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Current Status
Free Agent since 2017-11-07 * Definition of FA
High Level
Proper Name
Neal James Cotts
Stat Years
2001-2017  [mlb] 2003-2015
Height/Weight
6-2 / 200
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (736)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Lebanon (Summerfield,IL)
Colleges
Illinois State University (Normal, Illinois)
Draft
Selected by the Oakland Athletics in Round #2 (#69 overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Jim Pransky
MLB Debut
2003-08-12 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.140)
Service Time
7.041 (2016)
Organizations
CHA [4] TEX [4] CHN [3] OAK [2] ANA [1] WAS [1] MIL [1] MIN [1] NYA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 4988 ... retro id: cottn001 ... mlbam id: 425840
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    2001Vancouver CanadiansNwstA-oak-211---103.09970002035.0281412213444111.177.200.513.3411.313.603.381.000
    2001Visalia OaksCalifA+oak-211---322.32770000031.027148015340031.357.840.004.359.874.062.27.600
    2001Minor Totals: OAKbyYearA+/A-----212---422.7316140002066.0552820228784141.267.500.273.8210.643.822.79.667
    2002Modesto A'sCalifA+oak12222---1264.12282800000137.212372635871787251.538.040.335.6911.644.712.05.667
    2002Minor Totals: OAKbyYearA+----221---1264.13282800000137.712372635871787251.538.070.335.7111.684.722.05.667
    2003Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-233---972.16212100000108.16732262561330031.145.570.174.6511.052.662.38.563
    2003Chicago White SoxALMLBcha38233Log - Sp - Ext - Perf118.10440000013.1151212117100002.4010.130.6811.486.758.100.59.500
    2003Minor Totals: CHAbyYearAA----231---972.16212100000108.36732262561330031.145.580.174.6611.072.662.38.563
    2003MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf118.24440000013.3151212117100002.4410.310.6911.686.878.240.59.500
    2004Chicago White SoxALMLBcha46244Log - Sp - Ext - Perf445.65561001255065.16145411330588031.398.401.794.137.996.201.93.500
    2004MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf445.67561001255065.36145411330588031.408.431.804.158.026.221.93.500
    2005Chicago White SoxALMLBcha46255Log - Sp - Ext - Perf401.94690001069060.1381613129583041.115.670.154.338.652.392.001.000
    2005MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf401.95690001069060.3381613129583041.115.690.154.348.692.402.001.000
    2006Chicago White SoxALMLBcha46266Log - Sp - Ext - Perf125.17700001470154.06433311224433031.6310.672.004.007.175.501.79.333
    2006MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf125.17700001470154.06433311224433031.6310.672.004.007.175.501.79.333
    2007Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn4277---224.8324600118050.1432827430483201.457.690.725.368.585.011.60.500
    2007Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46,48277Log - Sp - Ext - Perf014.8616000416016.2159919140031.448.100.544.867.564.861.56.000
    2007Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----271---224.8524600118050.3432827430483201.467.720.725.398.625.031.60.500
    2007MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf015.0016000416016.7159919140031.488.330.565.007.785.001.56.000
    2008Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn48288---202.0019000519327.02376010330001.227.670.003.3311.002.333.301.000
    2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48288Log - Sp - Ext - Perf024.2950000750035.2381817713433011.439.591.773.2810.854.543.31.000
    2008Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----281---202.0019000519327.02376010330001.227.670.003.3311.002.333.301.000
    2008MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf024.3550000750035.7381817713433011.459.721.793.3210.994.603.31.000
    2009Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn11299---112.8412000412112.274416111001.034.970.714.267.822.841.83.500
    2009Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf027.3619000319011.014993990012.0911.452.457.367.367.361.00.000
    2009Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----291---112.9512000412112.774416111001.075.160.744.438.112.951.83.500
    2009MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf027.3619000319011.014993990002.0911.452.457.367.367.361.00.000
    2012Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex563210---214.55250001025331.2321616215412011.489.090.574.2611.654.552.73.667
    2012Minor Totals: TEXbyYearAAA----321---214.62250001025331.7321616215412011.519.230.584.3311.834.622.73.667
    2013Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex563311---310.7815000215223.0133215420000.785.090.391.9616.431.178.40.750
    2013Texas RangersALMLBtex563311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf831.1158000658157.03687218653000.955.680.322.8410.261.263.61.727
    2013Minor Totals: TEXbyYearAAA----331---310.7815000215223.0133215420000.785.090.391.9616.431.178.40.750
    2013MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf831.1158000658157.03687218653000.955.680.322.8410.261.263.61.727
    2014Texas RangersALMLBtex563412Log - Sp - Ext - Perf294.32730001873266.2663332623634231.338.910.813.108.504.452.74.182
    2014MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf294.35730001873266.7663332623634231.348.970.823.138.564.492.74.182
    2015Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil483513Log - Sp - Ext - Perf103.2651000951049.2441818917492031.237.971.633.088.883.262.881.000
    2015Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin553513Log - Sp - Ext - Perf003.9517000117013.214863590011.399.221.983.295.935.271.80.000
    2015MLB Totals: MIL-MINbyYearMLB----352Log - Sp - Ext - Perf103.42680001068063.35826241222582041.278.271.713.148.273.712.641.000
    2016Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex143614---223.8020000720023.2231010210230001.398.750.763.808.753.802.30.500
    2016Salt Lake BeesPCLAAAana233614---003.2914000214113.2125513131001.107.900.661.988.563.294.33.000
    2016Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRidersILAAAnya263614---004.9170002707.18542120011.239.822.451.232.456.142.00.000
    2016Minor Totals: NYA-ANA-TEXbyYearAAA----363---223.87410001141144.7432019514381011.298.761.022.857.744.072.71.500
    2017Syracuse ChiefsILAAAwas203715---133.94520001052248.0372221417573021.136.940.753.1910.694.133.35.250
    2017Minor Totals: WASbyYearAAA----371---133.94520001052248.0372221417573021.136.940.753.1910.694.133.35.250
    MLB Totals (11 yrs)21243.96483500844784443.340520919558194421262221.358.231.183.948.554.252.17.467
    American League Totals (7 yrs)20193.87347500613424330.329415514238146306212141.338.021.043.988.344.232.10.513
    National League Totals (4 yrs)154.22136000231360113.0111545320481155081.418.841.593.829.164.302.40.167
    Minor League Totals38253.3425369004318412549.344323220426268659215161.297.260.434.3910.803.802.46.603
    Minor: A- Totals103.09970002035.0281412213444111.177.200.513.3411.313.603.381.000
    Minor: A+ Totals1583.80353500000168.7150867151022127281.508.030.275.4611.344.602.08.652
    Minor: AA Totals972.16212100000108.36732262561330031.145.580.174.6611.072.662.38.563
    Minor: AAA Totals13103.611886004318212237.319810095179727010241.247.520.653.6810.253.802.78.565
    Chicago White Sox Totals (4 yrs)1074.52199500361941193.01781069727100169140101.448.301.264.667.884.941.69.588
    Texas Rangers Totals (2 yrs)10122.85131000241313123.710241398411287231.167.450.583.009.353.003.12.455
    Chicago Cubs Totals (3 yrs)054.99850001485063.36736351131663051.559.561.574.429.415.132.13.000
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (1 yrs)103.2951000951049.7441818917492031.248.051.653.118.963.292.881.000
    Minnesota Twins Totals (1 yrs)004.0917000117013.714863590011.449.552.053.416.145.451.80.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    2004Chicago White SoxALMLBcha4624pL-S-E-P1310110000000000001.0001.0002.0003.0001211.0001.0001.0000.000.000.000.00.00100.0
    2007Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn427p---2245010001000200000.200.200.200.400510.000.000.3330.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    2008Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn4828p---3191000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4828pL-S-E-P3441000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    2009Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn1129p---4121000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    2013Texas RangersALMLBtex5633pL-S-E-P5580000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2016Salt Lake BeesPCLAAAana2336p---611000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    2017Syracuse ChiefsILAAAwas2037p---7140000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)1052011000000100000.500.5001.0001.500221.500.5001.0000.0050.000.000.00.00100.0
    American League Totals (2 yrs)6110110000000000001.0001.0002.0003.0001211.0001.0001.0000.000.000.000.00.00100.0
    National League Totals (1 yrs)441000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals708010001000500000.125.125.125.250810.000.000.3330.0062.500.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals708010001000500000.125.125.125.250810.000.000.3330.0062.500.000.00.000.0
    Texas Rangers Totals (1 yrs)580000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Chicago Cubs Totals (1 yrs)441000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Chicago White Sox Totals (1 yrs)310110000000000001.0001.0002.0003.0001211.0001.0001.0000.000.000.000.00.00100.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    2001Vancouver CanadiansNwstA-21P900.0041054.8000.400.0011.8100.013
    2001Visalia OaksCalifA+21P700.0051065.8330.700.005.0100.016
    2002Modesto A'sCalifA+22P2800.01422113736.9731.300.0020.0100.08
    2003Birmingham BaronsSouAA23P2100.0713122120.9521.000.0015.3100.05
    2003Chicago White SoxALMLB23P4413.11101221.0000.500.152.5100.016
    2004Chicago White SoxALMLB24P56165.11811109.9000.200.1434.6100.03
    2005Chicago White SoxALMLB25P69060.12140216161.0000.200.2742.6100.01
    2006Chicago White SoxALMLB26P70054.0490113131.0000.200.2443.2100.01
    2007Iowa CubsPCLAAA27P2400.0380111111.0000.500.0016.7100.010
    2007Chicago CubsNLMLB27P16017.20200221.0000.100.129.9100.013
    2008Iowa CubsPCLAAA28P1900.01200331.0000.200.0013.4100.011
    2008Chicago CubsNLMLB28P50035.0242086.7500.100.1731.1100.04
    2009Iowa CubsPCLAAA29P1200.0211043.7500.300.008.3100.016
    2009Chicago CubsNLMLB29P19011.00201221.0000.100.1811.8100.014
    2012Round Rock ExpressPCLAAA32P2500.0311154.8000.200.0017.4100.09
    2013Round Rock ExpressPCLAAA33P1500.01101221.0000.100.0010.4100.016
    2013TexasALMLB33P58057.0550010101.0000.200.1835.6100.05
    2014TexasALMLB34P73066.2370010101.0000.100.1545.1100.01
    2015MilwaukeeNLMLB35P51049.22500771.0000.100.1431.5100.04
    2015MinnesotaALMLB35P17013.2000000.0000.000.0010.5100.016
    2016Round Rock ExpressPCLAAA36P2000.00400441.0000.200.0014.0100.09
    2016Salt Lake BeesPCLAAA36P1400.00400441.0000.300.009.9100.016
    2016Scranton/WB RailRidersILAAA36P700.02000221.0000.300.004.9100.024
    2017Syracuse ChiefsILAAA37P5200.01700881.0000.200.0036.9100.01
    MLB Totals - (P)483544120573610.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)1880013282310.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)21007131211.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)350014272111.0000.000.00---------
    A- Totals - (P)900041010.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    2001Minor16----------
    2002Minor28----------
    2003MLB4----------
    2003Minor21----------
    2004MLB56----------
    2005MLB69----------
    2006MLB70----------
    2007MLB16----------
    2007Minor24----------
    2008MLB50----------
    2008Minor19----------
    2009MLB19----------
    2009Minor12----------
    2012Minor25----------
    2013MLB58----------
    2013Minor15----------
    2014MLB73----------
    2015MLB68----------
    2016Minor41----------
    2017Minor52----------
    Totals736----------