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Neal Cotts #56 - P

Texas

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1980/03/25
  • POB: Lebanon, IL
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Oakland in 2001 (2nd round).
  • Current Status: On roster
GPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
Year to date4702500043.0421616218501.403.35
On Pace7503800069.067262632980-3.35

Scouting Report

AssetsHas a deceptive delivery that makes his 90-m.p.h. fastball look good. Backs it up with a strong change-up and solid curve. Over the years, he has found his niche as a reliever.
FlawsCommand issues earlier in his career forced him to switch from starter to reliever, and they will still pop up from time to time. For the big-league level, he lacks a truly dominant pitch.
Career potentialJourneyman left-hander.

Honours and Awards

2003Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/04/25Missed 2 games (buttocks).
2014/04/22Buttocks, day-to-day.
2014/01/15Signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract extension.
2013/05/21Contract purchased from Round Rock (AAA).
2013/03/19Assigned by the Texas Rangers to their minor league camp.
2012/11/12Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2012/02/20Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2011/02/16Released by the New York Yankees.
2010/11/23Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2010/09/20Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2010/04/08Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA).
2010/03/19Assigned by the Pittsburgh Pirates to their minor league camp.
2010/01/04Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.
2009/12/12Chicago Cubs declined to tender a contract.
2009/05/27Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2008/12/12Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2008/05/29Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2008/03/21Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2007/12/13Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2007/05/22Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2007/01/03Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2006/11/16Acquired from the Chicago White Sox.
2006/02/28Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2005/02/28Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2004/03/03Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2003/08/29Optioned to Birmingham (AA).
2003/08/12Contract purchased from Birmingham (AA).
2002/12/16Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.

Trades

2012/02/20Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2010/01/04Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.
2006/11/16Chicago White Sox traded Neal Cotts to the Chicago Cubs for David Aardsma and Carlos Vasquez.
2002/12/03Oakland Athletics traded Billy Koch and two player to be named later (Neal Cotts and Daylan Holt - Dec 16th) to the Chicago White Sox for Keith Foulke, Joe Valentine, Mark Johnson and cash considerations.
2001/06/05Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round in 2001.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2014TexasAL4702500043.0421616218501.403.35
2013TexasAL5808310057.03687218650.951.11
2013Round RockAAA1503120023.0133215420.780.78
2012Round RockAAA2502130031.2321616215411.484.55
2010Did not play-----------------
2009Chicago CubsNL1900200011.014993992.097.36
2009IowaAAA1201110012.274416111.032.84
2008Chicago CubsNL5000200035.2381817713431.434.29
2008IowaAAA1902030027.02376010331.222.00
2007Chicago CubsNL1600100016.2159919141.444.86
2007IowaAAA2462200050.1432827430481.454.83
2006Chicago WSAL7001210054.06433311224431.635.17
2005Chicago WSAL6904000060.1381513129581.111.94
2004Chicago WSAL5614400065.16145411330581.395.65
2003Chicago WSAL441100013.1151212117102.408.10
2003BirminghamAA212197000108.16732262561331.142.16
2002ModestoA2828126000137.212372635871781.534.12
2001VancouverA971000035.0281412213441.173.09
2001VisaliaA773200031.027148015341.352.32
TotalMLB38952020200356.1323165155421673501.383.91
TotalAL30452015200293.0256129120311362841.343.69
TotalNL8500500063.16736351131661.554.97
TotalAAA956105900144.211858558661751.273.42
TotalAA212197000108.16732262561331.142.16
TotalA4442168000203.21781008371152561.443.67

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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