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Zack Cozart | Shortstop

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Zack Cozart had a three-run homer and an RBI single Wednesday versus the Indians.
The homer was just Cozart's third of 2014 after he hit 15 as a rookie in 2012 and 12 last year. It also gave him his first three-RBI game of the season on his way to four. Last year, he had six games with at least three RBI. Aug 6 - 11:07 PM

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Zack Cozart returned to the Reds starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a loss to the Nationals.

Cozart had been sidelined since leaving Tuesday's game after he was hit by a pitch. He was dropped back to eighth in the lineup for this contest, which given his atrocious .225/.276/.293 slash line on the season is probably still too high.
Jul 26 - 4:35 AM

X-rays on Zack Cozart's index and middle finger came back negative.

Cozart had to exit Tuesday's game versus the Brewers after being hit by a pitch. Consider him day-to-day.
Jul 22 - 10:53 PM

Zack Cozart delivered a two-run single in the top of the 11th Saturday in the Reds' 7-3 win over the Giants.

Cozart's hit up the middle broke a 2-2 tie and opened the floodgates for a five-run inning. It was his second knock of the game, and it gave him four hits and four RBI in the series against the Giants. With a .261 average and nine RBI, he's having his best month of the season in June.
Jun 29 - 2:23 AM

Zack Cozart went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in a win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Cozart doubled in his second straight game, coming around to score on Homer Bailey's two-run single. The defense-first shortstop is hitting a paltry .221/.257/.309 on the season.
Jun 8 - 4:04 PM

Zack Cozart belted one of four Reds solo home runs off Wade Miley in Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Cozart's blast was the first of the four and got the Reds on the board in the third inning. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4, but is still hitting a disappointing .225/.266/.313 with two homers and 13 RBI on the year.
Jun 1 - 7:21 PM

Zack Cozart was one of only a handful of Reds who had a respectable night at the plate in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

Cozart collected two of the team’s six total hits against Adam Wainwright and company. The 28-year-old has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks, hitting .372 (16-for-43) in his last 11 contests.
May 25 - 11:24 PM

Batting second for the second time this season, Zack Cozart went 3-for-5 with a steal against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Cozart has hit in five straight to raise his average from .203 to .228. Still, he's no one's idea of a No. 2 hitter. Besides the lifetime .284 OBP, today's steal was his first since 2012.
May 21 - 8:15 PM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Cozart was the only Red with multiple hits on the night, a small consolation. Like a lot of Reds, Cozart has yet to get on a roll offensively, putting up a meager .214/.255/.297 slash line thus far.
May 20 - 10:33 PM

Zack Cozart had three hits and two RBI against the Padres on Thursday to raise his average to .208.

It's the highest his average has been all season. His two RBI today were first since April 22. The Reds have stuck with him because of his defense, but they're hoping his bat ticks up as time goes along.
May 15 - 3:25 PM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Cozart's first triple of the season put him on third base with two outs in the sixth inning, and pinch hitter Chris Heisey drove him in to give the Reds the lead. Cozart also singled in the game. Even with the two-hit night, the shortstop is batting .165 with a .473 OPS on the year.
Apr 30 - 1:03 AM

Zack Cozart went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the Reds topped the Cubs 8-2 on Sunday.

Cozart hit his first home run of the year, a two-run shot, off Cubs reliever Jose Veras in a three-run seventh inning. He previously swatted an RBI double in the fourth inning, coming around to score on a Homer Bailey single. He's one of the worst-hitting everyday players in baseball, but Cozart still has enough pop to be dangerous on a given day.
Apr 20 - 7:20 PM

Zack Cozart went 0-for-4 Sunday and is hitless in 19 at-bats thus far this season.

Cozart is an offensive black hole for a decent hitting Reds team, as the shortstop owns a career .284 on-base percentage. This season, Cozart has five strikeouts without a walk. He's a non-entity in any fantasy format.
Apr 6 - 3:51 PM

Zack Cozart went 1-for-2 with two RBI against the Indians on Thursday.

Cozart's second-inning double drove in a pair of runs to put the Reds on the board early. He is hoping to make some progress offensively in 2014 as he has finished each of the last two seasons with an on-base percentage below .290.
Feb 27 - 6:33 PM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-3 with three RBI in a win over the Astros on Tuesday.

We're constantly reminded that baseball is a strange game, and Zack Cozart spurring the Reds offense for two consecutive games is the latest exhibit. Cozart has now driven in seven runs over the last two days, bringing his season total to 62 RBI. The shortstop is hitting .255/.285/.379 on the year.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 11:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Manny Parra
4Sam LeCure
5Jumbo Diaz
6Logan Ondrusek
7Pedro Villarreal
8Daniel Corcino
9Trevor Bell
10Sean Marshall