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Alex Cobb

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

W-L

10-9

ERA

2.87

WHIP

1.14

K

149

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cobb, when healthy, is one of the better pitchers in the game. The problem has been injuries. His 2011 season ended in early August with a shoulder issue that required surgery. In 2012, a batted ball ...

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2015 ADP:  92.42

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Forearm     EST. RETURN:  4/15/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/7/1987
BORN: Boston, MA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alex Cobb Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Rays in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

March 25, 2015  –  Alex Cobb News

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Cobb (forearm) has said that the pain he has been experiencing is "pretty much gone", 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 A+ CHA 1 1 0 5.0 3 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2014 26 MAJ TB 27 27 0 166.3 142 53 11 149 47 10 9 0 0 0 2.87 1.14
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3-Year Averages     24 24 0 148.7 130 52 11 129 44 10 7 0 0 0 3.15 1.17

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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
Sep. 28 @Cle 6.0 10 4 4 2 0 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.87 1.14
Sep. 23 @Bos 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 3 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.75 1.12
Sep. 17 NYY 6.0 4 3 3 0 3 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.82 1.12
Sep. 11 @NYY 7.3 1 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.75 1.12
Sep. 5 Bal 7.0 6 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.83 1.16
Aug. 31 Bos 6.3 7 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.98 1.17
Aug. 26 @Bal 4.0 3 2 2 0 3 6 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.06 1.16
Aug. 21 Det 7.0 2 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.01 1.15
Aug. 15 NYY 7.3 6 0 0 0 1 8 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.19 1.18
Aug. 10 @ChC 6.0 6 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.41 1.20
Aug. 4 @Oak 5.7 8 2 2 0 4 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.52 1.21
Jul. 29 Mil 8.0 3 1 1 0 2 12 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.54 1.16
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 19 8 8 2 5 11 2 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 3.79 1.26
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
39.7 33 11 10 2 9 27 2 2 0 1-3 0 0 0 2.27 1.06
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
77.7 61 17 16 2 21 69 3 5 0 4-3 0 0 0 1.85 1.06

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Alex Cobb Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143336624621207.207
20133548126761539.235
20123226529731618.256

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143488323801304.252
2013224531944604.217
20122474111571003.252

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201483.3360732742.591.10
201383.3700872662.811.14
201272.3660662433.241.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201483.0730762073.141.17
201360.0430471972.701.17
201264.0530401684.921.39
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 A+ CHA 1 1 5.0 16.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.40 .370
2014 26 MAJ TB 27 27 166.3 8.06 2.54 3.17 0.60 2.19 76.4% 91.7 MPH 2.87 3.30 .290
2015 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Alex Cobb
3-Year Averages     24 24 148.7 7.81 2.66 2.93 0.67 74.8% 3.15 3.31 .291

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2014 Stat Review for Alex Cobb    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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3.17 K/BB
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8.06 K/9
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2.54 BB/9
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91.7 MPH Fastball
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0.6 HR/9
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2.19 GB/FB Ratio
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2.87 ERA
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1.14 WHIP
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3.30 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.290 BABIP
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76.4% Strand Rate
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2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Alex Cobb

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

Cobb (forearm) said that he is nearly pain free. He's scheduled to have a follow-up visit with his doctor Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Cobb (forearm), who will miss the start of the regular season, hopes to return to the Rays in April, the Tampa Tribune reports. I feel there is no way to know if I made it any worse or anything by doing it, Cobb said. I dont believe that is the case, but by getting out when I did and not allowing those muscles to fatigue around the ligament and me just basically pitching off of my ligament was absolutely the best decision that could have gone into that circumstance. Things could have ended up becoming way worse than what were faced with.

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The Rays confirmed that Cobb has tendinitis in his forearm and will not make the Opening Day start, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Cobb left Tuesday's start with forearm tightness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Cobb has been named the Rays' Opening Day starter by manager Kevin Cash, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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2015

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2014

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. Over his final nine starts of the season, he went 5-1 with a 2.41 ERA and finished the season with a record of 11-3 and an ERA of 2.76. He set career marks in every pitching category as a starter despite making only 22 starts. He had an impressive 8.4 K/9 rate over the course of the season and had three games with 10 or more strikeouts. He went 7-0 at the friendly confines of Tropicana Field, but also had a solid 2.70 ERA on the road. He will head into 2014 as one of the top starters in the Rays' rotation.

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.