Alex Cobb
Alex Cobb

Alex Cobb (SP)

Tampa Bay Rays

Bats: R   Throws: R

On March 26, Cobb was scratched from a start with lower back tightness. Topkin reports he is feeling better and he will make a start on Friday. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While not great to have this issue so close to Opening Day, it is good that it is not serious. Cobb has been rather unlucky with injuries after he was struck in the head by a ball then had to undergo Tommy John surgery. When healthy he can be a dynamic pitcher and his value is very low at the moment.

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Alex Cobb limited the Blue Jays to one run on two hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has been very impressive in his return from Tommy John surgery. He figures to be a pitcher to target in 2017 considering he'll be longer removed from the procedure and coming off a nice end to the 2016 season.

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Alex Cobb made his return from Tommy John surgery on Friday night against the Blue Jays. Cobb pitched well, throwing five innings, allowing two runs on four hits. He also struck out seven.

Fantasy Impact: This was his first major league game since September 28, 2014. The Rays will be cautious in limiting his pitches in his starts for the rest of the season, so his value this year is limited. He could be a decent keeper in dynasty and deep keeper leagues.

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RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) will make a rehab start on Monday and if it goes well, he may rejoin the rotation next Sunday in Houston. (Source: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: The Rays will be cautious with Cobb, so his value will be limited this season. He may be worth stashing in dynasty leagues for next year.

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Alex Cobb, recovering from Tommy John surgery, pitched two simulated innings in live batting practice. The Rays will decide if he is ready to return to minor league rehab starts. He had previously stopped pitching after his first rehab appearance due to fatigue. (Source: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: It's likely Cobb may only make a handful of major league starts at best if his rehab is successful. He won't provide much value this season, so a roster spot in dynasty leagues would be the best bet.

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Alex Cobb made it through his bullpenn session Sunday and will through another one Wednesday. (Source: MLB Daily Lineups on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has struggled in his rehab from Tommy John surgery having his latest fastball top out at 87 MPH. This has been credited to arm fatigue but if he can throw another successful bullpen session we should see him back in the majors shortly.

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Rays RHP Alex Cobb, recovering from Tommy John surgery, was scheduled to pitch three innings Monday during his second minor league rehab start. He threw a 27-pitch first inning and left after the inning due to fatigue. He is expected to make another rehab start on Saturday. (Source: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb's value for this season is limited to a handful of starts, likely beginning at the end of August. He has more value for next season in deep dynasty leagues.

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RHP Alex Cobb, coming back from Tommy John surgery, threw a bullpen session on Friday and is scheduled to pitch up to three innings Monday with Single-A Charlotte. (Source: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: This will be Cobb's second rehab start as he works his way back in the hope to return some time in August. He will likely only make 6-8 starts this season, so he has more value as a potential keeper for next season in dynasty leagues. Keep an eye on his progress.

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Alex Cobb will make his first minor league rehab start on Wednesday for the Rays Single-A team. He's returning from Tommy John surgery. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb missed all of the 2015 season due to the injury, and he's hoping to return at some point after the All-Star break this season. He's proven valuable, but it's unclear how he'll respond in his first season back from the significant injury. Those considering him will want to monitor his progress in rehab starts.

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Alex Cobb threw 25 pitches from a mound this week. He didn't experience any issues when doing so. He's recovering from Tommy John surgery. (Source: Tampa Bay Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has a lot of steps ahead in his recovery from major surgery, but if all continues to go well he could be back with the Rays closer to the All-Star break. The Rays' rotation is off to a nice start, and Cobb could certainly become fantasy relevant again, potentially as soon as this season. However, it's good to temper expectations for SPs in their first year back from TJ surgery.

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After undergoing Tommy John surgery in the middle of last season, Alex Cobb is aiming to return to action in late July for the Rays. (Source: Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has been an effective starter for the Rays and fantasy owners, but he shouldn't be counted on for much even after he returns considering it will be his first year back from the significant procedure. If he is able to return this season it will cause a shakeup in the Rays' rotation, so his recovery will be worth monitoring.

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Alex Cobb will elect to have Tommy John surgery and forgo further rehab on his throwing arm, according to reports out of Tropicana Field. This is a serious blow to the Tampa Bay Rays, who are already battling their way through the division with 20 injured players on the depth chart. The hope was to rehabilitate the partial tear in his elbow ligament, but that will not come to pass. The partial tear was revealed to have become a full tear this week, making it an easy decision. Rehab is no longer possible. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is terrible news for a young Rays team with so much pitching potential in their rotation. With Cobb receiving the surgery now, the Rays ace will be prime for a return in late 2016.

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Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb could be headed for season-ending elbow ligament replacement surgery as an MRI showed a ligament tear. Cobb received a platelet-rich-plasma injection in an attempt to avoid surgery and will now rest a week before making a decision. "I'm still going back and forth on what I want to do," Cobb said before Thursday night's game against Texas. "You try some options that are available. You always try to avoid surgery." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is a huge blow for the Rays as it was starting to look like Cobb was getting close to returning. If surgery is needed Cobb would be out of action 12-16 months. He went 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA in 27 starts last season.

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Alex Cobb, who has yet to pitch this season with forearm tendinitis, has not been cleared yet to face live hitters. Cobb threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday but is still left with no timetable for a return. Cobb was 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA and 149:47 K:BB ratio in 166 1/3 innings in 2014. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This isn't the news that the Rays were looking for as Cobb was initially scheduled to come back sometime in May. The fact that he has only thrown 30 pitches in a bullpen session and has not been cleared to face hitters is not a positive sign. The Rays are starting to get healthy in their rotation and having someone like Cobb back in it would help keep them in the thick of the AL east.

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Rays starter Alex Cobb told reporters he is throwing pain-free, but is still unsure when he'll be cleared to throw a bullpen session. Cobb has been limited to playing catch as he recovers from forearm tendinitis. "We're on track for what we thought," Cobb said. "There's been no setbacks. It's just a lengthy process before it gets fully healed and then we're good to go." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The Rays expected Cobb to be out until May and it looks like that is still the plan. The Rays have been making due the last two weeks starting Chris Archer, Nathan Karns, and Jake Odorizzi while having the fourth and fifth starters filled in with spot starts. The good news for the Rays is Drew Smyly is on his way back this week.

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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.

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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:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.