Rays Top Ten Best Starters in Franchise History

By Mat Germain
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Mar 12, 2015; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb (53) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during a spring training game at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

#5 Alex Cobb

Drafted: in the 4th round of the 2006 draft


Resume among starters:

  • GS: 81, 9th
  • IP: 489.2, 9th
  • Wins: 35, T-6th
  • ERA: 3.21, 2nd
  • SO: 426, 7th
  • AVG: .238, 3rd
  • Whip: 1.19, T-2nd

Alex Cobb has grown into the Rays ace over the years, establishing himself as one of the best peripheral starters the team has ever had. He hasn’t had the time as a Rays starter to climb all of the stats rankings he will, if he remains a Ray going forward, but you can’t fault his performance over his last two healthy seasons. In hoping that he returns before the end of the season as a healthy and once again dominant starter, we will cheer him on and hope he adds to his already impressive numbers.

Next: Next on the list at #4 is Mr. Roller-Coaster