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    Re: Cozart

    I wasn't a fan of the Cozart pick at the time, but he's starting to grow on me a bit. I'm intrigued by his power development this season but I'd really like to see him improve those OBP skills. If he can improve those OBP skills he could project as an above average major league shortstop down the road thanks to great defensive skills and solid power.

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    Re: Cozart

    I hate to bring it up because I like Cozart but it needs to be stated anyway. Don't count your chickens, before they hatch. I know Cozart is a year younger in this example but I'm not so sure that means anything more than we simply got him 1 year sooner. You've seen how Janish has struggled throughout his L-Ville time and the Bigs and he looks to be a better, stronger but perhaps not quite as fleet of foot version of Cozart.

    Cozart:

    Age 21 Dayton - 201 PA - .239 BA - .288 OBP - .332 Slg. (2 HR, 2 TR, 7 DBL)
    Age 22 Dayton - 418 PA - .280 BA - .330 OBP - .457 Slg. (14 HR, 6 TR, 20 DBL)

    Janish:

    Age 22 Dayton - 237 PA - .245 BA - .346 OBP - .385 Slg. (5 HR, 2 TR, 10 DBL)
    Age 23 Dayton - 105 PA - .398 BA - .435 OBP - .612 Slg. (5 HR, 0 TR, 6 DBL)

    Age 23 (Totals Day, Sara, Chatt):
    -------------- - 517 PA - .304 BA - .371 OBP - .460 Slg. (14 HR, 2 TR, 24 DBL)
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    Re: Cozart

    There are two main differences between Janish and Cozart. Janish had better plate discipline and Cozart has a lot more power. The issue with Janish is that he just had a weak bat for the most part (he has had 3 months of at least 50 at bats with an .800 OPS or better in 4 years in the minors). The question with Cozart is can he learn a little more plate discipline? Thats really the only weakness in his game currently.

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    Re: Cozart

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    There are two main differences between Janish and Cozart. Janish had better plate discipline and Cozart has a lot more power. The issue with Janish is that he just had a weak bat for the most part (he has had 3 months of at least 50 at bats with an .800 OPS or better in 4 years in the minors). The question with Cozart is can he learn a little more plate discipline? Thats really the only weakness in his game currently.
    I see the OBP% issue with him. But I don't really see where Cozart has a lot more pop. Perhaps a tad more if we give a lot of consideration to just this season but overall I don't see it.
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    Re: Cozart

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    I see the OBP% issue with him. But I don't really see where Cozart has a lot more pop. Perhaps a tad more if we give a lot of consideration to just this season but overall I don't see it.
    I see the pop in just watching him hit. He made some swing adjustments this year and his bat really showed something.

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    Re: Cozart

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I see the pop in just watching him hit. He made some swing adjustments this year and his bat really showed something.
    Hmmm, intriguing. Well hopefully that continues and like you say he gets better with his plate discipline. If so he will be a real steal and a much needed piece to the puzzle in this organization.
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