Dylan Cozens was selected the Readers’ Poll 14th prospect. He received 119 of 464 votes (26%). He beat Carlos Tocci by 6 votes.
Cozens was signed on June 7, 2012 after being selected in the second round of the 2012 Amateur Draft with the 77th overall pick. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school and had accepted a football scholarship to Arizona University after playing only one year of high school football. He collected 7 sacks as a defensive end for his state champion team.
Cozens hit for a career high .282 in Clearwater in 2015 before his eye-popping, small sample slash at Reading – .350/.368/.625/.1.011. Cozens plays both corner outfield positions well with a good arm. He registered 5 assists last season. He led the Threshers with 18 steals in 23 attempts. However, his power drain at Clearwater is alarming. He went from 16 HR at Lakewood in 2014 to 5 HR in Clearwater.
Cozens started the 2015 season batting .218/.255/.288 thru May 20th. From that point through August 25th, he improved to .282/.335/.411 which included 3 of his 5 home runs. I’ll not pretend that Cozens’ Reading line is sustainable, but I would like to see him continue to hit as well as he did at Clearwater with a little more power.
Top 30 so far:
- N. Williams
- “C” Randolph
I added several new names (Asher, Canelo, Cordero, Garcia, Leibrandt, Richy). Next up is your selection for #15.