Zack Cozart Free Agent

Age: 34 (August 12, 1985) | 6' 0" | 205lbs. | Bats: Right 2B-1 3B-31 SS-5
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CIN NL 2015 53 194 28 50 14 29 10 1 9 28 3 3 .258 .310 .459 7 14 .258 39/19/42 8 8
CIN NL 2016 121 464 67 117 37 84 28 2 16 50 4 1 .252 .308 .425 7 17 .274 39/21/40 12 13
CIN NL 2017 122 438 80 130 62 78 24 7 24 63 3 0 .297 .385 .548 12 15 .312 38/20/42 21 21
LAA AL 2018 58 224 29 49 19 42 13 2 5 18 0 0 .219 .296 .362 8 17 .244 38/21/41 1 2
LAA AL 2019 38 97 4 12 5 16 2 0 0 7 0 0 .124 .178 .144 5 15 .143 31/21/48 -4 -3
Career 9yrs 839 3088 408 764 219 549 158 24 87 305 21 4 .247 .300 .399 6 16 .273 n/a
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I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Zack Cozart with a price of $6. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

Yep - it's tomorrow.

With Arrieta, JD Martinez, Moustakas, Lynn, Cobb, and Lucroy still out there.

Plus whoever else KC or TB decide to deal into the NL ...

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 19 '18

My understanding is that it will be held tomorrow.

We will have the CBS prices in the first update which will be -- this Thursday.

Gads, so soon!

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 19 '18

Has CBS done their NL Only action yet?

jeff merk jeffamerk
Feb 19 '18

I grabbed Cozart for $16 in CBS. The only shortstop with a better ISO in the last three seasons (minimum 1000 PA) is Carlos Correa. The power isn't a one-year fluke. Agree with LVW that Anaheim will hurt Cozart somewhat, although my bigger concern is the AVG.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Feb 19 '18

He's got a lot of changes to deal with at once. New position, new league, and park less favorable for hitters.

van wilhoite LVW
Dec 19 '17

More from Bryan Grosnick at BP today:


Cozart is also older than you might think, and also a hitter who’s had some surprising swings in performance. After working with Barry Larkinwho told him, among other things, to swing harder at the ballCozart’s offense blossomed. Once a good-field, no-hit shortstop of the old-school mode, he had a sterling 2017. His .321 True Average would have been great for any team’s first baseman or right fielder and led all MLB shortstops with 300 or more plate appearances, one point ahead of Carlos Correa. On the other side of the ball, Cozart is a fairly reputable shortstop who will be asked to move to third base because, well, you don’t eff with Andrelton Simmons.

Combining these two as an upgrade over Cowart, Valbuena, Marte, and the like does something extraordinary: it gives the Angels plus defenders at second base and third base without sacrificing anything on offense. Kinsler used to be better with his mitt, but these days he’s still steady and solid. Cozart should be able to handle the transition to third base swimmingly, and between his hands and his arm, should comfortably project as one of the game’s better defenders at the hot corner. When combined with the incomparable talents of Simmons at the six, the Angels may have the best defensive infield in baseball no matter who stands at first base. Hats off to Los Angeles for finding a way to help their run prevention without substantially upgrading their arms (yet).

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '17

We are now geared toward next season. Comments that Eugene and Seadogs wrote earlier today are in the 2017 archive.

Cozart has signed with the Angels for three years and $38 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '17