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Zack Cozart | Shortstop | #2

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
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Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
Cozart lined a two-run triple to center in the fifth inning before hitting a solo homer in the seventh. The home run was his 11th of the season, and it was his first triple this year. The 30-year-old is batting .284/.325/.513 in 62 games, on pace for the best offensive season of his career. Jun 21 - 11:26 PM

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Zack Cozart is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Braves.

Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat leadoff versus Atlanta right-hander Bud Norris. Cozart went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday and has been stuck in an offensive slump for much of June.
Jun 15 - 3:12 PM

Zack Cozart is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

He's receiving a day of rest. Billy Hamilton is also sitting out, as the Reds have Ivan De Jesus Jr. and Tyler Holt in center field.

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI versus the Nationals on Friday.

Cozart plated a run with a single in the second inning before slugging a solo blast off Yusmeiro Petit in the seventh. The 30-year-old saw his 2015 come to an early end due to a knee injury, but he has bounced back with a surprising .310/.337/.540 batting line and eight homers. He has also scored 30 runs as the Reds’ leadoff man. He’s shaping up to be an interesting trade chip for rebuilding Cincinnati.
Jun 3 - 10:35 PM

Zack Cozart is not in the Reds starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners.

It appears as though it's just a routine day off for Cozart. Ivan DeJesus will start in his place and bat seventh against tough right-hander Felix Hernandez.
May 21 - 11:32 AM

Zack Cozart connected for a solo homer Friday against the Mariners.

Cozart has now walked in consecutive games, though Friday’s was a free pass. He has walked just four times all season. Cozart has been surprisingly useful in fantasy leagues despite the lack of patience, batting .326 with five home runs, 16 RBI, and 23 runs scored through 34 games. While he makes contact, we don’t see him maintaining his lofty BABIP as the season continues.
May 21 - 12:14 AM

Zack Cozart is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

He's just receiving some rest. Ivan DeJesus is filling in at shortstop and Tyler Holt is batting leadoff for the Reds.
May 15 - 10:30 AM

Zack Cozart smacked a solo homer in Monday's win over the Pirates.

Cozart led off the bottom of the first inning with a blast to left field off of Jon Niese. It was his fourth longball of the season, and he's now got his batting line up to .340/.343/.567. The 30-year-old is certainly known more for his glove, but he's batting .285 with 13 homers over 316 plate appearances since the beginning of last season.
May 9 - 9:54 PM

Zack Cozart (knee) is back in the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Giants.

Cozart tweaked his surgically-repaired right knee in Sunday's series finale against the Pirates and was held out of the first two games of this three-game set with the Giants. It sounds like that was all mostly precautionary. The 30-year-old shortstop has an impressive .347/.350/.533 batting line in 19 games this season for Cincinnati.
May 4 - 9:47 AM

Zack Cozart (knee) is not expected to miss much time.

Cozart gave the Reds a bit of a scare when he was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Pirates with an injury to his surgically-repaired right knee, but he's merely dealing with some tendinitis and should be fine. He could play on Monday, but the Reds are understandably being cautious with him. Consider him day-to-day.
May 2 - 4:11 PM

Zack Cozart (knee) is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Monday against the Giants.

Cozart left Sunday's series finale against the Pirates after suffering a right knee injury. He walked off the field under his own power, but it's the same knee Cozart had surgery on in 2015 so there's reason for concern. Look for more information from the Reds soon. Ivan DeJesus Jr. is starting at shortstop and batting second Monday versus Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto.
May 2 - 1:42 PM

Zack Cozart left Sunday's game against the Pirates with an apparent right knee injury.

Cozart reached on an error to start the top of the eighth inning but then was met by a trainer at second base. He appeared to point to his right knee and then walked off the field. It's the same knee that Cozart had ACL surgery on last season, so it's reasonable to have some concern. The Reds should have more on Cozart's status later Sunday.
May 1 - 3:56 PM

Zack Cozart homered against the Mets on Wednesday, ultimately going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.

Cozart mashed a 2-1 slider from Matt Harvey over the left-field wall to leadoff Wednesday night's game. It's been a hot start to the season for the shortstop. He's hitting .397/.388/.603 on the year with two homers and seven doubles. That .411 BABIP is going to come crashing down to earth; however, he's a good bet for double-digit homers if he can stay healthy. That's not something to sneeze at for a shortstop, either. Only 17 of them did that a year ago.
Apr 27 - 11:12 PM

Zack Cozart drove in two runs in Monday’s loss to the Mets.

Cozart delivered a sacrifice fly in the third inning before hitting an RBI single in the seventh. The 30-year-old has only drawn one walk this season, so he's not an ideal fit for the leadoff spot, but it hasn't mattered much so far. He's batting .389 (21-for-54) through his first 14 games.
Apr 25 - 10:56 PM

Zack Cozart managed the Reds' only run on Friday night against the Cubs, connecting with a solo homer to lead-off the sixth inning.

Cozart had been swinging the bat well to start the season, but Friday's homer marked his first of the campaign. He's hitting .378/.375/.556 and sits atop the Reds' batting order on most nights. Fantasy owners can take a shot on Cozart if they're desperate at the shortstop position -- after all, he did hit nine homers in just 214 PA a year ago -- but he's never hit over .260 in a full season and is now on the wrong side of 30 years old. It's hard to project too much growth at this point.
Apr 22 - 11:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
3Jose Peraza
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3John Lamb
4Brandon Finnegan
5Dan Straily
6Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7JJ Hoover
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon