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Birth Date5-25-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight206 lbs
Age29 years, 4 months, 22 days
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1.62015
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0.22017
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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
2013 HOU MLB 10 10 60.0 1 1 0 46 35 33 3 98 6.9 5.3 0.5 5.0 0% .246 1.35 4.37 1.95 112 4.70 112.6 0.2
2014 HOU 0 20 20 116.3 9 7 0 119 51 75 7 98 9.2 3.9 0.5 5.8 0% .302 1.46 4.04 4.41 104 4.44 108.9 0.6
2014 MIA 0 10 10 64.0 4 4 0 54 22 40 2 96 7.6 3.1 0.3 5.6 0% .267 1.19 3.29 2.39 98 3.73 91.4 0.9
2015 MIA MLB 14 13 69.7 2 5 0 63 33 47 10 87 8.1 4.3 1.3 6.1 0% .259 1.38 5.14 4.52 101 3.09 72.2 1.6
2016 MIA 0 4 4 19.7 0 1 0 19 16 11 0 84 8.7 7.3 0.0 5.0 66% .292 1.78 4.50 5.95 100 4.73 104.7 0.1
2016 SDN 0 9 9 37.3 0 3 0 42 23 27 4 90 10.1 5.5 1.0 6.5 60% .317 1.74 5.13 6.03 108 5.54 122.6 -0.1
2017 SDN MLB 7 6 24.0 0 2 0 26 19 15 0 89 9.8 7.1 0.0 5.6 51% .333 1.88 4.55 4.88 101 4.65 99.0 0.2
2014 TOT MLB 30 30 180.3 13 11 0 173 73 115 9 97 8.6 3.6 0.4 5.7 0% .000 1.36 3.77 3.69 102 4.19 102.6 1.4
2016 TOT MLB 13 13 57.0 0 4 0 61 39 38 4 88 9.6 6.2 0.6 6.0 62% .308 1.75 4.92 6.00 105 5.26 116.4 0.1
CareerMLB7472391.01623036919924826948.54.60.65.756%.2891.454.323.981034.26100.53.6

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-
2009 PHL Rk GCL 7 5 24.3 2 2 0 12 7 25 0 97 4.4 2.6 0.0 9.3 0% .203 0.78 2.24 2.22 81 2.18 45.9
2010 LWD A SAL 14 14 71.3 7 3 0 60 16 77 3 89 7.6 2.0 0.4 9.7 0% .297 1.07 2.79 3.79 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CLR A+ FSL 20 19 108.0 9 8 0 98 43 79 7 102 8.2 3.6 0.6 6.6 0% .281 1.31 4.17 3.92 104 4.14 84.5
2011 CCH AA TEX 7 7 36.3 1 2 0 33 13 22 4 111 8.2 3.2 1.0 5.4 0% .246 1.27 4.66 4.71 108 3.67 75.0
2012 CCH AA TEX 15 15 87.0 5 5 0 83 38 68 3 100 8.6 3.9 0.3 7.0 0% .300 1.39 3.71 3.52 100 5.13 106.8
2012 OKL AAA PCL 6 5 27.7 1 2 0 26 13 24 0 95 8.5 4.2 0.0 7.8 0% .325 1.41 3.44 2.60 89 3.94 82.0
2012 MSS Wnt AFL 6 6 18.0 0 3 0 25 9 15 0 12.5 4.5 0.0 7.5 0% .385 1.89 3.75 6.50 0 0.00 0.0
2013 HOU MLB AL 10 10 60.0 1 1 0 46 35 33 3 98 6.9 5.3 0.5 5.0 0% .246 1.35 4.37 1.95 112 4.70 112.6
2013 OKL AAA PCL 18 17 93.0 7 4 0 74 50 93 5 95 7.2 4.8 0.5 9.0 0% .276 1.33 3.97 3.29 95 3.55 77.2
2014 HOU MLB AL 20 20 116.3 9 7 0 119 51 75 7 98 9.2 3.9 0.5 5.8 0% .302 1.46 4.04 4.41 104 4.44 108.9
2014 MIA MLB NL 10 10 64.0 4 4 0 54 22 40 2 96 7.6 3.1 0.3 5.6 0% .267 1.19 3.29 2.39 98 3.73 91.4
2015 MIA MLB NL 14 13 69.7 2 5 0 63 33 47 10 87 8.1 4.3 1.3 6.1 0% .259 1.38 5.14 4.52 101 3.09 72.2
2015 JUP A+ FSL 2 2 9.0 0 2 0 10 3 8 0 82 10.0 3.0 0.0 8.0 0% .357 1.44 2.72 7.00 89 4.21 92.3
2015 JAX AA SOU 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 3 6 6 0 111 5.4 10.8 0.0 10.8 0% .273 1.80 4.50 1.80 112 5.00 109.7
2015 NWO AAA PCL 4 4 16.3 0 1 0 21 8 11 2 89 11.6 4.4 1.1 6.1 0% .339 1.78 5.31 6.06 117 7.08 155.3
2015 MRL Rk GCL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 105 4.5 2.3 0.0 4.5 0% .182 0.75 3.05 0.00 100 3.78 82.9
2016 MIA MLB NL 4 4 19.7 0 1 0 19 16 11 0 84 8.7 7.3 0.0 5.0 66% .292 1.78 4.50 5.95 100 4.73 104.7
2016 SDN MLB NL 9 9 37.3 0 3 0 42 23 27 4 90 10.1 5.5 1.0 6.5 60% .317 1.74 5.13 6.03 108 5.54 122.6
2016 JUP A+ FSL 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 5 1 3 0 82 9.0 1.8 0.0 5.4 35% .294 1.20 2.65 3.60 106 4.21 92.9
2016 NWO AAA PCL 10 10 50.7 3 4 0 55 25 30 8 83 9.8 4.4 1.4 5.3 50% .292 1.58 6.07 4.09 127 6.49 143.2
2016 MRL Rk GCL 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 76 15.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 54% .385 1.67 2.64 6.00 105 5.21 115.0
2017 SDN MLB NL 7 6 24.0 0 2 0 26 19 15 0 89 9.8 7.1 0.0 5.6 51% .333 1.88 4.55 4.88 101 4.65 99.0
2017 LEL A+ CAL 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 13.5 9.0 0.0 4.5 86% .429 2.50 5.92 4.50 115 6.56 139.6
2017 ELP AAA PCL 1 0 4.0 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 4.5 2.3 0.0 9.0 60% .200 0.75 2.47 0.00 90 3.06 65.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2013 1022 0.4501 0.3796 0.8376 0.5500 0.2402 0.9170 0.6889 0.1624
2014 2935 0.4845 0.4187 0.8291 0.5830 0.2644 0.9023 0.6775 0.1709
2015 1166 0.4605 0.4262 0.8089 0.6443 0.2401 0.9133 0.5695 0.1911
2016 1084 0.4668 0.3792 0.8151 0.5514 0.2284 0.8925 0.6515 0.1849
2017 485 0.4351 0.4021 0.8000 0.6398 0.2190 0.8667 0.6500 0.2000
Career66920.46860.40640.82250.58760.24730.90230.65420.1775

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
2014-08-02 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
2017 SDN $566,300
2016 MIA $550,000
2015 MIA $540,000
2014 HOU $500,000
2013 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,156,300
4 yrTotal$2,156,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 113 dBoras Corp.1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by San Diego 3/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 10/30/17.
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2016). Re-signed by Miami 3/16. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Miami 7/29/16 with $195,355 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$0.54M (2015). Re-signed by Miami 3/3/15.
  • 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.

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 0 5 0 10 10 48.1 42 23 34 5 .262 1.34 3.95 4.17 -5.0 -0.5
80o 0 4.8 0 9 9 42.6 40 21 30 4 .276 1.44 4.34 4.58 -6.3 -0.7
70o 0 4.5 0 8 8 38.8 38 21 27 4 .287 1.52 4.62 4.88 -6.9 -0.8
60o 0 4.3 0 8 8 35.6 37 20 25 4 .296 1.58 4.87 5.15 -7.4 -0.8
50o 0 4.1 0 7 7 32.7 35 19 23 4 .304 1.65 5.11 5.4 -7.6 -0.8
40o 0 3.9 0 6 6 29.8 33 18 21 4 .312 1.72 5.35 5.65 -7.8 -0.8
30o 0 3.6 0 6 6 26.9 31 17 19 3 .321 1.79 5.61 5.93 -7.8 -0.8
20o 0 3.3 0 5 5 23.5 29 15 17 3 .332 1.88 5.92 6.26 -7.6 -0.8
10o 0 2.8 0 4 4 19.0 25 13 13 3 .346 2.01 6.37 6.73 -7.1 -0.8
Weighted Mean0407732.13418234.3021.635.085.36-7.4-0.8

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jarred Cosart be a guy who makes a few adjustments tap more into the "swing and miss" stuff scouts thought he had?
(Sean99 from Chicago)
In a relief role. That's where I think at his age we've seen more successful later-on-in-development transitions for these 'stuff guys.' I don't think the feel to pitch is there for this to click as a starter, and it's tough for me to say 'he's going to keep learning to pitch and improving his command as he gets older' because there's effort in the delivery. (Adam McInturff)
2015-09-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are candidates to become the Jake Arrieta of 2016??
(Rotoman from NYC)
Well, what was Arrieta? A starter whose good stuff had been sabotaged by other factors for years. If you go by that definition, then you get a candidate pool including guys like Trevor Bauer, Jarred Cosart, Willy Peralta, and so on. Are any of those guys likely to make an Arrieta-like leap? No, otherwise Arrieta wouldn't be special, but that's the class we're talking about if we stay true to the above description. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Minor or Jarred Cosart, keep forever. Whom do you prefer?
(Derek from Minnesnowta)
I prefer Cosart here, Minor scares the hell out of me. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)On a dynasty/points team how would you rank these guys these in 2015 which would you keep if one had to go? Jarred Cosart, McHugh, Marco Gonzales, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Alex Colome, Daniel Norris Mark Appel,
(OB1KENOBI from Tampa)
I'd cut Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. (Craig Goldstein)
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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