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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher | #17

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 didn’t factor into the decision after limiting the Braves to one run over seven innings on Friday.
Cobb held the Braves scoreless until Johan Camargo doubled home a run in his final inning of work. The veteran right-hander surrendered just four hits on the night while walking a pair and striking out six. Outings like this one have been few and far between for Cobb this season. Even with Friday’s performance, he holds a 6.56 ERA and 1.63 WHIP on the year. Fantasy owners should continue to steer clear. Jun 23 - 2:15 AM

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Alex Cobb surrendered five runs in seven innings and was charged with a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto did most of the damage, homering twice off the struggling Orioles hurler. Cobb has been one of the worst pitchers in the major leagues this year with no sign of improvement whatsoever. This should have been an easy matchup, at least on paper as the Marlins have scored the second-fewest runs in the majors this year, ahead of only Cobb's Orioles teammates. Cobb falls to 2-9 with a 7.14 ERA and heinous 1.71 WHIP. Both his ERA and WHIP would be the worst in the majors if he had enough innings to qualify.
Jun 16 - 7:15 PM

Alex Cobb was roughed up for nine runs in 3 2/3 innings in a blowout loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Cobb was excellent in his start against the Mets on Thursday. That would not be an accurate descriptor for his effort against the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. He allowed 11 hits -- two of them homers -- and he also walked one for "good" measure. The rough outing now has Cobb's ERA sitting at 7.23, and his 1.77 WHIP isn't much prettier. He'll try and lower both when he faces Miami at home on Saturday.
Jun 10 - 4:47 PM

Alex Cobb limited the Mets to one run and two hits over six innings to earn his second win Tuesday.

He fanned a season-high seven. This makes five quality starts in seven tries for Cobb. He's still an ugly 2-7 with a 6.19 ERA for the season, but he should be a useful AL-only guy going forward. He'd be more interesting in mixed leagues on nearly any other team.
Jun 5 - 10:43 PM

Alex Cobb held the Nationals to three runs over seven innings on Monday, but still fell to 1-7 for the Orioles.

Cobb would have five quality starts in six tries this month if only he had gotten one more out against the Rays on May 12. His numbers for the season remain dreadful since his first three starts were so bad, but he's been rather effective against a fairly difficult schedule lately.
May 28 - 4:13 PM

Alex Cobb was hammered in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox, giving up six runs on eight hits in only 3 2/3 innings of work.

The right-hander struck out three and walked two on the night. The big blow against him was a three-run blast by Yoan Moncada during a four-run third inning. Perhaps signing late and missing most of spring training made more of an impact than anticipated. The 30-year-old hurler is now 1-6 on the season with a miserable 7.32 ERA and unimaginable 1.93 WHIP over 39 1/3 innings in his first eight starts. He shouldn't be started in any fantasy leagues until he shows some signs of turning this around.
May 23 - 11:19 PM

Alex Cobb earned his first win as a member of the Orioles on Friday, limiting the Red Sox to three runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Cobb fanned three and walked one in the ballgame. Mookie Betts was responnsible for most of the damage against him, with a solo homer in the third inning and an RBI double in the fifth. He still owns a disastrous 6.56 ERA and 1.85 WHIP on the season and remains a hard to trust fantasy option for Wednesday's start against the White Sox in Chicago.
May 18 - 11:16 PM

Starting the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays, Alex Cobb surrendered four runs (three earned) on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings while taking a loss.

Cobb never let the game truly devolve, but paper cuts slice all the same and he gave up solitary runs in each of the first four frames. Despite these small-but-consistent wobbles, he looked like he might be able to pitch into the seventh -- or even the eighth -- before a lengthy rain delay with two outs in the sixth inning halted him in his path at 69 pitches thrown. He would not reenter the contest once the game rebooted. While the end results were not stellar, this wasn't a stinker of a start by any stretch of the imagination and Cobb has been pitching well of late. He'll try to tighten up by degrees when he carries a still-rough 7.06 ERA and 1.88 WHIP into a tricky road start against the Red Sox next time he takes to the mound.
May 12 - 10:38 PM

Alex Cobb allowed two runs -- one earned -- over six innings but took the loss Sunday against the A's.

Cobb turned in his best start of the year to date, but he was outdueled by Andrew Triggs to wind up on the wrong side of the decision once again. He allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five. With the loss, Cobb fell to 0-4 and still owns a miserable 7.61 ERA and 2.03 WHIP through five starts. A date with his former club, the Rays, awaits Saturday as Cobb tries to continue making strides.
May 6 - 6:51 PM

Alex Cobb allowed two earned runs, seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday on the road against the Angels.

Cobb's tenure with the O's has been a disaster so far, but he turned in his first quality start in four outings and this was his first appearance where he wasn't saddled with the loss. Cobb has been too hittable this season, yielding 10 hits in each of his first three starts. He was locating better on Tuesday and he allowed a season-low two runs while posting his deepest outing of the season.
May 2 - 2:47 AM

Alex Cobb coughed up five runs in 4 2/3 innings to take a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He failed to strike out a batter while allowing 10 hits and a walk in yet another dismal outing. He has lost all three of the starts he's made since joining the Orioles and sports a bloated 13.11 ERA and 2.83 ERA. Fantasy owners should wait to see a decent start from Cobb before placing any faith in him whatsoever.
Apr 25 - 11:00 PM

Tuesday's game between the Orioles and Rays has been postponed due to inclement weather in Baltimore.

Alex Cobb was scheduled to face off against Jake Faria at Camden Yards. The game will be made up with a doubleheader on May 12. Cobb and Faria figure to pitch Wednesday night, with the forecast looking more favorable.
Apr 24 - 4:55 PM

Alex Cobb surrendered seven runs -- five earned -- in 3 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Tigers.

Cobb was unlucky early in the outing, but the Tigers hit the ball harder as the afternoon went on. He's allowed 10 hits in both of his starts since joining the Orioles, giving up a total of 15 runs -- 12 earned -- in seven innings. It's still spring training for him, so some early struggles are no surprise, even if this is worse than anyone should have expected.
Apr 19 - 4:56 PM

Alex Cobb was obliterated by the Red Sox in his Orioles' debut on Saturday, surrendering eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

The Red Sox jumped on him early in this one, with an RBI double by Andrew Benintendi and a two-run homer from Hanley Ramirez before he had recorded an out. Cobb was able to settle in a bit afterwards, until the Red Sox broke it open with four more runs to chase him in the fourth. He'll look to put this one behind him and get back on track when he takes on the Tigers in Detroit on Thursday.
Apr 14 - 4:12 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Alex Cobb from Double-A Bowie.

Cobb will make his Orioles' debut on Saturday against the Cubs. The right-hander has pitched well against the Red Sox in his career, posting a 3.43 ERA, and has a 3.15 ERA in seven career starts at Fenway Park.
Apr 14 - 12:03 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Austin Wynns
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Steve Wilkerson
3Jace Peterson
4Corban Joseph
SS1Manny Machado
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Tim Beckham
2Danny Valencia
LF1Trey Mancini
2Craig Gentry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Colby Rasmus
2Joey Rickard
DH1Mark Trumbo
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PosRoleName
S1Kevin Gausman
2Dylan Bundy
3Alex Cobb
4Andrew Cashner
5Chris Tillman
6Gabriel Ynoa
7David Hess
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Brach
2Zach Britton
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Richard Bleier
6Pedro Araujo
7Miguel Castro
8Mike Wright
9Tanner Scott