Pete Kozma

Pete Kozma

33-Year-Old ShortstopSS
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Pete Kozma in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Athletics in November of 2020. Released by the Athletics in October of 2021.
Parts ways with Oakland
SSFree Agent  
October 19, 2021
Kozma was released by the Athletics on Tuesday.
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Kozma had his contract selected by the Athletics for the final weekend of the regular season, and he elected free agency after being removed from the 40-man roster. He spent the rest of the season at Triple-A and hit .244/.307/.337 with four homers, 40 RBI, 24 runs and six stolen bases in 113 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
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1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2019vs Right .347 9 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125
2021vs Left .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2021vs Right .347 9 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Since 2019Away .258 12 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away .258 12 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Pete Kozma compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.25
 
BB Rate
8.3%
 
K Rate
33.3%
 
BABIP
.143
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.091
 
OBP
.167
 
SLG
.091
 
OPS
.258
 
wOBA
.132
 
Exit Velocity
73.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
14.3%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Pete Kozma
Dream11 Fantasy Baseball: Braves at Mets
July 24, 2020
Juan Pablo Aravena provides analysis for Friday's Braves at Mets matchup for Dream11 contests, with Yoenis Cespedes set to start at DH.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
September 16, 2018
Erik Siegrist looks over the waiver wire heading into the final two weeks of the season and notes that Reynaldo Lopez is pitching far too well to be unrostered.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
May 17, 2018
In Thursday’s slate of games, Adam Zdroik notes Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is stellar this season against lefties with a .381 BABIP, which goes well with last year’s .211 ISO against them.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
May 13, 2018
Erik Siegrist reviews the available talent in the American League where some struggling stars have returned from the disabled list, including the Twins' Byron Buxton.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
May 7, 2017
Erik Siegrist checks out the available talent in the American League and warns that Chris Tillman's home run issues during his rehab assignment might carry forward upon his return to the Orioles rotation.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Contract selected by Oakland
SSOakland Athletics  
October 1, 2021
Kozma's contract was selected by the Athletics on Friday.
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Sent to minor-league camp
SSOakland Athletics  
March 27, 2021
Kozma was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday.
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Standing out thus far
SSOakland Athletics  
March 11, 2021
Kozma, who's on a minor-league contract with the Athletics, is 6-for-14 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI across 10 Cactus League games.
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Signs minors deal with Athletics
SSOakland Athletics  
November 18, 2020
Kozma signed a minor-league contract with the Athletics on Wednesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Tests positive for coronavirus
SSAtlanta Braves  
Illness
July 4, 2020
Manager Brian Snitker said Saturday that Kozma tested positive for COVID-19, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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