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Neal Cotts

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

W-L

2-5

ERA

3.52

WHIP

1.39

K

50

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 expect...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   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 one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Rangers in January of 2014.

July 23, 2014  –  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 50 0 0 46.0 46 18 3 50 18 2 5 0 5 13 3.52 1.39
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3-Year Averages     58 0 0 57.0 36 7 2 65 18 8 3 1 3 11 1.11 0.95
Career  (View All)     392 5 0 359.3 327 157 43 350 167 20 20 2 3.93 1.37

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Neal Cotts Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 29 NYY 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.52 1.39
Jul. 28 NYY 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.20 1.38
Jul. 25 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.27 1.36
Jul. 22 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.35 1.40
Jul. 21 @NYY 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.43 1.38
Jul. 18 @Tor 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.48 1.38
Jul. 13 LAA 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.40
Jul. 11 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.46 1.36
Jul. 9 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.55 1.37
Jul. 5 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.65 1.35
Jul. 3 @Bal 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.75 1.36
Jul. 2 @Bal 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.79 1.35
Jun. 29 Min 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.30
Jun. 28 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.41 1.31
Jun. 27 Min 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.35
Jun. 25 Det 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.55 1.36
Jun. 21 @LAA 2.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.48 1.32
Jun. 17 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.41 1.38
Jun. 16 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.54 1.39
Jun. 14 @Sea 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 3.67 1.41
Jun. 10 Mia 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.91 1.46
Jun. 8 Cle 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.96 1.44
Jun. 4 Bal 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.18 1.44
Jun. 3 Bal 0.0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.43 1.43
May. 29 @Min 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.63 1.34
May. 28 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 3.68 1.36
May. 26 @Min 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.43
May. 24 @Det 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.12 1.47
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 8 3 3 1 3 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 4 3.86 1.57
Last 30 Days
15 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
13.0 13 5 5 2 6 11 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 5 3.46 1.46
Last 60 Days
28 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
27.3 27 9 9 2 11 29 0 1 0 1-2 0 2 8 2.96 1.39

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Neal Cotts Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20147320718402.277
201310936820402.204

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014124301128701.252
2013114291016310.157

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201423.001022812.741.39
201331.352035921.440.96

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201423.0240281024.301.39
201325.731130900.700.94
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 50 0 46.0 9.78 3.52 2.78 0.59 0.84 75.4% 91.1 MPH 3.52 3.11 .350
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.9 10.02 3.20 3.13 0.58 78.3% 2.88 2.87 .325
Rest Of Season     0 0 17.0 10.02 3.29 3.04 0.63 78.9% 2.88 2.98 .324
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3-Year Averages     58 0 57.0 10.26 2.84 3.61 0.32 90.4% 1.11 2.32 .262
Career     392 5 359.3 8.77 4.18 2.10 1.08 74.7% 3.93 4.25 .300

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2014 Stat Review for Neal Cotts    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.78 K/BB
WEAK
9.78 K/9
GOOD
3.52 BB/9
WEAK
91.1 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
0.84 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.52 ERA
WEAK
1.39 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.11 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.350 BABIP
HIGH
75.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Cotts' rebound from a tough outing in early April has continued, having been scored on in just one of his past 12 appearances.

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Cotts enters Friday's game having been scored on in just one of his past nine appearances.

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Cotts agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Rangers on Wednesday.

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Cotts recorded his first save of the season, allowing one run on two hits, while walking none and striking out two over 1.1 innings of a 9-6 win over Houston on Friday night.

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Cotts pitched two scoreless innings Wednesday, picking up his first hold of the season in his second appearance since being called up from the minors.

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Cotts will have his contract purchased from Triple-A Round Rock if the Rangers' game Tuesday avoids cancellation, FOX Sports Southwest reports.

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Cotts agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Cotts has a Grade II strain of his left latissimus dorsi, Fox Sports Southwest reports.

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Initial reports are that Cotts might need 7-10 days of rest due to a strained latissimus dorsi on the left side of his back, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.