Bits: Is Alex Cobb the real deal? 

April, 25, 2013

Not all strikeout rates translate from the minor leagues to the majors, but in the case of Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, who was successful in 2012 but hardly outstanding, it seemed like the best was still yet to come. It's why I paid particular attention to Cobb's strikeout rate in spring training and ultimately landed him on a few of my teams, as the Rays were raving about him and let's face it, that organization has proved to know a thing or two about pitching, even when it's not rejuvenating older players.