Re: 2013 Reds Spring Training Articles
John Fay - Zack Cozart: 'Defense for me is first'
Cozart will be affected by the Choo trade. With Choo in the leadoff spot, Brandon Phillips is going to hit second. That means Cozart will be in the seventh spot. Cozart started 131 games last year. He was in the leadoff spot 101, batted second 27 times and was not in the No. 7 spot once.
"In the seventh hole, he's going to see more breaking balls, less fastballs," Baker said. "When he hit in front of Joey, there were times when they didn't want to throw him a fastball but did.
I miss Adam Dunn.