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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alex Cobb struck out 10 in seven innings Wednesday in the Rays' 3-0 victory over the Cardinals.
Cobb also doubled in the Rays' first run of the game, giving himself all of the support he'd need. It's the fourth time this season that he's gone without allowing a run, but the first time since May 22. There's still no reason he can't be a top-20 starter the rest of the way. Jul 24 - 12:56 AM

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Alex Cobb allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 6-2 win over the Twins on Friday.

Cobb wasn't at his best, as he allowed five hits and two walks while hitting two batters, but the only offense against him was a two-run homer by Trevor Plouffe in the third inning. He has now won three straight decisions, even though he hasn't completed six innings in any of them. Still, the buy-low window is closing quickly.
Jul 19 - 12:08 AM

Alex Cobb surrendered two runs in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Royals.

Cobb left with a two-run lead, but the Rays pen couldn't make it stand up. Still, it was a nice outing for Cobb, whose results have been awfully mediocre of late. His peripherals have remained very strong, so we still expect good things from him in the second half.
Jul 9 - 10:57 PM

Alex Cobb picked up his fourth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to three runs on five hits over five-plus innings of work.

The young right-hander struck out five on the night while issuing a pair of free passes. He has now won each of his last two starts, and will look to make it three in a row when he does battle against the Royals at home on Wednesday.
Jul 4 - 11:27 PM

Alex Cobb improved to 3-6, allowing four runs (three earned) over five innings as the Rays defeated the Orioles 12-7 on Sunday.

It wasn't exactly a strong effort from Cobb, but the Rays busted out the bats just in time for him, scoring seven runs in the sixth inning. Cobb allowed eight hits, walked none, and struck out three. He'll carry a 4.20 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 56/20 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Tigers on the road.
Jun 29 - 5:44 PM

Alex Cobb yielded six runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the Pirates.

Cobb has been affected with the Rays malaise, as he lost tonight for the fifth time in his last six starts. He's only really deserved three of those losses, but with the way the Rays are hitting, there's just no margin for error right now. Cobb has allowed one or no runs in five of his 10 starts this season, but he's just 2-1 in those outings.
Jun 23 - 11:19 PM

Alex Cobb took a loss despite allowing just an unearned run over seven innings Wednesday against the Orioles.

The unearned run was entirely the result of errors on consecutive plays from Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce in the fifth. Cobb has gone without allowing an earned run in four of his nine starts this year, yet he's won just one of those outings with the punchless Rays providing little support. Overall, he's 2-5 with a 3.48 ERA.
Jun 18 - 5:06 PM

Alex Cobb struck out a season-high 11 batters while allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's win over the Astros.

Cobb had his worst start of the year last time out, but he missed plenty of bats Friday night and held the Astros to just three hits and two walks. The lone run scored on a solo home run by Jonathan Singleton in the fourth inning. We hope you took advantage of your brief window to buy-low in fantasy leagues, as we're expecting more good than bad moving forward. Cobb will bring a 3.99 ERA into a start against the Orioles next week in Baltimore.
Jun 14 - 12:29 AM

Alex Cobb was tagged for seven runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings by the Mariners in a loss Saturday.

It's the first time since 2012 that he's given up so many runs. Cobb went without allowing a run in three of his first four starts this year, including his first back from the DL last month, but he's given up 16 runs over 15 1/3 innings while losing his last three. It should be a short-term problem, and he'll have a chance to rebound against the Astros next time out.
Jun 7 - 8:35 PM

Alex Cobb struggled on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, allowing six runs in five innings of work.

Prior to Brett Lawrie's RBI single in the fourth inning, Cobb had gone 24 2/3 consecutive innings without allowing a run. Unfortunately for Cobb, the Jays caught on in the middle innings, as Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion both went deep in the fifth. Overall, the right-hander allowed nine hits and a walk while striking out seven. Cobb now owns a 2.93 ERA and will look to lower it when he faces the Marlins on the road next.
May 27 - 10:25 PM

Alex Cobb shut out the A's for 6 2/3 innings Thursday in his return from the disabled list.

Cobb was removed after 96 pitches, which was probably pushing it after he threw just 64 pitches in his rehab start Saturday. He was just as excellent as always, though, allowing three hits, walking two and striking out six. Dating back to April 6, he's pitched 20 2/3 scoreless innings in his last three starts.
May 22 - 8:18 PM

Alex Cobb (oblique) is expected to be activated to start Thursday against the Athletics.

Cobb, out since mid-April with a left oblique strain, tossed five scoreless innings Saturday in a rehab start with High-A Charlotte. The final hurdle was a bullpen session Monday. He'll return to a 1.89 ERA over three starts.
May 19 - 4:25 PM

Alex Cobb (oblique) tossed five scoreless innings in his rehab debut Saturday at High-A Charlotte.

Cobb struck out nine batters and allowed just three hits, throwing 46 of his 64 pitches for strikes. He then made another 11 throws in the bullpen. Cobb is expected to rejoin the Rays' starting rotation on Thursday against the Athletics and can be activated right out of the gate in fantasy leagues. The right-hander had a 1.89 ERA over his first three starts this season.
May 17 - 7:51 PM

Alex Cobb (oblique) is hoping to rejoin the Rays' rotation on May 22.

Cobb will make what is expected to be his lone rehab start on Saturday for High-A Charlotte. If he gets through that outing with no issues, he'll be cleared to rejoin the rotation on May 22 against the A's. Cobb has been sidelined since mid-April with a strained left oblique.
May 14 - 9:54 AM

Alex Cobb (oblique) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday.

It will either be at High-A Charlotte or Triple-A Durham. Cobb threw a four-inning simulated game Monday without issue and is aiming to return to the Rays' starting rotation before the end of May. The right-hander has been out since April 13 with a left oblique strain. He had a 1.89 ERA in his first three starts.
May 12 - 2:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
3Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Cole Figueroa
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jake Odorizzi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Juan Carlos Oviedo
5Brad Boxberger
6Cesar Ramos
7Kirby Yates
8Erik Bedard
9Jeff Beliveau