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53 Alex Cobb SP

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%78%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
166.110-902.8714947
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014TB1092.8727270000166.11425653111147149

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412883639
Alex Cobb could go from good to great
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

Aside from missing nearly six weeks with a strained oblique, there wasn't much about Alex Cobb's 2014 season for the Rays that Fantasy owners could complain about. He still made a career-high 27 starts and posted his second straight season with a sub-3.00 ERA, while trimming his WHIP to 1.14. Yet there is still plenty of room for Cobb to improve in 2015.

In a recent blog post, I identified five starting pitchers whose sagging strikeout rates could spell trouble next season, but even though Cobb's K/9 ratio fell from 8.4 to 8.1, he was not included. Though Cobb's strikeout rate was merely average for a standard mixed league starter, the surge in his swinging strike rate from 9.9 to 11.9 percent suggests he could be far from ordinary. Cobb's strikeout rate was dampened by decreases in called strikes and foul balls, but higher rates in both 2012 and 2013 show he is capable of getting more strikes, and in the process, more Ks.

From his return from the disabled list on May 22 forward, Cobb was the 28th-ranked starting pitcher in standard Rotisserie leagues and 31st in Head-to-Head leagues, but owners can expect far more from Cobb next season. Not only is he poised for a boost in strikeouts, but he should rebound from the majors' ninth-lowest level of run support among qualifying starters. Cobb deserved much better than a 10-9 record, and when you couple an increase in wins with an enhanced ERA, WHIP and strikeout total, you have the makings of a potential ace.

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Alex Cobb surrenders one run in win vs. Red Sox
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb earned a win Tuesday, giving up just one earned run on five hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out three in his team's 6-2 victory over the Red Sox.

Cobb (10-8) looked like he'd be in line for a hard-luck loss, as a fourth-inning RBI double represented the only run scored in the first seven innings, but the Rays offense was able to break through for five runs in the eighth. Cobb owns a 2.75 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 144:47 K:BB ratio in 160 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Indians in Sunday's season finale.

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Alex Cobb turns in quality start in loss
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb turned in a quality start Wednesday against the Yankees.

Cobb allowed three runs on four hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked three during the outing. Cobb got off to a strong start, throwing four scoreless innings to open the frame. He allowed his first two runs in the fifth inning. After hitting the leadoff man with a pitch, Cobb allowed a run to score on a double. Two batters later, he would allow another run-scoring double. He ran into more trouble in the sixth inning. After loading the bases with no outs, Cobb gave up his final run on a sac fly. He was able to work around the base runners, and did not allow any additional runs.

With the loss, Cobb dropped to 9-8. He’ll take on the Red Sox in his next start. 

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Alex Cobb flirts with no-no in no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb flirted with a no-hitter but was unable to factor into the decision Thursday night in New York against the Yankees.

Chris Young doubled in the eighth inning, ending Cobb's bid for a no-no. Cobb was immediately pulled after allowing the first hit of the game. Young belted a walkoff three-run home run in the ninth inning to force a no-decision for Cobb.

The right-hander permitted one run on one hit and two walks while striking out four over 7 1/3 innings of a 5-4 defeat. He owns a 2.75 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 24 starts (147 1/3 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at home against the Yankees again.

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Alex Cobb tosses strong start Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb tossed a strong start Friday against the Orioles.

Cobb allowed six hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out six and issued one walk during the outing. Cobb nearly worked with way into trouble in the first inning. After giving up a single to the second batter he faced, Cobb managed to pick off the runner. That wound up being a good thing, as Cobb gave up a single to the next hitter. He was able to escape the inning without giving up any runs. Cobb also put two men on in the second inning, but worked around the base-runners. He did not put multiple runners on during an inning throughout the rest of the start.

Cobb picked up a no-decision for his efforts. He’ll take on the Yankees in his next start. 

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 41 171 53.31
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 78.100 2.7602465
vs RHB 82.000 2.7402379
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/26@BAL0004.03236
8/31BOS0106.17116
9/5BAL0007.06016
9/11@NYY0007.11124
9/17NYY0106.04333
9/23@BOS1007.05123
9/28@CLE0106.010405
Two Week Schedule
OCTOBER /NOVEMBER
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011TB32 3.42990000 52.2492120312137
2012TB119 4.0323232100 136.1130676111940106
2013TB113 2.7622221000 143.1120464413345134
2014TB109 2.8727270000 166.11425653111047149
Total 3523 3.2181813100 498.24411901783823153426
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011TB9000000000 --- --- ---
2012TB23000000000 --- --- ---
2013TB22300000000 .000 .000 .000
2014TB27801010200 .222 .250 .125
Total 811101010200 .167 .182 .091
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011TBP99125610 .917
2012TBP232346182713 .978
2013TBP22222872011 .964
2014TBP27273372243 .879
Total  8181119377577 .941
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2011TB16947 1.60110002 .244224 12.1 .3380
2012TB219292 2.25192118 .254569 11.8 .3740
2013TB418492 2.16124215 .228578 10.5 .3530
2014TB1200133 1.61122208 .231681 10.8 .3250
Total 8645364 1.915485223 .2382052 11.1 .3480
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013TB10 1.54220000 11.2133201310
Total 10 1.54220000 11.2133201310
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 R-Princeton00 5.1961000 8.29753038
2007 A-Hudson Val56 3.541616000 81.1783632443162
2008 A-Columbus97 3.292525000139.2113595116163597
2009AFA-Charlotte85 3.052423000124.011649426931107
2010AA-Montgomery Biscuits75 2.722322000119.012047367435128
2011AAA-Durham Bulls51 1.881212000 67.0611914421670
2012AAA-Durham Bulls14 4.1488000 41.1442119121844
2013AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab01 4.3233000 8.18440148
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/200
Birthdate:
10/7/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
Boston, MA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
4
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