Zack Cozart, the new Jeff Mathis

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Zack Cozart, the new Jeff Mathis
Zack Cozart, the new Jeff Mathis

I'm not sure if Zack Cozart played quarterback in high school. I am pretty sure he was not offered the chance to play football at Florida State University. But when it comes to his time in the batter's box while wearing an Angels uniform, he's matched the legendary Jeff Mathis stride for stride. Long the poster child for offensive ineptitude as a Halo, Jeff Mathis sported a career .194/.257/.301 slash line over the course of 1360 plate appearances. The fact Mathis received 1360 plate appearances is easily justification for keeping Mike Scioscia out of the Hall of Fame as a manager, but that is a story for another day. By more advanced metrics, Mathis put up an OPS+ of 50 and wRC+ of 47. Both

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