It's safe to say Jarred Cosart won't get the same benefit of the doubt in Fantasy that he did a year ago, coming off a season when he went 13-11 with a 3.69 ERA despite unfavorable peripherals. He had those same unfavorable peripherals last year, averaging 6.1 strikeouts and 4.3 walks per nine innings, but his ERA rose nearly a full run. Now, you could argue it wasn't entirely his fault, that his bout with vertigo back in May threw off his whole season and his 2.96 ERA in five September starts is closer to the real him. There's probably some truth to that. But the greater truth is that even if he returns to 2014 form, a pitcher with a low strikeout rate and high WHIP isn't going to amount to much in Fantasy. Cosart is possible ERA help in NL-only leagues, but that's about it.
Marlins starter Jarred Cosart left Thursday's game against the Phillies with a forearm contusion. Cosart was hit by a line drive and was replaced by Jose Urena. Cosart went four scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out a pair. It is not yet clear if Cosart will be able to make his next start.
Marlins starting pitcher Jarred Cosart (2-4) hurled a quality start on Thursday, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts across six innings in a 6-4 win over the Nationals. Cosart has now allowed just three runs on 12 hits over his last three starts. The young righty has a lot of potential and he shows flashes of brilliance with the occasional blowup. What makes him iffy for fantasy purposes are that he doesn't go deep into games and he also struggles to strike batters out. Cosart averages just 77 pitches per start and he has just 41 strikeouts in 61 innings this season. It may be the case of sparing the 25-year-olds arm and he should be a more reliable fantasy player next season. Cosart might be a sneaky streamer play in his next start when he hosts the Phillies next Thursday.
Making his second start since returning from the disabled list, Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart was solid in his outing against the Nationals on Friday. Cosart tossed five shutout innings, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out five. He threw 90 pitches, with 55 going for strikes. Cosart wound up taking a no-decision after the bullpen allowed the Nationals to tie the game in the sixth. But the Marlins scratched across another run and went on to the 2-1 win.
The Marlins have promoted starter Jarred Cosart, who had been dealing with vertigo and pitching in a minor league rehab stint, per the Miami Herald. Cosart was demoted after a long stretch of poor performances. He returns with a 1-4 record and 5.36 ERA. The Marlins hope he can revert to his 2014 form, when he went 13-11 with Houston and Miami with a 3.69 ERA.
Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart has started his minor-league rehab assignment. He began the rehab stint with the club's rookie team in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday. The right-hander tossed four innings of scoreless ball, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out a pair. Cosart moved his rehab to Class A Jupiter on Thursday, when he allowed four runs on five hits over five innings. Cosart, who was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans in early July, is currently on the 7-day disabled list in the minor leagues. He is recovering from a severe battle with vertigo and an inner ear infection.