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Pete Kozma 2013 Outlook

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Does anyone know any info about him? He'll start at SS probably all year, so I'm looking at him as a cheap option in an NL only league. He's got a few homers this spring and put up a 13/13 year back in 2010 in AA. What kind of numbers can he put up this year?

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His Spring numbers are pretty good.

.345/.400/.545

When he came out last season for 26 games he put up a slash line of .333/.383/.569

However, his AAA combined line is .223/.286/.324 so...

As a Cards fan, I feel like unless he comes out guns-a-blazin they'll make a move for a SS eventually.

If he plays all season, I think he'll have a year like .250 Avg, 5 HR, 45 RBI, 10 SB, 60 Runs

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His Spring numbers are pretty good.

.345/.400/.545

When he came out last season for 26 games he put up a slash line of .333/.383/.569

However, his AAA combined line is .223/.286/.324 so...

As a Cards fan, I feel like unless he comes out guns-a-blazin they'll make a move for a SS eventually.

If he plays all season, I think he'll have a year like .250 Avg, 5 HR, 45 RBI, 10 SB, 60 Runs

Yeah I feel like that too... I hope for the best for the guy esp because I believe he was a big help for us(cards) to get into the playoffs/make it a couple of rounds. He was on fire for a couple of games here and there. However there have been rumors swirling around about Tulo lately...

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Baed on his career minor league numbers, he could give Brendan Ryan a run for his money for the title of worst hitting regular in the league. I just want the pixie dust to last as long as possible as a Cardinals fan.

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Even last year in AAA he was productive, with like 13 HR and 70 RBI or whatever.

That was with a terrible slash line, but still, something like 8/55 isn't bad for a deep deep SS

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His Spring numbers are pretty good.

.345/.400/.545

When he came out last season for 26 games he put up a slash line of .333/.383/.569

However, his AAA combined line is .223/.286/.324 so...

As a Cards fan, I feel like unless he comes out guns-a-blazin they'll make a move for a SS eventually.

If he plays all season, I think he'll have a year like .250 Avg, 5 HR, 45 RBI, 10 SB, 60 Runs

The problem with spring numbers is everyone's numbers are great. Most teams are trying to work out which middling middle relief or SP5 makes the team, and the really talented guys play maybe 3-4 innings to get loose. Or maybe a pitcher coming back from injury is getting stretched out/tested by throwing straight as an arrow fastballs dead red. Plus a lot of these spring training invitees are AA where the coach is trying to see if their blue-chip prospect has the goods to make it in the Big Show - and if so they'll sit them in AAA, aka the "super-2 parking lot", for a month.

Nothing but health can be determined in spring past what is already known from the minors. Kozma is a fill-in player.

The Cards would be smart to leverage OT in a trade with the Indians for one of their hot SS prospects like Francisco Lindor or Dorsys Paulino and some other pieces.

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OT should be the most untouchable prospect in baseball. I think the Cards would be fools to do anything with him but hold him out there and say "nanny nanny boo boo, look what we have and you don't!"

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OT should be the most untouchable prospect in baseball. I think the Cards would be fools to do anything with him but hold him out there and say "nanny nanny boo boo, look what we have and you don't!"

This.

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Fact: Kozma will not be a good fantasy shortstop.

Fact: Kozma will be a good real life shortstop.

He was clutch, in the playoffs, against the Nationals last season. All he really needs to do is play solid defense. Not much will be expected from him, since he'll be hitting 8th in the order.

I like Kozma as a baseball player, but not for fantasy.

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Even this guy gets a thread?

Scuse me a second while I go make a Chad Tracy thread...

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Even this guy gets a thread?

Scuse me a second while I go make a Chad Tracy thread...

Well at least Chad Tracy used to have some Fantasy relevance (back in 2005 and 2006).

You know you're desperate when you have Kozma on your Fantasy team.

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Even this guy gets a thread?

Scuse me a second while I go make a Chad Tracy thread...

I didn't know anyhting about him and just wanted to see if he could have any value at all in deeper leagues. A mod can feel free to shut it down now if they want.

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Idk. He has some pedigree, and has finally grown from the boy that was drafted. At least let him have his own thread...

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Seriously DEEP! Way over the 413 sign in center. All he did was hit after he was called up last year, especially notable for extra-base hit pop. All he did was hit this spring. Is it possible the .230-ish minor league hitter/former prospect figured something out?

EDIT: Then again, Jon Jay just destroyed one off Health Bell too, so maybe it's just Bell being Bell.

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In an NL only league he isn't the worst option out there since there aren't many. He isn't even a terrible option as a backup in a mixed league to fill in on your starters off day. Maybe he's one of those guys that will hit better in the majors than minors. Some guys just do better with the more consistent pitchers, not many but some.

With a full season I can see him at like .260 11 hrs 65 rbis with maybe like 83 runs scored and 10 sbs. Not great numbers but not fantasy irrelevant for a backup or nl league only deep shortstop.

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Bit of anamoly. I want to believe he's for real and that he's just putting it all together at the big leagues, but he has absolutely no track record to show he's capable of hitting like he's doing.

I just feel like it's all bonus. I fear he will more than likely end up nothing more than a bench player that's starting because we don't have any better option.

Ride the wave though, Cards!

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This guy is definitely making some noise. Not enough for me to pick him up but I'm watching him...

His minor league numbers are not good at all but some pros he has going on.

Former first round pick

Had a hot end to last year in the bigs at 24.

He had a hot spring.

Had a hot opener.

He's only 25. Maybe things are starting to click?...

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might surprise ppl with a .270 12 hr 10 sb season... but thats about it.

Add in some runs, RBIs, what more could you want?

He was probably SS # 34 coming in

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might surprise ppl with a .270 12 hr 10 sb season... but thats about it.

Add in some runs, RBIs, what more could you want?

He was probably SS # 34 coming in

here's how i look at it:

based on his track record... its more likely that he will put up 2012 cozart numbers minus about 4-5 hrs.

if you think his pedigree and recent hot play may be the basis for a breakout, the numbers i posted before are probably the best you could hope for.

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