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Alex Cobb

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2017 Stats

W-L

4-3

ERA

3.67

WHIP

1.24

K

38

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cobb made a generally strong return from May 2015 Tommy John surgery, a pair of disastrous outings to end the season notwithstanding. Before giving up 15 earned runs over 4.1 innings in his last two s...

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2017 ADP:  298.45

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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, $4.2 million contract with the Rays in January 2017, avoiding arbitration.

May 17, 2017  –  Alex Cobb News

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Cobb (4-3) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out seven batters over seven innings during Wednesday's win over Cleveland.

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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
2016 28 A+ CHA 4 4 0 6.2 7 5 0 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 6.75 1.61
2016 28 AAA DUR 4 4 0 15.0 24 11 3 10 5 0 1 0 0 0 6.60 1.93
2016 28 MAJ TB 5 5 0 22.0 32 21 5 16 7 1 2 0 0 0 8.59 1.77
2017 29 MAJ TB 9 9 0 56.3 56 23 6 38 14 4 3 0 0 0 3.67 1.24
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3-Year Averages     16 16 0 94.2 87 37 8 82 27 5 5 0 0 0 3.54 1.21
Career  (View All)     95 95 1 577.0 529 222 49 480 174 40 28 0 3.46 1.22

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Alex Cobb Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
May. 17 @Cle 7.0 6 3 3 0 1 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.67 1.24
May. 12 @Bos 6.3 4 4 3 0 3 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.65 1.28
May. 7 Tor 8.0 4 2 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.56 1.30
May. 2 @Mia 6.0 4 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.86 1.43
Apr. 26 @Bal 5.0 8 3 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.66 1.52
Apr. 21 Hou 6.0 9 4 4 1 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.88 1.42
Apr. 16 @Bos 5.0 11 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.33
Apr. 10 @NYY 7.3 6 5 4 2 1 7 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.46 0.92
Apr. 5 NYY 5.7 4 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.59 0.88
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 7.1 IP/G
21.3 14 9 8 1 6 15 2 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.38 0.94
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
38.3 35 16 14 2 11 27 3 1 0 3-2 0 0 0 3.29 1.20
Last 60 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
56.3 56 26 23 6 14 38 3 2 0 4-3 0 0 0 3.67 1.24

Alex Cobb Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017103151024704.264
2016516319314.404

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201713323432802.252
20165310413401.271

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201719.712014433.201.07
20166.301092112.792.37

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201736.7310241033.931.34
201615.71107546.891.53
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
2016 28 A+ CHA 4 4 6.2 7.26 4.35 1.67 0.00 50% 6.75 3.04 .359
2016 28 AAA DUR 4 4 15.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 1.80 69.2% 6.60 5.67 .394
2016 28 MAJ TB 5 5 22.0 6.55 2.86 2.29 2.05 2.00 52.9% 90.4 MPH 8.59 5.65 .370
2017 29 MAJ TB 9 9 56.3 6.07 2.24 2.71 0.96 1.73 73.4% 91.2 MPH 3.67 4.14 .293
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.6 6.30 3.18 1.98 1.20 67.2% 4.84 4.59 .293
Rest Of Season     0 24 139.0 6.23 3.05 2.04 1.28 67.1% 4.86 4.68 .290
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3-Year Averages     16 16 94.2 7.84 2.58 3.04 0.76 72.6% 3.54 3.42 .301
Career     95 95 577.0 7.49 2.71 2.76 0.76 73.5% 3.46 3.58 .295

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Alex Cobb Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 P 22 1 4 1 0 6 0 0 0
2017 P 56.3 2 6 2 0 20 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 P 1 0 0 0 2 0 3

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2017 Stat Review for Alex Cobb    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.71 K/BB
WEAK
6.07 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.24 BB/9
GOOD
91.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.0 HR/9
GOOD
1.73 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.67 ERA
GOOD
1.24 WHIP
AVERAGE
4.14 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.293 BABIP
AVERAGE
73.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Cobb (3-3) allowed four runs (none earned) on four hits and three walks over 6.1 innings in a win over Boston on Friday. He struck out five.

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Cobb (2-3) tossed eight innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays, giving up four hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

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Cobb (2-2) fired six scoreless innings in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Marlins, giving up four hits and two walks while also recording a pair of strikeouts.

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Cobb (1-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings to come away with a no-decision in Wednesday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Orioles.

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Cobb will get the start Wednesday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Cobb (1-2) allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings to take the loss Friday against the Astros.

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Cobb allowed four runs on 11 hits (one homer) while walking one and striking out none over five innings for a no-decision in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox.

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Cobb (1-1) allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and one walk across 7.1 innings during Monday's 8-1 loss to the Yankees. He struck out seven.

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Cobb (1-0) allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out four in 5.2 innings during Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Yankees.

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Cobb says he felt great after his final outing of the spring Friday and should be good to go for next week's start, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Cobb is only draftable in 2016 if you play in a keeper league. Otherwise, rostering him will be a frustrating experience. Donít believe us? Ask those folks who drafted Matt Moore in 2015. Moore came back in early July and was beaten like a drum for five starts before going back to the minors. Once he came back up in September he looked more like the guy we saw before his injury, it was too late. Moore had his surgery in mid-April of 2014 while Cobb had his in mid-May 2015. If you take Mooreís timetable and copy it over for Cobb, you get two months of stats for Cobb in a best-case scenario. The more likely scenario is that Cobb doesnít make it back to the majors until sometime later in August, and he wonít immediately be the guy we saw flourish in 2014. Re-draft leaguers can put aside some FAAB dollars while keeper leaguers can look to draft and stash him for 2017 and beyond.

2015

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 off his leg cost him time. In 2013, Cobb had a batted ball go off his head, costing him two months, and he missed six starts in 2014 after straining his oblique muscle while batting in an interleague game. When he is not in the trainerís room, heís piling up strikeouts with his split-change and generating tons of groundballs. He rarely gets himself into trouble, but has been known to have a stink-bomb of a game once a year. With injuries removed from his profile, Cobb would be a top-15 starting pitcher. As is, he provides the strong ratios, strikeouts and double-digit wins on an annual basis.

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.