Alex Cobb

Alex Cobb #53

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/205
  • Age: 28


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Alex Cobb MLB Career Stats

35-23 3.21 498.2 426 1.19

Alex Cobb Bio

  • Full Name: Alexander Miller Cobb
  • Born: 10/7/1987 in Boston, MA
  • Draft: 2006, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 4th rd. (109th overall)
  • High School: Vero Beach, FL
  • Debut: May 1, 2011
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MLB Career Stats 35 23 3.21 81 81 0 498.2 426 1.19
  • Status: Active


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November 6, 2015 at 8:50 PM ET

Rays make flurry of roster moves

The Rays outrighted left-hander Jeff Beliveau and infielder Jake Elmore on Friday, allowing each to become free agents.

October 16, 2015 at 6:19 AM ET

Cobb deals with injury in 2015

Rays right-hander Alex Cobb did not appear in a game during the 2015 regular season.


Alex Cobb Awards

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/23/2013 Tampa Bay AL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Columbus SAL

Alex Cobb Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2014 2.87 6th in AL


Season W Rank
2012 11 23rd in AL


Season SO Rank
2014 149 25th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2014 1.14 10th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2014 .231 4th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2012 2 10th in AL
2013 1 18th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2012 1 7th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2014 3.17 25th in AL

Alex Cobb Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 6, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Alex Cobb from the 60-day disabled list.
May 9, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. May 2015 Tommy John surgery
April 5, 2015 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Right forearm tendinitis
May 22, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Alex Cobb from the 15-day disabled list.
May 16, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays sent RHP Alex Cobb on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
April 13, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list. Left oblique strain.
August 15, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Alex Cobb from the 60-day disabled list.
August 6, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Concussion and a blister on his right index finger.
July 23, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays sent RHP Alex Cobb on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
June 30, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list. Concussion.
June 16, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 7-day disabled list. Concussion.
June 14, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Alex Cobb from the bereavement list.
June 14, 2013 Alex Cobb roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
June 11, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the bereavement list.
May 19, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Cobb from Durham Bulls.
April 17, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Cobb to Durham Bulls.
April 15, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Cobb from Durham Bulls.
March 12, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Cobb to Durham Bulls.
October 5, 2011 Alex Cobb roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
August 7, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list. Right-hand Discomfort
July 18, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Cobb from Durham Bulls.
June 19, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Cobb to Durham Bulls.
May 31, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Cobb from Durham Bulls.
May 5, 2011 Alex Cobb roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
May 2, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Alex Cobb to Durham Bulls.
May 1, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Alex Cobb from Durham Bulls.
March 15, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Alex Cobb to Durham Bulls.
November 19, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of Alex Cobb from Durham Bulls.
September 7, 2010 Alex Cobb assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
April 7, 2010 Alex Cobb assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
April 7, 2010 Alex Cobb assigned to Montgomery Biscuits.
August 15, 2009 Alex Cobb roster status changed by Charlotte Stone Crabs.
August 8, 2009 Charlotte Stone Crabs placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 7-day disabled list.

Alexander Miller Cobb Bio Info

His mother, Lindsay Miller-Cobb, was a nurse practitioner who passed away from a stroke at the age of 49, while Alex was a senior in high school...his father, Rick, is an accountant...While pitching for Vero Beach (Fla.) High School, set the school strikeout record (139) his junior season and matched the total as a senior...also played quarterback in high school...committed to Clemson University before signing with the Rays.


His 2.87 ERA (166.1-IP, 53-ER) ranked 6th in the AL and 4th in club history...after the All-Star break posted a 1.79 ERA (90.1-IP, 18-ER) over 14 starts, 4th-lowest mark in the majors, and breaking David Price's club record of 2.27 in his Cy Young season of 2012...Is the only AL pitcher with 10-plus wins, a winning record and a sub-3.00 ERA in each of the last two seasons (2013-14)...the only NL pitchers to make this claim are LAD Clayton Kershaw, LAD Zack Greinke, STL Adam Wainwright and SF Madison Bumgarner...His career 3.21 ERA ranks 2nd in club history (min. 300 IP) behind David Price (3.18)...over the past two seasons, ranks 7th in the majors and 3rd in the AL with a 2.82 ERA, behind SEA Felix Hernandez (2.55) and CWS Chris Sale (2.67)...during this same span is 12-4 with a 1.96 ERA (137.1-IP, 30-ER) in 20 starts vs. teams that made the postseason the year before, while the Rays are 14-6 in those games...Suffered a left oblique strain on April 12 at CIN and spent more than a month on the DL (April 13-May 21)...the Rays went 12-23 (.343) in his absence, tied with Houston for worst in the majors during that the time, he'd recorded a 1.89 ERA in 3 starts (19-IP, 4-ER)...Set a club record by making 12 consecutive starts allowing 2 runs or fewer...prev. was 7 straight by Matt Moore (twice, 2012-13 and 2012) and Victor Zambrano (2003)...this tied for the 3rd-longest streak by an AL pitcher since records are first available (1914), trailing SEA Felix Hernandez (17 in 2014) and DET Al Benton (15 in 1945), and tying KC Zack Greinke (2008-09), WAS Barry Moore (1968-69) and BOS Babe Ruth (1916)...Yielded 1 run or fewer in 13 of his 27 starts, most on the Rays staff...Received the lowest run support in the AL at 3.63 runs per 9 IP (67-RS, 166.1-IP)...received only 12 runs over his first 10 starts of the season...during his 24.2-inning scoreless streak from April 1-May 27-a club record for a starter-the Rays offense scored only 1 run behind him: a solo homer by James Loney on April 12 at CIN...Held opponents to a .325 SLG and .619 OPS, each ranking 4th in the AL and 2nd in club history, behind David Price 's 2012 Cy Young campaign (.318 SLG, .602 OPS)...Set a franchise record by throwing 82.1 consecutive innings without allowing a home run, according to the Elias Sports Bureau...the home run by CLE David Murphy in the 2nd inning of his final start (Sep 28) was his first allowed since July 18 at MIN (Trevor Plouffe)...broke Jake McGee's club record set only weeks before (76.0, Sep 6, 2013-Sep 9, 2014)...Yielded only 11 HR in 166.1 IP, 2 of which came in his final start...his 0.60 HR per 9 IP ratio ranked 6th in the AL...Ranked 5th in the AL with a 2.19 groundball-to-flyball ratio...his career mark of 2.35 ranks 3rd among actives, behind HOU Dallas Keuchel (2.62) and PIT Charlie Morton (2.38)...Changeups accounted for 38.1 pct. of his pitches thrown, highest rate in the majors...also would've led the majors in 2013 (33.0 pct.) and 2012 (33.8 pct.) if he had enough innings to qualify...85 of his 149 strikeouts (57 pct.) came on the changeup...Had three double-digit strikeout games: June 13 at HOU (11) and consecutive starts, July 23 at STL (10) and July 29 vs. MIL (12)...on July 23, added an RBI double in the 2nd inning to give the Rays a 1-0 lead...he was one of two pitchers in 2014 to record at least 10 SO and a game-winning RBI in the same game, along with CHC Jake Arrieta (Sep 24 vs. STL) was the first extra-base hit by a Rays pitcher since Andy Sonnanstine doubled on May 17, 2009 vs. was only the fourth time a Rays pitcher recorded a go-ahead RBI, first since James Shields (May 22, 2011 at FLA, reached on E5)...On Sep 11 at NYY, came within 5 outs of throwing the first 9-inning complete-game no-hitter vs. the Yankees since 1958 (BAL Hoyt Wilhelm) and the first in Yankee Stadium since 1952 (DET Virgil Trucks)...the Rays lost 5-4 in the 9th on a walk-off homer by Chris Young off Jake was the longest no-hit bid in Rays history on the road...Owns a career 2.60 ERA (253-IP, 73-ER) after the All-Star break in 41 starts...only two pitchers in major league history have made that many starts after the break with a better ERA: LAD Clayton Kershaw (2.20) and HOU Don Wilson (2.52) from 1966-74.


After missing 50 games midseason with a concussion, he returned to become the Rays top starter over the final six weeks of the season going a team-best 5-1 with a 2.41 ERA in 9 starts... The Rays only 2 postseason wins were his starts (he was 1-0 with a win in the Wild Card Game at Cleveland…for more see below under "Postseason")... Was out June 16-Aug 14 after suffering a concussion from a line drive off the bat of KC Eric Hosmer at home on June 15…the ball struck him near his right ear…just 39 days before, TOR J.A. Happ was struck in the head by a line drive hit by Desmond Jennings at Tropicana Field…Happ was out nearly three months, May 7-Aug 5…Cobb also missed one start at the end of the May due to a small cut on his pitching hand... At 11-3 (.786) had the 4th-best win pct. among pitchers with 10 or more wins…since Aug 1, 2012, has gone 18-4 with a 2.87 ERA (210.1-IP, 67-ER), 191 SO and 62 BB in 33 starts... Was 19.2 innings shy of qualifying with the 4thbest ERA in the AL…his .228 opp avg. would have ranked 6th lowest... Was a perfect 7-0 with a 2.81 ERA (83.1-IP, 26-ER) in 13 starts at home…only MIA Jose Fernandez (9-0 in 15 starts) and BOS/CWS Jake Peavy (7-0 in 9 starts) were undefeated at home with 7 or more wins…has an 8-game home win streak over his last 14 starts since losing to Boston on Sep 17, 2012... Went 7-1 with a 1.57 ERA (74.2-IP, 52-H, 14-R, 13-ER, 21-BB, 68-SO) in 10 starts against 2012 postseason teams (BAL, DET, NYY, OAK, TEX)…the Rays won 8 of the 10 games... Had a team-high three 10-plus strikeout games including back-to-back starts Sep 16-21, making him the fourth pitcher in Rays history to do that... On May 10 vs. SD, became the first pitcher in major league history (starter or reliever) to strike out 13 batters in an outing lasting fewer than 5 innings…the 13 SO were a career high and tied for the 3rd-highest total in Rays history…he worked 4.2 innings and left trailing 3-2 after throwing 117 pitches…in the 3rd inning became the second pitcher in Rays history to strike out 4 batters in one inning, joining Jeremy Hellickson (Aug 25, 2011 vs. DET)…became the first pitcher in major league history to strike out all 4 batters faced in an inning but still allow a run... Averaged 6.2 IP per start, 2nd best in the Rays rotation behind David Price (7.0)…made 5 starts of 8-plus innings-as many as Matt Moore (2), Chris Archer (2) and Jeremy Hellickson (1) combined-despite the fact that Cobb spent two months on the DL…averaged 15.5 pitches per inning, 2nd best in the rotation to Price (14.5)…that would have ranked 9th best in the AL if he qualified... Allowed 3 ER or less in 19 of his 22 starts and in 33 of his last 37 dating back to July 6, 2012... His 72.6 groundball pct. would have ranked highest in the majors if he qualified…PIT A.J. Burnett led qualifiers at 72.4…since Cobb's 2012 debut (May 19) his 2.66 groundball-toflyball ratio ranks 3rd in the majors... Allowed just 13 HR in 143.1 IP (0.8 HR/9 IP) and none in his last 4 regular-season and 2 postseason starts…12 of them were solo shots…his lone home run allowed with runners on base was Mike Moustakas' 2-run shot on April 30 at KC…during his career he has faced 570 righthanded hitters and allowed only 7 home runs... Threw 43.4 pct. fastballs, 23.6 pct. curveballs and 33.0 pct. changeups, according to FanGraphs…no qualifying pitcher in the majors threw their changeup more…Jeremy Hellickson threw his changeup 30.6 pct. of the time, most in the majors among qualifiers... Named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending Sep 22…went 2-0 in his 2 starts with a 1.65 ERA, 22 SO and 3 BB in 16.1 IP... Following his beaning, made 3 rehab starts with Class-A Charlotte, though his first outing on July 23 was cut short due to blisters on his throwing hand (only threw 2 pitches)... POSTSEASON: The Rays went 2-0 in his 2 starts, their only postseason wins…he was 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 2 starts..won 4-0 at Cleveland in the AL Wild Card game (6.2-IP, 8-H, 1-BB, 5-SO) with help from Joel Peralta, Jake McGee and Fernando Rodney…it was the Indians' 44th postseason home game in their franchise history, but only the second in which they were shut out... Also started Game 3 of the ALDS at home vs. Boston…he left after 5 IP (5-H, 3-R, 2-ER, 2-BB, 5-SO) with the scored tied, 3-3…Rays won 5-4 on Jose Lobaton's walk-off HR in the 9th.

2012 Started the year at Triple-A Durham but spent the final four and a half months with the Rays... went 11-9 with a 4.03 ERA (136.1-IP, 61-ER) in 23 starts for the Rays...recalled on May 19 to fill the rotation spot of the injured Jeff Niemann... made his season debut that day in a 5-2 win over Atlanta. ...Went 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA (12-IP, 3-ER) in his first 2 starts...from May 30-July 27 went 2-8 with a 5.49 ERA (57.1-IP, 35-ER) in 10 starts... from Aug 1 through the end of the season, tied TEX Ryan Dempster and SEA Hisashi Iwakuma for the AL lead in victories as he went 7-1 with a 3.09 ERA (67-IP, 23-ER) over 11 starts...also tied for the AL lead with 4 wins in August. ...Allowed 3 ER or less in 14 of his final 15 starts (beginning July 6). ...Had a 2.66 groundball-to-flyball ratio, which led the majors after his May 19 season debut...allowed only 4 HR over his first 15 starts (90.1-IP) but yielded 7 HR over his final 8 starts (46-IP). ...Combined to pitch 177.2 innings between Durham and the majors, his most ever during the regular season (prev. 139.2 IP for Class-A Columbus in 2008)...exceeded his 2011 total by 57.2 IP. ...Limited opponents to a .171 average (43-for- 252) in his 11 wins, compared to a .336 opp avg. (87-for-259) in his 12 losses/no-decisions. ...Threw his changeup 33.8 percent of the time, which would have led all major league starters if he had enough innings to qualify...James Shields led all qualifiers with a 28.9 mark. ...Had a 3.24 ERA (72.1-IP, 26-ER) at home compared to a 4.92 ERA (64-IP, 35-ER) on the road. ...Opponents hit .292 (78-for-267) in innings 1-through-3...after that (innings 4-through-9), they hit .213 (52-for-244).... The Rays won 7 consecutive games he started from Aug 1-Sep 4, tying a club record (7th time, last James Shields Sep 26, 2011-May 2, 2012). ...Received a decision in a club-record 18 consecutive starts from July 24, 2011-Aug 13, 2012... passed Seth McClung (17 in 2005-06). ...On Aug 23 vs. OAK, threw the first shutout of his pro career, a 4-hitter, in a 5-0 win opposite Tyson Ross...had 8 SO and 2 BB. ...On June 17 vs. MIA, recorded a career-high 10 SO (7-IP, 2-H, 1-BB) and teamed with Joel Peralta and Fernando Rodney for a 3-0 shutout over Josh was the 7th time a Rays pitcher recorded 10 or more strikeouts and allowed 2 hits or less in a start. ...The first complete game of his pro career was the first of its kind in more than 16 years...on June 25 at KC, allowed a career-high 13 hits and 8 runs (later tied, Aug 18 at LAA) while the Rays were shut out, 8-0...the last CG with 13 or more hits and 8 or more runs was thrown by BOS Tim Wakefield in 1996...Wakefield's CG was the only other one like it in the last 27 years. ...Recalled on April 15 and flew to Boston to join the big league club as a member of the team's bullpen...James Shields pitched 8.1 innings on April 16 and Cobb was optioned back to Durham the next day. ...Has only allowed 14 HR in 189 career innings, including only 3 to right-handed batters... did not yield a homer to a righty batter until his 22nd career start, Aug 1 at OAK (Brandon Inge)-his 220th right-handed batter faced. ...Allowed 2 runs or less in 6 of his 8 starts at Durham. 2011 Rookie broke into the majors by making 9 starts for the Rays over three stints...was unbeaten (3-0) over his first 7 ML starts, the first AL pitcher to do so since MIN Kevin Slowey in 2007 (8 starts) and the only Ray to do it...suffered his first loss July 30 at SEA as the Rays managed just 1 hit in a 3-2 loss to SEA Michael Pineda...Underwent season-ending surgery Aug 18 to remove a blood clot and blockage in the area of his first right rib...the surgery was performed by Dr. Gregory Pearl at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas...Made his final start on Aug 6 vs. OAK and was removed after 4.1 IP with discomfort in his right hand, later found to be thoracic outlet syndrome...allowed 5 R/ER in that start and saw his season ERA go from 2.79 to season-ending 3.42...Began the season with Triple-A Durham but was promoted on May 1 and made his major league debut that day in a spot start at home vs. the Angels...earned no decision in the 6-5 loss...totaled 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R/ER, 4 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR...was handed a 5-run lead by the Rays in the 1st inning but allowed 4 runs in the 5th inning and left with the game tied...optioned to Durham on May 3...Recalled on May 30 and made 4 starts until he was optioned again on June 18...was recalled a third and final time on July 18...Had a stretch of 5 starts from June 7-July 24 in which he went 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA (31.1-IP, 5-ER)...Away from Tropicana Field, went 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA (25.1-IP, 5-ER) in 4 starts, with 21 SO and 3 5 home starts, went 1-1 with a 4.94 ERA (27.1-IP, 15-ER), 18 BB and 16 SO...Allowed only 3 HR in 52.2 IP, including a stretch of 40 IP without a HR, after allowing his first homer to LAA Hank Conger in the 2nd inning of his debut...Earned his first major league win on June 7 at LAA, defeating 16-game winner Dan Haren, 4-1...on July 24 at KC tossed 7 shutout innings in a 5-0 victory, avoiding the sweep and earning his third major league win...Combined to go 8-3 with a 2.55 ERA (120- IP, 34-ER) in 21 starts between Durham and Tampa Bay...didn't lose a game at either level until July 2 vs. Gwinnett (Braves), his 15th start of the season...Went 5-1 with a 1.87 ERA (67.1-IP, 14-ER) for Durham, with 70 SO and only 16 BB. 2010 Spent the entire season with Double-A Montgomery and was named the club's Most Valuable Player despite missing the first month of the season with an oblique injury...made 23 appearances (22 starts). ... His 2.71 ERA ranked 4th in the Southern League and in the Rays organization...has lowered his ERA every season, with each promotion through the minors. ... Recorded 128 SO, 3rd most in the SL and tied for 4th in the Rays a starter, his 9.51 SO/9 IP ratio (117.1-IP, 124-SO) led the league. ... Struck out 10 or more batters in 3 of his final 6 starts, the first double-digit strikeout games of his five-year career...included was a careerhigh 13 on Aug 25 at Huntsville (Brewers). ... Made 7 starts for the Peoria Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League following the season. ... Participated in the Rays Winter Development Program held in January at Tropicana Field.