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Neal Cotts

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

4.50

WHIP

1.50

K

7

SV

0

2014 RotoWire 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.

January 15, 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 7 0 0 6.0 6 3 1 7 3 0 1 0 2 1 4.50 1.50
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Neal Cotts
3-Year Averages MAJ   58 0 0 57.0 36 7 2 65 18 8 3 1 3 11 1.11 0.95
Career  (View All) MAJ   349 5 0 319.3 287 142 41 307 152 18 16 2 4.00 1.37

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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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
Apr. 15 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
Apr. 11 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.60
Apr. 9 @Bos 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 6.75 1.75
Apr. 8 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.80
Apr. 6 @TB 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.71 2.14
Apr. 5 @TB 1.0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 9.00 2.50
Apr. 1 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.0 5 3 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 0-1 0 2 1 5.40 1.40
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 6 3 3 1 3 7 0 1 0 0-1 0 2 1 4.50 1.50
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 6 3 3 1 3 7 0 1 0 0-1 0 2 1 4.50 1.50

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Neal Cotts Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201331.352035921.440.96

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 .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 7 0 6.0 10.50 4.50 2.33 1.50 0.83 75% 91.2 MPH 4.50 4.53 .335
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Neal Cotts
3-Year Averages MAJ   58 0 57.0 10.26 2.84 3.61 0.32 90.4% 1.11 2.32 .262
Career MAJ   349 5 319.3 8.65 4.28 2.02 1.16 74.6% 4.00 4.42 .293

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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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2.33 K/BB
WEAK
10.50 K/9
GREAT
4.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.83 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.50 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.53 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.335 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Neal Cotts (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joey Votto CIN 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 .667 2.667 3.417
Prince Fielder TEX 4 3 1 2 2 1 0 .750 1.750 2.583
Adrian Gonzalez LA 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Torii Hunter DET 3 1 1 2 3 1 0 .333 1.333 2.000
Ryan Howard PHI 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 .333 1.333 1.667
David Wright NY-N 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Chase Utley PHI 4 3 0 2 0 1 0 .750 .750 1.500
Carlos Beltran NY-A 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 .667 .667 1.467
Ryan Doumit ATL 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.417
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 8 3 1 2 0 3 0 .375 1.000 1.375

Best Matchups for Neal Cotts (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nick Swisher CLE 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Jones BAL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Reddick OAK 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jimmy Rollins PHI 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Erick Aybar ANA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brett Gardner NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
John Jaso OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Yoenis Cespedes OAK 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Dunn CHI-A 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Bourn CLE 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

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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Cotts will likely start the season in the minors to continue to build up his arm strength if the Rangers decide to keep him in the organization after spring training, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Cotts has been added to the Rangers' big league camp, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram 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.