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    Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Seems pretty clear to me. Agree or disagree?

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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Seems pretty clear to me. Agree or disagree?
    His OBP is a career .332 in the minors.

    I'm going to say disagree.
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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Small sample size.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Disagree for sure. He's not ever shown great discipline or contact rate. He has solid speed and I ain't saying he can't improve and become decent in some of these other ways but it's unlikely.
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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    His OBP is a career .332 in the minors.

    I'm going to say disagree.
    Too high for Dusty's liking?

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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Disagree for sure. He's not ever shown great discipline or contact rate. He has solid speed and I ain't saying he can't improve and become decent in some of these other ways but it's unlikely.
    Not saying he's ideal, but there really aren't a lot of legit candidates when you look at the roster the next couple years. (Unless we trade for someone.) Stubbs is the next-best option and I think he's destined to be a #5 or #6 hitter in the lineup.

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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Dude has a .332 minor league on base and has yet to walk in the majors.

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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Disagree. Sappelt or someone from they trade for.
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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Disagree. Sappelt or someone from they trade for.
    Agree Sappelt has a pretty solid chance to be if they are ok with him playing LF and since they have power in CF already they should be.
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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    shortstop bats second man...it's basic knowledge.

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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Let the hype machine begin...

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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Let the hype machine begin...
    I think Gomes should leadoff. I hear he has good splits when starting and facing good pitchers who pitch on good teams.

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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Let the hype machine begin...
    If he can keep his OBP up, he might be a decent two-hole player. If not, I think he can bat eighth with a decent OPS. That ain't bad. I'm still not willing to annoint him the Savior @ SS just yet though.
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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I think Gomes should leadoff. I hear he has good splits when starting and facing good pitchers who pitch on good teams.
    His OBP is about 30 pts higher than today's leadoff hitter...

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    Re: Cozart is the leadoff hitter of the future

    Yeah, that's true, Sappelt would be an interesting option looking ahead. But other than him, there really aren't any legit candidates besides Cozart and Stubbs.


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