Biggest Disappointment: Alex Cobb
The entire start has been disappointing, but none more than when your prized free agent signing has a 13.11 ERA after one month, with a 0-3 record and 30 hits allowed in 11.2 innings pitched.
No, starting pitcher Alex Cobb has not got off to a great start.
When you sign very late into spring training, everything is sped up, even if you try to take it slow.
Cobb didn’t go to the minor leagues to pitch. This led to over concerns over using the minor league ball, which is smaller. So, the batters he faced were Orioles in extended spring training.
There is a joke here about this since the Baltimore Orioles’ offense was so dismal to start the year.
Cobb’s WHIP is a laughable 2.829. He has only four strikeouts, so he is not missing bats at all.
Eventually, it will get better. It has to, it can’t get worse.
If you thought that Davis or Jones’ was bad, Cobb’s is -0.8 already.
After living through the Ubaldo Jimenez contract, it is understandable for Oriole fans to be on edge about Cobb’s early performance for the Orioles.
Honorable Mention: Brad Brach