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Zack Cozart

32-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

2017 Stats

AVG

.297

HR

24

RBI

63

R

80

SB

3

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: NO   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.

November 6, 2017  –  Zack Cozart News

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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 122 507 438 80 130 55 24 7 24 63 3 0 62 78 0 4 3 .297 .385 .548 .933
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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)     743 3,028 2,767 375 703 247 143 22 82 280 21 4 195 491 23 24 19 .254 .305 .411 .716

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Zack Cozart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 112 1
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
201798226122.337.6331.059
2016106146150.226.453.737
2015469380.326.565.931

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173405818511.285.524.896
20163585310354.260.416.731
2015148196203.236.426.718

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172485212352.327.556.958
2016194287192.242.412.729
2015103144130.214.398.676

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171902812281.258.537.900
2016270399312.259.433.734
201591145153.308.527.874
Zack Cozart vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .309 .177
2009 23 AA CAR 537 459 11.5% 16.4% 0.70 81% .299 .138
2010 24 AAA LOU 610 553 6.6% 17.5% 0.37 81% .286 .161
2011 25 AAA LOU 350 323 6.6% 14.6% 0.45 84% .348 .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% .282 .153
2013 27 MAJ CIN 618 567 4.2% 16.5% 0.25 82% .285 .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% .258 .201
2016 30 MAJ CIN 508 464 7.3% 16.5% 0.44 82% .274 .173
2017 31 MAJ CIN 507 438 12.2% 15.4% 0.79 82% .312 .251
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3-Year Averages     420 388 6% 15.2% 0.39 84% .265 .126
Career     3,028 2,767 6.4% 16.2% 0.40 82% .280 .157

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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 968 1 205 3 -2 0 584 8 129 0 -4 -3 9
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 1 0 1 0 2

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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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0.79 BB/K
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12.2% BB Rate
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15.4% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.933 OPS
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.385 OBP
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Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.297 AVG
GREAT
.312 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.548 SLG
ELITE
.251 ISO
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Zack Cozart: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cozart is not in Saturday's lineup against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Cozart (quadriceps) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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Cozart (quad) said he expects to play Friday against the Cubs after sitting out Thursday's series finale against the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cozart was removed from Wednesday's game against the Brewers with tightness in his right quad, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Cozart went 2-for-5 with a home run, a steal and two RBI against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

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Cozart is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

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Cozart went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo homers Friday against the Pirates.

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Cozart went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday in St. Louis.

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Cozart went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and an RBI single Sunday during the Reds' 10-5 win over the Mets.

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Cozart is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.

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Cozart went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

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Cozart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

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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.