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Pete Kozma

29-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

2017 Stats

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.111

HR

1

RBI

2

R

6

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 170   DOB: 4/11/1988   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Pete Kozma Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees in January of 2017. Released by the Rangers in August of 2017.

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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 JOH 30 118 106 16 28 10 8 0 2 9 3 2 12 21 0 0 0 .264 .350 .396 .746
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 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
2016 28 AAA SCR 130 488 445 48 93 21 19 0 2 32 11 4 31 91 3 3 6 .209 .268 .265 .533
2017 29 AAA ROU 11 42 40 8 12 4 4 0 0 2 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 .300 .333 .400 .733
2017 29 MAJ TEX 28 41 36 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 18 1 0 2 .111 .200 .194 .394
2017 29 MAJ NYY 11 10 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ TEX/NYY 39 51 45 6 5 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 20 1 0 2 .111 .200 .178 .378
3-Year Averages     45 67 61 9 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 6 12 0 0 0 .180 .254 .197 .450
Career  (View All)     314 740 666 82 143 36 29 3 4 54 8 3 61 159 5 5 3 .215 .282 .285 .567

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Pete Kozma: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 4 5 14 14
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
2017213110.190.333.594
2015284010.143.143.343

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017243010.042.042.190
20157111013.155.155.405

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017233010.130.130.330
2015418010.195.195.493

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017223110.091.227.427
2015587013.121.121.311
Pete Kozma vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 JOH 118 106 10.2% 17.8% 0.57 80% .313 .132
2007 19 R GCL 15 13 13.3% 13.3% 1.00 85% .182 .000
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% .189 .052
2008 20 A QUA 429 377 10.5% 16.1% 0.65 82% .330 .114
2009 21 A PAL 83 73 9.6% 19.3% 0.50 78% .390 .069
2009 21 AA SPR 459 407 9.2% 19.2% 0.48 78% .258 .096
2010 22 AA SPR 570 503 9.8% 19.5% 0.50 78% .285 .141
2011 23 AAA MEM 448 398 8% 20.3% 0.40 77% .265 .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% .251 .123
2012 24 MAJ STL 82 72 8.5% 23.2% 0.37 74% .415 .236
2013 25 MAJ STL 448 410 7.6% 20.3% 0.37 78% .274 .056
2014 26 AAA MEM 437 379 9.4% 14% 0.67 84% .275 .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
2016 28 AAA SCR 488 445 6.4% 18.6% 0.34 80% .256 .056
2017 29 AAA ROU 42 40 4.8% 19% 0.25 80% .375 .100
2017 29 MAJ TEX 41 36 4.9% 43.9% 0.11 50% .176 .083
2017 29 MAJ NYY 10 9 10% 20% 0.50 78% .143 .000
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ TEX/NYY 51 45 5.9% 39.2% 0.15 56% .167 .067
3-Year Averages     67 61 9% 17.9% 0.50 80% .224 .017
Career     740 666 8.2% 21.5% 0.38 76% .274 .070

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Pete Kozma Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015 2B 65.3 1 17 1 0 0 43 0 10 0 1 0 0
2015 3B 63.3 -1 19 -1 0 -1 26 0 15 1 -1 0 0
2015 SS 112 3 35 2 1 0 45 1 23 -2 1 1 0
2015 LF 7 -2 2 -1 -2 0 0 2 0
2017 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 SS 33 -3 8 -2 -1 0 25 -1 14 -2 0 -1 -1
2017 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 21 1 5 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0
2017 3B 63 -3 13 -2 0 -3 41 -2 17 -1 -1 0 -1
2017 SS 18 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 2B 0 0 -1 1 0 0
2015 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2015 SS 0 0 0 2 0 2
2015 LF 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 SS 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2017 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Pete Kozma    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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0.15 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.9% BB Rate
POOR
39.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.378 OPS
TERRIBLE
.200 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.111 AVG
TERRIBLE
.167 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.178 SLG
TERRIBLE
.067 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Kozma cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock.

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Kozma was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday.

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Kozma went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the Red Sox.

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Kozma is hitting .158 in 23 plate appearances since being claimed off waivers by the Rangers in late April.

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Kozma went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Tigers.

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Kozma was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Sunday.

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Kozma was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday.

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Kozma is in the starting lineup for the first time this season Wednesday, batting ninth and starting at shortstop.

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Kozma likely will break camp with the Yankees unless a trade nets them another infielder, Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com reports.

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Kozma agreed to a minor league deal with the Yankees that includes an invitation to spring training.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Pete Kozma.

2016

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-bats with the Cardinals and he hit a measly .152/.236/.152. The Cardinals parted ways with him in November by outrighting him from their 40-man roster. After signing a minor league deal with the Yankees in December, Kozma will attempt to earn one of the team's final bench spots during spring training.

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.