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Neal Cotts

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

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Cotts served mainly as a second lefty out of the bullpen for Milwaukee before he was traded in August to the Twins, where he served a similar role. He is effective against left-handed hitters as he he...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 197   DOB: 3/25/1980   BORN: Lebanon, IL   COLLEGE: Illinois State   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Neal Cotts Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Angels in April of 2016.

June 20, 2016  –  Neal Cotts News

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Neal Cotts 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
2005 25 MAJ CHA 69 0 0 60.3 38 13 1 58 29 4 0 0 1.94 1.11
2006 26 MAJ CHA 70 0 0 54.0 64 31 12 43 24 1 2 1 5.17 1.63
2007 27 AAA IOW 24 6 0 50.3 43 27 4 48 30 2 2 0 4.83 1.45
2007 27 MAJ CHN 16 0 0 16.7 15 9 1 14 9 0 1 0 4.86 1.44
2008 28 AAA IOW 19 0 0 27.0 23 6 0 33 10 2 0 3 2.00 1.22
2008 28 MAJ CHN 50 0 0 35.7 38 17 7 43 13 0 2 0 4.29 1.43
2009 29 AAA IOW 12 0 0 12.7 7 4 1 11 6 1 1 1 2.84 1.03
2009 29 MAJ CHN 19 0 0 11.0 14 9 3 9 9 0 2 0 7.36 2.09
2012 32 AAA ROU 25 0 0 31.2 32 16 2 41 15 2 1 3 0 0 4.55 1.51
2013 33 AAA ROU 15 0 0 23.0 13 2 1 42 5 3 1 2 0 0 0.78 0.78
2013 33 MAJ TEX 58 0 0 57.0 36 7 2 65 18 8 3 1 3 11 1.11 0.95
2014 34 MAJ TEX 73 0 0 66.7 66 32 6 63 23 2 9 2 7 19 4.32 1.34
2015 35 MAJ MIL 51 0 0 49.7 44 18 9 49 17 1 0 0 0 4 3.26 1.23
2015 35 MAJ MIN 17 0 0 13.7 14 6 3 9 5 0 0 0 0 1 3.95 1.39
2015  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ MIL/MIN 68 0 0 63.3 58 24 12 58 22 1 0 0 0 5 3.41 1.26
2016 36 AAA ROU 9 0 0 11.0 11 7 1 12 2 1 2 0 0 0 5.73 1.18
2016 36 AAA SAL 9 0 0 13.2 12 5 1 13 3 0 0 1 0 0 3.29 1.14
2016 36 AAA SCR 9 0 0 7.1 8 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 1.27
3-Year Averages     66 0 0 62.3 53 21 6 62 21 3 4 1 3 11 3.03 1.19
Career  (View All)     483 5 0 443.3 405 195 58 421 194 21 24 4 3.96 1.35

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Neal Cotts 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
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Neal Cotts Minors 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 ERA WHIP
Jul. 10 Memphis 0.0 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 7 Memphis 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 3 Iowa 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 4.50 1.00
Jul. 1 Iowa 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 28 ColoSprings 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 L 0 18.00 5.00
Jun. 24 Okla City 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 22 Okla City 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 11 Columbus 1.0 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 18.00 4.00
Jun. 9 Charlotte 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jun. 6 Charlotte 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.00 2.00
Jun. 4 Columbus 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
May. 30 Durham 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
May. 25 Louisville 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
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0.0 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
7.0 10 7 7 1 2 9 0 0 0 1-2 0 9.00 1.71
Last 60 Days
13 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
13.0 18 12 11 3 3 12 1 0 0 1-2 0 7.62 1.62

Neal Cotts Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201510926618204.186
20149925824603.270

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015160321640608.286
20141873815421003.250

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201540.0000341473.381.40
201435.7022281123.281.26

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201523.310024853.471.03
201431.0270351245.521.42
Neal Cotts 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
2005 25 MAJ CHA 69 0 60.3 8.65 4.33 2.00 0.15 81.8% 1.94 2.98 .248
2006 26 MAJ CHA 70 0 54.0 7.17 4.00 1.79 2.00 1.13 75% 5.17 5.87 .322
2007 27 AAA IOW 24 6 50.3 8.58 5.36 1.60 0.72 66.7% 4.83 4.17 .293
2007 27 MAJ CHN 16 0 16.7 7.56 4.86 1.56 0.54 0.89 65.2% 4.86 3.97 .298
2008 28 AAA IOW 19 0 27.0 11.00 3.33 3.30 0.00 81.8% 2.00 1.87 .348
2008 28 MAJ CHN 50 0 35.7 10.85 3.28 3.31 1.77 0.73 77.3% 91.1 MPH 4.29 4.47 .350
2009 29 AAA IOW 12 0 12.7 7.82 4.26 1.83 0.71 75% 2.84 4.15 .195
2009 29 MAJ CHN 19 0 11.0 7.36 7.36 1.00 2.45 1.88 70% 90.3 MPH 7.36 7.65 .333
2012 32 AAA ROU 25 0 31.2 11.83 4.33 2.73 0.58 68.9% 4.55 2.94 .390
2013 33 AAA ROU 15 0 23.0 16.43 1.96 8.40 0.39 94.1% 0.78 0.77 .344
2013 33 MAJ TEX 58 0 57.0 10.26 2.84 3.61 0.32 1.56 90.4% 92.2 MPH 1.11 2.32 .262
2014 34 MAJ TEX 73 0 66.7 8.51 3.11 2.74 0.81 0.85 68.7% 91.1 MPH 4.32 3.65 .324
2015 35 MAJ MIL 51 0 49.7 8.88 3.08 2.88 1.63 1.30 82.7% 89.9 MPH 3.26 4.79 .278
2015 35 MAJ MIN 17 0 13.7 5.93 3.29 1.80 1.98 0.55 81.3% 89.9 MPH 3.95 6.05 .271
2015  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ MIL/MIN 68 0 63.3 8.24 3.13 2.64 1.71 1.07 82.4% 89.9 MPH 3.41 4.91 .276
2016 36 AAA ROU 9 0 11.0 9.82 1.64 6.00 0.82 50% 5.73 2.75 .345
2016 36 AAA SAL 9 0 13.2 8.86 2.05 4.33 0.68 71.4% 3.29 2.90 .312
2016 36 AAA SCR 9 0 7.1 2.54 1.27 2.00 2.54 71.4% 4.91 7.14 .250
3-Year Averages     66 0 62.3 8.95 3.03 2.95 0.87 77.9% 3.03 3.47 .292
Career     483 5 443.3 8.55 3.94 2.17 1.18 74.7% 3.96 4.36 .295

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2016 Stat Review for Neal Cotts    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.00 K/BB
POOR
2.54 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.27 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
2.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.91 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.27 WHIP
WEAK
7.14 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.250 BABIP
LOW
71.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Neal Cotts: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cotts was released by the Yankees on Monday, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.

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Cotts signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Friday and will be assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Cotts opted out of his minor-league deal with the Angels on Wednesday.

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Cotts signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Sunday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Cotts was released by the Astros on Friday.

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Houston will have to make a decision whether Cotts will make the Opening Day roster by the end of the week, as the opt-out date of his minor league deal is approaching, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Cotts signed a minor league deal with the Astros on Friday, MLB.com reports.

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Cotts was traded to the Twins immediately following Friday night's game for a player to be named later or cash.

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Cotts has allowed one earned run while posting a 7:1 K:BB ratio in 5.2 innings over six appearances out of the Brewers' bullpen.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Cotts delivered another strong season for the Rangers in 2014, albeit with a much higher ERA than his excellent 2013 campaign. While he prevented runners from scoring at an elite (see also: lucky) 89.8% clip in 2013, his LOB% tumbled to 70.6% last season. Further, Cotts' BABIP jumped from .246 to .314, marks that straddle his career level (.287), and his strikeout rate slipped from 10.3 K/9 in 2013 to 8.5. His splits last season were very unusual, as Cotts' numbers against righties were much better than his results against lefties, and he carried an ERA nearly more than two runs lower at Arlington (3.28) than on the road (5.52). He did, however, strike out 25.3% of the left-handed batters that he faced, and will likely slot in as a LOOGY with the Brewers after inking a one-year, $3 million deal in January.

2014

Cotts went four years between major league appearances, but finished the year as Texas' most reliable left-handed relief option after an excellent season (57 innings, 36 hits, 65:18 K:BB). He's expected to continue in that role for 2014 and provides a decent staff-filling option for those in deeper leagues as a result, although his chances of earning anything more than a sporadic situational save are very slim.

2009

Cotts pitched well at Triple-A last year, but struggled with the long ball once he got to the majors. An unlucky hit rate exacerbated the damage, and the result was a 4.29 ERA despite otherwise solid peripherals (43:13 K:BB in 35.2 IP). Expect Cotts to fill a left-handed middle-relief role again this season.

2008

After a good season in the White Sox bullpen in 2005, Cotts was overworked in 2006 and hasn't been the same since - in fact, he failed to impress even at Triple-A last year. As a result, he'll be battling for one of the last bullpen spots with fellow left-hander Carmen Pignatiello.

2007

Cotts was abused in 2006. Manager Ozzie Guillen put him on the mound 38 times with no or one day of rest. It worked well for the first half of the season, when Cotts was 1-2 with a 2.95 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 36+ innings. He was gas on flames in the second half, though: 9.87 ERA, seven home runs and 14 walks in 17 innings. A nice, relaxing winter break and a move away from Guillen to the Cubs may be all Cotts needed to be a quality reliever with closer potential.

2006

Cotts rolled through 2005 as part of the White Sox's bullpen of death, posting a scary 0.70 ERA after the All Star break. With Damaso Marte gone he'll assume the No. 1 lefty role. Ozzie Guillen didn't pigeon-hole Marte as a left specialist, and Cotts hasn't shown an extreme split in his numbers to date, so there's little reason to think Cotts' value will be stunted by single batter appearances.

2005

Cotts started to find that elusive strike zone in 2004, but the result was a lot of balls flying over the fence. He's still young and still fairly talented though, so there's every reason to think the improvements will keep coming. He'll work out of the bullpen before getting another shot at the rotation.

2004

With visions of Dontrelle Willis dancing in their heads, the White Sox brain trust promoted Cotts to the majors last year and watched him issue 17 free passes in 13 1/3 innings. His numbers in Double-A for the year are eye-popping (2.16 ERA, 133 K's in 108 1/3 innings), but he had control issues (56 BB's) even before the ill-advised call-up. The timetable on his permanent arrival to the bigs is still around 2005.

2003

Lefty will have to prove himself at Double-A before we need to start paying attention here. 178 strikeouts in 137.2 innings at Modesto shows promise, but no overpowering stuff here to get too worked up about. The Texas League will tell us a lot about his future.