Cincinnati Reds
2014 Avg.
.223
 
Career Avg.
.245
Name  Zack Cozart
Born  8/12/1985
Height  6-0
Weight  195
Number  2
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/17/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is 5-for-9 (.556) with three extra-base hits and a 1.711 OPS versus Rockies Game 1 starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Cozart's production has dropped each season since his debut in 2011, but he's been batting .282 over the past two weeks and may be worth a one-day flier in this favorable matchup.
 
6/21/2014 1:24:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cozart has done nothing this season, batting .237 with two homers and 17 RBI. He hit 15 homers in his first full season back in 2012 and a dozen last season, but at this pace won't get close to doubler digits. Ramon Santiago will get the start, but has no fantasy value.
 
5/25/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart hasn't had much luck against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in his career.
Insight: He's hitting a buck-82 against him with four strikeouts in 22 at bats. Cozart, a .250 lifetime hitter in 343 major league appearances, isn't currently on the fantasy radar.
 
5/15/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart pounded three hits in Thursday's win over the Padres.
Insight: Cozart plated two runs in the victory. That snaps a streak of 16 consecutive games without a run batted in. Cozart (.208, 1 HR, 11 RBI) will have a good game now and then but he isn't consistent enough to be on the fantasy radar.
 
5/10/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is 5-for-7 (.714) against Colorado starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Cozart's bat has been silent all season (.195, 1 HR, 9 RBI), so despite this favorable matchup we recommend looking elsewhere. He's been a double-digit home run producer the past two seasons, but his OPS has headed in the wrong direction in each succeeding season.
 
Cold4/23/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart hasn't done much versus Pirates starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Cozart has only managed one hit in 13 at bats against the right-hander. With a .149 average through 18 games, Cozart hasn't been on the fantasy radar.
 
4/20/2014 9:07:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart broke out for three hits Sunday in a win over the Cubs.
Insight: He also drove in three runs with two of those coming on a homer in the seventh. Cozart hasn't been very productive this season (.153 AVG in 59 at bats) so maybe Sunday is a sign that he's close to getting back on track.
 
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.