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Neal Cotts
Birthdate: 3/25/1980     Bats/Throws: L/L
Height/Weight: 6-1/200     Position: P
Contract: $2.2M / 1 Years (2014)

1/15/2014: Cotts agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Rangers on Wednesday.



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2003White Sox1104413.16.7511.480.68.34165.4 %30.8 %8.3 %8.106.336.670.0
2004White Sox44056165.17.994.131.79.27164.6 %44.4 %19.4 %5.655.384.25-0.2
2005White Sox40069060.18.654.330.15.23780.5 %46.1 %1.8 %1.942.954.021.4
2005White Sox100602.17.713.860.00.167100.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.002.594.36 
2006White Sox12170054.07.174.002.00.30878.2 %42.3 %18.5 %5.175.944.75-0.5
2007Cubs (AAA)22023650.08.465.400.72.29167.3 %  4.864.22  
2007Cubs01016016.27.564.860.54.28670.3 %43.8 %5.0 %4.864.505.230.0
2008Cubs (AAA)20319027.011.003.330.00.34378.8 %  2.001.87  
2008Cubs02050035.210.853.281.77.32380.6 %36.7 %17.1 %4.294.453.410.1
2008Cubs000201.216.205.400.00.333100.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.001.332.12 
2009Cubs (AAA)11112012.27.824.260.71.18879.4 %  2.844.15  
2009Cubs02019011.07.367.362.45.33375.8 %61.1 %30.0 %7.367.735.38-0.4
2012Rangers (AAA)21325031.211.654.260.57.36170.8 %  4.552.95  
2013Rangers (AAA)31215023.016.431.960.39.35390.4 %  0.780.77  
2013Rangers83158057.010.262.840.32.24689.8 %44.1 %4.3 %1.112.172.821.8
2014Steamer42155055.09.883.050.89.28978.0 %  3.013.23 0.8
2014Oliver42 50056.010.233.200.64.29076.2 %  3.042.82 1.1
2014ZiPS73 50053.010.363.570.85.30677.6 %  3.233.22 0.8
2014Rangers010706.010.504.501.50.33379.0 %33.3 %16.7 %4.504.473.730.0
2014ZiPS (R)64 47049.010.403.650.90.31175.7 %  3.403.39 0.5
2014ZiPS (U)65 54055.010.413.740.97.31475.7 %  3.523.51 0.5
2014Steamer (R)42359059.09.873.120.91.28878.0 %  3.053.37 0.6
2014Steamer (U)43366065.09.933.250.96.29278.1 %  3.183.47 0.6
Total- - -181623495319.18.654.281.16.28176.2 %43.3 %12.7 %4.004.404.122.2
Postseason- - -100804.011.254.500.00.222100.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.002.073.43 


SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2003White Sox118.10440000013.169151212117000010
2004White Sox445.655610004265.12816145411330238058
2005White Sox401.9469000013260.1248381513129543058
2005White Sox100.0060000 02.191000100002
2006White Sox125.1770000114354.02516433311224633043
2007Cubs (AAA)224.86236000  50.0216432827430013247
2007Cubs014.861600002016.276159919030014
2008Cubs (AAA)202.00190003  27.01102376010200033
2008Cubs024.295000009235.2160381817713213043
2008Cubs000.0020000 01.271000100003
2009Cubs (AAA)112.84120001  12.25174416011011
2009Cubs027.361900002111.05514993901009
2012Rangers (AAA)214.55250003  31.2142321616215112041
2013Rangers (AAA)310.78150002  23.082133215000042
2013Rangers831.1158000111357.02233687218103065
2014Steamer423.01550  1  55.0228462018519 1  60
2014Oliver423.04500     56.023446201942011  64
2014ZiPS733.23500     53.0 442019521113061
2014Rangers014.5070000126.0266331320107
2014ZiPS (R)643.40470     49.0 422019520 1  57
2014ZiPS (U)653.52540     55.0 482322623 1  64
2014Steamer (R)423.05590  3  59.0247502220621 2  65
2014Steamer (U)433.18660  3  65.0273562523724 2  72
Total- - -18164.0034950025615319.11389287152142411521815210307
Postseason- - -100.0080000 04.0162000200005

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2003White Sox6.7511.480.590.6814.5 %24.6 %.2882.40.34165.4 %1751386.33
2003Average6.403.301.941.0816.4 %8.5 %.2601.38.29171.2 %  4.57
2004White Sox7.994.131.931.7920.6 %10.7 %.2461.39.27164.6 %1191165.38
2004Average6.603.361.961.1316.9 %8.6 %.2611.40.29371.4 %  4.62
2005White Sox8.654.332.000.1523.4 %11.7 %.1771.11.23780.5 %43672.95
2005White Sox7.713.862.000.0022.2 %11.1 %.1250.86.167100.0 %0592.59
2005Average6.383.172.021.0416.5 %8.2 %.2601.37.29271.6 %  4.47
2006White Sox7.174.001.792.0017.1 %9.6 %.2861.63.30878.2 %1091265.94
2006Average6.593.302.001.1216.8 %8.4 %.2651.41.29870.9 %  4.58
2007Cubs (AAA)8.465.401.570.7221.8 %13.9 %.2321.46.29167.3 %  4.22
2007Cubs7.564.861.560.5418.4 %11.8 %.2341.44.28670.3 %105964.50
2007Average6.673.332.001.0317.1 %8.5 %.2631.41.29970.7 %  4.43
2008Cubs (AAA)11.003.333.300.0030.0 %9.1 %.2301.22.34378.8 %  1.87
2008Cubs10.853.283.311.7726.9 %8.1 %.2601.43.32380.6 %95984.45
2008Cubs16.205.403.000.0042.9 %14.3 %.1671.20.333100.0 %0291.33
2008Average6.833.392.011.0117.5 %8.7 %.2591.39.29671.4 %  4.39
2009Cubs (AAA)7.824.261.830.7121.6 %11.8 %.1591.03.18879.4 %  4.15
2009Cubs7.367.361.002.4516.4 %16.4 %.3112.09.33375.8 %1691767.73
2009Average6.993.462.021.0518.0 %8.9 %.2581.39.29571.9 %  4.42
2012Rangers (AAA)11.654.262.730.5728.9 %10.6 %.2541.48.36170.8 %  2.95
2013Rangers (AAA)16.431.968.400.3951.2 %6.1 %.1690.78.35390.4 %  0.77
2013Rangers10.262.843.610.3229.2 %8.1 %.1760.95.24689.8 %26522.17
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Steamer9.883.053.240.8926.5 %8.2 %.2231.18.28978.0 %  3.23
2014Oliver10.233.203.200.6427.4 %8.5 %.2161.17.29076.2 %  2.82
2014ZiPS10.363.572.900.85  .2271.23.30677.6 %  3.22
2014Rangers10.504.502.331.5026.9 %11.5 %.2611.50.33379.0 %1081084.47
2014Average8.113.222.520.9721.2 %8.4 %.2451.30.29372.9 %  3.98
2014ZiPS (R)10.403.652.850.90  .2321.26.31175.7 %  3.39
2014ZiPS (U)10.413.742.780.97  .2351.28.31475.7 %  3.51
2014Steamer (R)9.873.123.160.91  .2241.19.28878.0 %  3.37
2014Steamer (U)9.933.253.060.96  .2271.22.29278.1 %  3.47
Total- - -8.654.282.021.1622.1 %10.9 %.2351.37.28176.2 %87974.40
Postseason- - -11.254.502.500.0031.3 %12.5 %.1431.00.222100.0 %0482.07

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%tERASIERAxFIP-xFIP
2003White Sox1.0038.5 %30.8 %30.8 %33.3 %8.3 %8.3 %33.3 %9.307.451496.67
2004White Sox1.2520.1 %44.4 %35.4 %9.0 %19.4 %7.1 %100.0 %5.913.96944.25
2005White Sox1.2717.5 %46.1 %36.4 %19.6 %1.8 %7.0 %33.3 %3.043.63934.02
2005White Sox0.6716.7 %33.3 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %2.713.871014.36
2006White Sox1.1420.6 %42.3 %37.1 %9.2 %18.5 %2.7 %0.0 %6.444.351054.75
2007Cubs1.0514.6 %43.8 %41.7 %5.0 %5.0 %9.5 %0.0 %4.244.461165.23
2008Cubs0.8821.4 %36.7 %41.8 %12.2 %17.1 %8.3 %40.0 %4.962.94793.41
2008Cubs1.0033.3 %33.3 %33.3 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %1.872.18492.12
2009Cubs2.2011.1 %61.1 %27.8 %10.0 %30.0 %9.1 %0.0 %7.064.941275.38
2013Rangers1.3022.1 %44.1 %33.8 %17.4 %4.3 %6.7 %25.0 %2.752.56712.82
2014Rangers0.8326.7 %33.3 %40.0 %16.7 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %5.653.42963.73
Total- - -1.1920.4 %43.3 %36.3 %13.3 %12.7 %6.5 %24.0 %4.883.81944.12
Postseason- - -0.7522.2 %33.3 %44.4 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %2.342.98823.43

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2003White Sox121215413113139169308
2004White Sox8467386611384617321193
2005White Sox7156271153121381618999
2005White Sox23100003182442
2006White Sox7465366260233866451031
2007Cubs2120712206125194319
2008Cubs364121535218249407656
2008Cubs1111000192332
2009Cubs221041200592130222
2013Rangers604630844142297632929
2014Rangers564101024070110
Total- - -3853231824325256168217035975767
Postseason- - -34210004274774

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2003White Sox-0.64-1.831.18-6.73-0.671.160.950.892.164-0.39-0.1600
2004White Sox-0.86-4.884.02-1.63-0.260.810.830.930.78440.13-1.20810
2005White Sox1.04-3.944.9811.381.141.101.121.121.36591.36-0.42158
2005White Sox0.37-0.210.582.070.222.642.492.493.1240.110.0330
2006White Sox-0.51-4.634.13-8.55-0.740.921.091.151.0956-0.820.271210
2007Cubs0.07-1.441.50-2.55-0.251.201.281.421.82120.020.0433
2008Cubs-0.47-2.682.21-1.02-0.130.921.021.071.2843-0.38-0.1367
2008Cubs0.00-0.010.020.000.010.130.140.140.0410.040.0000
2009Cubs-0.54-1.380.83-2.77-0.271.071.111.051.3016-0.45-0.0624
2013Rangers1.59-3.735.3117.181.821.311.271.331.51521.59-0.38217
2014Rangers-0.67-1.240.57-1.03-0.111.701.592.181.3640.03-0.4332
Total- - --1.00-25.7424.744.290.531.041.081.151.262901.09-2.057051
Postseason- - -0.37-0.220.592.070.231.541.911.912.5050.140.1030

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2003White Sox66.6% (88.7)1.9% (81.7) 14.0% (75.5)17.5% (80.4)   
2004White Sox70.3% (90.3)10.9% (82.8) 12.4% (77.6)6.4% (80.9)  5.4%
2005White Sox78.6% (89.8)20.2% (83.1) 0.5% (79.8)0.7% (82.3)  7.4%
2006White Sox83.5% (90.5)14.2% (84.2) 1.1% (77.5)1.2% (81.4)  3.7%
2007Cubs55.4% (90.0)22.9% (82.5) 12.4% (74.2)9.2% (82.9)  1.6%
2008Cubs70.5% (91.1)28.4% (85.6)  1.1% (83.7)  4.9%
2009Cubs67.9% (90.3)31.2% (85.5)  0.9% (84.0)  1.8%
2013Rangers59.4% (92.2)9.1% (85.5)31.5% (88.1) 0.1% (86.0)  0.4%
2014Rangers49.5% (91.2)15.4% (84.5)  1.1% (84.0)  17.3%
Total- - -70.7% (90.6)15.8% (84.3)5.3% (88.1)4.3% (76.6)3.3% (81.3)  4.2%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Cubs              
2008Cubs86.5 %     8.1 %0.6 %  4.5 %   
2009Cubs68.2 %0.5 %    30.0 %0.5 %  0.9 %   
2013Rangers49.6 %1.6 %10.5 %   37.4 %0.1 %  0.5 %   
2014Rangers39.1 %10.0 %2.7 %   38.2 %   5.5 %   
Total- - -63.6 %1.4 %5.3 %   26.7 %0.3 %  2.2 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Cubs             
2008Cubs90.4     84.183.9  83.6  
2009Cubs90.286.6    85.488.1  83.9  
2013Rangers92.191.891.3   87.481.6  86.6  
2014Rangers91.090.990.1   86.3   87.1  
Total- - -91.191.291.2   86.784.2  84.5  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2003White Sox-1.60.4 -1.1-1.0  -0.767.36 -2.55-1.78  
2004White Sox0.31.1 2.1-2.3  0.030.88 1.53-3.16  
2005White Sox13.53.8 -0.10.1  1.862.04 -1.131.47  
2006White Sox-6.0-1.4 0.3-2.0  -0.73-0.97 2.38-16.72  
2007Cubs-3.72.4 -1.11.9  -2.153.39 -2.846.40  
2008Cubs-3.51.9  -0.3  -0.791.06  -3.77  
2009Cubs-7.12.0  0.0  -4.793.01  1.82  
2013Rangers8.50.35.5 0.0  1.550.381.90 4.50  
2014Rangers-1.70.0  0.1  -3.78-0.35  6.58  
Total- - --1.410.65.50.1-3.4  -0.031.211.900.06-1.86  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Cubs             
2008Cubs-0.2     -0.3-0.6  -0.7  
2009Cubs-6.50.0    1.90.1  0.0  
2013Rangers5.20.43.5   5.3-0.1  0.4  
2014Rangers-0.2-1.5-0.1   1.3   0.6  
Total- - --1.7-1.13.5   8.3-0.6  0.3  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Cubs             
2008Cubs-0.03     -0.51-14.51  -2.51  
2009Cubs-4.32-4.22    2.886.77  1.82  
2013Rangers1.132.723.65   1.53-5.61  8.97  
2014Rangers-0.43-13.55-2.66   3.10   9.60  
Total- - --0.14-4.173.47   1.63-9.48  0.79  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2003White Sox14.2 %66.9 %38.0 %33.3 %91.4 %79.5 %45.1 %56.5 %8.1 %
2003Average22.2 %68.8 %46.2 %51.9 %87.8 %79.4 %51.4 %58.6 %9.5 %
2004White Sox17.2 %71.6 %46.3 %53.9 %83.9 %78.7 %53.6 %56.2 %10.1 %
2004Average16.6 %69.6 %45.8 %53.7 %85.2 %80.1 %55.1 %58.4 %9.0 %
2005White Sox20.8 %68.5 %46.4 %42.2 %84.2 %75.5 %53.5 %57.3 %11.0 %
2005Average20.3 %68.0 %46.0 %51.8 %88.3 %80.8 %53.8 %59.1 %8.7 %
2006White Sox23.9 %74.2 %50.9 %62.7 %87.1 %81.8 %53.7 %55.4 %8.8 %
2006Average23.5 %66.6 %46.1 %57.4 %88.5 %81.0 %52.6 %58.8 %8.5 %
2007Cubs22.3 %68.6 %45.6 %45.7 %87.2 %77.1 %50.3 %60.5 %10.3 %
2007Average25.0 %66.6 %45.9 %60.8 %88.2 %80.8 %50.3 %58.7 %8.6 %
2008Cubs23.9 %68.9 %46.9 %51.4 %79.0 %72.2 %51.2 %57.5 %12.8 %
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009Cubs19.8 %58.9 %39.9 %52.4 %83.3 %75.9 %51.4 %52.7 %9.5 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2013Rangers36.2 %69.2 %51.4 %68.4 %81.4 %76.5 %46.2 %64.1 %12.0 %
2013Average31.0 %65.5 %46.4 %66.6 %87.0 %79.5 %44.7 %60.3 %9.3 %
2014Rangers31.8 %61.7 %47.3 %71.4 %72.4 %72.1 %51.7 %57.7 %12.7 %
2014Average28.9 %64.5 %45.6 %63.6 %86.4 %78.8 %47.0 %59.7 %9.5 %
Total- - -23.6 %69.8 %47.3 %56.6 %84.0 %77.4 %51.3 %57.8 %10.6 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Cubs        
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Cubs25.9 %64.1 %46.6 %55.3 %78.5 %72.6 %54.2 %18.9
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Cubs19.4 %56.4 %39.1 %55.0 %83.3 %76.7 %53.2 %21.3
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2013Rangers33.0 %65.5 %50.7 %62.6 %82.1 %76.3 %54.5 %21.9
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Rangers26.5 %69.6 %49.5 %69.2 %74.4 %73.1 %53.3 %22.1
2014Average29.1 %62.2 %45.2 %61.7 %87.0 %78.6 %48.6 %22.7
Total- - -28.6 %64.2 %47.9 %60.1 %80.6 %74.9 %54.2 %20.8

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2003White SoxP4413.1110001001 0   1.000 
2004White SoxP56165.1181011100 5   .900 
2005White SoxP69060.12140002101 2   1.000 
2006White SoxP70054.0490001001 2   1.000 
2007CubsP16016.2020000000 1   1.000 
2008CubsP50035.2242110000 3   .750 
2009CubsP19011.0020001100 1   1.000 
2013RangersP58057.0550000000 3   1.000 
2014RangersP706.0020000000 0   1.000 
Total- - -P3495319.115473126303 17   .954 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2003White SoxP13.10  000              
2004White SoxP65.10  022              
2005White SoxP60.10  022              
2006White SoxP54.00  -111              
2007CubsP16.20  000              
2008CubsP35.20  0-1-1              
2009CubsP11.00  011              
2013RangersP57.00  010              
2014RangersP6.00  000              
Total- - -P319.10  -165              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2013RangersP57.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
Total- - -P319.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2003White Sox-0.2-0.2-0.1-0.2-0.10.0$0.0 
2004White Sox-0.50.3-0.6-0.3-2.8-0.2($0.7)$0.3
2005White Sox2.00.60.00.613.81.4$4.6$0.3
2006White Sox0.0-0.10.60.5-5.2-0.5($1.8)$0.4
2007Cubs0.10.00.00.00.40.0$0.2$0.8
2008Cubs0.2-0.20.30.11.20.1$0.5 
2009Cubs-0.3-0.10.20.1-3.9-0.4($1.8) 
2013Rangers2.60.50.30.816.91.8$9.1 
2014Rangers0.0-0.10.10.00.00.0$0.0 
Total- - -3.80.70.81.620.32.2$10.1$1.9

SeasonTeamAgeWLGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%ERAFIPRA9-WARWAR
2014Oliver344250056.010.233.200.64.29076.2 %3.042.821.01.1
2015Oliver354249056.010.113.210.64.29774.9 %3.052.850.91.1
2016Oliver364352059.010.003.180.61.29574.9 %3.032.810.91.2
2017Oliver374351057.09.903.140.63.29674.1 %3.142.860.81.1
2018Oliver384351057.09.723.140.78.29476.2 %3.293.120.80.9

  • $2.2m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Texas Rangers on 1/15/2014 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2014: $2.2M
    • Agent / Agency: Joe Bick
    • Originally Reported By: Jeff Wilson
    • Source: twitter.com, Hat Tip: espn.go.com
    • Submitted by John Benedetto
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