Zack Cozart, Shortstop, Cincinnati Reds, #2


Date of Birth: 8/12/1985
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
College: University of Mississippi
Current Salary: $5,325,000

Zack Cozart, shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds, was drafted by the Reds in 2007. He played in the minor leagues from 2007 through 2011 and he batted .270. He played in just 11 games with the Reds in 2011.

In 2012, his first full season with the Reds, Cozart batted .246 with 138 hits, 33 doubles, and 15 home runs in 138 games. In 2013, he batted .254 with 144 hits, 30 doubles, 12 home runs, and 63 RBIs in 151 games. He finished the 2014 season with 112 hits, 18 doubles, and a .221 batting average in 147 games.

On June 10, 2015, Cozart had knee surgery that ended the season for him. In 53 games with the Reds, he batted .258 with 50 hits. As a shortstop, he made 132 assists, 30 double plays, 79 putouts, and 3 errors in 52 games.

Cozart batted .252 in 121 games in 2016. He finished the season with 117 hits, 28 doubles, and career highs in home runs (16) and RBIs (37). Defensively, as the Reds' shortstop in 111 games, he made 300 assists, 69 double plays, 192 putouts, and 10 errors.

Career batting statistics for Cozart through 2016 include:

  • 621 games played
  • 573 hits
  • 119 doubles
  • 217 RBIs
  • 413 strikeouts to 133 walks
  • .246 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Cozart at shortstop through 2016 include:

  • 609 games played
  • 1,608 assists
  • 330 double plays
  • 923 putouts
  • 51 errors
  • .980 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Zack Cozart
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