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Zack Cozart
Birthdate: 8/12/1985 (31 y, 7 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/185     Position: SS
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 15, Overall: 79, Team: Cincinnati Reds
Contract: $5.3M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Cozart (knee) made his spring training debut Wednesday and homered while going 1-for-3. (3/3/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After enjoying a power spike during an injury-shortened 2015 season, we wondered if Cozart would now become an acceptable asset in shallow mixed leagues. Though injuries hampered him again, he held onto a majority of his gains and even upped his average fly ball & line drive exit velocity. Encouragingly, his walk rate has been ticking upward, though it still remains below average, and he continues to make pretty good contact. If he could actually stay healthy all season and remain slotted at the top of the order, he would be a respectable mixed league option. But health remains an issue and at age 31, we can't expect it to magically get better. (Mike Podhorzer)

The Quick Opinion: Cozart proved that his amped up power in 2015 wasn't entirely a fluke, but injuries once again took their toll and prevented him from just barely eclipsing 500 plate appearances. If he could somehow remain healthy all season, he'll be an acceptable cheap middle infield option, but at age 31, it's difficult to bet on such a feat.

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7/17J Garcia6-B2_231-1Joey Votto advanced on a wild pitch to 3B. Zack Cozart scored.3.680.5840.5 %.1560.77
7/22J Jurrjens1-B1___1-0Zack Cozart homered (Fly).0.620.2552.5 %.1061.00
7/15M Boggs7-B01_33-3Zack Cozart singled to shortstop (Grounder). Drew Stubbs scored. Chris Heisey advanced to 2B.3.111.8262.1 %.1030.63
7/18C Morton1-T01__0-0Zack Cozart singled to left (Grounder). Drew Stubbs advanced to 3B.1.510.8153.7 %.0960.97
7/15F Salas9-B1___4-5Zack Cozart singled to center (Grounder).2.550.2510.6 %.0950.25
7/17L Lynn8-B0___3-1Zack Cozart homered (Fliner (Fly)).0.510.4887.2 %.0711.00
7/10R Wolf4-T112_2-3Zack Cozart reached on fielder's choice to third (Grounder). Ramon Hernandez scored on error. Drew Stubbs out at second. Zack Cozart Error by Rickie Weeks.2.390.8854.7 %.0570.34
7/8Z Braddock7-T1___5-4Zack Cozart singled to left (Liner).1.240.2525.5 %.0490.25
7/9S Marcum5-T0___3-3Zack Cozart singled to center (Grounder).1.190.4850.0 %.0480.37
7/17J Garcia6-B1___0-1Zack Cozart singled to left (Grounder).1.140.2534.5 %.0440.25
7/9S Marcum3-T0___3-3Zack Cozart singled to third (Grounder).0.990.4850.0 %.0410.37
7/17J Garcia6-B212_0-1Joey Votto advanced on a wild pitch to 2B.3.020.4237.4 %.0310.16
7/15J Westbrook1-B0___1-0Zack Cozart singled to right (Grounder).0.740.4865.0 %.0300.37
7/10R Wolf2-T21__1-1Zack Cozart singled to right (Liner). Drew Stubbs advanced to 2B.0.840.2247.4 %.0210.20
7/7C Narveson4-T2___1-1Zack Cozart singled to left (Liner).0.510.1045.4 %.0150.12
7/8M Estrada9-T1___5-7Zack Cozart grounded out to pitcher (Grounder).0.210.2592.3 %-.005-0.15
7/15J Westbrook5-B2___2-0Zack Cozart grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).0.270.1079.7 %-.007-0.10
7/10K Loe9-T2___2-3Zack Cozart struck out swinging.0.330.1081.6 %-.008-0.10
7/8Z Greinke4-T21__1-4Zack Cozart reached on fielder's choice to shortstop (Grounder). Drew Stubbs out at second.0.460.2281.1 %-.013-0.22
7/23D Lowe1-B0_2_0-0Zack Cozart sacrificed to pitcher (Bunt Grounder). Drew Stubbs advanced to 3B.1.231.0860.7 %-.013-0.17
7/15J Westbrook3-B1___1-0Zack Cozart grounded out to first (Grounder).0.580.2565.4 %-.014-0.15
7/19J McDonald1-T1___0-0Zack Cozart struck out swinging.0.610.2347.9 %-.014-0.14
7/9S Marcum1-T1___0-0Zack Cozart flied out to center (Fly).0.620.2547.8 %-.015-0.15
7/10R Wolf1-T01__0-0Zack Cozart flied out to right (Fliner (Fly)). Drew Stubbs advanced to 2B.1.470.8553.6 %-.017-0.19
7/18C Morton5-T1___2-0Zack Cozart grounded out to third (Grounder).0.750.2319.9 %-.018-0.14
7/10R Wolf7-T0___2-3Zack Cozart grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).0.950.4870.2 %-.024-0.22
7/19J McDonald3-T11__1-0Zack Cozart reached on fielder's choice to second (Grounder). Mike Leake out at second.1.410.4737.9 %-.033-0.27
7/17J Garcia1-B01__0-0Zack Cozart flied out to second (Fly).1.450.8558.2 %-.033-0.35
7/18T Watson8-T0___2-0Zack Cozart flied out to center (Fly).1.360.4411.9 %-.033-0.21
7/22J Jurrjens6-B0___1-3Zack Cozart struck out looking.1.360.4824.5 %-.034-0.22
7/19J McDonald6-T0___1-0Zack Cozart grounded out to third (Grounder).1.460.4432.2 %-.036-0.21
7/9T Saito7-T0___3-3Zack Cozart struck out swinging.1.540.4850.0 %-.038-0.22
7/7C Narveson2-T2__30-0Zack Cozart flied out to shortstop (Fly).1.410.3548.8 %-.038-0.35
7/17J Garcia3-B2_2_0-1Zack Cozart struck out looking.1.410.3140.9 %-.039-0.31
7/22S Linebrink7-B21__4-4Zack Cozart struck out swinging.1.470.2254.1 %-.041-0.22
7/18C Morton2-T212_0-0Zack Cozart fouled out to first (Fliner (Fly)).1.790.4049.6 %-.044-0.40
7/19C Resop8-T0___1-0Zack Cozart flied out to left (Fly).2.130.4423.4 %-.052-0.21
7/9J Axford9-T0___3-3Zack Cozart flied out to center (Fliner (Fly)).2.290.4850.0 %-.057-0.22
7/22J Jurrjens3-B01__1-0Zack Cozart grounded into a double play to third (Grounder). Chris Heisey out at second.1.300.8570.6 %-.066-0.75
7/7C Narveson6-T012_5-2Zack Cozart grounded into a double play to shortstop (Grounder). Jay Bruce advanced to 3B. Jonny Gomes out at second.2.491.4423.7 %-.125-1.09