MLB REBELS: 5.9 Weekly Update

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Zack Cozart is one of several Rebels in MLB battling for a Division title early in the 2013 season.
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Zack Cozart is one of several Rebels in MLB battling for a Division title early in the 2013 season.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 9, 2013

Each week here at OleMissSports.com we'll take a look at former Rebels in the Major Leagues and update Rebel fans on how the individual players (and their respective teams) are performing in a race for a pennant and ultimately a World Championship.

#8 | Chris Coghlan | OF | Miami Marlins

Coghlan and the Miami Marlins continue to battle in the tough NL East in a Division currently dominated by the Atlanta Braves. Through 26 games played, the outfielder is hitting at a .183 clip with three doubles, four walks and an RBI. The Marlins are coming off a series loss to the San Diego Padres and will open a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at 9:10 p.m. on Fox Sports - Florida. Currently, the Marlins hold a 10-25 record and at the bottom of the NL East Standings.

#2 | Zack Cozart | SS | Cincinnati Reds
Cozart continues to be an offense producer for the Reds in a tight battle early this season in the NL Central with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds are coming off a series loss to the Atlanta Braves after sweeping the Chicago Cubs, and are heading into a weekend series with the Brewers before facing off against Coghlan and the Marlins. Cozart hit a solo shot in Wednesday night's game against the Braves, his fifth of the season, and is batting at a .217 clip but at a .263 pace over the last 10 games. He has 18 runs scored and 16 RBI for the Reds, who are third in the NL East and 19-16 on the season.

VIDEO: Cozart Solo Blast vs. Braves

#31 | Lance Lynn | RHP | St. Louis Cardinals
Lance Lynn has been off to a dominant start to the season, despite taking his first loss of the year on Tuesday night in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals split the two-game set and hold the top spot in the NL Central with a 21-12 record. St. Louis will start a 10-game home stand with a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. Lynn currently holds a 5-1 record on the year with a 2.72 ERA. He has struck out 47 with only 16 walks and is holding batters to a .192 batting average against this season.

VIDEO: Lynn Strikes Out Eight vs. Cubs

#15 | Seth Smith | OF/DH | Oakland Athletics
Smith and the Oakland Athletics currently hold down the second spot in the AL West with an 18-17 record and are chasing the Texas Rangers for the top spot in the Division. Smith is hitting at a .277 clip for the season with 14 runs scored and 17 RBI. He has three home runs and helped the Athletics post a series win over the New York Yankees last weekend and will close out a four-game midweek series with the Cleveland Indians tonight before facing the Seattle Mariners over the weekend.

VIDEO: Smith's 3-RBI Double vs. Angels

REBELS IN THE MINORS:

Nathan Baker - Altoona Curve (AA - Pittsburgh)
Aaron Barrett - Harrisburg Senators (AA- Washington)
Dylan Chavez - Greenville Drive (A - Boston)
Chris Corrigan - Springfield Cardinals (AA - St. Louis)
Matt Crouse - Erie Seawolves (AA - Detroit)
Tim Ferguson - Wilmington Blue Rocks (A - Kansas City)
David Goforth - Brevard County Manatees (A - Milwaukee)
Miles Hamblin - Tri-City Valley Cats (A - Houston)
Jordan Henry - Akron Aeros (AA - Cleveland)
Justin Henry - Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA - Boston)
R.J. Hively - South Bend Silverhawks (A - Arizona)
Phillip Irwin - Indianapolis Indians (AAA - Pittsburgh)
Zach Kirksey - Connecticut Tigers (A - Detroit)
Matt Maloney - Rochester Red Wings (AAA - Minnesota)
Cody Overbeck - Lehigh Valley Ironpigs (AAA - Philadelphia)
Drew Pomeranz - Colorado Sky Sox (AAA - Colorado)
Alex Presley - Indianapolis Indians (AAA - Pittsburgh)
Matt Smith - Jupiter Hammerheads (A - Miami)
Matt Snyder - Tampa Yankees (A - New York Yankees)
Matt Tolbert - Lehigh Valley Ironpigs (AAA - Philadelphia)
Matt Tracy - Trenton Thunder (AA - New York Yankees)
Austin Wright - Reading Fightin Phils (AA - Philadelphia)
Alex Yarbrough - Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels)

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