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Birth Date1-19-1992
Height5' 11"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 3 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
0.52016
-1.92017
2018
0.42019
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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
2016 OAK MLB 5 5 29.3 2 0 0 20 4 23 4 94 6.1 1.2 1.2 7.1 36% .198 0.82 3.71 2.15 102 3.80 84.0 0.5
2017 OAK MLB 24 24 129.0 9 10 0 133 53 105 28 105 9.3 3.7 2.0 7.3 38% .281 1.44 5.65 5.58 125 6.91 147.1 -1.9
CareerMLB2929158.31110015357128321038.73.21.87.338%.2661.335.294.951226.33135.4-1.4

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-
2012 OGD Rk PIO 5 1 15.0 1 0 0 9 3 20 0 113 5.4 1.8 0.0 12.0 44% .281 0.80 2.35 1.20 0 0.00 0.0
2013 GRL A MID 11 9 58.3 2 5 0 42 17 58 4 98 6.5 2.6 0.6 8.9 42% .253 1.01 3.16 3.55 0 0.00 0.0
2013 RCU A+ CAL 2 2 5.7 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 90 6.4 4.8 0.0 4.8 44% .222 1.24 4.29 1.59 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHT AA SOU 8 0 10.0 0 2 0 15 3 11 0 100 13.5 2.7 0.0 9.9 41% .441 1.80 1.60 8.10 0 0.00 0.0
2014 RCU A+ CAL 25 20 126.7 6 10 0 113 34 138 18 99 8.0 2.4 1.3 9.8 45% .291 1.16 4.23 4.05 85 3.44 75.4
2015 GRL A MID 1 1 3.3 0 0 0 4 1 6 0 104 10.8 2.7 0.0 16.2 25% .500 1.50 0.69 5.40 28 -0.33 -7.2
2015 RCU A+ CAL 4 2 22.3 1 0 0 14 7 28 1 107 5.6 2.8 0.4 11.3 30% .265 0.94 2.79 1.61 75 2.45 55.2
2015 TUL AA TEX 11 8 62.7 5 2 0 49 21 71 4 99 7.0 3.0 0.6 10.2 49% .296 1.12 2.86 2.30 84 3.07 66.2
2015 OKL AAA PCL 5 0 7.3 0 0 0 9 2 9 0 108 11.0 2.5 0.0 11.0 43% .429 1.50 1.96 4.91 80 2.81 60.6
2015 GDD Wnt AFL 5 5 14.3 0 2 0 16 8 17 1 10.0 5.0 0.6 10.7 0% .375 1.67 3.79 3.77 0 0.00 0.0
2016 OAK MLB AL 5 5 29.3 2 0 0 20 4 23 4 94 6.1 1.2 1.2 7.1 36% .198 0.82 3.71 2.15 102 3.80 84.0
2016 NAS AAA PCL 6 6 38.3 3 1 0 28 7 36 3 92 6.6 1.6 0.7 8.5 43% .248 0.91 3.40 2.82 91 3.48 76.2
2016 OKL AAA PCL 22 16 97.3 8 5 0 80 32 119 17 94 7.4 3.0 1.6 11.0 42% .268 1.15 4.53 4.90 84 2.84 62.2
2017 OAK MLB AL 24 24 129.0 9 10 0 133 53 105 28 105 9.3 3.7 2.0 7.3 38% .281 1.44 5.65 5.58 125 6.91 147.1
2017 NAS AAA PCL 4 3 21.3 3 0 0 15 4 28 3 91 6.3 1.7 1.3 11.8 43% .261 0.89 3.48 2.95 72 2.03 42.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2016 438 0.5068 0.5183 0.7445 0.6802 0.3519 0.8212 0.5921 0.2555
2017 2160 0.4981 0.4667 0.7748 0.6487 0.2860 0.8324 0.6452 0.2252
Career25980.49960.47540.76970.65400.29710.83050.63620.2303

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
2014-08-25 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 OAK $565,000
2018 OAK $550,000
2017 OAK $535,000
2016 LAN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,085,000
2019Current$565,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,650,000
3 yrTotal$1,650,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 26 dBeverly Hills Sports Council1 year/$0.55M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2018). Re-signed by Oakland 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Oakland 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 11/20/15. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16. Acquired by Oakland in trade from LA Dodgers 8/1/16.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2012 (20-626) (East Carolina).

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 2.3 1.7 0 20 4 52.4 36 15 51 5 .232 0.98 2.95 3.35 7.5 0.8
80o 2.2 1.8 0 20 4 46.8 35 14 46 5 .245 1.05 3.30 3.74 6.0 0.6
70o 2.1 1.9 0 20 4 42.8 33 14 42 5 .254 1.10 3.56 4.03 4.8 0.5
60o 2.1 1.9 0 20 4 39.5 32 13 39 5 .262 1.15 3.78 4.28 3.9 0.4
50o 2.1 2 0 20 4 36.5 31 13 36 5 .269 1.19 3.99 4.51 3.0 0.3
40o 2 2 0 20 4 33.5 29 12 33 4 .276 1.24 4.20 4.75 2.0 0.2
30o 2 2.1 0 20 4 30.4 28 11 30 4 .284 1.29 4.43 5.01 1.0 0.1
20o 1.9 2.2 0 20 4 26.9 26 11 26 4 .293 1.35 4.70 5.32 -0.2 0.0
10o 1.9 2.3 0 20 4 22.1 22 9 22 3 .306 1.43 5.09 5.75 -1.8 -0.2
Weighted Mean2.12020435.93012355.2671.183.974.483.10.3

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-03-15 16:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jharel Cotton worth rostering in an IR spot this season?
(Chris from Parts Unknown)
As always, it depends who else might need the spot, but I wouldn't expect much from Cotton this season. He had TJS in March last year, so I'm guessing he's out until at least the All Star break. (Mark Barry)
2018-02-28 20:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not falling for the "Jharel Cotton" hype ever again. Barf!
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
Definitely a watch-from-afar pitcher. (Eddy Almaguer)
2017-10-12 20:00:00 (link to chat)How would you sort out the A's rotation next season? Sean Manaea and Kendall Graveman are the only two locks. You've got Frankie Montas, Raul Alcantara, and Jesse Hahn, who are all out of options. The 4A pitchers - Daniel Gossett, Paul Blackburn, and then Andrew Triggs and Daniel Mengden who showed promise in short stints. And Jharel Cotton who looks great when he isn't giving up homers by the truckload.
(Ken from Palo Alto)
I think Triggs / Blackburn / Mengden have at least earned a shot at it if they're healthy when the season starts. Montas has to be a reliever at this point, no? I might see how Cotton looks in relief also. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospects this year have an 80 grade tool?
(CKnecht88 from Ohio)
This is my favorite question so far. Look, I'm not a scout. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the men and women who can do it. I think as far as 80-grade goes, that's reserved for top of the scale #OffTheCharts tools like Billy Hamilton's speed, Joey Gallo's power, Miguel Cabrera's hit tool (and maybe Mookie Betts someday)...I think of the current crop of prospects, Alex Reyes & Michael Kopech have 80-grade fastballs. There are a few relievers with the velocity to put an 80 on their fastballs too. If you're looking for a fun one, I think Jharel Cotton's changeup is a potential one to get there. I have no idea how you grade a screwball but Brent Honeywell for me there. (George Bissell)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pitching sleepers/breakouts for this year? If possible, geared to points leagues?
(chrispetersen15 from IA)
I'll give you a few deeper late-round mixed options: Garrett Richards, Robert Gsellman, Jharel Cotton and Zach Davies.
As far as "breakouts" go that's a broad term. Starters that I like better than the consensus: Julio Urias, Marcus Stroman, Jon Gray, James Paxton (is so obvious it's painful), and Frankie Liriano. I'm probably forgetting someone...Oh. Draft Rich Hill... (George Bissell)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your hitting and pitching deep sleepers for 2017 for deeper leagues - say 16 team or so - and why?
(Anthony from Lunch)
Whats for lunch? Seriously, I'm starving. Um...I'll give you one each. Robert Gsellman & Jharel Cotton on the pitching side. I keep coming back to Steve Pearce as a guy who is a lock to outperform where he's getting drafted. Same goes for Yulieski Gurriel & Asdrubal Cabrera. (George Bissell)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any deep pitching sleepers for 2017?
(Ben from Texas)
Robert Gsellman and Jharel Cotton. (George Bissell)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Fearless prediction: Jharel Cotton is a top ___ SP in 2017. (hint the right answer is higher than 40, less than 30).
(Punchoutpappy from First in Flight)
70 (George Bissell)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead to 2017, the A's appear to have 3/5 of their rotation, assuming health, locked in for before the trading deadline: Sonny Gray, Sean Manaea, and Kendall Graveman. Out of Jesse Hahn, Chris Bassitt, Henderson Alvarez, Daniel Mengden, Jharel Cotton, Raul Alcantara, Dillon Overton, and Frankie Montas, who can round out the rotation, who is more of a 4A player, and who just won't every be healthy enough again (looking at you, Jesse Hahn and Henderson Alvarez!)?
(Greg from San Francisco)
I'm mostly going to have to go off colleagues' reports, because I don't get any Oakland affiliates out here on the east coast. Seems to me like Mengden, Overton, and Alcantara have the best shots to be MLB starters, whereas Montas and Cotton might be better prospects but also probably profile best in relief. That may be completely wrong, though.

Hard not to feel for Henderson Alvarez given how his last couple years have went. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)your personal favorite prospects outside of the top 101?
(JoeRandom from San Jose)
I'm terrible at this off the top of my head. Demi Orimoloye, Harrison Bader, and Jharel Cotton are some personal favorites that are probably well off the 101. (Greg Wellemeyer)


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