Alex Cobb
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 34

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 1 5.61 6 6 0 25.2 32 1.52
11 Seasons 66 61 3.91 180 180 0 1036.0 848 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 6 3-1 5.61 25.2 32 1.52
11 Seasons 180 66-61 3.91 1036.0 848 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 5.97
2017 29 2849 564 34 6 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 .457 .345 .338 .376 40.6 15.4 6.5 4.90 4.93
2019 31 229 50 13 26 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 6.32
2021 33 1579 259 11 4.2 2.8 88.9 112.5 3.0 32.4 .257 .360 .286 .307 .369 37.5 24.9 8.4 3.76 3.98
2022 34 434 73 1 1.4 0.9 85.5 106.2 -5.9 23.3 .186 .257 .335 .230 .276 28.8 28.1 7.9 5.61 1.83
Player 8721 1707 123 7.2 5.3 89.0 118.1 6.5 32.3 .274 .443 .326 .334 .382 39.0 18.3 6.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cobb relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(45.2%) ,
Split Finger
(39.9%) ,
Curveball
(14.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.2%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2022 Sinker 196 124 72 45.2 94.5 57 50 16 12 4 0 0 16 34 .320 .194 .400 .233 .363 .249 85.8 -10 2090 5.9 12.9 25.8
2022 Split Finger 173 76 97 39.9 89.4 51 49 11 7 3 0 1 16 33 .224 .161 .347 .208 .267 .181 82.2 -5 1607 5.9 36.0 26.7
2022 Curveball 64 43 21 14.7 83.5 6 6 3 2 0 0 1 0 6 .500 .321 1.000 .842 .652 .471 93.4 12 2631 5.8 35.0 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1 0 1 0.2 95.1 2241 5.7
2021 Sinker 666 391 275 42.2 92.7 185 163 44 32 8 2 2 49 117 .270 .282 .380 .389 .318 .333 89.0 7 2061 5.8 14.4 23.3
2021 Split Finger 584 213 371 37.0 87.5 161 147 33 27 3 0 3 40 107 .224 .230 .306 .345 .268 .286 88.3 -1 1625 5.8 35.1 18.3
2021 Curveball 258 159 99 16.3 83.0 37 36 8 4 4 0 0 6 30 .222 .279 .333 .328 .248 .278 87.0 -6 2569 5.7 29.5 16.7
2021 4-Seam Fastball 71 21 50 4.5 93.2 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .000 .125 .000 .205 .138 .250 86.6 10 2116 5.8 10.0 15.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 67.1 15.1 16.4 1.4 37.0 42.5 20.5 8.2 50.7 15.1 17.8 2.7 1.4 0.9
Player 51.9 18.1 25.2 4.7 39.1 39.6 21.3 4.0 39.4 17.9 25.0 5.7 7.2 5.3
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 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 Sinker SF R 196 94.5 20.6 -0.8 -4 15.6 0.0 0
2022 Curveball SF R 64 83.5 52.1 4.9 10 6.3 -0.8 -11
2022 Splitter SF R 173 89.4 32.7 0.5 2 12.1 0.4 3
2022 4-Seamer SF R 1 95.1 16.2 -1.7 -11 6.5 -1.3 -16
2021 Curveball LAA R 258 83.0 49.9 2.3 5 4.8 -2.9 -38
2021 4-Seamer LAA R 71 93.2 14.7 0.6 4 10.6 3.4 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 -2.6 -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 Curveball BAL R 134 81.7 53.3 4.0 8 4.0 -3.1 -44
2020 Splitter BAL R 283 86.9 32.1 0.7 2 12.6 0.0 0
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 5.0 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 Curveball BAL R 535 81.6 59.5 6.2 12 4.0 -2.9 -42
2018 Splitter BAL R 644 86.5 30.1 -1.8 -6 15.1 2.0 15
2018 4-Seamer BAL R 2 92.5 12.6 4.5 26 4.3 -3.8 -47
2018 Sinker BAL R 1,256 91.9 18.2 -5.0 -21 13.7 -1.3 -9
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 Splitter TB R 406 85.6 27.5 -2.9 -10 15.0 1.9 14
2017 Sinker TB R 1,437 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 -0.5 -4
2016 Curveball TB R 85 80.3 60.8 9.5 19 5.7 -0.9 -13
2016 4-Seamer TB R 186 90.9 18.7 -2.6 -16 13.5 5.0 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 %
2022 Sinker 1.7 3 196 45.2 57 .320 .400 .393 12.9 28.1 25.8 .194 .233 .250 32.4
2022 Splitter 0.4 1 173 39.9 51 .224 .347 .269 36.0 31.4 26.7 .161 .208 .181 21.2
2022 Curveball 2.5 2 64 14.7 6 .500 1.000 .633 35.0 0.0 0.0 .321 .842 .471 50.0
2022 4-Seamer 9.9 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 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 .345 .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 .361 .619 .451 54.1
2020 Splitter -0.8 -2 284 35.2 102 .181 .287 .274 36.2 26.5 24.8 .254 .392 .317 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 .440 .844 .539 56.0
2019 Splitter 0.0 0 80 34.9 27 .231 .731 .402 32.1 22.2 20.7 .355 .850 .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 .239 .383 .300 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 -4.0 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 .522 .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 Curveball 129 81.7 66 15.4 7:00 6:30 30
2020 Splitter 247 86.9 80 13.6 1:30 2:30 -60
2020 Sinker 376 92.5 97 19.7 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 Curveball 258 83.0 58 13.9 7:00 6:45 15
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 Sinker 654 92.7 97 19.8 1:15 1:45 -30
2022 Curveball 57 83.5 71 16.3 7:00 6:45 15
2022 Splitter 143 89.4 72 12.7 1:45 3:00 -75
2022 Sinker 189 94.5 91 18.6 1:15 2:00 -45
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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 -4 -3 14 7 14
2019 60 229 5 4 -1 0 7
2020 226 807 -3 -5 5 3 1
2021 393 1,578 4 -24 12 6 -2
2022 114 434 0 4 2 0 6
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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 44.3 58.8 44.3 16.9 6.7 68.6
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 43.2 63.3 44.2 23.5 6.7 85.2
2021 1,579 43.1 60.2 83.4 33.0 58.8 45.3 61.3 44.7 26.5 5.8 67.4
2022 434 47.2 61.0 80.8 34.9 61.3 43.5 67.5 47.2 26.3 6.2 74.1
Player 8,721 47.5 61.8 86.3 29.9 66.4 45.1 60.9 45.1 20.1 6.6 71.2
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 24 17 59
2017 36 20 32 43 48 9 49 23 33 19 87 5 36 35 23 59
2018 17 10 10 18 32 4 23 29 8 8 79 6 17 38 24 64
2019 39 12
2020 9 2 12 26 11 4 20 6 4 13 57 28 9 45 14 58
2021 56 26 73 92 34 76 94 48 59 60 47 53 56 41 14 63
2022 97 95 98 98 93 90 98 91 92 76 53 54 97 70 17 70
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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 24.0 9 7.1 2.0 1 3 5 55.6
2020 22.8 8 7.7 0.0 5 8 2 25.0
2021 22.6 5 5.5 -1.0 5 3 3 60.0
2022 20.9 2 1.5 1.0 0 1 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 8 5 8 8 8 7 9 5 6 6 8 5 5 8 8 5 9 8 8 5 8 6 5 8 8 8 8 7 8 8
2020 8 7 12 8 12 6 0 8 7 8 10 8 4 9 6 10 5 9 6 8 4 6 5 8 8 11 7 6 10 4 12
2021 5 6 7 4 6 4 7 5 5 6 7 6 4 6 5 7 5 7 5 6 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 5 9 4 6
2022 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2
! 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 +/-   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 94.5 1.8
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 85.6 -0.1 86.5 0.9 86.5 0 86.9 0.4 87.5 0.6 89.4 1.9
Breaking Velocity 80.3 80.5 0.2 81.6 1.1 82.5 0.9 81.7 -0.8 83 1.3 83.5 0.5
Exit Velocity 89.7 88.2 -1.5 89 0.8 94.9 5.9 91.3 -3.6 88.9 -2.4 85.5 -3.4
Launch Angle 8.8 9.3 0.5 7.5 -1.8 6.4 -1.1 3.8 -2.6 3 -0.8 -5.9 -8.9
Barrel % 9.9 6 -3.9 7.8 1.8 26 18.2 9.5 -16.5 4.2 -5.3 1.4 -2.8
Hard Hit % 37 35.1 -1.9 40.6 5.5 60 19.4 48.2 -11.8 37.5 -10.7 28.8 -8.7
Sweet Spot % 28.4 31.6 3.2 33.4 1.8 42 8.6 33.9 -8.1 32.4 -1.5 23.3 -9.1
xBA .296 .27 -0.026 .275 0.005 .41 0.135 .307 -0.103 .257 -0.05 .186 -0.071
BA .337 .254 -0.083 .284 0.03 .362 0.078 .252 -0.11 .24 -0.012 .286 0.046
xwOBA .367 .324 -0.043 .338 0.014 .551 0.213 .377 -0.174 .307 -0.07 .23 -0.077
wOBA .406 .304 -0.102 .345 0.041 .517 0.172 .32 -0.197 .286 -0.034 .335 0.049
xSLG .522 .432 -0.09 .457 0.025 .931 0.474 .502 -0.429 .36 -0.142 .257 -0.103
SLG .589 .405 -0.184 .482 0.077 .914 0.432 .417 -0.497 .336 -0.081 .41 0.074
K% 15.4 17.3 1.9 15.4 -1.9 13.3 -2.1 16.8 3.5 24.9 8.1 28.1 3.2
BB% 6.7 5.9 -0.8 6.5 0.6 3.3 -3.2 8 4.7 8.4 0.4 7.9 -0.5
Swing % 46.4 44.3 -2.1 45.7 1.4 47.2 1.5 44.2 -3 44.7 0.5 47.2 2.5
Whiff% 17.3 16.9 -0.4 17.6 0.7 24.1 6.5 23.5 -0.6 26.5 3 26.3 -0.2
In Zone % 46.6 48.6 2 49 0.4 42.4 -6.6 49.6 7.2 43.1 -6.5 47.2 4.1
Out of Zone % 53.4 51.4 -2 51 -0.4 57.6 6.6 50.4 -7.2 56.9 6.5 52.8 -4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 31.1 28.2 -2.9 29 0.8 33.3 4.3 27.5 -5.8 33 5.5 34.9 1.9
First Pitch Swing % 28.8 23.5 -5.3 27.5 4 15 -12.5 27.4 12.4 25.7 -1.7 33.3 7.6
First Pitch Strike % 65.4 58.8 -6.6 60.8 2 55 -5.8 63.3 8.3 61.3 -2 67.5 6.2
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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 114 .335 66 20 30.3 48 21 43.8

Pitch Distribution