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Alex Cobb
Popularity: ↑ 45%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 4, #109, Tampa Bay Devil Rays | Vero Beach Senior HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 5 4.30 10 10 0 52.1 38 1.34
9 Seasons 55 57 3.88 156 156 0 917.0 718 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 10 2-5 4.30 52.1 38 1.34
9 Seasons 156 55-57 3.88 917.0 718 1.26

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2016 386 81 8 9.9 89.7 9.2 28.4 .296 .521 .406 .373 .420 37.0 15.4 6.7 8.59 5.87
2017 2849 564 34 6.0 88.2 9.3 31.6 .274 .443 .304 .333 .378 35.1 17.3 5.9 3.66 4.60
2018 2437 512 40 7.8 89 7.5 33.4 .278 .464 .345 .343 .384 40.6 15.4 6.5 4.90 4.88
2019 229 50 13 26.0 94.9 6.4 42.0 .413 .940 .517 .557 .641 60.0 13.3 3.3 10.95 19.02
2020 807 168 16 9.5 91.3 3.8 33.9 .307 .503 .315 .362 .405 48.2 16.8 8.0 4.30 6.23
ALL 6708 1375 111 8.1 89.2 7.8 32.7 .286 .480 .334 .351 .396 39.8 16.3 6.4
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cobb relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(47.5%) ,
Split Finger
(35.2%) ,
Curveball
(16.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 383 246 137 47.5 92.5 97 85 30 21 3 1 5 11 74 .353 .363 .588 .618 .428 .430 93.1 9 2090 7.5 11.0
2020 Split Finger 284 107 177 35.2 86.9 102 94 17 11 4 0 2 27 67 .181 .254 .287 .395 .234 .303 86.7 -3 1616 36.2 24.8
2020 Curveball 135 79 56 16.7 81.7 25 25 5 3 1 0 1 0 25 .200 .330 .360 .538 .231 .358 96.3 0 2579 23.9 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 5 2 3 0.6 92.9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .200 .000 .227 .000 .181 92.4 27 2098 0.0 0.0
2019 Sinker 110 78 32 48.0 92.3 26 25 13 6 4 0 3 0 25 .520 .438 1.040 .850 .638 .541 95.4 9 2075 14.3 0.0
2019 Split Finger 80 39 41 34.9 86.5 27 26 6 1 1 0 4 6 20 .231 .358 .731 .850 .390 .497 92.9 0 1538 32.1 20.7
2019 Curveball 39 21 18 17.0 82.5 7 7 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 .286 .533 1.143 1.597 .554 .847 100.9 17 2494 25.0 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Sinker BAL R 382 92.5 18.9 -3.3 -15 14.7 0.1 1
2020 Curveball BAL R 134 81.7 53.3 3.9 8 4 -3 -43
2020 Splitter BAL R 283 86.9 32.1 1 3 12.6 0.1 1
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 5 92.9 15.3 0.2 1 6.8 0 0
2019 Sinker BAL R 110 92.3 20.2 -3.4 -14 15.2 0.1 1
2019 Curveball BAL R 39 82.5 56 4.9 10 2.7 -3.8 -58
2019 Splitter BAL R 80 86.5 33.5 0.6 2 14.6 2.6 22
2018 4-Seamer BAL R 17 92.1 17.8 -0.9 -5 12.6 4.8 62
2018 Curveball BAL R 535 81.6 59.5 6.2 12 4 -2.9 -42
2018 Sinker BAL R 1241 91.9 18.2 -5 -22 13.7 -1.3 -9
2018 Splitter BAL R 644 86.5 30.1 -1.8 -6 15.1 2 15
2017 Splitter TB R 406 85.6 27.5 -3 -10 15 1.9 14
2017 4-Seamer TB R 33 91.1 15.8 0.7 4 4.6 -4 -46
2017 Curveball TB R 969 80.5 60.2 6.4 12 4.8 -2.5 -34
2017 Sinker TB R 1437 91.7 18.6 -3.3 -15 15.2 -0.1 -1
2016 Changeup TB R 111 85.7 23.2 -5.9 -20 12 -0.5 -4
2016 Curveball TB R 85 80.2 60.8 9.4 18 5.7 -0.9 -14
2016 4-Seamer TB R 186 90.9 18.7 -2.6 -16 13.5 5.1 60
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 4-Seamer -12.2 -1 5 0.6 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .200 .227 .181 50.0
2020 Curveball -0.8 -1 135 16.7 25 .200 .360 .274 23.9 0.0 0.0 .330 .538 .358 48.0
2020 Sinker 1.2 5 383 47.5 97 .353 .588 .440 7.5 11.3 11.0 .363 .618 .431 54.1
2020 Splitter -0.8 -2 284 35.2 102 .181 .287 .267 36.2 26.5 24.8 .254 .395 .303 41.8
2019 Curveball 5.1 2 39 17.0 7 .286 1.143 .700 25.0 28.6 25.0 .533 1.597 .847 100.0
2019 Sinker 5.1 6 110 48.0 26 .520 1.040 .658 14.3 0.0 0.0 .438 .850 .542 56.0
2019 Splitter 0.2 0 80 34.9 27 .231 .731 .402 32.1 22.2 20.7 .358 .850 .497 55.0
2018 4-Seamer -5.1 -1 17 0.7 3 .500 .500 .300 9.1 0.0 0.0 .133 .137 .188 33.3
2018 Curveball 2.9 15 535 22.0 116 .369 .694 .453 23.0 19.8 20.5 .304 .567 .376 49.5
2018 Splitter 0.4 3 644 26.4 207 .240 .380 .301 26.1 19.8 16.7 .241 .387 .304 29.8
2018 Sinker -0.2 -2 1241 50.9 330 .279 .468 .359 10.3 11.5 12.1 .292 .477 .359 43.8
2017 4-Seamer -0.4 0 33 1.2 6 .400 .400 .417 26.7 16.7 11.1 .348 .390 .389 75.0
2017 Splitter 0.8 3 406 14.3 115 .313 .509 .360 22.5 20.9 17.3 .307 .529 .365 34.1
2017 Curveball -0.8 -8 969 34.0 210 .232 .315 .266 23.4 21.0 16.1 .264 .362 .286 37.7
2017 Sinker -0.5 -7 1437 50.4 409 .247 .423 .334 10.4 14.4 16.0 .269 .464 .348 33.5
2017 N/A 0.0 0 1 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Curveball 133 81.7 65 15.4 6:30 7:00 30
2020 Changeup 279 86.9 80 13.7 2:45 1:30 -75
2020 Sinker 379 92.5 97 19.7 1:45 1:15 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 102 381 6 2 2 0 10
2017 734 2833 -16 -25 21 7 -12
2018 652 2427 -4 -2 14 7 15
2019 60 228 5 4 -1 0 8
2020 224 804 -2 -5 5 2 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 386 46.6 63.3 86.0 31.1 76.6 44.6 65.4 46.1 17.4 7.0 70.4
2017 2849 48.6 60.8 89.1 28.1 70.8 44.3 58.8 44.0 17.0 6.7 68.1
2018 2437 49.0 62.6 87.6 28.9 71.4 46.7 60.8 45.4 17.7 6.9 70.2
2019 229 42.4 64.9 87.3 33.3 59.1 49.3 55.0 46.7 24.3 7.4 76.5
2020 807 49.6 61.0 85.2 27.5 57.1 43.1 63.3 44.1 23.6 6.7 85.2
ALL 6708 48.5 61.8 87.8 28.7 69.3 45.2 60.3 44.8 18.3 6.8 71.3
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 51.9 17.3 23.5 7.4 39.5 42.0 18.5 0.0 44.4 18.5 22.2 3.7 9.9
2017 49.3 19.1 25.5 6.0 39.9 38.3 21.8 5.0 35.6 21.1 25.5 5.9 6.0
2018 51.0 20.1 23.6 5.3 34.8 42.2 23.0 2.5 40.2 19.3 22.9 5.9 7.8
2019 48.0 22.0 26.0 4.0 42.0 48.0 10.0 4.0 36.0 4.0 20.0 10.0 26.0
2020 54.8 11.9 31.0 2.4 45.8 35.7 18.5 4.2 41.1 8.9 28.0 8.3 9.5
ALL 50.7 18.6 25.4 5.3 38.8 40.0 21.2 3.6 38.5 18.2 24.4 6.2 8.1
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 21 16 62
2017 36 20 31 43 46 9 48 23 34 19 87 5 36 34 22 62
2018 18 10 11 18 34 4 23 29 8 8 79 6 18 38 23 65
2019
2020 8 2 11 25 11 4 20 6 4 13 57 28 8 43 13 60
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24 9 6.9 2.1 1 3 5 55.6
2020 22.8 8 7.6 0.4 3 8 2 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 8 5 8 8 8 8 9 5 6 5 8 5 5 7 8 5 8 8 8 5 8 6 5 8 7 8 8 6 8 7
2020 8 8 12 8 12 6 6 8 9 8 10 7 3 9 6 9 5 7 7 8 4 6 5 8 8 11 7 7 8 4 12
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.9 91.7 0.8 91.9 0.2 92.3 0.4 92.5 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 85.6 -0.1 86.5 0.9 86.5 0 86.9 0.4
Breaking Velocity 80.3 80.5 0.2 81.6 1.1 82.5 0.9 81.7 -0.8
Exit Velocity 89.7 88.2 -1.5 89 0.8 94.9 5.9 91.3 -3.6
Launch Angle 9.2 9.3 0.1 7.5 -1.8 6.4 -1.1 3.8 -2.6
Barrel % 9.9 6 -3.9 7.8 1.8 26 18.2 9.5 -16.5
Hard Hit % 37 35.1 -1.9 40.6 5.5 60 19.4 48.2 -11.8
Sweet Spot % 28.4 31.6 3.2 33.4 1.8 42 8.6 33.9 -8.1
xBA .296 .274 -0.022 .278 0.004 .413 0.135 .307 -0.106
BA .337 .254 -0.083 .284 0.03 .362 0.078 .252 -0.11
xwOBA .373 .333 -0.04 .343 0.01 .557 0.214 .362 -0.195
wOBA .406 .304 -0.102 .345 0.041 .517 0.172 .315 -0.202
xSLG .521 .443 -0.078 .464 0.021 .94 0.476 .503 -0.437
SLG .589 .405 -0.184 .482 0.077 .914 0.432 .417 -0.497
K% 15.4 17.3 1.9 15.4 -1.9 13.3 -2.1 16.8 3.5
BB% 6.7 5.9 -0.8 6.5 0.6 3.3 -3.2 8 4.7
Swing % 46.1 44 -2.1 45.4 1.4 46.7 1.3 44.1 -2.6
Whiff% 17.4 17 -0.4 17.7 0.7 24.3 6.6 23.6 -0.7
In Zone Swing % 46.6 48.6 2 49 0.4 42.4 -6.6 49.6 7.2
Out of Zone Swing % 53.4 51.4 -2 51 -0.4 57.6 6.6 50.4 -7.2
First Pitch Swing % 27.9 22.8 -5.1 27.4 4.6 15 -12.4 27 12
First Pitch Strike % 65.4 58.8 -6.6 60.8 2 55 -5.8 63.3 8.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 102 .408 53 24 45.3 49 17 34.7
2017 738 .304 424 137 32.3 314 145 46.2
2018 656 .345 325 65 20.0 331 125 37.8
2019 60 .517 35 20 57.1 25 19 76.0
2020 226 .315 122 45 36.9 104 57 54.8

Pitch Distribution