Jun 6, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; A general view as fans enter Coors Field during a rain delay before the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Miami Marlins. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Cozart has had a slow start to the season (14 hits and 4 walks in 10.2 innings, just six strikeouts, a 1.69 WHIP, and a .326 batting average against), but it’s not indicative of just how solid of a reliever he’s been in his career.
The Rockies drafted him out of Ohio University, where he was a Third Team All-American this spring with a 1.52 ERA and 13 saves — a school record. Cozart had a monster relief career for the Bobcats, so something tells me he’s a guy who can start mowing down professional hitters in the low minor leagues, and present the Colorado Rockies with an interesting relief option in another few years if all things go as planned.
Quick hits: Here’s a cool story about a class act Northwest League pitcher who lost a perfect game in the seventh inning … Here’s more on Padlo’s reinvention in Boise, after dissecting his swing at extended spring training to overcome a tough early season in Asheville … Yonathan Daza earned Northwest League Hitter Of The Week honors for Boise last week … The Hawks stole nine bases in a game the other day … Beginning this weekend, Boise will play 13 of their next 16 games at home.