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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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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

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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

Alex Cobb gave up three runs -- two earned -- over five innings in a no-decision effort versus the Orioles on Wednesday.

He allowed five consecutive singles and a pair of runs in the second inning. The second run scored when both Kevin Kiermaier and Cobb each made throwing errors on the same play to allow Seth Smith to circle the bases on a single. Cobb's record holds at 1-2 as his ERA improves to 4.66 with 21 strikeouts and six walks in 29 innings.
Apr 26 - 11:38 PM

Alex Cobb was charged with four runs over six-plus innings in a loss to the Astros on Friday.

Rays manager Kevin Cash brought Cobb back out for the seventh inning, but it proved to be the wrong move, as he gave up a single to Brian McCann and a double to Yulieski Gurriel before walking Nori Aoki to load the bases. The go-ahead run scored after he was finally pulled from the game. After failing to strike out a batter in his last outing, Cobb fanned seven in this one while walking just one batter. So at least there were some positives to take away from this one. He’ll carry a 4.88 ERA into a start against the first-place Orioles net week in Baltimore.
Apr 21 - 11:02 PM

Alex Cobb surrendered four runs on 11 hits over five innings Sunday as the Rays fell to the Red Sox.

Cobb was staked to a 3-0 lead after the top of the first, but he gave up two runs in the second and two more in the fourth before departing after five. Cobb walked one and didn't register a strikeout. He's been roughed up in back-to-back starts after a strong season debut against the Yankees. Next up is a start at home versus the Astros.
Apr 16 - 6:01 PM

Alex Cobb was charged with five runs (four earned) over 7 1/3 innings in Monday’s loss to the Yankees.

While the line doesn’t show it, Cobb had a pretty good outing before things went south in the eighth. He gave up two homers on the day, but the Chase Headley shot in the seventh just barely eked over the right field porch. He struck out seven and walk just one in the loss. He’ll look for better results in another road start against the Red Sox this weekend.
Apr 10 - 3:59 PM

Alex Cobb beat the Yankees on Wednesday by allowing one run in an impressive 5 2/3 inning start.

He gave up four hits, walked one, fanned four batters and stuck around long enough to be credited with the win. The only dent in the scoreboard was a solo shot by Jacoby Ellsbury. Cobb's fantasy owners are hoping he is fully recovered from his Tommy John surgery and ready to return to his ace level performance pre-surgery. He put up sub-3.00 ERAs in both 2013 and 2014 before missing the 2015 season and most of 2016 to an elbow injury.
Apr 5 - 11:37 PM

Alex Cobb, who missed his last start with back tightness, allowed three runs in 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Phillies.

Cobb allowed just a hit and a walk over the first three innings before getting touched up in the fourth. Still, his stuff looked fine today, and he should be ready to throw something close to 90-100 pitches in his season debut.
Mar 31 - 4:18 PM

Alex Cobb (back) said he felt good during a start in a minor league game Friday.

Cobb skipped his last Grapefruit League outing because of back tightness, and he said it's one of the best decisions he's ever made in his career. We'll take that to mean that he'll enter the season with no health concerns. Cobb is a potential value pick in fantasy leagues for 2017 if he can regain his pre-Tommy John surgery form.
Mar 31 - 3:48 PM

Alex Cobb (back) is on track to make his final spring tune-up on Friday.

Cobb was scratched from a scheduled start in a minor league game Sunday due to lower back tightness, but he's feeling better now and will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday. If all goes well, he'll make his season debut on April 5.
Mar 28 - 8:46 AM

Alex Cobb was scratched from a scheduled start in a minor league game Sunday due to lower back tightness.

It's obviously not ideal this close to Opening Day, although Cobb doesn't think it will affect his ability to start the third game of the season as scheduled. Cobb holds a 3.95 ERA over four starts this spring.
Mar 26 - 11:08 AM

Alex Cobb pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs Tuesday against the Pirates.

Cobb was throwing 88-mph meatballs in the first, so it was s surprise he ended up making it through 5 1/3 innings and striking out five. It's possible he's hit a bit of a dead-arm period, since reports on his velocity were better leading up to this one. He's a really intriguing bounce-back candidate for 2017, but he's hardly a sure thing.
Mar 21 - 4:41 PM

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2B1Brad Miller
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SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
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3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
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RF1Steven Souza
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S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
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4Matt Andriese
5Erasmo Ramirez
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R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
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4Danny Farquhar
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7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
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