448 8.2% 14.8% 0.55 83% .256 .123
2012 24 MAJ STL 82 72 8.5% 23.2% 0.37 74% .431 .236
2013 25 MAJ STL 448 410 7.6% 20.3% 0.37 78% .277 .056
2014 26 AAA MEM 437 379 9.4% 14% 0.67 84% .277 .124
2014 26 MAJ STL 26 23 11.5% 15.4% 0.75 83% .368 .131
2015 27 MAJ STL 111 99 9% 18.9% 0.48 79% .192 .000
3-Year Averages     193 177 7.8% 19.7% 0.39 79% .266 .040

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2015 Stat Review for Pete Kozma    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.152 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.192 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.152 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.48 BB/K
GOOD
9.0% BB Rate
GOOD
18.9% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.388 OPS
TERRIBLE
.236 OBP
TERRIBLE

New York Yankees Roster

Pete Kozma: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kozma was outrighted off the 40-man roster Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Kozma will make the Opening Day roster, MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch reports.

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Kozma is viewed as the favorite for one of the final bench spots on the Opening Day 25-man roster, MLB.com reports.

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Kozma is getting work behind the plate and may serve as the Cardinals' emergency catcher, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Kozma was designated for assignment Wednesday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

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Kozma was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Monday.

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Kozma is just 2-for-20 for Triple-A Memphis after being optioned down last week.

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The Cardinals optioned Kozma to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

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Kozma made the Opening Day roster, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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2015

It appeared as though Kozma's time with the Cardinals was nearing an end, but after slashing .248/.330/.372 with Triple-A Memphis last season, he was called up in September and hit .304 over 23 at-bats. The former starting shortstop and career .236/.297/.320 hitter can be safely ignored in all fantasy leagues, as Kozma merely provides infield depth for the Cardinals within the organization as well as a decent amount of postseason experience.

2014

The Cardinals were hoping Kozma could continue the success he had from the 2012 postseason into 2013, but they were sorely disappointed in the results. Kozma flashed a solid glove at short, but was dreadful at the plate last season posting a wRC+ of 50, the second worst wRC+ in all of baseball from hitters with at least 400 plate appearances. The Cardinals stuck with him as long as they could before slowly handing over an increasing number of at-bats to Daniel Descalso. If Kozma sticks with the Cardinals, it will likely be as a defensive replacement for newly acquired starter Jhonny Peralta.

2013

With Rafael Furcal out with an elbow injury, the Cardinals turned to Kozma in September and October. While Kozma drew eight walks in 13 postseason games, it was his September performance that really opened eyes. Kozma hit .349/.386/.619 with 10 extra-base hits in 63 September at-bats. Furcal's status for the beginning of 2013 is in doubt, so unless the Cardinals find a free agent shortstop, Kozma may only have to beat out Daniel Descalso for the starting job on Opening Day. Just note that Kozma's minor league numbers don't even come close to projecting him as a .300 hitter in the majors - he's a .223 hitter in 846 Triple-A at-bats.

2011

The best thing about Kozma is his glove, but that's not saying much. His second year with Double-A Springfield was certainly better than his first, but don't get too excited by the 13 home runs and 13 stolen bases as they came with a .243 batting average and .702 OPS. If you struggle to top .700 OPS in your second year in Double-A, you're probably a long way from the majors. Still, at age 22 he has time to turn it around.

2010

Kozma has a nice glove, but after a terrible season with the bat in Double-A Springfield last year, it looks like it could be awhile before he can be counted upon to win a starting job with the big club. Kozma turns 22 this spring, so he's still young enough to turn it around, but Brendan Ryan or Tyler Greene could be good enough to hold the shortstop job in St. Louis if Kozma never develops.

2008

Kozma, the Cardinals' first-round pick in 2007, hit a combined .233/.313/.342 in 42 games between the Arizona Fall League, the Appalachian League, and the New York-Penn League. The constant moving around prevented him from getting his footing at any one level, making it hard to get a good read on his numbers. He will probably begin 2008 in full-season ball in the Midwest League. He's still a few years away, but he's known more for his defense and as result, doesn't make for a good keeper candidate yet.