Cincinnati Reds
2014 Avg.
.111
 
Career Avg.
.246
Name  Zack Cozart
Born  8/12/1985
Height  6-0
Weight  195
Number  2
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/5/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is 5-for-14 with a pair of home runs and a 1.257 OPS against Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: Cozart hasn't improved on his first full season and fantasy owners are largely ignoring his work this year. He's averaging just .252 with a .661 OPS and no speed, but Thursday is a rare favorable matchup.
 
8/12/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is 1-for-13 with six strikeouts against Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Cozart hasn't improved on his first full season and fantasy owners are largely ignoring his work this year. He's averaging just .240 with a .643 OPS and little speed. Avoid this matchup.
 
7/25/2013 10:06:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart (hip) is expected to return to the lineup Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Cozart went 4-for-4 with a homer and three runs in Game 1 of Cincinnati's doubleheader against the Giants Tuesday, but he has been dealing with hip stiffness and hasn't started since then.
 
7/23/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart went 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Tuesday against the Giants.
Insight: Cozart scored three runs in the game. The shortstop has eight homers and has scored 51 runs so he has some fantasy value, but he has zero steals and is batting .243.
 
6/12/2013 12:04:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is batting .077 (1-for-13) with six strikeouts in his matchups with Travis Wood.
Insight: Cozart has 15-20 HR power which is good for a shortstop, but he's not progressing as many had hoped for after a decent rookie season. This matchup isn't likely to help. Latest update - Cozart is not in the starting lineup.
 
6/12/2013 11:23:00 AM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is batting .077 (1-for-13) with six strikeouts in his matchups with Travis Wood.
Insight: Cozart has 15-20 HR power which is good for a shortstop, but he's not progressing as many had hoped for after a decent rookie season. This matchup isn't likely to help.
 
5/28/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is batting .480 (12-for-25) over his last six games.
Insight: Cozart went 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI Tuesday against the Indians. He has raised his average from .206 to .242 with the hot streak.
 
5/25/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is just 1-for-10 against Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Cozart isn't hitting for average, but he does have five home runs, 20 RBI and 23 runs scored which makes him a viable low end fantast shortstop. Just not on Saturday in this unfavorable matchup.
 
5/22/2013 7:45:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart smashed four hits Wednesday in a win against the Mets.
Insight: That's Cozart's tenth multi-hit game of the season. He's tied for fourth among NL shortstops in runs batted in (20).
 
5/21/2013 4:03:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart is in Tuesay's starting lineup versus New York.
Insight: Cozart was scratched from Sunday's game because of illness and since backup shortstop Cesar Izturis was 5-for-9 against Monday's expected starter, Shaun Marcum, Cozart got another day to rest, but he's ready to go tonight.
 
5/20/2013 3:18:00 PM
Description: As expected, Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart is not in Monday's starting lineup versus New York due to illness.
Insight: Cozart was scratched from Sunday's game and since backup shortstop Cesar Izturis is 5-for-9 against Monday's expected starter, Shaun Marcum, Cozart is getting another day to rest.
 
5/20/2013 11:27:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart is questionable for Monday's game against the new York Mets due to illness.
Insight: Cozart was scratched from Sunday's game and since backup shortstop Cesar Izturis is 5-for-9 against Monday's expected starter, Shaun Marcum, Cozart should get another day to rest.
 
4/21/2013 11:27:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart (hand) is not in Sunday's starting lineup, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. He was hit in the right hand while attempting to bunt Saturday night.
Insight: Cozart was diagnosed with a bruise after X-rays came back negative. The Reds shortstop went 0-for-6 Saturday and is hitting .225 this year, but he does have four homers. He'll be available to pinch-hit or pinch-run Sunday, so the injury isn't too serious.
 
4/20/2013 6:04:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart was hit in the right hand while attempting a bunt Saturday, but X-rays came back negative. SOURCE: Mark Sheldon, MLB.com
Insight: Cozart will likely miss a game or two to rest his bruised right hand. The Reds shortstop went 0-for-6 Saturday and is hitting .225 this year, but he does have four homers.
 
4/17/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart launched his fourth home run of the season Wednesday in a rout of Philadelphia.
Insight: Cozart (3-for-5) has bounced back nicely after getting off to a slow start (.114 AVG in his first nine games). No one would ever confuse Cozart for Derek Jeter but he's a decent enough player to warrant fantasy consideration.
 
4/10/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is not in Wednesday afternoon's starting lineup. Cesar Izturis, who is 2-for-2 off of Jake Westbrook, should get the start.
Insight: There is no injury here, just a day off for a guy batting .129 through the first eight games and who is 2-for-9 off Wednesday's starter.
 
4/5/2013 10:53:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart blasted a pair of homers Friday in a huge win over Washington.
Insight: Cozart finished the night with five RBI. He went 0-for-11 in the Anaheim series so it's good to see him find his swing again.
 
9/10/2012 6:52:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart won't be available for Monday night's series opener against the Pirates. He's still struggling with a sore oblique.
Insight: It's been a week since Cozart (.243, 15 HR, 32 RBI) last played. Given the lack of progress Cozart has made in his recovery, we wouldn't expect to see him in uniform for this series.
 
9/10/2012 10:48:00 AM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart who missed the weekend series is expected to miss Monday's game against Pittsburgh due to a strained left oblique.
Insight: The Reds have an eight and a half game lead in the division so there's no need to rush Cozart back into the lineup. Wilson Valdez is likely to see most of the action at shortstop for Cincinnati while Cozart (.243, 15 HR, 32 RBI) is out.
 
9/8/2012 9:35:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart will miss the rest of this weekend's series versus Houston because of a strained oblique.
Insight: The Reds have an eight and a half game lead in the division so there's no need to rush Cozart back into the lineup. Wilson Valdez (.195, 0 HR, 13 RBI) is likely to see most of the action at shortstop for Cincinnati while Cozart (.243, 15 HR, 32 RBI) is out.