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Jharel Cotton
Birthdate: 1/19/1992 (25 y, 2 m, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/195     Position: P
Drafted: 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 20, Pick: 18, Overall: 626, Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
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RotoWire News: Cotton (2-0) gave up five earned runs on five hits and five walks over 3.2 innings in Tuesday's 8-5 Cactus League victory over the Mariners. He struck out two. (3/22/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Cotton is a 5-foot-11 right-hander, the product of a relatively small school (East Carolina University), and a former 20th-round draft pick. Which is to say: he lacks almost all the qualities that typically characterize a top prospect. Nevertheless, he's distinguished himself as one of the minor leagues' best pitchers in recent years, routinely posting strikeout rates near 30% while also recording modest walk numbers. His fastball sits at 92-93 mph, which is roughly average now for a major-league starter. What distinguishes him from almost everyone, though, is his changeup, a pitch that features improbable velocity separation and movement. Following his trade to Oakland from the Dodgers, he used both those pitches -- and a surprisingly effective cutter -- to good effect, benefiting from some luck on batted-ball results but generally performing like a league-average starter. He's likely to resume that level of production as a member of the Athletics' Opening Day rotation. (Carson Cistulli)

The Quick Opinion: Following his trade to the A's from the Dodgers, Cotton exhibited an impressive three-pitch repertoire. Even without the benefit of Oakland's favorable dimensions, he profiles as a league-average starter.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2012Dodgers (R)1005115.012.001.800.00.28183.3 %  1.202.37  
2013Dodgers (A)25011958.18.952.620.62.25368.0 %  3.553.17  
2013Dodgers (A+)000225.24.764.760.00.22285.7 %  1.594.30  
2013Dodgers (AA)0208010.09.902.700.00.44133.3 %  8.101.61  
2014Dodgers (A+)61002520126.29.812.421.28.29063.5 %  4.054.24  
2015Desert Dogs (R)0205514.110.675.020.63.37575.2 %  3.773.79  
2015Dodgers (A)000113.116.202.700.00.50060.0 %  5.400.69  
2015Dodgers (A+)1004222.111.282.820.40.26586.7 %  1.612.79  
2015Dodgers (AA)52011862.210.203.020.57.29680.8 %  2.302.87  
2015Dodgers (AAA)000507.111.052.450.00.42963.6 %  4.911.96  
2016Athletics (AAA)3106638.18.451.640.70.24874.7 %  2.823.41  
2016Dodgers (AAA)850221697.111.002.961.57.26860.1 %  4.904.54  
2016Athletics2005529.17.061.231.23.19876.1 %37.6 %9.8 %2.153.764.320.7
2017Depth Charts8802626152.08.643.141.09.31272.2 %  4.103.95 2.6
2017Steamer9902626148.08.443.171.14.29871.9 %40.4 % 4.174.044.322.4
2017Fans (12)101002828166.08.402.331.14.30074.7 %  3.673.77 3.1
2017ZiPS7602323138.78.833.121.04.31472.5 %  4.023.85 2.5
Total- - -2005529.17.061.231.23.19876.1 %37.6 %9.8 %2.153.764.320.7

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2012Dodgers (R)101.2051000  15.05592203001020
2013Dodgers (A)253.55119110  58.1230422323417114058
2013Dodgers (A+)001.5922000  5.2244110300003
2013Dodgers (AA)028.1080000  10.0481512903001011
2014Dodgers (A+)6104.052520110  126.2519113705718340150138
2015Desert Dogs (R)023.7755000  14.166167618000017
2015Dodgers (A)005.4011000  3.1154220100006
2015Dodgers (A+)101.6142000  22.185144417002028
2015Dodgers (AA)522.30118000  62.2248491816421003071
2015Dodgers (AAA)004.9150000  7.1329440200309
2016Athletics (AAA)312.8266110  38.114728121237102036
2016Dodgers (AAA)854.902216110  97.1403805953173200100119
2016Athletics202.15550000029.11122010744001023
2017Depth Charts884.102626  00 152.0 14774691853 5  146
2017Steamer994.1726260000 148.063314474691952 3  139
2017Fans (12)10103.672828  0  166.0 15573682143 4  155
2017ZiPS764.022323  0  138.7 1336662164806140136
Total- - -202.15550000029.11122010744001023

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2012Dodgers (R)12.001.806.670.0036.4 %5.5 %30.9 %.1730.80.28183.3 %  2.37
2013Dodgers (A)8.952.623.410.6225.2 %7.4 %17.8 %.1981.01.25368.0 %  3.17
2013Dodgers (A+)4.764.761.000.0012.5 %12.5 %0.0 %.1911.24.22285.7 %  4.30
2013Dodgers (AA)9.902.703.670.0022.9 %6.3 %16.7 %.3331.80.44133.3 %  1.61
2014Dodgers (A+)9.812.424.061.2826.6 %6.6 %20.0 %.2341.16.29063.5 %  4.24
2015Desert Dogs (R)10.675.022.130.6325.8 %12.1 %13.6 %.2761.67.37575.2 %  3.79
2015Dodgers (A)16.202.706.000.0040.0 %6.7 %33.3 %.2861.50.50060.0 %  0.69
2015Dodgers (A+)11.282.824.000.4032.9 %8.2 %24.7 %.1800.94.26586.7 %  2.79
2015Dodgers (AA)10.203.023.380.5728.6 %8.5 %20.2 %.2161.12.29680.8 %  2.87
2015Dodgers (AAA)11.052.454.500.0028.1 %6.3 %21.9 %.3001.50.42963.6 %  1.96
2016Athletics (AAA)8.451.645.140.7024.5 %4.8 %19.7 %.2000.91.24874.7 %  3.41
2016Dodgers (AAA)11.002.963.721.5729.5 %7.9 %21.6 %.2161.15.26860.1 %  4.54
2016Athletics7.061.235.751.2320.5 %3.6 %17.0 %.1850.82.19876.1 %53903.76
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts8.643.142.751.09   .2551.31.31272.2 %  3.95
2017Steamer8.443.172.661.1422.0 %8.3 %13.7 %.2491.32.29871.9 %  4.04
2017Fans (12)8.402.333.601.14   .2491.19.30074.7 %  3.77
2017ZiPS8.833.122.831.04   .2541.31.31472.5 %  3.85
Total- - -7.061.235.751.2320.5 %3.6 %17.0 %.1850.82.19876.1 %53903.76

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2016Athletics0.7814.1 %37.6 %48.2 %24.4 %9.8 %9.4 %0.0 %42.4 %24.7 %32.9 %22.4 %49.4 %28.2 %4.021024.32
Total- - -0.7814.1 %37.6 %48.2 %24.4 %9.8 %9.4 %0.0 %42.4 %24.7 %32.9 %22.4 %49.4 %28.2 %4.021024.32

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2016Athletics3241121030018146295441
Total- - -3241121030018146295441

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2016Athletics0.34-1.461.813.950.430.870.870.870.8950.62-0.2200
Total- - -0.34-1.461.813.950.430.870.870.870.8950.62-0.2200

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Athletics47.3% (92.2) 16.6% (88.8)7.7% (77.6)28.4% (77.2)  0.2%
Total- - -47.3% (92.2) 16.6% (88.8)7.7% (77.6)28.4% (77.2)  0.2%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Athletics34.0 %13.5 %    16.4 %7.8 %  28.3 %   
Total- - -34.0 %13.5 %    16.4 %7.8 %  28.3 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Athletics92.391.8    88.777.7  77.1  
Total- - -92.391.8    88.777.7  77.1  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Athletics1.0 1.90.53.8  0.47 2.541.413.06  
Total- - -1.0 1.90.53.8  0.47 2.541.413.06  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Athletics1.4-0.2    2.30.5  4.4  
Total- - -1.4-0.2    2.30.5  4.4  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Athletics0.94-0.40    3.161.58  3.52  
Total- - -0.94-0.40    3.161.58  3.52  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Athletics38.0 %67.7 %51.7 %61.1 %85.5 %75.9 %46.3 %66.1 %12.5 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -38.0 %67.7 %51.7 %61.1 %85.5 %75.9 %46.3 %66.1 %12.5 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Athletics34.7 %68.5 %51.8 %60.0 %82.9 %75.3 %50.7 %23.7
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -34.7 %68.5 %51.8 %60.0 %82.9 %75.3 %50.7 %23.7

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016AthleticsP5529.1110001001 3   1.000 
Total- - -P5529.1110001001 3   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016AthleticsP29.10  0-1-1              
Total- - -P29.10  0-1-1              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016AthleticsP29.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -P29.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Athletics0.80.7-0.60.26.40.7$5.4 
Total- - -0.80.7-0.60.26.40.7$5.4 

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  • 2012 June Amateur Draft - Round: 20, Pick: 18, Overall: 626
    • Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
    • School: East Carolina
  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 28, Pick: 11, Overall: 852
    • Team: New York Mets
    • School: Miami Dade CC South