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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 4 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details
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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rays are "getting a lot of hits" on Alex Cobb.
The Rangers are one club known to be in on Cobb. Heyman notes that plenty of teams are interested in Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi, as well. Cobb put up a disappointing 8.59 ERA over five starts late last season for the Rays after making his way back from Tommy John surgery, but he should be much better in 2017 as he's further removed from the operation. Cobb will be a free agent after next season. Dec 5 - 8:54 PM

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Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have talked to the Rays about Alex Cobb.

It's a fit that makes sense, as the Rangers are in the market for pitching and have been connected to a few Rays starters dating back to the trade deadline. Cobb put up an ugly 8.59 ERA over five starts late last season for the Rays after returning from Tommy John surgery, but he should be better equipped for success in 2017. It will be his contract year.
Dec 5 - 5:13 PM

Alex Cobb allowed eight runs on eight hits over three innings in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

Cobb didn't discriminate with his awfulness, allowing at least two runs in each of his three innings of work. That included a pair of homers, a two-run job in the first inning and a three-run shot in the third. After posting a nice 3.06 ERA through his first three starts back from Tommy John surgery, Cobb has now allowed 15 runs in his last 4 1/3 innings. He'll get one more chance to get some work in during the 2016 season on Sunday, when the Rays travel to take on the Rangers.
Sep 28 - 1:23 AM

Alex Cobb got taken out behind the woodshed on Wednesday as he was whipped for seven runs in just 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees.

New York's batters had no trouble squaring up his pitches tonight. He gave up nine hits and a walk while retiring only four batters -- two via the strikeout. He was making his fourth start of the season. He entered the game with a 3.06 ERA and doubled it in a hurry, departing with a 6.16 ERA. He missed all of last year and most of this year recovering from arm surgery.
Sep 21 - 10:45 PM

Alex Cobb delivered 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Rays' defeat of the Blue Jays.

It was the strongest outing in nearly two years for Cobb, who missed all of 2015 and the first five months of 2016 following Tommy John surgery. He yielded just two Toronto hits on Wednesday afternoon and struck out four, scattering three walks. The one run he gave up came on an Edwin Encarnacion sac fly in the bottom of the first. Cobb, a fantasy stud not long ago, now boasts a 3.06 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 12/4 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings since his September 2 season debut. He'll try to keep it working at home against the Yankees next week.
Sep 14 - 3:48 PM

Alex Cobb allowed four runs -- three earned -- over six innings against the Yankees on Thursday.

Cobb actually did well to limit the damage, as he gave up two home runs and nine hits on the night. It wasn't as promising as his 2016 debut his last time out, but there will be some bumps in the road as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old has a 4.09 ERA in those two starts, with another start against the Blue Jays -- the team he faced in his debut last week -- up next.
Sep 8 - 10:55 PM

Alex Cobb made his return from Tommy John surgery on Friday against the Blue Jays and allowed two runs over five innings.

Cobb didn’t look long for this one after giving up two runs on three hits in the first inning, but he settled down quite nicely from there. He retired the final 10 batters he faced and struck out the side in the fifth inning. He struck out seven batters in all while walking just one. Ups and downs are to be expected as he shakes the rust after Tommy John surgery, but he’s worth a flier in most fantasy leagues for the stretch run.
Sep 2 - 10:25 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will make his return to the Rays' rotation Friday against the Blue Jays.

The wait is finally over, as Cobb will make his first start in the majors since September 28, 2014. The veteran right-hander posted a 6.65 ERA over eight starts during his minor league rehab assignment and should be considered a wait-and-see option in fantasy leagues. The Rays are expected to use a six-man rotation in September.
Aug 29 - 4:42 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will rejoin the Rays' rotation on Friday or Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Cobb has completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery, although his rehab assignment did not go smoothly. The right-hander posted a 6.65 ERA over eight starts and had to be shut down for a while last month due to arm fatigue. Fantasy owners would be wise to give him a start or two to see how he looks before considering activating him.
Aug 28 - 12:16 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) allowed one run over four innings Saturday in his latest minor league rehab start with Triple-A Durham.

Cobb gave up five hits (including a home run) and walked none while striking out one. He threw 44 out of 58 pitches for strikes. It has been a long road back for the rehabbing right-hander, but his next start is expected to be in the majors. Cobb, who is making his way back from Tommy John surgery, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014.
Aug 27 - 7:57 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will make one more minor league rehab start on Saturday.

And then he should join the Rays' rotation for the final four weeks of the 2016 regular season. Cobb has registered a 7.64 ERA in seven rehab starts and doesn't look like a great fantasy option at the moment, but he could carry sneaky value into 2017 if his health cooperates. The 28-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2014 due to complications related to Tommy John surgery.
Aug 24 - 3:57 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) allowed four runs on eight hits over just three innings Wednesday in a rehab start with Triple-A Durham.

Yikes. Cobb had looked sharp through two rehab starts at High-A Charlotte, but the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox had no trouble making hard contact off him on Wednesday night. Two of those eight Pawtucket hits went for home runs. Cobb obviously hasn't built up enough arm strength yet as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery and won't be activated until he displays better results against high-level competition.
Aug 11 - 9:24 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will move his minor league rehab assignment up to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.

Cobb, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, allowed one run in five innings with a 4/0 K/BB ratio over two starts with High-A Charlotte after resuming his rehab assignment. He's still in the process of getting stretched out, so a return in late August is the most likely scenario barring any further setbacks.
Aug 8 - 5:15 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday in Port Charlotte.

Cobb is now expected to resume his minor league rehab assignment Friday in a start for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The right-hander was pulled back a week ago due to arm fatigue, and he's probably going to have to prove his health over three or four more minor league starts before the Rays consider him an option for the major league rotation. Cobb underwent Tommy John surgery last May.
Jul 26 - 9:09 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will throw another bullpen session Tuesday, at which point the Rays will decide if he's ready to resume his rehab assignment.

Cobb was pulled off his rehab assignment last week due to arm fatigue. It's something that's fairly common when a pitcher is coming back from a major operation, so there shouldn't be much worry. However, he's probably not going to be an option for the Rays' rotation until late August, at the earliest. It's unclear he'll do much for fantasy owners this season.
Jul 24 - 3:19 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Luke Maile
2Curt Casali
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Willy Adames
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Chih-Wei Hu
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Danny Farquhar
7Ryan Garton
8Eddie Gamboa
9Ryne Stanek