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Alex Cobb (SP)

Tampa Bay Rays - 95% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Rays starter Alex Cobb is now expected to be out until May at the earliest. What was originally hoped to be a speedy recovery, Cobb's forearm tendinitis has not been progressing at a rate that he or the team are comfortable with. (Source: Mark Topkin - Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: At this point you have already drafted your team, so if you have Alex Cobb you might as well stash him on the DL. While his lack of progress is not encouraging, its not like Cobb has been a player with a squeaky clean health history. Continue to monitor his progress in in the event this injury turns into something more.

 

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


The right-forearm tightness that Cobb had been experiencing has been diagnosed as tendinitis and will likely force Cobb to miss his opening day start on April 6. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Compared to the news that has been raining down this spring for pitchers, this is a welcome relief as it appears Cobb has avoided any serious injury. Missing his opening day start isn't the end of the world. He's being drafted around the 70th player off the board, this news shouldn't cause his stock to drop too much.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Rays SP Alex Cobb, removed himself from Tuesday’s game against the Phillies after three innings with tightness in his right forearm. (Source: Roger Mooney via twitter)

Fantasy Impact: At this point it is not expected to be serious. Keep an eye on developments to see if this has a longer term impact. He is projected to be an upper tier SP.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Rays SP Alex Cobb pitched 3 perfect innings today vs the Phillies and struck out 3 batters.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb is the Rays #1 starter and should lead their staff. He won 7 games with a 2.03 ERA in the 2nd half last season and could become a top ten pitcher this season if he can remain healthy.

 

Category: , Game Recaps


Alex Cobb gave up 5 hits and 3 runs in 2 1/3 innings during his second spring start.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb is the Rays opening day starter and rotation leader. He has the potential to be a fantasy ace if he can remain healthly this season.

 

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Alex Cobb tossed 2 scoreless innings in his first spring training appearance, striking out two and allowing one hit.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb will be the Rays #1 starter and should be a #1 or #2 SP on most fantasy teams.

 

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The Rays named Alex Cobb their opening day stater, the first opening day start of his career. (Source: Marc Topkin)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb should be the highest drafted Rays SP in fantasy this year. If he stays healthly, he could be at least a top 15 pitcher in most leagues.