Neal Cotts
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 44
Draft: 2001 | Rd: 2, #69, Oakland Athletics | Illinois State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2013 8 3 1.11 58 0 1 57 65 0.95
2014 2 9 4.32 73 0 2 66.2 63 1.34
2015 1 0 3.41 68 0 0 63.1 58 1.26
10 Seasons 21 24 3.96 483 5 4 443.1 421 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2013 58 8-3 1.11 57 65 0.95
2014 73 2-9 4.32 66.2 63 1.34
2015 68 1-0 3.41 63.1 58 1.26
10 Seasons 483 21-24 3.96 443.1 421 1.35
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2015 35 1072 184 10 5.4 3.7 87.3 108.8 15.2 35.3 .236 .401 .323 .313 .364 29.9 21.6 8.2 3.41 4.05
Player 1072 184 10 5.4 3.7 87.3 108.8 15.2 35.3 .236 .401 .323 .313 .364 29.9 21.6 8.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cotts relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(51.9%) ,
Four Seamer
(40.2%) ,
Sinker
(7.3%) ,
Changeup
(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
2015 40.8 21.7 29.9 7.6 39.1 36.4 24.5 4.9 29.9 24.5 26.1 7.1 5.4 3.7
Player 40.8 21.7 29.9 7.6 39.1 36.4 24.5 4.9 29.9 24.5 26.1 7.1 5.4 3.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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
2015 Changeup MIN L 6 87.3 17.7 -11.7 -40 5.6 -6.6 -54
2015 4-Seam Fastball MIN L 423 90.6 16.6 0.7 4 3.9 -2.9 -43
2015 Sinker MIN L 77 90.7 19.0 -4.8 -20 13.6 -0.4 -3
2015 Slider MIN L 546 86.4 30.9 -3.6 -10 3.7 -1.1 -22
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 163 671 1 2 -2 -2 0
2009 54 220 -2 2 -3 -1 -3
2013 222 924 9 15 -3 -2 18
2014 283 1,072 6 3 -3 -5 1
2015 266 1,064 4 8 -5 -4 3
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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 %
2015 1,072 49.2 69.4 82.0 26.1 57.0 43.3 54.9 47.4 23.4 6.3 79.1
Player 1,072 49.2 69.4 82.0 26.1 57.0 43.3 54.9 47.4 23.4 6.3 79.1
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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
2015 38 58 37 22 45 63 38 73 75 59 36 57 15 21 64 67
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2013 255 16.3 32.9% 0.8% 122 21.6 1.6% 8.2%
2014 282 17.5 18.1% 2.1% 191 22.3 1.0% 8.4%
2015 280 16.6 32.9% 2.1% 192 21.6 7.8% 17.7%
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Pitch Distribution


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