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Major League Baseball

Career W-L
34-22
 
Career ERA
3.21
Name  Alex Cobb
Born  10/7/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  195
Number  53
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot9/17/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Rays righty Alex Cobb is simply turning into an ace for Tampa Bay.
Insight: Not only does he have a 0.87 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over his past three starts, Cobb is also 5-1 with a 1.26 ERA during the second half of 2014. Lock him into your lineup, and make sure you target this guy for 2015.
 
Hot9/5/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Alex Cobb continued his dominating second half, pitching seven scoreless innings against the first-place Orioles on Friday.
Insight: Cobb received the no-decision and his record is only 9-7 but in 10 of his last 11 starts, Cobb has pitched at least into the sixth inning and allowed two runs or fewer in each start. Over those 11 starts, Cobb's ERA has dropped from 4.28 to 2.83. The 26-year-old is starting to prove that this isn't just a hot streak, but the beginning of something special to come from him in the future.
 
Hot8/31/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Alex Cobb allowed one earned run on seven hits, struck out six and walked one in a loss against the Red Sox on Sunday.
Insight: The loss was Cobb's first since June 23. Cobb is still pitching at an extremely high level despite the loss and his average 9-7 record. He hasn't given up three runs in a start since Independence Day. In July, he went 4-0 with a 2.23 ERA and even though Cobb posted a 2-1 record in August, his ERA in the month was an amazing 1.49. continues his hot streak by extending his scoreless innings streak to 15 1/3 frames. He has also won his last seven decisions and over that span has an ERA of 1.99.
 
Hot8/21/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Alex Cobb pitched seven shutout innings to earn the victory against Detroit on Thursday. Cobb allowed two hits, two walks and struck out six.
Insight: Cobb continues his hot streak by extending his scoreless innings streak to 15 1/3 frames. He has also won his last seven decisions and over that span has an ERA of 1.99.
 
Hot8/15/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Alex Cobb won his sixth straight decision after going 7 1/3 scoreless innings and striking out eight Friday against the Yankees.
Insight: In his last five starts, Cobb has allowed just four runs on 28 hits and recorded a 40/7 K/BB over 34 innings (1.06 ERA, 1.03 WHIP). He's lowered his ERA from 4.08 to 3.19 in that span.
 
Hot8/10/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Alex Cobb allowed one run on six hits, struck out six and walked none over six innings in Sunday's no decision against the Cubs.
Insight: Cobb walked four his last time out, so it was good to see him find his control Sunday. He's allowed four earned runs on 22 hits and recorded a 32/6 K/BB in his last 26 2/3 innings (1.35 ERA, 1.05 WHIP).
 
Hot7/29/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Alex Cobb has recorded a 22/2 K/BB and allowed one run on eight hits over 15 innings in his last two starts.
Insight: Cobb (7-6, 3.54 ERA, 1.16 WHIP) allowed one run on three hits and struck out 12 in eight innings Tuesday in a win over Milwaukee. He's won five straight decisions.
 
7/23/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Alex Cobb struck out 10 batters and walked none over seven scoreless innings Wednesday at St. Louis.
Insight: Cobb has won his last four decisions, but this was his best start since June 18.
 
6/29/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: The combined batting average from Jones (3-for-16), Chris Davis (2-for-11), Nick Markakis (2-for-10), Nelson Cruz (1-for-9) and Manny Machado (0-for-13) against Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is .136 with zero home runs and two RBI.
Insight: Cobb bombed against Pittsburgh in his last outing, but had shown progress in his previous two starts including yielding just four hits and one run against the Orioles in seven strong innings on June 18.
 
6/18/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Alex Cobb has given up seven hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out 17 batters in his last 13 1/3 innings.
Insight: Cobb has bounced back after allowing 16 runs on 24 hits in 15 1/3 innings from May 27 to June 7. His ERA dropped to 3.48 after he threw seven innings and allowed zero earned runs against the Orioles Wednesday afternoon.
 
Cold6/7/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: The Mariners hammered Rays starter Alex Cobb for 10 hits and seven runs in 4 1/3 innings Saturday.
Insight: Cobb's ERA has gone from 1.40 to 4.39 in his last three starts due to a 9.39 ERA in that span. With a 3.63 FIP and a 52.5 GB%, Cobb should be fine.
 
5/22/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb hasn't alllowed a run in his last three starts.
Insight: Thursday was Cobb's first start in over a month after missing time with a strained oblique. He was excellent, limiting the first-place A's to just three hits over 6 2/3 shutout frames. Cobb's next outing is scheduled for Tuesday against Toronto.
 
5/19/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Rays right-hander Alex Cobb (oblique) had a successful bullpen session on Monday, which puts him in line to return to the rotation on Thursday against the Athletics. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: The Rays have had Cobb (1-18, 1.89 ERA) tentatively scheduled for May 22, and he has cleared all his hurdles.
 
5/17/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Rays right-hander Alex Cobb (oblique) struck out nine batters over five innings in a rehab start with High-A Charlotte on Saturday and appears to be on track to start on May 22.
Insight: The Rays don't have a starter listed for Thursday and have planned to have Cobb (1-18, 1.89 ERA) return on that date if he got through his rehab start without issue, which he did.
 
5/14/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: The plan is for Rays right-hander Alex Cobb to rejoin the starting rotation May 22nd against the Athletics. SOURCE: Tampa Bay Times
Insight: Cobb (1-18, 1.89 ERA) is headed for a rehab start this Saturday with High-A Charlotte. So far, he's needed a little over a month to recover from a strained oblique.
 
5/12/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb is hoping to begin a rehab assignment on Saturday. SOURCE: Josh Vitale, Charlotte Sun
Insight: He's missed the last month with a strained oblique. Cesar Ramos (1-1, 2.96 ERA) will lose his spot in the rotation when Cobb (1-1, 1.89 ERA) returns later this month.
 
5/6/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Rays RHP Alex Cobb (oblique) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and says it's "extremely realistic" for him to return near the end of May. SOURCE: Joe Smith, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: Cobb suffered a strained oblique on April 12 and he's on track with his initial timetable of 4-6 weeks.
 
4/20/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Rays RHP Alex Cobb (oblique) is targeting late May or early June for his return, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Cobb suffered a strained oblique last week and was given a timetable of 4-6 weeks. He's not going to make it back by the short end of that timeline.
 
4/13/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: The Rays expect to be without RHP Alex Cobb for four-to-six weeks due to his strained left oblique. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Cobb has a 1.89 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP in 19 innings this season. We won't see him back until mid-May at the earliest. Erik Bedard will take the open spot in Tampa Bay's rotation.
 
4/13/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Rays right-hander Alex Cobb strained his left oblique Saturday in a win against Cincinnati. He's already been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: That opens up a spot in the rotation for Erik Bedard, who was recently called up from Triple-A Durham. Cobb (1-1, 1.89 ERA) will be eligible to return on April 28th, though it's doubtful he'll be able to recover that quickly.
 

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