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Alex Cobb

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

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1-1

ERA

1.89

WHIP

0.89

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14

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cobb shined in his first 13 starts last season before a scary incident in June in which he was hit in the head by a line drive. He returned to the mound two months later and came back with ferocity. ...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Oblique     EST. RETURN:  5/28/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 10/7/1987
BORN: Boston, MA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alex Cobb Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract for 2008.

April 20, 2014  –  Alex Cobb News

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Cobb (oblique) indicated Sunday that he's feeling better and expects to return in late May or early June, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Alex Cobb Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 19 A Hud 16 16 0 81.3 78 32 4 62 31 5 6 0 3.54 1.34
2008 20 A Col 25 25 0 139.2 113 51 16 97 35 9 7 0 3.29 1.06
2009 21 A Cha 24 23 0 124.7 116 42 6 107 31 8 5 0 3.04 1.18
2010 22 AA Mon 23 22 0 119.2 121 38 7 128 35 7 5 0 0 0 2.86 1.31
2011 23 AAA Dur 12 12 0 67.1 61 14 4 70 16 5 1 0 0 0 1.87 1.15
2011 23 MAJ TB 9 9 0 52.7 49 20 3 37 21 3 2 0 0 0 3.42 1.33
2012 24 AAA Dur 8 8 0 41.1 44 19 1 44 18 1 4 0 0 0 4.14 1.51
2012 24 MAJ TB 23 23 1 136.3 130 61 11 106 40 11 9 0 0 0 4.03 1.25
2013 25 A+ Cha 3 3 0 8.1 8 4 0 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 4.32 1.48
2013 25 MAJ TB 22 22 0 143.3 120 44 13 134 45 11 3 0 0 0 2.76 1.15
2014 26 MAJ TB 3 3 0 19.0 12 4 1 14 5 1 1 0 0 0 1.89 0.89
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3-Year Averages MAJ   18 18 0 110.8 99 41 9 92 35 8 4 0 0 0 3.33 1.21

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Alex Cobb Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 12 @Cin 7.0 4 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 1.89 0.89
Apr. 6 Tex 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.08
Apr. 1 Tor 5.0 5 4 4 1 4 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 7.20 1.80
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
14.0 7 0 0 0 1 11 1 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.57
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 12 4 4 1 5 14 1 2 0 1-1 0 0 0 1.89 0.89
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 12 4 4 1 5 14 1 2 0 1-1 0 0 0 1.89 0.89

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Alex Cobb Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20133548126761539.235
20123226529731618.256
201112518930403.259

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013224531944604.217
20122474111571003.252
201199191219600.224

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201383.3700872662.811.14
201272.3660662433.241.12
201127.3110161824.941.46

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201360.0430471972.701.17
201264.0530401684.921.39
201125.321021311.781.18
Alex Cobb Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 19 A Hud 16 16 81.3 6.86 3.43 2.00 0.44 73.3% 3.54 3.61 .307
2008 20 A Col 25 25 139.2 6.27 2.26 2.77 1.03 73.5% 3.29 4.05 .247
2009 21 A Cha 24 23 124.7 7.72 2.24 3.45 0.43 74.5% 3.04 2.86 .310
2010 22 AA Mon 23 22 119.2 9.66 2.64 3.66 0.53 79.2% 2.86 2.80 .354
2011 23 AAA Dur 12 12 67.1 9.39 2.15 4.38 0.54 86.3% 1.87 2.69 .323
2011 23 MAJ TB 9 9 52.7 6.32 3.59 1.76 0.51 1.71 74.6% 91.3 MPH 3.42 3.79 .292
2012 24 AAA Dur 8 8 41.1 9.64 3.94 2.44 0.22 70.5% 4.14 2.84 .374
2012 24 MAJ TB 23 23 136.3 7.00 2.64 2.65 0.73 2.66 68.6% 90.3 MPH 4.03 3.77 .299
2013 25 A+ Cha 3 3 8.1 8.89 4.44 2.00 0.00 66.7% 4.32 3.08 .350
2013 25 MAJ TB 22 22 143.3 8.41 2.83 2.98 0.82 2.65 79.6% 91.0 MPH 2.76 3.51 .284
2014 26 MAJ TB 3 3 19.0 6.63 2.37 2.80 0.47 1.44 81.3% 91.7 MPH 1.89 3.36 .217
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alex Cobb
3-Year Averages MAJ   18 18 110.8 7.47 2.84 2.63 0.73 74.4% 3.33 3.54 .290

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2014 Stat Review for Alex Cobb    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.80 K/BB
AVERAGE
6.63 K/9
WEAK
2.37 BB/9
GOOD
91.7 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.44 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.89 ERA
ELITE
0.89 WHIP
ELITE
3.36 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.217 BABIP
LOW
81.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Alex Cobb (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Albert Pujols ANA 5 5 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.800 2.800
Mike Trout ANA 6 4 1 3 0 0 1 .667 1.167 1.833
Bobby Abreu NY-N 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Coco Crisp OAK 15 8 2 3 0 1 0 .533 1.000 1.533
Jed Lowrie OAK 7 4 0 1 1 1 0 .571 .714 1.339
Alex Avila DET 7 4 0 1 1 2 0 .571 .714 1.270
Colby Rasmus TOR 8 3 1 1 0 2 0 .375 .875 1.250
Shin-Soo Choo TEX 8 4 0 2 0 2 0 .500 .750 1.250
Elliot Johnson CLE 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 .600 .600 1.200
Kurt Suzuki MIN 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .800 1.200

Best Matchups for Alex Cobb (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Manny Machado BAL 10 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .091
Josh Reddick OAK 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Alberto Callaspo OAK 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Reynolds MIL 7 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Aviles CLE 7 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Jhonny Peralta STL 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Ciriaco KC 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Russell Martin PIT 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Leonys Martin TEX 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Franklin SEA 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Alex Cobb: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cobb's (oblique) return timetable could be 4-to-6 weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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An MRI revealed Cobb is dealing with an oblique strain, which typically carries a 6-to-8 week timetable for recovery, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Cobb, who was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday with a left oblique strain, may only miss two starts, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Cobb was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday with a left oblique strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Cobb threw seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out six Sunday afternoon versus the Rangers.

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Cobb gave up four earned runs on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts in five innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

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Cobb has pitched well so far this spring, having not allowed a run in 4.2 innings with four strikeouts and only one walk.

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Cobb threw seven shutout innings against the Yankees on Thursday, scattering just three hits en route to his 11th win of the season. He walked two and struck out four.

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Cobb tossed 8.1 innings of one-run ball in a win over the Orioles on Saturday. He gave up five hits and two walks, while striking out 12.

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Cobb won Monday against the Rangers as he pitched eight innings and allowed two runs, six hits and one walk to go along with 10 strikeouts.

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2013

Cobb lost out on a spot in the Rays' rotation to start the regular season, but an injury to Jeff Niemann had him called up to start on May 19 and he remained in the rotation for the rest of the year. Over 23 starts, the young right-hander went 11-9 with a 4.09 ERA and 106 strikeouts. These numbers may not blow anyone away but he really turned the corner late in the season. Over his last 11 starts he posted a 7-1 record and a 3.09 ERA that was skewed by one subpar performance. He was able to stretch later into games over that span, something he struggled with earlier in the season. All in all, Cobb will be in the mix with the stable of talented starting pitchers vying for a spot in the 2013 rotation. If he wins a spot, he is a decent late-round option, given his strong finish in 2012.

2012

Cobb mowed down Triple-A hitters to the tune of a 1.87 ERA with a 1.143 WHIP before getting a promotion to the big club. He made his first start for the Rays on May 1 giving up four runs in 4.1 innings but was optioned back to Durham immediately after the game. Cobb came up for good on May 31 and was part of a six-man rotation until he underwent season-ending surgery to repair a blockage near his rib cage. The injury is not expected to be an issue, and he should be ready to go once pitchers and catchers report for camp. Cobb features a fastball in the low-90s, a solid curve and an above-average changeup that has some splitting action to it. While with the Rays he held his own with a 3.42 ERA over nine starts, demonstrating he's ready for the big show. His ERA was aided by a 54 percent groundball rate, which helped mask a drop in his strikeout rate, albeit a small sample size with the Rays. Cobb is expected to compete for a spot in the rotation, though the Rays return all of their starters and have Matt Moore vying for a spot as well. If Cobb lands in the back of the Tampa rotation, he'd make for an interesting sleeper pick considering his success last year with the Rays and his minor league track record.

2011

Cobb turned in an outstanding season at Double-A Montgomery, winning team MVP honors. He finished the season 7-5 with a 2.71 ERA while striking out 128 batters over 119.2 innings. The organization sent him to the AFL where over seven starts (25 innings), he finished 1-3 with a 6.12 ERA. After his time there, he stated that he worked a lot on developing a cutter, which likely explains his struggles. He'll likely start in the rotation at Triple-A Durham with an eye on the bigs in late 2011. The Rays' logjam of starting pitchers could force him into the bullpen for his first taste of the big leagues.