Jake Cosart Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher


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Age: 22
Born: February 11, 1994
Friendswood, TX
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Seminole State (FL)
High School: Clear Creek (TX)

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Physical Description: Athletic, projectable frame. On the skinny side at present, with room to fill out. Low-mileage arm.  

Mechanics: Arm-heavy delivery. Doesnít utilize his lower half much and has some effort. Over-the-top arm slot. Almost short-arms the ball and has a slight stab.  

Fastball: 95-97 mph. Tops out in the high-90s. Potential plus-to-better offering. Pitch shows some life. Loose arm and elite arm strength help him generate easy velocity even though he doesnít use his lower half to great effect. Well below-average command and control.  

Curveball: 71-74 mph. Average potential. Loose and rolls to the plate at lower velocities. Shows sharp break and depth through the zone when he snaps it off.  

Changeup: 82-83 mph. Below-average potential. Throws with similar arm speed to his fastball. Shows drop and fade in on right-handed hitters. The pitch looked much improved in 2014 Fall Instructional League, but he struggled with the offering during the 2015 season and didnít throw it during two outings scouted during Spring Training 2016.  

Slider: 84 mph. Short 10-to-4 break. Thrown sparingly as a pro thus far.  

Career Notes: Moved to the bullpen full-time in 2016. Redshirted his freshman season at Duke as an outfielder, then transferred to Seminole State to become a pitcher. Brother Jarred is a starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins.  

Extremely high-risk prospect who has shown the arsenal and athleticism to profile as a starter in the past, but now looks destined for a bullpen role. When at his best, stuff would project in a late-inning role, but odds of him reaching that ceiling are very low. Delivery relies on excellent arm speed, but doesnít lend itself to command and control or long-term arm health. Improving command and control will be key for his development, as will refining his secondary pitches.

  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2014 Seminole State NJCAA JuCo --- 20 5 3 0.625 5.34 13 11 0 64.0 65 42 38 5 23 67 1.38 2.91 9.42
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 0 1 0.000 2.25 7 7 0 16.0 7 7 4 0 11 16 1.13 1.45 9.00
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 2 2 0.500 5.45 9 9 0 33.0 26 20 20 3 20 27 1.39 1.35 7.36
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 4 1 0.800 2.05 29 0 2 52.2 36 13 12 2 25 76 1.16 3.04 12.99
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 22     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 24, 2014 by Tom Kotchman
Signing Bonus: $450,000
MiLB Debut: July 22, 2014 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2015):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2016): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
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