Alex Cobb
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 35

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 4 2 3.05 11 11 0 62.0 57 1.40
12 Seasons 74 70 3.81 213 213 0 1222.0 1024 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 11 4-2 3.05 62.0 57 1.40
12 Seasons 213 74-70 3.81 1222.0 1024 1.28

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 28 386 81 8 9.9 7.7 89.7 112.3 8.8 28.4 .296 .522 .406 .367 .413 37.0 15.4 6.7 8.59 5.93
2017 29 2849 564 34 6.0 4.6 88.2 117.2 9.3 31.6 .270 .432 .304 .324 .366 35.1 17.3 5.9 3.66 4.54
2018 30 2437 512 40 7.8 6.1 89.0 114.4 7.5 33.4 .275 .458 .345 .338 .376 40.6 15.4 6.5 4.90 4.93
2019 31 229 50 13 26.0 21.7 94.9 118.1 6.4 42.0 .410 .931 .517 .551 .634 60.0 13.3 3.3 10.95 19.10
2020 32 807 168 16 9.5 7.1 91.3 115.8 3.8 33.9 .307 .502 .320 .377 .423 48.2 16.8 8.0 4.30 6.36
2021 33 1579 259 11 4.2 2.8 88.9 112.5 3.0 32.4 .257 .360 .286 .306 .369 37.5 24.9 8.4 3.76 3.95
2022 34 2418 433 16 3.7 2.5 89.2 112.9 1.8 26.3 .235 .329 .296 .277 .330 41.1 23.9 6.8 3.73 3.15
2023 35 937 176 13 7.4 5.3 90.2 112.3 -0.1 26.7 .259 .408 .308 .311 .370 46.6 21.4 5.8 2.17 3.95
Player 11642 2243 151 6.7 4.9 89.3 118.1 5.5 31.0 .268 .424 .318 .324 .374 40.3 19.4 6.7
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cobb relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(41.6%) ,
Split Finger
(35.1%) ,
Curveball
(16.2%) ,
Slider
(6.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 51.9 17.3 23.5 7.4 39.5 42.0 18.5 1.2 44.4 17.3 22.2 3.7 9.9 7.7
2017 49.3 19.1 25.5 6.0 39.9 38.3 21.8 5.1 35.6 21.1 25.5 5.9 6.0 4.6
2018 51.0 20.1 23.6 5.3 34.8 42.2 23.0 2.9 40.2 19.3 22.9 5.9 7.8 6.1
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 21.7
2020 54.8 13.1 29.8 2.4 45.8 35.7 18.5 4.2 41.1 8.9 28.0 8.3 9.5 7.1
2021 54.1 15.4 27.8 2.7 41.7 36.7 21.6 3.5 40.5 17.4 30.1 3.9 4.2 2.8
2022 61.9 14.5 21.2 2.3 38.8 37.0 24.2 4.4 45.5 14.3 26.3 5.1 3.7 2.5
2023 61.9 16.5 19.9 1.7 37.5 41.5 21.0 3.4 50.6 11.4 19.3 8.0 7.4 5.3
Player 54.1 17.4 24.3 4.1 39.0 39.1 21.8 3.9 41.1 16.8 25.1 5.8 6.7 4.9
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2023 4-Seamer SF R 6 95.7 17.4 -2.8 -19 6.2 -3.6 -36
2023 Sinker SF R 389 94.8 23.2 0.9 4 15.9 0.3 2
2023 Curveball SF R 152 83.6 53.5 5.8 12 8.0 0.7 9
2023 Slider SF R 60 86.3 40.6 5.8 17 11.8 7.5 175
2023 Splitter SF R 329 90.1 30.2 0.0 0 14.0 1.3 10
2022 Splitter SF R 1,028 89.6 32.2 0.5 2 13.0 0.7 6
2022 4-Seamer SF R 5 95.3 14.3 0.1 1 8.6 0.8 10
2022 Curveball SF R 371 83.8 51.9 4.2 9 5.9 -0.9 -13
2022 Sinker SF R 1,014 94.8 21.4 -0.4 -2 15.8 0.4 2
2021 4-Seamer LAA R 71 93.2 14.7 0.6 4 10.6 3.3 46
2021 Splitter LAA R 584 87.5 32.2 0.8 3 13.8 1.9 16
2021 Curveball LAA R 258 83.0 49.9 1.2 2 4.8 -2.6 -35
2021 Sinker LAA R 665 92.7 19.8 -2.7 -12 15.5 0.6 4
2020 Curveball BAL R 134 81.7 53.3 3.6 7 4.0 -2.8 -41
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 5 92.9 15.3 0.1 1 6.8 -0.1 -1
2020 Splitter BAL R 283 86.9 32.1 0.7 2 12.6 0.1 1
2020 Sinker BAL R 382 92.5 18.9 -3.2 -14 14.7 0.2 2
2019 Curveball BAL R 39 82.5 56.0 5.1 10 2.7 -3.9 -58
2019 Splitter BAL R 80 86.5 33.5 0.4 1 14.6 2.7 23
2019 Sinker BAL R 110 92.3 20.2 -3.3 -14 15.2 0.1 1
2018 Curveball BAL R 535 81.6 59.5 6.2 12 4.0 -2.9 -41
2018 Splitter BAL R 644 86.5 30.1 -1.9 -6 15.1 2.1 16
2018 Sinker BAL R 1,256 91.9 18.2 -5.0 -21 13.7 -1.3 -9
2018 4-Seamer BAL R 2 92.5 12.6 4.5 26 4.3 -3.8 -47
2017 4-Seamer TB R 33 91.1 15.8 0.6 4 4.6 -4.0 -47
2017 Curveball TB R 969 80.5 60.2 6.5 12 4.8 -2.5 -34
2017 Sinker TB R 1,437 91.7 18.6 -3.3 -15 15.2 -0.1 -1
2017 Splitter TB R 406 85.6 27.5 -3.0 -10 15.0 1.9 15
2016 Curveball TB R 85 80.3 60.8 9.4 18 8.6 0.0 0
2016 Changeup TB R 111 85.7 23.2 -5.8 -20 10.2 -1.9 -16
2016 4-Seamer TB R 186 90.9 18.7 -2.6 -16 11.6 4.1 55
! 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 %
2023 Sinker -1.3 -5 390 41.6 97 .279 .360 .347 11.4 23.7 16.4 .262 .379 .324 44.4
2023 Splitter -2.2 -7 329 35.1 114 .234 .360 .268 20.9 16.7 20.0 .263 .424 .304 48.9
2023 Curveball 0.4 1 152 16.2 16 .375 .563 .447 46.3 43.8 31.8 .242 .565 .380 77.8
2023 Slider 1.7 1 60 6.4 14 .429 .500 .475 29.6 14.3 9.1 .246 .300 .237 16.7
2023 4-Seamer 5.7 0 6 0.6 2 .000 .000 .350 100.0 50.0 50.0 -- -- .350 --
2022 Splitter 0.2 2 1,028 42.5 283 .244 .307 .269 30.3 21.9 19.6 .226 .304 .249 34.3
2022 Sinker -0.4 -4 1,014 41.9 289 .274 .377 .338 13.5 28.0 24.6 .232 .331 .300 49.7
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 371 15.3 58 .298 .439 .341 34.1 13.8 15.4 .290 .441 .322 40.8
2022 4-Seamer -1.8 0 5 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .011 .012 .010 0.0
2021 Sinker 0.0 0 665 42.1 185 .270 .380 .332 14.4 26.5 23.3 .282 .389 .333 35.0
2021 Splitter 0.1 0 584 37.0 161 .224 .306 .280 35.1 24.8 18.3 .230 .343 .287 35.5
2021 Curveball -0.8 -2 258 16.3 37 .222 .333 .251 29.5 16.2 16.7 .279 .328 .279 53.3
2021 4-Seamer -1.0 -1 71 4.5 10 .000 .000 .230 10.0 30.0 15.0 .125 .205 .252 40.0
2020 Sinker 1.4 5 383 47.5 97 .353 .588 .449 7.5 11.3 11.0 .362 .619 .451 54.1
2020 Splitter -0.8 -2 284 35.2 102 .181 .287 .274 36.2 26.5 24.8 .254 .391 .316 41.8
2020 Curveball -1.0 -1 135 16.7 25 .200 .360 .274 23.4 0.0 0.0 .325 .540 .371 48.0
2020 4-Seamer -12.3 -1 5 0.6 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .227 .275 .228 50.0
2019 Sinker 5.0 5 110 48.0 26 .520 1.040 .658 14.3 0.0 0.0 .439 .844 .538 56.0
2019 Splitter 0.0 0 80 34.9 27 .231 .731 .402 32.1 22.2 20.7 .355 .849 .495 55.0
2019 Curveball 4.8 2 39 17.0 7 .286 1.143 .700 23.1 28.6 25.0 .511 1.543 .817 100.0
2018 Sinker -0.1 -2 1,256 51.5 333 .281 .469 .365 10.2 11.4 11.9 .286 .463 .349 43.7
2018 Splitter 0.2 1 644 26.4 207 .240 .380 .301 26.0 19.8 16.7 .240 .384 .301 29.8
2018 Curveball 2.7 15 535 22.0 116 .369 .694 .453 22.9 19.8 20.5 .306 .569 .375 49.5
2018 4-Seamer -4.1 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker -0.4 -6 1,437 50.4 409 .247 .423 .334 10.3 14.4 16.0 .263 .449 .337 33.5
2017 Curveball -0.8 -8 969 34.0 210 .232 .315 .270 23.1 21.0 16.1 .262 .357 .283 37.7
2017 Splitter 0.7 3 406 14.3 115 .313 .509 .360 22.5 20.9 17.3 .307 .521 .361 34.1
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 0 33 1.2 6 .400 .400 .417 26.7 16.7 11.1 .256 .290 .318 75.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Splitter 247 86.9 80 13.6 1:30 2:30 -60
2020 Knuckle Curve 129 81.7 66 15.4 7:00 6:30 30
2020 Sinker 376 92.5 97 19.7 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 71 93.2 98 19.6 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Splitter 522 87.5 80 14.9 1:30 2:45 -75
2021 Knuckle Curve 258 83.0 58 13.9 7:00 6:45 15
2021 Sinker 653 92.7 97 19.8 1:15 1:45 -30
2022 Splitter 823 89.7 79 13.9 1:45 2:45 -60
2022 Knuckle Curve 350 83.8 67 16.5 7:00 6:45 15
2022 Sinker 982 94.8 91 18.4 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 Splitter 253 90.2 80 15.8 1:30 2:45 -75
2023 Knuckle Curve 120 83.5 77 19.4 7:15 7:00 15
2023 Sinker 323 94.8 85 18.2 1:15 2:15 -60
2023 Slider 51 86.3 51 13.6 7:15 8:15 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 223 841 -8 -4 2 2 -7
2012 567 2,164 -6 -16 8 10 -4
2013 622 2,396 -8 -24 7 8 -17
2014 679 2,604 -3 -34 8 9 -20
2016 104 386 6 0 3 1 10
2017 740 2,847 -15 -26 20 9 -12
2018 656 2,437 -3 -4 14 7 14
2019 60 229 5 4 -1 0 7
2020 226 807 -2 -5 5 3 1
2021 393 1,578 4 -24 12 6 -2
2022 631 2,418 -15 -2 11 6 -2
2023 243 937 -6 -11 3 3 -10
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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 63.9 85.2 31.1 76.6 44.6 65.4 46.4 17.3 7.0 70.4
2017 2,849 48.6 61.2 88.6 28.2 70.4 44.4 58.8 44.3 16.9 6.6 69.0
2018 2,437 48.9 63.0 87.0 29.1 71.3 46.7 60.8 45.7 17.6 6.9 70.8
2019 229 42.4 66.0 85.9 33.3 59.1 49.3 55.0 47.2 24.1 7.4 76.5
2020 807 49.6 61.3 84.9 27.5 57.1 43.2 63.3 44.2 23.5 6.7 85.2
2021 1,579 43.0 60.4 83.4 32.9 58.8 45.3 61.3 44.7 26.5 5.8 67.4
2022 2,418 48.4 61.2 84.5 29.9 56.3 43.8 64.5 45.0 24.8 7.1 68.4
2023 937 49.0 58.6 84.8 29.3 67.9 44.8 68.3 43.6 20.8 4.7 65.9
Player 11,642 47.8 61.5 86.0 29.7 64.7 44.9 62.0 44.9 20.9 6.5 70.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2016 24 17 59 10
2017 37 20 33 43 48 9 49 23 33 19 87 5 59 35 23 59 10
2018 17 10 10 18 32 4 23 29 8 8 79 6 63 38 24 64 6
2019 39 12 8
2020 8 2 11 26 11 4 20 6 4 13 57 28 49 46 14 57 8
2021 56 25 72 92 34 76 94 48 59 60 47 53 93 41 14 64 11
2022 79 53 83 94 68 51 96 31 23 59 63 43 54 71 16 69 14
2023 56 33 44 57 61 15 55 25 13 39 78 16 58 71 15 77 13
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.1 5 4.8 0 2 3 3 60.0
2017 23.4 22 23.7 -2 11 17 12 54.5
2018 23.0 24 23.1 1 8 18 10 41.7
2019 24.0 9 7.3 2 1 4 4 44.4
2020 22.8 8 7.5 1 3 8 2 25.0
2021 22.6 5 5.3 0 1 6 1 20.0
2022 23.2 9 8.5 1 1 8 2 22.2
2023 20.9 5 3.7 1 5 4 0 0.0
Player 23.1 87 83.9 3 32 68 34 39.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 6 5 4 6 4 4 5 4 6 5 6 6 5 5 4 6 6 5 4
2017 22 23 18 23 25 22 28 23 21 18 23 31 25 21 21 24 19 20 28 24 27 29 30 30 19 19 26 26 28 24 17
2018 24 29 18 20 22 20 26 23 19 14 21 25 28 22 22 27 23 22 21 25 27 26 30 26 22 17 21 27 30 24 17
2019 9 9 5 6 8 7 8 9 5 5 7 5 9 8 6 8 8 6 5 8 9 7 9 8 9 8 5 8 9 8 7
2020 8 8 7 10 8 8 11 6 8 4 5 12 6 7 7 7 7 6 8 10 7 8 11 7 3 4 9 9 9 7 5
2021 5 6 5 5 7 7 7 4 4 3 4 7 5 3 6 7 5 4 5 7 4 7 7 6 5 3 6 7 5 4 4
2022 9 7 8 7 8 8 10 8 7 7 8 8 10 10 9 9 9 8 9 9 11 9 9 9 6 7 10 9 10 7 8
2023 5 2 1 2 4 4 4 3 4 2 3 5 3 3 5 4 4 4 6 4 4 5 5 5 2 4 4 4 4 4 3
Player 87 89 67 77 87 80 99 80 72 57 75 97 92 79 80 92 79 74 87 91 95 96 107 97 71 67 85 96 101 83 65
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.9 91.7 0.8 91.9 0.2 92.3 0.4 92.5 0.2 92.7 0.2 94.8 2.1 94.8 0.0
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 85.6 -0.1 86.5 0.9 86.5 0.0 86.9 0.4 87.5 0.6 89.6 2.1 90.1 0.5
Breaking Velocity 80.3 80.5 0.2 81.6 1.1 82.5 0.9 81.7 -0.8 83.0 1.3 83.8 0.8 84.4 0.6
Exit Velocity 89.7 88.2 -1.5 89.0 0.8 94.9 5.9 91.3 -3.6 88.9 -2.4 89.2 0.3 90.2 1.0
Launch Angle 8.8 9.3 0.5 7.5 -1.8 6.4 -1.1 3.8 -2.6 3.0 -0.8 1.8 -1.2 -0.1 -1.9
Barrel % 9.9 6.0 -3.9 7.8 1.8 26.0 18.2 9.5 -16.5 4.2 -5.3 3.7 -0.5 7.4 3.7
Hard Hit % 37.0 35.1 -1.9 40.6 5.5 60.0 19.4 48.2 -11.8 37.5 -10.7 41.1 3.6 46.6 5.5
Sweet Spot % 28.4 31.6 3.2 33.4 1.8 42.0 8.6 33.9 -8.1 32.4 -1.5 26.3 -6.1 26.7 0.4
xBA .296 .270 -0.026 .275 0.005 .410 0.135 .307 -0.103 .257 -0.050 .235 -0.022 .259 0.024
BA .337 .254 -0.083 .284 0.030 .362 0.078 .252 -0.110 .240 -0.012 .262 0.022 .272 0.010
xwOBA .367 .324 -0.043 .338 0.014 .551 0.213 .377 -0.174 .306 -0.071 .277 -0.029 .311 0.034
wOBA .406 .304 -0.102 .345 0.041 .517 0.172 .320 -0.197 .286 -0.034 .296 0.010 .308 0.012
xSLG .522 .432 -0.090 .458 0.026 .931 0.473 .502 -0.429 .360 -0.142 .329 -0.031 .408 0.079
SLG .589 .405 -0.184 .482 0.077 .914 0.432 .417 -0.497 .336 -0.081 .350 0.014 .382 0.032
K% 15.4 17.3 1.9 15.4 -1.9 13.3 -2.1 16.8 3.5 24.9 8.1 23.9 -1.0 21.4 -2.5
BB% 6.7 5.9 -0.8 6.5 0.6 3.3 -3.2 8.0 4.7 8.4 0.4 6.8 -1.6 5.8 -1.0
Swing % 46.4 44.3 -2.1 45.7 1.4 47.2 1.5 44.2 -3.0 44.7 0.5 45.0 0.3 43.6 -1.4
Whiff% 17.3 16.9 -0.4 17.6 0.7 24.1 6.5 23.5 -0.6 26.5 3.0 24.8 -1.7 20.8 -4.0
In Zone % 46.6 48.6 2.0 48.9 0.3 42.4 -6.5 49.6 7.2 43.0 -6.6 48.4 5.4 49.0 0.6
Out of Zone % 53.4 51.4 -2.0 51.1 -0.3 57.6 6.5 50.4 -7.2 57.0 6.6 51.6 -5.4 51.0 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 31.1 28.2 -2.9 29.1 0.9 33.3 4.2 27.5 -5.8 32.9 5.4 29.9 -3.0 29.3 -0.6
First Pitch Swing % 28.8 23.5 -5.3 27.5 4.0 15.0 -12.5 27.4 12.4 25.7 -1.7 26.9 1.2 27.2 0.3
First Pitch Strike % 65.4 58.8 -6.6 60.8 2.0 55.0 -5.8 63.3 8.3 61.3 -2.0 64.5 3.2 68.3 3.8
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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 .320 122 45 36.9 104 57 54.8
2021 393 .286 199 33 16.6 194 102 52.6
2022 631 .296 329 87 26.4 302 189 62.6
2023 221 .297 113 0 0.0 108 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo