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
2022 7 8 3.73 28 28 0 149.2 151 1.30
11 Seasons 70 68 3.85 202 202 0 1160.0 967 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 28 7-8 3.73 149.2 151 1.30
11 Seasons 202 70-68 3.85 1160.0 967 1.27

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 .331 41.1 23.9 6.8 3.73 3.15
Player 10705 2067 138 6.7 4.9 89.2 118.1 6.0 31.3 .268 .425 .319 .325 .375 39.8 19.2 6.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cobb relies on 4 pitches.
Split Finger
(42.5%) ,
Sinker
(42%) ,
Curveball
(15.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.1%) ,


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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
Player 53.5 17.5 24.7 4.4 39.1 38.9 21.9 4.0 40.3 17.2 25.5 5.7 6.7 4.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Splitter SF R 1,028 89.6 32.2 0.5 1 13.0 0.7 6
2022 Curveball SF R 371 83.8 51.9 5.2 11 5.9 -1.2 -17
2022 Sinker SF R 1,016 94.8 21.4 -0.3 -2 15.8 0.4 3
2022 4-Seamer SF R 3 95.5 14.0 0.4 3 7.9 0.1 2
2021 Curveball LAA R 258 83.0 49.9 2.2 5 4.8 -2.9 -38
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 2 13.8 1.9 16
2021 Sinker LAA R 666 92.7 19.8 -2.7 -12 15.5 0.6 4
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 5 92.9 15.3 0.1 1 6.8 -0.1 -1
2020 Sinker BAL R 382 92.5 18.9 -3.2 -14 14.7 0.2 2
2020 Splitter BAL R 283 86.9 32.1 0.7 2 12.6 0.0 0
2020 Curveball BAL R 134 81.7 53.3 4.0 8 4.0 -3.1 -44
2019 Curveball BAL R 39 82.5 56.0 5.0 10 2.7 -3.8 -58
2019 Splitter BAL R 80 86.5 33.5 0.4 1 14.6 2.5 21
2019 Sinker BAL R 110 92.3 20.2 -3.3 -14 15.2 0.1 1
2018 Splitter BAL R 644 86.5 30.1 -1.8 -6 15.1 2.0 15
2018 Sinker BAL R 1,256 91.9 18.2 -5.0 -21 13.7 -1.3 -9
2018 Curveball BAL R 535 81.6 59.5 6.2 12 4.0 -2.9 -42
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 Splitter TB R 406 85.6 27.5 -2.9 -10 15.0 1.9 14
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
2016 Curveball TB R 85 80.3 60.8 9.5 19 8.6 -0.1 -1
2016 4-Seamer TB R 186 90.9 18.7 -2.6 -16 11.6 4.1 55
2016 Changeup TB R 111 85.7 23.2 -5.9 -20 10.2 -1.8 -15
! 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 %
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 -0.5 -5 1,016 42.0 290 .273 .375 .337 13.4 27.9 24.5 .232 .330 .299 49.4
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 371 15.3 58 .298 .439 .341 34.1 13.8 15.4 .290 .442 .322 40.8
2022 4-Seamer 3.0 0 3 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 Sinker 0.0 0 666 42.2 185 .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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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 -15 7 10 -4
2013 622 2,396 -8 -24 7 8 -17
2014 679 2,604 -3 -34 8 9 -20
2016 104 386 8 -1 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 -3 -4 5 3 1
2021 393 1,578 4 -24 12 6 -2
2022 631 2,418 -15 -2 11 6 -2
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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 44.3 65.4 46.4 17.3 7.0 70.4
2017 2,849 48.6 61.2 88.5 28.2 70.5 44.2 58.8 44.3 16.9 6.7 68.4
2018 2,437 49.0 63.0 87.0 29.0 71.2 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 43.1 63.3 44.2 23.5 6.7 85.2
2021 1,579 43.1 60.3 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
Player 10,705 47.7 61.7 86.1 29.7 64.4 44.9 61.4 45.0 20.9 6.7 70.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 61 38 24 64 6
2019 39 12 8
2020 8 2 11 26 11 4 20 6 4 13 57 28 49 45 14 58 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 70 14
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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 4.7 0 3 2 3 60.0
2017 23.4 22 23.8 -2 11 15 13 59.1
2018 23.0 24 22.2 2 7 17 10 41.7
2019 24.0 9 7.2 2 1 3 5 55.6
2020 22.8 8 8.5 -1 3 10 2 25.0
2021 22.6 5 5.1 0 3 4 2 40.0
2022 23.2 9 8.3 1 2 8 2 22.2
Player 23.2 82 79.8 2 30 59 37 45.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 5 6 4 4 4 6 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 6 4 5 6 4 4 5 5 4 7 4 6 5 5
2017 22 22 32 23 22 23 20 25 24 24 23 22 19 20 24 28 24 27 16 24 26 20 20 28 26 25 29 20 28 20 30
2018 24 28 23 20 19 26 18 28 23 18 20 23 14 18 20 25 21 30 16 23 26 21 19 21 26 25 24 14 26 21 30
2019 9 8 5 8 7 8 7 9 8 6 5 8 5 5 7 8 5 9 7 8 8 8 6 5 8 8 8 8 7 8 8
2020 8 6 12 8 10 7 0 9 10 9 11 8 4 9 6 12 10 9 6 8 10 8 9 8 8 12 7 4 9 5 13
2021 5 5 7 4 6 7 6 5 6 5 5 5 3 3 4 7 6 5 4 4 7 4 4 5 4 6 6 3 7 4 6
2022 9 10 7 10 9 9 8 7 8 7 8 7 6 7 8 9 10 10 8 7 9 9 8 9 11 9 9 7 9 6 9
Player 82 85 90 77 77 86 63 88 84 72 76 77 55 66 73 94 80 96 61 79 92 74 70 81 88 89 90 60 92 69 101
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
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
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 85.6 -0.1 86.5 0.9 86.5 0 86.9 0.4 87.5 0.6 89.6 2.1
Breaking Velocity 80.3 80.5 0.2 81.6 1.1 82.5 0.9 81.7 -0.8 83 1.3 83.8 0.8
Exit Velocity 89.7 88.2 -1.5 89 0.8 94.9 5.9 91.3 -3.6 88.9 -2.4 89.2 0.3
Launch Angle 8.8 9.3 0.5 7.5 -1.8 6.4 -1.1 3.8 -2.6 3 -0.8 1.8 -1.2
Barrel % 9.9 6 -3.9 7.8 1.8 26 18.2 9.5 -16.5 4.2 -5.3 3.7 -0.5
Hard Hit % 37 35.1 -1.9 40.6 5.5 60 19.4 48.2 -11.8 37.5 -10.7 41.1 3.6
Sweet Spot % 28.4 31.6 3.2 33.4 1.8 42 8.6 33.9 -8.1 32.4 -1.5 26.3 -6.1
xBA .296 .27 -0.026 .275 0.005 .41 0.135 .307 -0.103 .257 -0.05 .235 -0.022
BA .337 .254 -0.083 .284 0.03 .362 0.078 .252 -0.11 .24 -0.012 .262 0.022
xwOBA .367 .324 -0.043 .338 0.014 .551 0.213 .377 -0.174 .306 -0.071 .277 -0.029
wOBA .406 .304 -0.102 .345 0.041 .517 0.172 .32 -0.197 .286 -0.034 .296 0.01
xSLG .522 .432 -0.09 .458 0.026 .931 0.473 .502 -0.429 .36 -0.142 .329 -0.031
SLG .589 .405 -0.184 .482 0.077 .914 0.432 .417 -0.497 .336 -0.081 .35 0.014
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
BB% 6.7 5.9 -0.8 6.5 0.6 3.3 -3.2 8 4.7 8.4 0.4 6.8 -1.6
Swing % 46.4 44.3 -2.1 45.7 1.4 47.2 1.5 44.2 -3 44.7 0.5 45 0.3
Whiff% 17.3 16.9 -0.4 17.6 0.7 24.1 6.5 23.5 -0.6 26.5 3 24.8 -1.7
In Zone % 46.6 48.6 2 49 0.4 42.4 -6.6 49.6 7.2 43.1 -6.5 48.4 5.3
Out of Zone % 53.4 51.4 -2 51 -0.4 57.6 6.6 50.4 -7.2 56.9 6.5 51.6 -5.3
Out of Zone Swing % 31.1 28.2 -2.9 29 0.8 33.3 4.3 27.5 -5.8 32.9 5.4 29.9 -3
First Pitch Swing % 28.8 23.5 -5.3 27.5 4 15 -12.5 27.4 12.4 25.7 -1.7 26.9 1.2
First Pitch Strike % 65.4 58.8 -6.6 60.8 2 55 -5.8 63.3 8.3 61.3 -2 64.5 3.2
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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

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2011 274 14.6 56.2% 0.4% 137 23.2 4.4% 21.2%
2012 685 16.6 31.7% 2.9% 384 22.9 3.9% 16.9%
2013 752 18.1 17.3% 4.1% 278 24.2 0.0% 17.6%
2014 798 19.1 15.8% 3.6% 403 24.0 1.0% 17.1%
2016 110 16.8 31.8% 4.5% 66 21.8 6.1% 12.1%
2017 974 19.1 7.9% 3.7% 425 25.6 0.5% 21.6%
2018 833 17.0 25.1% 1.4% 343 21.8 1.2% 10.2%
2019 79 16.6 25.3% 2.5% 36 20.2 0.0% 13.9%
2020 264 18.2 18.2% 1.9% 116 20.8 1.7% 12.1%
2021 531 16.6 29.4% 3.0% 213 22.6 2.3% 11.3%
2022 747 16.9 29.9% 3.5% 406 22.6 2.0% 14.0%
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Pitch Distribution