No. 2 free agent that the LA Angels should keep: Alex Cobb
Alex Cobb was a pretty strong trade piece for the LA Angels at the deadline. He’ll be coveted yet again this offseason.
Cobb has been inching back to the pitcher he once was in these last two years, and before his injury, he was pitching really well.
We know Cobb has a 3.82 ERA this season and a 1.262 WHIP. What we also need to realize, however, is how good he’s been as of late.
In his last six starts, he had posted a 2.36 ERA, and given up just a .227 batting average. Teams were only getting on 29.1% of the time when facing Cobb.
He’s only walked three batters per nine innings this season, and has had a nice command on his pitches this year.
His ceiling is the type of production he put up in 2013. He put up a 2.76 ERA that year, and had a 1.151 WHIP. Those were career-best marks.
I think Cobb can get back to that. He’s getting closer, and he’s struck out 9.7 batters per nine innings this year, which is easily the best of his career. If he’s back next year, I could see him realizing his full potential as early as even next year.