I told you to add Zack Cozart just six games into his major league career back in 2011. He got hurt five games later. I told you to target him in your draft last season because he’d surely hit for a good average in a cushy second spot in the Cincinnati lineup. He finished the year ranked 437th overall. This year we’re hedging our bets a bit on Cozart, but there are still plenty of reasons to keep an eye on the Reds’ starting shortstop. Maybe not a close eye, mind you, but definitely an eye.
At a Glance
Neutral: R, HR, RBI, SB, BA
Weaknesses: OBP, SLG
Best-case scenario: Alexei Ramirez (CHW)
Likely scenario: Gordon Beckham (CHW), Dustin Ackley (SEA), Ryan Roberts (TB)
Worst-case scenario: Daniel Descalso (STL)
Zack Cozart 2013 Fantasy Projection
Right now Cozart is slated to bat eighth — in front of the pitcher — for Cincinnati. That’s not good. He also doesn’t walk very much, and his strikeout rate is a few percentage points higher than I’d li...