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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 34)
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Birth Date3-25-1980
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
1.42013
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2003 CHA 23 4 4 13.3 13.3 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 69 15 12 12 1 23 17 17 0 10 8.10 6.39 8.37 -1.9 -0.2
2004 CHA 24 56 1 65.3 2.3 63.0 4 4 0 4 0 0 281 61 45 41 13 111 30 28 3 58 5.65 5.48 6.22 1.9 0.2
2005 CHA 25 69 0 60.3 0.0 60.3 4 0 0 4 0 0 248 38 15 13 1 51 29 24 4 58 1.94 2.99 3.19 15.2 1.5
2006 CHA 26 70 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 1 2 1 4 0 0 251 64 33 31 12 119 24 18 3 43 5.17 5.99 6.73 -0.7 -0.1
2007 CHN 27 16 0 16.7 0.0 16.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 76 15 9 9 1 23 9 9 3 14 4.86 4.44 4.96 1.1 0.1
2008 CHN 28 50 0 35.7 0.0 35.7 0 2 0 5 0 0 160 38 18 17 7 65 13 11 1 43 4.29 4.42 4.52 3.8 0.4
2009 CHN 29 19 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 2 0 3 0 0 55 14 9 9 3 26 9 9 1 9 7.36 7.69 8.37 -4.2 -0.4
2013 TEX 33 58 0 57.0 0.0 57.0 8 3 1 3 0 0 223 36 8 7 2 51 18 17 0 65 1.11 2.20 2.50 12.7 1.4
2014 TEX 34 47 0 43.0 0.0 43.0 2 5 0 5 0 0 184 42 16 16 2 59 18 15 1 50 3.35 2.78 2.92 8.5 0.9
Career3895356.315.7340.7202022900154732316515542528167148163503.914.234.7236.33.9

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 VAN A- 9 7 35.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 VIS A+ 7 7 31.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MOD A+ 28 28 137.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 4 4 13.3 8.37 41 .310 .256 .325 .407 .254 .341 107 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2003 BIR AA 21 21 108.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Peo Wnt 6 6 21.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 56 1 65.3 6.22 84 .260 .271 .340 .442 .264 .271 107 0.8 0.1 1.9 0.2
2005 CHA MLB 69 0 60.3 3.19 135 .204 .271 .334 .436 .267 .237 103 15.2 1.5 15.2 1.5
2006 CHA MLB 70 0 54.0 6.73 78 .277 .276 .340 .438 .259 .308 112 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2007 CHN MLB 16 0 16.7 4.96 100 .280 .259 .326 .409 .253 .286 103 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2007 IOW AAA 24 6 50.3 5.95 92 .239 .269 .336 .417 .257 .291 111 6.9 0.7 7.1 0.7
2008 CHN MLB 50 0 35.7 4.52 104 .270 .267 .337 .431 .268 .323 101 4.2 0.4 3.8 0.4
2008 IOW AAA 19 0 27.0 2.95 146 .207 .269 .350 .446 .262 .343 104 9.6 0.9 9.4 0.9
2009 CHN MLB 19 0 11.0 8.37 6 .345 .257 .334 .403 .265 .333 95 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4
2009 IOW AAA 12 0 12.7 5.25 67 .219 .265 .330 .403 .275 .188 81 -0.4 -0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2012 ROU AAA 25 0 31.7 1.78 165 .258 .284 .348 .445 .272 .361 99 15.8 1.6 15.8 1.6
2013 TEX MLB 58 0 57.0 2.50 142 .195 .257 .321 .406 .270 .246 101 12.7 1.4 12.7 1.4
2013 ROU AAA 15 0 23.0 1.37 171 .160 .272 .341 .423 .269 .353 96 10.2 1.0 10.2 1.0
2014 TEX MLB 47 0 43.0 2.92 135 .247 .256 .322 .398 .263 .354 106 8.5 0.9 8.5 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2001 VAN A- 1 0 0 9 7 35.0 28 13 44 2 0% .000 7.2 3.3 0.5 11.3 1.17 3.09 0.0 0.0
2001 VIS A+ 3 2 0 7 7 31.0 27 15 34 0 0% .000 7.8 4.4 0.0 9.9 1.35 2.32 0.0 0.0
2002 MOD A+ 12 6 0 28 28 137.7 123 87 178 5 0% .351 8.0 5.7 0.3 11.6 1.53 4.12 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 1 1 0 4 4 13.3 15 17 10 1 43% .341 10.1 11.5 0.7 6.8 2.40 8.10 -1.9 -0.2
2003 Peo Wnt 0 2 0 6 6 21.3 24 8 19 0 0% .000 10.1 3.4 0.0 8.0 1.50 4.65 0.0 0.0
2003 BIR AA 9 7 0 21 21 108.3 67 56 133 2 0% .264 5.6 4.7 0.2 11.1 1.14 2.16 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 4 4 0 56 1 65.3 61 30 58 13 46% .271 8.4 4.1 1.8 8.0 1.39 5.65 1.9 0.2
2005 CHA MLB 4 0 0 69 0 60.3 38 29 58 1 46% .237 5.7 4.3 0.1 8.7 1.11 1.94 15.2 1.5
2006 CHA MLB 1 2 1 70 0 54.0 64 24 43 12 44% .308 10.7 4.0 2.0 7.2 1.63 5.17 -0.7 -0.1
2007 IOW AAA 2 2 0 24 6 50.3 43 30 48 4 48% .291 7.7 5.4 0.7 8.6 1.45 4.83 7.1 0.7
2007 CHN MLB 0 1 0 16 0 16.7 15 9 14 1 46% .286 8.1 4.9 0.5 7.6 1.44 4.86 1.1 0.1
2008 IOW AAA 2 0 3 19 0 27.0 23 10 33 0 54% .343 7.7 3.3 0.0 11.0 1.22 2.00 9.4 0.9
2008 CHN MLB 0 2 0 50 0 35.7 38 13 43 7 38% .323 9.6 3.3 1.8 10.9 1.43 4.29 3.8 0.4
2009 IOW AAA 1 1 1 12 0 12.7 7 6 11 1 39% .188 5.0 4.3 0.7 7.8 1.02 2.83 -0.5 -0.1
2009 CHN MLB 0 2 0 19 0 11.0 14 9 9 3 60% .333 11.5 7.4 2.5 7.4 2.09 7.36 -4.2 -0.4
2012 ROU AAA 2 1 3 25 0 31.7 32 15 41 2 40% .361 9.1 4.3 0.6 11.7 1.48 4.55 15.8 1.6
2013 ROU AAA 3 1 2 15 0 23.0 13 5 42 1 54% .353 5.1 2.0 0.4 16.4 0.78 0.78 10.2 1.0
2013 TEX MLB 8 3 1 58 0 57.0 36 18 65 2 46% .246 5.7 2.8 0.3 10.3 0.95 1.11 12.7 1.4
2014 TEX MLB 2 5 0 47 0 43.0 42 18 50 2 37% .354 8.8 3.8 0.4 10.5 1.40 3.35 8.5 0.9

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 0.5352 0.4679 0.7258 0.6520 0.2559 0.7803 0.5658 0.2742
2009 220 0.5455 0.4045 0.7640 0.5917 0.1800 0.8169 0.5556 0.2247
2013 924 0.5400 0.5152 0.7647 0.6693 0.3341 0.8144 0.6479 0.2332
2014 712 0.5014 0.4607 0.7530 0.6527 0.2676 0.8155 0.6000 0.2470
Career24950.52820.47780.75130.65330.28150.80620.60510.2469

Injury History

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
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
6 yrPrevious$3,756,000
2011Current$2,200,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$5,956,000
7 yrTotal$5,956,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 41 dJoe Bick1 year/$2.2M (2014)

Details
  • 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) .208 .265 .319 .221
11 vs R (Multi) .163 .237 .217 .177
18 Split (Multi) .044 .028 .101 .044
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .204 .259 .306 .216
31 vs R (2013) .157 .230 .206 .171
38 Split (2013) .047 .029 .100 .045
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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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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Neal Cotts has thrown 2,793 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Cutter (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph) and Change (86mph).