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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 39)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date3-25-1980
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age40 years, 8 months, 6 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2003 CHA MLB 4 4 13.3 1 1 0 15 17 10 1 107 10.1 11.5 0.7 6.8 0% .341 2.40 6.39 8.10 135 9.47 198.6 -0.5
2004 CHA MLB 56 1 65.3 4 4 0 61 30 58 13 107 8.4 4.1 1.8 8.0 0% .271 1.39 5.48 5.65 103 4.47 92.2 0.8
2005 CHA MLB 69 0 60.3 4 0 0 38 29 58 1 103 5.7 4.3 0.1 8.7 0% .237 1.11 2.97 1.94 95 3.50 75.3 1.3
2006 CHA MLB 70 0 54.0 1 2 1 64 24 43 12 112 10.7 4.0 2.0 7.2 0% .308 1.63 5.98 5.17 109 5.31 108.2 0.2
2007 CHN MLB 16 0 16.7 0 1 0 15 9 14 1 103 8.1 4.9 0.5 7.6 0% .286 1.44 4.43 4.86 99 4.23 87.5 0.2
2008 CHN MLB 50 0 35.7 0 2 0 38 13 43 7 101 9.6 3.3 1.8 10.9 0% .323 1.43 4.42 4.29 94 3.59 76.6 0.7
2009 CHN MLB 19 0 11.0 0 2 0 14 9 9 3 95 11.5 7.4 2.5 7.4 0% .333 2.09 7.69 7.36 98 5.21 111.6 0.0
2013 TEX MLB 58 0 57.0 8 3 1 36 18 65 2 101 5.7 2.8 0.3 10.3 0% .246 0.95 2.19 1.11 75 2.50 59.8 1.4
2014 TEX MLB 73 0 66.7 2 9 2 66 23 63 6 100 8.9 3.1 0.8 8.5 0% .314 1.34 3.61 4.32 113 4.35 106.6 0.1
2015 MIL 0 51 0 49.7 1 0 0 44 17 49 9 96 8.0 3.1 1.6 8.9 0% .267 1.23 4.75 3.26 105 4.49 104.9 0.1
2015 MIN 0 17 0 13.7 0 0 0 14 5 9 3 108 9.2 3.3 2.0 5.9 0% .262 1.39 5.95 3.95 117 4.92 114.9 0.0
2015 TOT MLB 68 0 63.3 1 0 0 58 22 58 12 98 8.2 3.1 1.7 8.2 0% .000 1.26 5.01 3.41 108 4.58 107.1 0.1
CareerMLB4835443.321244405194421581038.23.91.28.543%.2871.354.383.961024.2794.24.4

Statistics for All Levels

'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 LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2001 VAN A- NWN 9 7 35.0 1 0 0 28 13 44 2 7.2 3.3 0.5 11.3 0% -.441 1.17 3.12 3.09 0 0.00 0.0
2001 VIS A+ CLF 7 7 31.0 3 2 0 27 15 34 0 7.8 4.4 0.0 9.9 0% -.551 1.35 3.01 2.32 0 0.00 0.0
2002 MOD A+ CLF 28 28 137.7 12 6 0 123 87 178 5 8.0 5.7 0.3 11.6 0% .351 1.53 3.52 4.12 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CHA MLB AL 4 4 13.3 1 1 0 15 17 10 1 107 10.1 11.5 0.7 6.8 0% .341 2.40 6.39 8.10 135 9.47 198.6
2003 BIR AA SOU 21 21 108.3 9 7 0 67 56 133 2 5.6 4.7 0.2 11.1 0% .264 1.14 2.49 2.16 0 0.00 0.0
2003 Peo Wnt AFL 6 6 21.3 0 2 0 24 8 19 0 10.1 3.4 0.0 8.0 0% -.889 1.50 3.62 4.65 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CHA MLB AL 56 1 65.3 4 4 0 61 30 58 13 107 8.4 4.1 1.8 8.0 0% .271 1.39 5.48 5.65 103 4.47 92.2
2005 CHA MLB AL 69 0 60.3 4 0 0 38 29 58 1 103 5.7 4.3 0.1 8.7 0% .237 1.11 2.97 1.94 95 3.50 75.3
2006 CHA MLB AL 70 0 54.0 1 2 1 64 24 43 12 112 10.7 4.0 2.0 7.2 0% .308 1.63 5.98 5.17 109 5.31 108.2
2007 CHN MLB NL 16 0 16.7 0 1 0 15 9 14 1 103 8.1 4.9 0.5 7.6 0% .286 1.44 4.43 4.86 99 4.23 87.5
2007 IOW AAA PCL 24 6 50.3 2 2 0 43 30 48 4 111 7.7 5.4 0.7 8.6 0% .291 1.45 4.50 4.83 101 3.92 80.4
2008 CHN MLB NL 50 0 35.7 0 2 0 38 13 43 7 101 9.6 3.3 1.8 10.9 0% .323 1.43 4.42 4.29 94 3.59 76.6
2008 IOW AAA PCL 19 0 27.0 2 0 3 23 10 33 0 104 7.7 3.3 0.0 11.0 0% .343 1.22 2.15 2.00 66 3.25 66.4
2009 CHN MLB NL 19 0 11.0 0 2 0 14 9 9 3 95 11.5 7.4 2.5 7.4 0% .333 2.09 7.69 7.36 98 5.21 111.6
2009 IOW AAA PCL 12 0 12.7 1 1 1 7 6 11 1 81 5.0 4.3 0.7 7.8 0% .188 1.02 4.39 2.83 99 2.90 61.1
2012 ROU AAA PCL 25 0 31.7 2 1 3 32 15 41 2 9.1 4.3 0.6 11.7 0% .361 1.48 3.40 4.55 77 3.73 77.7
2013 TEX MLB AL 58 0 57.0 8 3 1 36 18 65 2 101 5.7 2.8 0.3 10.3 0% .246 0.95 2.19 1.11 75 2.50 59.8
2013 ROU AAA PCL 15 0 23.0 3 1 2 13 5 42 1 5.1 2.0 0.4 16.4 0% .353 0.78 1.13 0.78 31 1.25 27.2
2014 TEX MLB AL 73 0 66.7 2 9 2 66 23 63 6 100 8.9 3.1 0.8 8.5 0% .314 1.34 3.61 4.32 113 4.35 106.6
2015 MIL MLB NL 51 0 49.7 1 0 0 44 17 49 9 96 8.0 3.1 1.6 8.9 0% .267 1.23 4.75 3.26 105 4.49 104.9
2015 MIN MLB AL 17 0 13.7 0 0 0 14 5 9 3 108 9.2 3.3 2.0 5.9 0% .262 1.39 5.95 3.95 117 4.92 114.9
2016 ROU AAA PCL 20 0 23.7 2 2 0 23 10 23 2 8.7 3.8 0.8 8.7 43% .323 1.39 4.14 3.80 96 4.80 105.9
2016 SLC AAA PCL 14 0 13.7 0 0 1 12 3 13 1 7.9 2.0 0.7 8.6 46% .289 1.10 3.42 3.29 91 5.16 113.9
2016 SWB AAA INT 7 0 7.3 0 0 0 8 1 2 2 9.8 1.2 2.5 2.5 48% .240 1.23 6.98 4.91 125 4.79 105.7
2017 SYR AAA INT 52 0 48.0 1 3 2 37 17 57 4 6.9 3.2 0.8 10.7 46% .282 1.13 3.23 3.94 86 3.22 68.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
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
2017 WAS $
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 dPro Star Management1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 7.5 0 2.5 53 0 51.1 40 18 48 6 .249 1.13 3.35 3.59 -3.5 -0.4
80o 6.5 0 2.1 47 0 45.1 38 17 42 6 .264 1.22 3.74 4.01 -5.1 -0.6
70o 5.8 0 1.9 42 0 40.9 36 17 38 5 .275 1.29 4.03 4.32 -6.0 -0.6
60o 5.2 0 1.6 39 0 37.4 35 16 35 5 .284 1.35 4.29 4.6 -6.6 -0.7
50o 4.7 0 1.5 35 0 34.2 33 15 32 5 .293 1.41 4.53 4.85 -6.9 -0.8
40o 4.2 0 1.3 32 0 31.1 31 14 29 5 .301 1.47 4.77 5.12 -7.2 -0.8
30o 3.7 0 1.1 29 0 27.8 29 13 26 4 .311 1.54 5.04 5.4 -7.2 -0.8
20o 3.1 0 0.9 25 0 24.2 27 12 23 4 .322 1.62 5.36 5.74 -7.2 -0.8
10o 2.4 0 0.7 20 0 19.2 23 10 18 3 .337 1.73 5.81 6.23 -6.7 -0.7
Weighted Mean4.601.435033.53215325.2901.394.494.82-6.7-0.7

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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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