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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||14.00||10.00||0.00||2.70||1.12||196.00||51.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 78.1||0||0|| 2.76||0||24||65|
|vs RHB|| 82.0||0||0|| 2.74||0||23||79|
|12/26/2014||Adam Eaton, CF CHW|
Alex Cobb, SP TB
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B BOS|
Jered Weaver, SP LAA
|12/26/2014||Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
Yovani Gallardo, SP TEX
Jake Odorizzi, SP TB
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Chris Sale, SP CHW
Miguel Gonzalez, SP BAL
Hector Santiago, SP LAA
|12/26/2014||Michael Morse, LF MIA||Alex Cobb, SP TB|
C.J. Cron, DH LAA
|Last 10 Games|
Rays reach settlements with six remain arbitration-eligible players
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Rays have reached settlements with the six remaining players on one-year deals, reports the Tampa Bay Times on Friday.
Alex Cobb is due to make $4 million, while Jake McGee will make $3.55 million. John Jaso will make $3.175 million, Rene Rivera is set for $1.2M, and Logan Forsythe will earn $1.1 million next season. Drew Smyly settled for $2.65 million, plus the chance at an additional $25,000 if he makes 28 starts and $25,000 more if he gets to 30, per the report.
Alex Cobb could go from good to great
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(10/9/14) Aside from missing nearly six weeks with a strained oblique, there wasn't much about Alex Cobb's 2014 season for the Rays that Fantasy owners could complain about. He still made a career-high 27 starts and posted his second straight season with a sub-3.00 ERA, while trimming his WHIP to 1.14. Yet there is still plenty of room for Cobb to improve in 2015.
In a recent blog post, I identified five starting pitchers whose sagging strikeout rates could spell trouble next season, but even though Cobb's K/9 ratio fell from 8.4 to 8.1, he was not included. Though Cobb's strikeout rate was merely average for a standard mixed league starter, the surge in his swinging strike rate from 9.9 to 11.9 percent suggests he could be far from ordinary. Cobb's strikeout rate was dampened by decreases in called strikes and foul balls, but higher rates in both 2012 and 2013 show he is capable of getting more strikes, and in the process, more Ks.
From his return from the disabled list on May 22 forward, Cobb was the 28th-ranked starting pitcher in standard Rotisserie leagues and 31st in Head-to-Head leagues, but owners can expect far more from Cobb next season. Not only is he poised for a boost in strikeouts, but he should rebound from the majors' ninth-lowest level of run support among qualifying starters. Cobb deserved much better than a 10-9 record, and when you couple an increase in wins with an enhanced ERA, WHIP and strikeout total, you have the makings of a potential ace.
Alex Cobb surrenders one run in win vs. Red Sox
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) Rays pitcher Alex Cobb earned a win Tuesday, giving up just one earned run on five hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out three in his team's 6-2 victory over the Red Sox.
Cobb (10-8) looked like he'd be in line for a hard-luck loss, as a fourth-inning RBI double represented the only run scored in the first seven innings, but the Rays offense was able to break through for five runs in the eighth. Cobb owns a 2.75 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 144:47 K:BB ratio in 160 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Indians in Sunday's season finale.
Alex Cobb turns in quality start in loss
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/17/14) Rays pitcher Alex Cobb turned in a quality start Wednesday against the Yankees.
Cobb allowed three runs on four hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked three during the outing. Cobb got off to a strong start, throwing four scoreless innings to open the frame. He allowed his first two runs in the fifth inning. After hitting the leadoff man with a pitch, Cobb allowed a run to score on a double. Two batters later, he would allow another run-scoring double. He ran into more trouble in the sixth inning. After loading the bases with no outs, Cobb gave up his final run on a sac fly. He was able to work around the base runners, and did not allow any additional runs.
With the loss, Cobb dropped to 9-8. He’ll take on the Red Sox in his next start.
|2014 summary: Between missing more than a month with an oblique strain and posting a 4.14 ERA through 13 starts, Alex Cobb had a forgettable first half, but he made amends with Fantasy owners after the All-Star break. Over his final 14 starts, Cobb limited opponents to a .285 slugging percentage, which helped him to go 6-3 with a 1.79 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. The strong finish helped Cobb to register his second straight season with a sub-3.00 ERA, and his 10-9 record gave him three consecutive seasons with double-digit wins.|
Playing time status: With David Price gone, Cobb will likely assume the role of staff ace for the Rays, and health providing, he could post his first 200-inning season.
2015 outlook: Over the last two seasons, Cobb has been a very good, but not great, strikeout pitcher, but that could change soon. He increased his swinging strike rate from 10 to 12 percent last season, but a dip in called strikes prevented him from enjoying a bump in his K-rate. If you factor in the potential for more innings and a higher strikeout rate, Cobb could wind up making a huge contribution in the category. Even with modest improvement, Cobb is likely to finish as a top 30 starter.
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