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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
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Birth Date5-25-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age24 years, 3 months, 8 days
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2012
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WARP Summary

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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
2013 HOU 23 10 10 60.0 60.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 7 0 246 46 15 13 3 63 35 35 0 33 1.95 4.38 4.91 0.9 0.1
2014 HOU 24 20 20 116.3 116.3 0.0 9 7 0 0 11 0 507 119 61 57 7 163 51 50 3 75 4.41 4.05 4.44 10.1 1.3
2014 MIA 24 5 5 33.0 33.0 0.0 3 1 0 0 4 0 129 27 6 6 0 29 7 7 0 17 1.64 2.69 3.23 4.9 0.6
Career3535209.3209.30.013900220882192827610255939231253.273.934.3815.82.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 PHL Rk 7 5 24.3 4.04 111 .152 .228 .304 .338 .242 .216 97 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2010 LWD A 14 14 71.3 4.23 92 .225 .258 .330 .380 .268 .298 88 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2011 CLR A+ 20 19 108.0 5.29 92 .243 .268 .331 .394 .258 .281 103 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2011 CCH AA 7 7 36.3 5.96 89 .237 .265 .335 .400 .253 .246 111 3.5 0.4 2.5 0.2
2012 CCH AA 15 15 87.0 4.52 99 .255 .254 .326 .388 .266 .300 100 8.0 0.9 8.0 1.1
2012 OKL AAA 6 5 27.7 3.96 115 .243 .279 .339 .423 .266 .325 94 5.9 0.6 6.6 0.7
2012 MSS Wnt 6 6 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 HOU MLB 10 10 60.0 4.91 84 .234 .255 .321 .407 .270 .246 98 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 OKL AAA 18 17 93.0 4.80 95 .239 .258 .331 .396 .263 .276 96 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2014 HOU MLB 20 20 116.3 4.44 97 .264 .252 .312 .389 .260 .302 103 9.5 1.0 10.1 1.3
2014 MIA MLB 5 5 33.0 3.23 115 .192 .251 .311 .381 .261 .257 94 4.1 0.5 4.9 0.6

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
2009 PHL Rk 2 2 0 7 5 24.3 12 7 25 0 45% .216 4.4 2.6 0.0 9.3 0.78 2.22 2.7 0.3
2010 LWD A 7 3 0 14 14 71.3 60 16 77 3 59% .298 7.6 2.0 0.4 9.7 1.07 3.79 3.7 0.4
2011 CCH AA 1 2 0 7 7 36.3 33 13 22 4 58% .246 8.2 3.2 1.0 5.4 1.27 4.71 2.5 0.2
2011 CLR A+ 9 8 0 20 19 108.0 98 43 79 7 52% .281 8.2 3.6 0.6 6.6 1.31 3.92 1.9 0.2
2012 MSS Wnt 0 3 0 6 6 18.0 25 9 15 0 0% .385 12.5 4.5 0.0 7.5 1.89 6.50 0.0 0.0
2012 OKL AAA 1 2 0 6 5 27.7 26 13 24 0 59% .325 8.5 4.2 0.0 7.8 1.41 2.60 6.6 0.7
2012 CCH AA 5 5 0 15 15 87.0 83 38 68 3 63% .300 8.6 3.9 0.3 7.0 1.39 3.52 8.0 1.1
2013 HOU MLB 1 1 0 10 10 60.0 46 35 33 3 55% .246 6.9 5.2 0.5 5.0 1.35 1.95 0.9 0.1
2013 OKL AAA 7 4 0 18 17 93.0 74 50 93 5 60% .276 7.2 4.8 0.5 9.0 1.33 3.29 9.9 1.0
2014 HOU MLB 9 7 0 20 20 116.3 119 51 75 7 58% .302 9.2 3.9 0.5 5.8 1.46 4.41 10.1 1.3
2014 MIA MLB 3 1 0 5 5 33.0 27 7 17 0 52% .257 7.4 1.9 0.0 4.6 1.03 1.64 4.9 0.6

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
2013 1024 0.4551 0.3826 0.8542 0.5644 0.2294 0.9354 0.6875 0.1458
2014 2463 0.4844 0.4257 0.8473 0.5901 0.2709 0.8991 0.7413 0.1469
Career34870.47580.4130.84930.58260.25870.90980.72550.1466

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-02 2014-08-12 DTD 10 9 - Abdomen Tightness Oblique -
2012-04-06 2012-04-22 Minors 16 0 - Fingers Blister - -
2010-06-27 2010-09-18 Minors 83 0 Right Elbow Strain -
2010-04-24 2010-05-03 Minors 9 0 Right Hand Blister -
2009-06-23 2009-07-31 Minors 38 0 Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $500,000
2013 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 70 dExcel Sports Management1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Renewed by Houston 3/6/14. Acquired by Miami in trade from Houston 7/31/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12. Re-signed by Houston 3/13.
  • Acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 7/29/11 (Hunter Pence deal).
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2008 (38-1,156) (Clear Creek HS, League City, Texas). $0.55M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .176 .283 .208 .188
11 vs R (Multi) .286 .396 .440 .284
18 Split (Multi) -.110 -.113 -.232 -.096
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .176 .283 .208 .188
31 vs R (2013) .286 .396 .440 .284
38 Split (2013) -.110 -.113 -.232 -.096
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Doug: Can you evaluate the relative strengths/weaknesses of the Astro three of Jarred Cosart, Dallas Keuchel, and Collin McHugh. My general take is that Cosart has stuff, but control issues limit his upside, Keuchel seems to have harnessed something to start the 2014 season and from what I've read has his share of supporters at BP, and then McHugh I realize has small sample size, but does he have a chance to sustain some amount of the success of his first two starts or is he reversion waiting to happen. I saw that the Astros pitching coach said that he wasn't the same pitcher in late April that he was in spring trainer. Your thoughts on the three and whether any of them are long-term starters (or bullpen or minor-league bound) are appreciated. Thanks.
(Drifter from Long Branch )
I really like Cosart's baseline mechanics, with average or better grades in every category except for Repetition. But there's the rub, because repetition is by far the most important grade on the mechanics report card, and he won't approach ceiling until he can find consistency with his delivery. He is also a 2-pitch guy, essentially, and though he throws very hard, he will need to refine the cambio if he hopes to find sustained success in the rotation.

Keuchel is an example of a pitcher who is very well-balanced but who utilizes a very slow delivery as part of that approach. The pedestrian pace opens up the chance to mistime his delivery and necessitates a different timing pattern from the stretch. Command is key for a pitcher with a 90-mph fastball, and Keuchel has the underpinnings of a pitcher who will struggle with that element at times.

I have not yet had the chance to watch McHugh, but I'm looking forward to seeing him in action. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jarred Cosart had a sub-2.00 ERA last year, but walked more than he struck out. He never had a season in the minors with a K/W ratio of 2/1 or better. Based on that, was his 5.52 ERA this year entirely predictable?
(Rex Little from Big Bear CA)
It is within reason, especially with his struggles to repeat the delivery. Last year's low ERA was a clear outlier, but I also think that he is a bit better than the 5.52 ERA. I just think that it could take awhile for him to hone his stuff and his delivery, as right now he profiles best as a bullpen arm and he will need to make adjustments to be viable in the rotation.

On the jukebox: Dredg, "Gathering Pebbles" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Eddie Butler and Heaney in a keeper league points. Where do you see the ceiling for Jarred Cosart and Tyson Ross?
(OB1kenobiI from Tampa)
Neither Cosart or Ross rates with Butler and Heaney for me in real life. (Mark Anderson)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)When does Jarred Cosart turn into a pumpkin? Enjoying the ERA and the K's but those walks...
(Ivan from Milwaukee)
Hi Ivan

The regression with Cosart has already started to happen; he got hit a little bit in his last start. I think he's going to be better than I expected, but you should anticipate more of a 3.75 to 4.00 ERA than anything else. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)I hate watching Jarred Cosart every five days (or six days now, with Houston's new six-man rotation), and seeing the end results be good, and hearing all the fans and broadcasters heap praise on him, but then look at the metrics and have this sense of impending doom about him. Am I worried about nothing? Can he get by with what he's doing now?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
funny, I'm going to see him pitch tomorrow. Ask me again next time! (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-07-12 19:30:00 (link to chat)What's your reaction to the spectacular debut of Jarred Cosart? Can we get used to this? And by this, I mean 8 innings of 2 hit ball, of course.
(Brady Childs from On the couch with his dear mother)
I only see a stat line, since I didn't get a chance to watch the game (will check it out on MLB.TV later tonight). I mentioned in today's Call-up Piece at BP (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21183) that the lively fastball and ability to induce grounders will help mitigate the issues he'll face with walks and imprecise command. Long term, he needs to spot the ball and miss bats. If he doesn't, the bullpen is still the likely landing spot. Love seeing successful debuts, though, and am very happy Cosart has a great night to look back on for the rest of his life. Really a special occasion for a major leaguer -- I always pull for the debuting player to have a special night. (Nick Faleris on Draft Signing Day)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How are the reports on Jarred Cosart? Solid #s in the PCL so far.
(nubber from tx)
I actually got a very good report on him recently. His fastball can sit the plus-plus range, and it's got really good life to it. It's good to see him missing more bats right now. The curveball, according to the report I got, has really improved. It's a more consistent pitch and looks like a plus offering. It was just average with good shape but often loose in the couple times I saw him last year. The changeup flashed average as well, but the stuff as a whole played down and he looked like a mid-rotation starter or late-inning reliever. I'm hoping to see him soon, but the report I got suggested there was a better chance at sticking in the rotation than he showed last year. The command will be something to watch with his somewhat wonky mechanics. Early returns are positive though. (Jason Cole)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Depending on who you talk to, Jarred Cosart either has horrible mechanics, or much improved mechanics, either doesn't strike out enough batters or has matured enough to not try to strike everyone out and get grounders, and either looks like a future reliever, or has refined his game enough to start. Your take?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
I think Cosart is most likely a setup man, but I hate giving up too early and would like to see him start for a year or two in the big leagues until he pitches his way out of the rotation for good. I don't like the mechanics -- neither the arm action, nor the finish, or lack thereof, and he doesn't repeat his delivery. But it's better than 2010 when I saw him live, there's no question. I think it's a cop out to call Cosart a reliever right now. Houston has the time to give him a long look as a starter, and the payoff is good enough to take the risk, which is limited to losses during the rebuild. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Watching Jarred Cosart pitch two inning in the AFL Rising Stars game was...troubling. How worried should Astros fans be about his mechanics? If you were the Astros' pitching coach, what would you try to tweak or full-out overhaul with him?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Cosart has the type of delivery that can offend the eyes, given his long levers and high elbows, and proponents of the Inverted W would probably say that he is doomed. I'm a bit more optimistic, as he has several underlying traits that are big positives, including his balance indicators and the torque to produce heat that sits well into the 90's. But his inconsistent timing is a red flag, and one that could compound the risk of his hyperabduction and scapular load. If he lacks the functional strength to support the delivery, and poor timing results in frequent elbow drag, then his body could betray him. Back-side muscular work will be key to his survival, especially the shoulders.

On the jukebox: The Clash, "Tommy Gun" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-08-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good do you think Jarred Cosart's chances of sticking in the rotation are?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
I think he’ll make it to the majors as a starter. Kevin Goldstein recently wrote about Cosart and his lack of feel. There’s probably a decent chance he winds up in the bullpen long-term, but the Astros will give him plenty of opportunities to stick in the rotation first. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jarred Cosart went on a nice run after a blister problem and was promoted to AAA. Chances of him sticking as a starter, and how dominant of a closer could he be if the rotation doesn't work out?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Thanks for all of your fantastic questions, Ashitaka1110! Cosart is already at AAA at age 20, a remarkable feat in itself. I saw him in the 2011 Futures. Regarding his role, a great arm like his will positively impact the Astros in whatever situation they feel works best. (Dan Evans)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's holding Jarred Cosart back from being an elite prospect? Trusting his secondary stuff, command,etc? His stuff is electric.
(Sean from San Francisco)
His stuff is totally electric, but it just doesn't all come together on the mound enough. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jarred Cosart harness his raw ability in Texas, or does he fade into obscurity?
(Jimes from Again)
He has the type of arm that rarely will fade into obscurity. Worse case is the 'Stros throw him in the 'pen and he becomes a late-inning arm. Best case is he's pitching at the top of their rotation in a few years. His arm will carry him to the majors. (Jason Parks)
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Astros trade Hunter for Pence on the pound sterling? Feel free to use that one. What one? (Simpsons reference)
(Tbirds from Seattle)
Joke and Simpsons reference aside, the Astros got a very nice return on Pence. Kevin Goldstein had both Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Singleton among his top five prospects traded at the deadline, with Josh Zied among his potential sleepers. By comparison, the Astros got only one of the top 10 prospects dealt in the Michael Bourn deal (Brett Oberholtzer) plus one sleeper (Paul Clemens) AND they had to take on Jordan Schafer, who is the most obvious Astro in the history of obviousness. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jarred Cosart or Tyler Matzek? Are they close at all?
(Josh from NYC)
Matzek is better. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Jarred Cosart has thrown 3,476 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (95mph) and Curve (80mph). He also rarely throws a Change (84mph), Fourseam Fastball (95mph), Sinker (94mph) and Slider (81mph).