Re: Ranking by Position Group: Middle Infielders
Originally Posted by AWA85
Think we will see Cozart next year with the Reds at some point? He seems to bring a low OBP, but his power is something we don't have at the major league level. Also the stolen bases this past season was a pleasant surprise.
I have not seen him play since Dayton, would it be safe to say his glove is better then Ocab already?
As Cozart moved up in the minor leagues his splits have shown themselves. He looks like a good player against LHP. In 2009 in AA he splits were .862 vs. LHP and only .720 vs. RHP. In 2010 in AAA his splits were .770 vs, LHP and .687 vs. RHP. Platooning at SS isn't ideal, but IMO Cozart needs a partner who hits LH who can play at least some of the time agianst RHP. With Phillips having similar issues, a LH Bat who can play MI would seem to be something the Reds should pursue. I'm not convinced that Cozart is an every day answer in the big leagues any more than I am Janish but I think he's ready to assume a significant role in the big leagues.
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