Zack Cozart
SS CIN
5 hours ago

Cozart has been moved from the leadoff spot down to second in the order, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Neither Hamilton nor Cozart necessarily profiles as a prototypical leadoff hitter - Cozart has a .315 OBP, and Hamilton's OBP is even worse. Ideally the Reds need to develop a high on-base guy to hit in front of Joey Votto, but right now that player doesn't exist on the big league roster.

Zack Cozart
SS CIN
2 weeks ago

Cozart went 2-for-5, leading off Wednesday's matinee against the Cubs with a solo home run.

EDGE Analysis

For the eighth time in his career, and the fourth this season, Cozart hit a leadoff home run after he took Adam Warren's 3-2 pitch deep to left-center field in the top of the first inning. Statcast estimated that the drive -- during a 10-pitch at-bat -- traveled 431 feet with an exit velocity of 105 mph. It was also Cozart's third straight game with a homer, and it was his 14th for the season, leaving him one away from the career high of 15 he set in 2012.

Zack Cozart
SS CIN
3 weeks ago

Cozart went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run homer Tuesday at the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart's 13th homer of the year gave the Reds a 4-0 lead in the second inning of a game they'd go on to win. He's now collected eight hits over his last four games, and he's slashing .269/.321/.486 on the year.

Zack Cozart
SS CIN
3 weeks ago

Cozart went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run homer Tuesday at the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart's 13th homer of the year gave the Reds a 4-0 lead in the second inning of a game they'd go on to win. He's now collected eight hits over his last four games, and he's slashing .269/.321/.486 on the year.

Zack Cozart
SS CIN
3 weeks ago

Cozart is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since the Reds have been working to get Jose Peraza frequent appearances in the lineup, he'll take Cozart's spot at shortstop for Wednesday's outing. While Cozart will likely remain Cincinnati's primary option at shortstop, he may get more days off as Peraza acclimates to The Show.

Zack Cozart
SS CIN
3 weeks ago

Cozart is not in the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Jose Peraza will get a token start at shortstop with Cozart out, batting seventh. The Reds are still giving Cozart the occasional day off to keep him healthy.

Zack Cozart
SS CIN
1 month ago

Cozart went 2-for-3 with a triple, home run, walk, three RBI and three runs in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The shortstop filled up the stat sheet while helping the Reds hand Rangers starter Colby Lewis his first loss of the season. Cozart's 11th homer of the season was supplemented by his first triple of 2016. He's riding a five-game hitting streak that includes two home runs, five RBI and five runs.

Zack Cozart
SS CIN
1 month ago

Cozart is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart will get a day off after hitting .132/.175/.211 with one home run and three RBI over his last 10 games. Jose Peraza will start in his place, but Cozart should be back in the lineup Thursday.

Zack Cozart
SS CIN
1 month ago

Cozart went 2-for-4 with a home run, his ninth of the season, and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the Reds offense has been less than impressive this season, but Cozart has been a rare bright spot for the club. He leads the team in average (.303) by nearly 20 points, has the most doubles and the least amount of strike outs for a Cincinnati player with 50-plus at-bats. Now in his sixth MLB season, the shortstop is way ahead of the pace needed to have the best season of his career.

Zack Cozart
SS CIN
2 months ago

Cozart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart will get what appears to be a regular day off after making six straight starts at shortstop, and going an impressive 10-for-25 with three home runs over that span. Ivan De Jesus will get the starting nod in his stead Sunday, batting seventh in the order.