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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
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Alex Cobb allowed three runs in eight-plus innings of work in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday.
Cobb allowed just a solo homer to Elvis Andrus through the first eight innings before coming back out for the ninth inning. The decision by Rays manager Kevin Cash quickly backfired, as Joey Gallo led off the frame with a double before Shin-Soo Choo hit a game-tying homer. While it didn’t end the way he would have wanted, Cobb continues to make encouraging progress. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven out of his last eight starts, lowering his ERA from 4.52 to 3.57 in the process. He’ll try to keep it going against the Orioles next week. Jul 21 - 11:02 PM

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Alex Cobb allowed just one earned run, six hits and three walks while striking out four batters over 7 2/3 innings in a win Saturday on the road against the Angels.

Cobb threw 59 of his 105 pitches for strikes, winning his second consecutive outing. He has lowered his ERA from 4.01 to 3.59 over the past two starts by allowing just one run over his past 15 1/3 innings. He also has quality starts in six of the past seven outings, re-emerging as a dependable fantasy option in most formats.
Jul 16 - 3:15 AM

Alex Cobb made it through 7 2/3 innings without allowing a run to beat the Red Sox 1-0 on Saturday.

He gave up just two base hits and one walk while striking out three in the gem outing. He tossed 111 pitches and kept opposing batters off-balance and befuddled all afternoon. Cobb will take a 7-6 record with a 3.75 ERA into the All Star break. He's registered 76 strikeouts and 30 walks in 115 1/3 innings through 18 starts. He missed all of 2015 and most of 2016 with an elbow injury.
Jul 8 - 8:10 PM

Alex Cobb surrendered seven runs (six earned) on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Cobb struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. The Orioles broke through on the scoreboard in the third inning, with the key blow in the frame coming on a three-run homer by Manny Machado. Mark Trumbo would add a solo shot one inning later, with two additional runs scoring on Cobb's line in the seventh inning. He will bring a 4.01 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into a home start against the Red Sox in his final start before the All-Star break.
Jul 2 - 4:21 PM

Alex Cobb carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Cobb punched out four and walked one on the night. Josh Harrison broke up the no-hit bid with a single leading off the seventh inning, which was followed by a single from Andrew McCutchen. Those would be the only two hits Cobb would allow over eight shutout innings. Unfortunately, Alex Colome was unable to protect his lead in the ninth. He'll head into Sunday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore with a 3.69 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 71/28 K/BB ratio.
Jun 27 - 10:34 PM

Alex Cobb pitched seven innings of two-run ball to earn a win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Cobb's ERA is still suffering because manager Kevin Cash left him in to give up nine runs in Seattle earlier this month, but he's turned in three straight quality starts since. He's 6-5 with a 4.05 ERA.
Jun 20 - 10:44 PM

Alex Cobb allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Tigers.

Cobb yielded eight hits and walked two on the night, throwing a season-high 116 pitches before exiting. The Rays went on to lose, but after Cobb left the game, leaving his record at 5-5 through 14 starts. He's got a 4.17 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in those 14 starts, as he continues to try to round into form in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery. Cobb draws an interleague assignment against the Reds in his next start on Tuesday.
Jun 16 - 12:41 AM

Alex Cobb pitched six innings of one-run ball and struck out five Friday in beating the A's.

Cobb has bookended last weekend's nine-run outing with a pair of starts in which he's allowed just one run. His ERA is going to take some time to recover from that beating Kevin Cash left him in to receive, but he's still a useful fifth or sixth starter in mixed leagues.
Jun 10 - 1:00 AM

Alex Cobb allowed a career-high nine earned runs, 14 hits and two walks over five innings in a loss Saturday at Seattle.

Cobb struggled with his location, throwing just 60 of his 94 pitches for strikes. His ERA ballooned from 3.67 to 4.52 after the poor outing, undoing all of the good he did in the month of May when he was 3-2 with a 2.95 ERA to lower his ERA from 4.66 to 3.67. He'll look to get back on track in his next scheduled start Thursday against the White Sox.
Jun 4 - 3:03 AM

Alex Cobb allowed one run on six hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's 15-inning win over the Twins.

The only run to score on Cobb's watch came when he surrendered an RBI double to Joe Mauer in the third inning. He struck out six and walked three on the afternoon. This was his first start allowing fewer than three runs since May 7. For the season as a whole, the 29-year-old right-hander is pitching to a 3.67 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 49/20 K/BB ratio across 68 2/3 innings (11 starts). Up next on the docket, a road date with the Mariners.
May 28 - 8:42 PM

Alex Cobb was charged with four runs in 7 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Angels.

Cobb should have been done after allowing two runs in seven innings, but Kevin Cash wanted him to face the top of the Angels' lineup for a fourth time. After a one-out walk to Mike Trout and an Albert Pujols single, Cobb was pulled, and Danny Farquhar came in and allowed both runs to score. That's not good managing.
May 23 - 10:30 PM

Alex Cobb allowed three earned runs over seven innings Wednesday in a win over the Indians.

It was a pretty good start overall for the crafty 29-year-old right-hander, who struck out seven and issued just one walk while moving to 4-3 on the season. He gave up two RBI doubles and one RBI single. One of the RBI doubles was Bradley Zimmer's first career major league hit. Cobb will carry a 3.67 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Angels.
May 17 - 4:01 PM

Alex Cobb earned his third victory of the season on Friday, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits over 6 1/3 innings against the Red Sox.

Cobb walked three and punched out five on the evening. He carried a shutout in to the seventh inning where the Red Sox finally broke through for four runs and chased him from the ballgame. He has been awfully impressive in his first eight starts, compiling a 3.65 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 31/13 K/BB ratio across 49 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Indians in Cleveland his next time out on Wednesday.
May 12 - 10:42 PM

Alex Cobb held the Blue Jays to two runs over eight innings Sunday in a tough-luck loss.

Cobb got only one run of support from the Tampa Bay offense in the 2-1 loss. The right-hander gave up just four hits, though one of those hits was a go-ahead solo homer by Darwin Barney in the top of the eighth inning. Cobb will carry a 2-3 record and 3.56 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Red Sox.
May 7 - 4:08 PM

Alex Cobb blanked the Marlins for six innings to earn the victory in a 3-1 game Tuesday.

It doesn't look like Cobb is on the verge of returning to 2014 form in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, but he should be a solid starter anyway. His velocity is all of the way back, and his 23/8 K/BB ratio in 35 innings is decent. Ideally, he'll show a little improvement each month.
May 3 - 12:13 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Blake Snell
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Tommy Hunter
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Gadea
7Diego Moreno
8Chase Whitley
9Sergio Romo
10Adam Kolarek
11Shawn Tolleson
12Andrew Kittredge