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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
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Birth Date3-25-1980
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age36 years, 3 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
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2015
0.22016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
Careermlb4835443.340519442158.2641048.23.91.28.543%.284.2541.354.393.96843.662.8

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2001 VIS afa 7 7 31.0 27 15 34 0 .000 7.8 4.4 0.0 9.9 0% -.551 .000 1.35 3.01 2.32
2001 VAN asx 9 7 35.0 28 13 44 2 .000 7.2 3.3 0.5 11.3 0% -.441 .000 1.17 3.12 3.09
2002 MOD afa 28 28 137.7 123 87 178 5 .000 8.0 5.7 0.3 11.6 0% .351 .000 1.53 3.52 4.12
2003 CHA mlb 4 4 13.3 15 17 10 1 .254 107 10.1 11.5 0.7 6.8 43% .341 .310 2.40 6.39 8.10
2003 BIR aax 21 21 108.3 67 56 133 2 .000 5.6 4.7 0.2 11.1 0% .264 .000 1.14 2.48 2.16
2003 Peo win 6 6 21.3 24 8 19 0 .000 10.1 3.4 0.0 8.0 0% -.889 .000 1.50 3.62 4.65
2004 CHA mlb 56 1 65.3 61 30 58 13 .264 107 8.4 4.1 1.8 8.0 46% .271 .260 1.39 5.48 5.65
2005 CHA mlb 69 0 60.3 38 29 58 1 .267 103 5.7 4.3 0.1 8.7 46% .237 .204 1.11 2.99 1.94
2006 CHA mlb 70 0 54.0 64 24 43 12 .259 112 10.7 4.0 2.0 7.2 44% .308 .277 1.63 5.99 5.17
2007 CHN mlb 16 0 16.7 15 9 14 1 .253 103 8.1 4.9 0.5 7.6 46% .286 .280 1.44 4.44 4.86
2007 IOW aaa 24 6 50.3 43 30 48 4 .257 111 7.7 5.4 0.7 8.6 48% .291 .239 1.45 4.51 4.83
2008 CHN mlb 50 0 35.7 38 13 43 7 .268 101 9.6 3.3 1.8 10.9 38% .323 .270 1.43 4.42 4.29
2008 IOW aaa 19 0 27.0 23 10 33 0 .262 104 7.7 3.3 0.0 11.0 54% .343 .207 1.22 2.16 2.00
2009 CHN mlb 19 0 11.0 14 9 9 3 .265 95 11.5 7.4 2.5 7.4 60% .333 .345 2.09 7.69 7.36
2009 IOW aaa 12 0 12.7 7 6 11 1 .275 81 5.0 4.3 0.7 7.8 39% .188 .219 1.02 4.40 2.83
2012 ROU aaa 25 0 31.7 32 15 41 2 .272 99 9.1 4.3 0.6 11.7 40% .361 .258 1.48 3.41 4.55
2013 TEX mlb 58 0 57.0 36 18 65 2 .270 101 5.7 2.8 0.3 10.3 46% .246 .195 0.95 2.20 1.11
2013 ROU aaa 15 0 23.0 13 5 42 1 .269 96 5.1 2.0 0.4 16.4 54% .353 .160 0.78 1.13 0.78
2014 TEX mlb 73 0 66.7 66 23 63 6 .263 101 8.9 3.1 0.8 8.5 36% .314 .261 1.33 3.61 4.32
2015 MIL mlb 51 0 49.7 44 17 49 9 .264 102 8.0 3.1 1.6 8.9 46% .269 .259 1.23 4.75 3.26
2015 MIN mlb 17 0 13.7 14 5 9 3 .260 106 9.2 3.3 2.0 5.9 24% .262 .297 1.39 5.96 3.95
2016 ROU aaa 2 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 60% .000 -.014 0.00 2.71 0.00
2016 SLC aaa 14 0 13.7 12 3 13 1 .263 7.9 2.0 0.7 8.6 46% .289 .214 1.10 3.42 3.29
2016 SWB aaa 7 0 7.3 8 1 2 2 .243 9.8 1.2 2.5 2.5 48% .240 .298 1.23 6.98 4.91

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 639 0.5321 0.4601 0.7109 0.6441 0.2508 0.7854 0.4933 0.2891
2009 220 0.5591 0.3909 0.7442 0.5528 0.1856 0.7941 0.5556 0.2558
2013 923 0.5255 0.5038 0.7355 0.6639 0.3265 0.7981 0.5944 0.2645
2014 1048 0.5048 0.4752 0.7550 0.6654 0.2813 0.8210 0.5959 0.2450
2015 1063 0.4845 0.4666 0.7581 0.6874 0.2591 0.8333 0.5704 0.2419
Career38930.51170.47240.74340.66120.27550.81160.56950.2566

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-22 2014-04-25 DTD 3 2 - Hip Contusion Batted Ball - -
2012-04-04 2012-06-10 Minors 67 0 Left Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Latissimus Dorsi Strain - -
2012-04-01 2012-04-04 Camp 3 0 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2010-04-09 2010-09-07 Minors 151 0 Right Hip Surgery Labrum Tear and Had Three Other Surgeries for Resulting Infection -
2009-06-25 2009-09-08 Minors 75 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-07-02
2007-06-20 2007-07-21 Minors 31 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2004-06-04 2004-06-16 Minors 12 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 ANA $
2015 MIL $3,000,000
2014 TEX $2,200,000
2013 TEX $
2012 TEX $
2011 NYA $
2010 PIT $
2009 CHN $1,100,000
2008 CHN $800,000
2007 CHN $825,000
2006 CHA $400,000
2005 CHA $330,000
2004 CHA $301,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$8,956,000
8 yrTotal$8,956,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 41 dJoe Bick1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Houston as a free agent 3/2/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Released by Houston 3/25/16. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 4/3/16 (minor-league contract with May opt-out clause). Cotts exercised right to opt out of contract 5/17/16. Released by LA Angels 5/18/16. Signed by Texas as a free agent 6/20/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$3M (2015). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/30/15. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Milwaukee 8/21/15.
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2014). Re-signed by Texas 1/15/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Texas 12/5/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 5/21/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/20/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent for 2011 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/4/10 (minor-league contract). $0.9M in majors, $0.12M in minors.
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2009). Re-signed by Cubs 12/12/08 (avoided arbitration). Award bonuses. Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/12/09.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2008). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/13/07 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 50, 55, 60 games. Award bonuses: $0.15M for WS MVP, $0.1M each for MVP, LCS MVP, Rolaids ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd-4th), $75,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove.
  • 1 year/$0.825M (2007). Signed by Chicago Cubs 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Award bonuses, including $0.15M for World Series MVP.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2006). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/06. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Chicago White Sox 11/06.
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2005). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.31M (2004). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/04.
  • Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Oakland 12/02.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2001 (2-69). $0.525M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .211 .271 .357 .233
11 vs R (Multi) .261 .337 .424 .273
18 Split (Multi) -.049 -.065 -.067 -.039
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .186 .243 .330 .214
31 vs R (2015) .286 .367 .500 .304
38 Split (2015) -.100 -.124 -.170 -.089
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a deep redraft league. Give me three guys who might get saves in August and September that nobody is thinking of
(Will from Jersey)
With the caveat that I'm not the guy who knows who everybody is thinking of, James Russell, Tim Collins and Neal Cotts? Any of those do it for you? (Sam Miller)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is Neal Cotts real or is he a figment of our imagination? What about his performance in AAA and so far at the MLB level? (Obviously he'll have some hiccups and we have SSS)
(Aceathon from Texas)
He's always been a tough guy to pick up for hitters but his command comes and goes like the wind. Deep AL speculation if you need K's from relief. (Jason Collette)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Neal Cotts threw 4,204 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Cutter (87mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph) and Sinker (91mph). He also rarely threw a Change (86mph).