Alex Cobb, Starting Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays, #53
Date of Birth: 10/7/1987
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Current Salary: $4,200,000
Alex Cobb, starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, started his professional baseball career in the minor leagues in 2006. He continued playing in the minors through most of 2011 and part of 2012, finishing with a 35-29 win-loss record in 114 games.
Cobb pitched in nine games with the Rays in 2011 and he finished the season with a 3.42 ERA and a 3-2 record. In 2012, he was part of the Rays starting rotation and he pitched 136.1 innings in 23 games. He finished the 2012 season with an 11-9 record and a 4.03 ERA.
In 2013, Cobb missed two months of the season after being hit in the head by a line drive on June 15th. He pitched 143.1 innings in 22 games and he finished the season with an 11-3 record, 134 strikeouts to 45 walks, and a 2.76 ERA. In 2014, he pitched 166.1 innings in 27 games and he had a 10-9 record with 149 strikeouts to 47 walks and a 2.87 ERA.
Cobb had Tommy John surgery in the beginning of May, 2015. He missed all of the 2015 season and all but five games in 2016.
Career pitching statistics for Cobb through 2016 include:
- 86 games played
- 520.2 innings pitched
- 36-25 win-loss record
- 442 strikeouts to 160 walks
- 3.44 ERA