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Jharel Cotton
ERA W-L K
5.83 5-10 80
Team: OaklandHt / Wt: 5-11 / 195 NFBC ADP: 231.76
Position: SPBorn: 1/19/1992 Birthplace: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 20th Round by Dodgers (2012)


Latest News
Aug. 15 10:33 AM PT11:33 AM MT12:33 PM CT1:33 PM ET13:33 ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST1:03 PM VEN21:33 UAE12:33 PM CT-Jharel Cotton fell to 5-10, allowing six runs on eight hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Monday. Cotton struck out two, ending the game with a 5.92 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton came off the disabled list July 30 from a right thumb blister and has an 8.71 ERA in four starts since. His winless stretch reached five starts and he is 0-3 since a victory at the White Sox on June 23. The right-hander dropped to 1-7 in nine night starts and 2-6 in 10 home outings. A's manager Bob Melvin didn't commit on whether Cotton might need a break from the rotation.
Aug. 9 4:24 PM PT5:24 PM MT6:24 PM CT7:24 PM ET19:24 ET23:24 GMT7:24 4:24 PM MST6:24 PM EST6:54 PM VEN3:24 UAE (+1)6:24 PM CT-Jharel Cotton fell to 5-9, allowing six runs on eight hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Wednesday. Cotton struck out four, ending the game with a 5.72 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton has been hit hard in three starts since coming off the DL following a blister on his thumb. The right-hander is 0-1 with an 8.59 ERA over that span while allowing five homers in 14 2/3 innings.
Aug. 5 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Jharel Cotton allowed four runs - three earned - on seven hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on Friday. Cotton struck out two, ending the game with a 5.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton has struggled in both of his starts since coming off the DL and should be kept on the bench for now.
July 31 8:12 AM PT9:12 AM MT10:12 AM CT11:12 AM ET11:12 ET15:12 GMT23:12 8:12 AM MST10:12 AM EST10:42 AM VEN19:12 UAE10:12 AM CT-Jharel Cotton allowed five runs on five hits and five walks in 3.2 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Sunday. Cotton struck out five, ending the game with a 5.49 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton has now walked 37 in 80 1/3 innings, a number that's not going to get it done. He has a 7.56 ERA at home and just a 3.26 ERA on the road.
July 6 1:13 PM PT2:13 PM MT3:13 PM CT4:13 PM ET16:13 ET20:13 GMT4:13 1:13 PM MST3:13 PM EST3:43 PM VEN0:13 UAE (+1)3:13 PM CT-Cotton, who's been out with a thumb blister, will come off the disabled list to make Sunday's start.
Analysis: He's not a good fantasy option at this point, having lasted six innings just five times in 14 starts and owning a mediocre 2.09 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
July 4 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Jharel Cotton fell to 5-8, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Monday. Cotton struck out five, ending the game with a 5.17 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton made his first start since a 3-0 victory over the White Sox on June 23, when he threw five shutout innings but had to leave in the sixth with a blister on his right thumb. He's not a good fantasy option at this point, having lasted six innings just four times in 14 starts and owning a mediocre 2.09 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
June 28 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-A's manager Bob Melvin expects Cotton to start on Saturday after his scheduled start on Thursday was pushed back because of a blister on his right thumb.
Analysis: Cotton had to be pushed back after exiting Friday's game at Chicago with a blister on his right thumb in the sixth inning. He gave up a leadoff single to Kevan Smith and came up shaking his hand after throwing one pitch to Adam Engel.
June 23 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Jharel Cotton improved to 5-7, allowing three hits and one walk over 5.0 scoreless innings, as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday. Cotton struck out three, ending the game with a 5.02 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton exited Friday's game at Chicago with a blister on his right thumb in the sixth inning. He gave up a leadoff single to Kevan Smith and came up shaking his hand after throwing one pitch to Adam Engel.
June 19 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST10:49 AM VEN19:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Jharel Cotton improved to 4-7, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the Oakland Athletics defeated the New York Yankees 4-3 on Sunday. Cotton struck out six, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was his second-longest start of the season after going seven innings April 10 at Kansas City. The rookie right-hander had been 0-4 over a five-start winless stretch since beating the Twins on May 4.
June 13 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET22:18 ET2:18 GMT10:18 7:18 PM MST9:18 PM EST9:48 PM VEN6:18 UAE (+1)9:18 PM CT-Jharel Cotton fell to 3-7, allowing five runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Miami Marlins 8-1 on Tuesday. Cotton struck out five, ending the game with a 5.52 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton is 0-3 with a 5.24 ERA in four starts since being recalled May 27. Overall in the big leagues, the right-hander is 0-4 with a 6.59 ERA in his last five outings.
June 7 4:46 PM PT5:46 PM MT6:46 PM CT7:46 PM ET19:46 ET23:46 GMT7:46 4:46 PM MST6:46 PM EST7:16 PM VEN3:46 UAE (+1)6:46 PM CT-Cotton allowed four runs on four hits and four walks in 6.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Cotton struck out four, ending the game with a 5.20 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
June 1 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET15:33 ET19:33 GMT3:33 12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST3:03 PM VEN23:33 UAE2:33 PM CT-Jharel Cotton fell to 3-6, allowing five runs - one earned - on four hits and four walks in 5.2 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Cleveland Indians 8-0 on Thursday. Cotton struck out four, ending the game with a 5.11 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
May 27 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Cotton fell to 3-5, allowing three runs on two hits and three walks in 5.2 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the New York Yankees 3-2 on Saturday. Cotton struck out five, ending the game with a 5.56 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton was promoted from Triple-A Nashville before the game. He began the season in the Athletics' rotation but was sent down to the minors May 11 to refine his game Cotton's work on mixing his repertoire and throwing inside paid off. The 25-year-old righty hadn't come close to giving up a hit when he retired the first two batters in the sixth, yet he had thrown a lot of pitches.
May 10 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET15:49 ET19:49 GMT3:49 12:49 PM MST2:49 PM EST3:19 PM VEN23:49 UAE2:49 PM CT-Jharel Cotton fell to 3-4, allowing seven runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Tuesday. Cotton struck out seven, ending the game with a 5.68 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton has surrendered five homers over 11 innings in his last two starts.
May 4 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Jharel Cotton improved to 3-3, allowing three runs - two earned - on three hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-5 on Thursday. Cotton struck out nine, ending the game with a 4.64 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton's nine strikeouts were a career high. He showed some definite progress in this outing.
Apr. 29 1:04 PM PT2:04 PM MT3:04 PM CT4:04 PM ET16:04 ET20:04 GMT4:04 1:04 PM MST3:04 PM EST3:34 PM VEN0:04 UAE (+1)3:04 PM CT-Jharel Cotton fell to 2-3, allowing six runs - three earned - on 10 hits and one walk in 4.1 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Houston Astros 9-4 on Friday. Cotton struck out four, ending the game with a 5.00 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cotton has failed to get through six innings in three of his five starts and has an awful walk-to-strikeout ratio, having issued 12 free passes and fanning just 19.
Apr. 18 7:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET10:51 ET14:51 GMT22:51 7:51 AM MST9:51 AM EST10:21 AM VEN18:51 UAE9:51 AM CT-Cotton allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a 7-0 loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Analysis: The right-hander pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in his second start and has sandwiched those by allowing 10 runs in 9 2/3 innings.
Apr. 11 7:10 AM PT8:10 AM MT9:10 AM CT10:10 AM ET10:10 ET14:10 GMT22:10 7:10 AM MST9:10 AM EST9:40 AM VEN18:10 UAE9:10 AM CT-The young pitcher breezed through seven innings, allowing a pair of singles and three walks, and got just enough offense from Khris Davis' two-run homer to help the Athletics spoil Kansas City's home opener with a 2-0 victory at sun-splashed Kauffman Stadium.
Analysis: Cotton, who was battered by the Angels in his season debut, effortlessly sliced through the Kansas City order. He got a double play to end the second, struck out the side in the fifth, then induced a pair of fly outs in the sixth after an error on a double-play ball gave the Royals life.
Apr. 6 7:02 AM PT8:02 AM MT9:02 AM CT10:02 AM ET10:02 ET14:02 GMT22:02 7:02 AM MST9:02 AM EST9:32 AM VEN18:02 UAE9:02 AM CT-In Wednesday's 5-0 loss to the Angels, Cotton allowed eight hits and five runs, struck out four and walked two in 4 1/3 innings.
Analysis: This marked his first major league loss after going 2-0 over five starts in 2016.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2016 Oak 2 0 0 - 0 5 5 0 29.1 20 10 7 4 4 0 23 0.82 2.15
2017 Oak 5 10 0 - 0 18 18 0 97.1 104 73 63 19 42 1 80 1.50 5.83
Career 7 10 0 - 0 23 23 0 126.2 124 83 70 23 46 1 103 1.34 4.97

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Oak 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 758 97 88 93 45.88
Curveball 143 82 73 77.3 8.66
Changeup 327 81 73 77.4 19.79
Cut Fastball 424 92 85 88.6 25.67

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