All things considered, his rookie campaign wasn't a complete bust, depending on where you begged him. 15 HRs out of a Rookie SS?!? I'll take that ANY DAY! His speed lacked a lot more than I was hoping but at least he was 100% on those 4 attempts. He scored a decent amount of Runs which is a plus bc it shows he's a good base runner (or just bc he batted leadoff maybe?)... His RBI numbers were Very Low, especially when u consider him having 15 HRs, 35 RBIs is very low which is largely due to him batting leadoff. His On-Base% was abysmal, especially for a leadoff man (.288), so I cant imagine Cincinnati keeping him at Leadoff unless he drastically improves his discipline at the plate. With that said, if he does drastically improve his OBP and he continues to leadoff, with his power, he could put up some pretty solid #s for a SS but he absolutely MUST run some more, even if he got his SB total up to 10-13. Couple that with his improving Power, for me, thatd be more than enough to boost him into top 10 SS for 2013. Obviously Billy Hamilton is the future Leadoff man for this franchise so I see them moving Cozart out of the leadoff spot, especially with his low OBP, he's more suited down in the lineup. But with his potential power, that isn't necessarily a bad thing at all.
This is just my observation, clearly those who watched him for frequently than I did will have a much more accurate opinion than mine. But this is what I took from Cozart's Rookie Campaign. I personally really like this kids future and view him as a solid sleeper at a very scarce position. His lack of speed from a generally speed-driven fantasy position is a huge concern but where he lacks in speed, he excels in power.
What say the Café???