Jarred Lynn Cosart…graduated from Clear Creek High School (TX) in 2008, where he was a Rawlings Second Team All-American.
Made his third-straight Opening Day roster, making three starts for the Marlins in April before being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on 4/25...Made eight starts with New Orleans from 4/28 - 6/3, posting a 3.92 ERA (17 ER, 39.0 IP) in those starts, before landing on the seven-day DL…made one rehab start with the Gulf Coast League Marlins on 7/4 before being reinstated from the seven-day DL on 7/9 and making a start for Single-A Jupiter…transferred after the Jupiter start back to New Orleans where he made two starts before being recalled by Miami for a start on 7/25 vs. PHI, working 5.0 shutout innings that day...Acquired by the Padres on 7/29 from Miami via trade...Spent the remainder of the season with San Diego after being acquired by the Padres, going 0-3 with a 6.03 ERA (25 ER, 37.1 IP) in nine starts...Over his first five starts for the Padres from 8/1 - 8/26 he posted a 2.88 ERA (8 ER, 25.0 IP) with 20 strikeouts against 12 walks, with the Padres 2-3 in those starts…over his final four starts he posted a 12.41 ERA (17 ER, 12.1 IP) from 9/1 - 9/24...Left his start on 9/7 vs. BOS with a strained right hamstring and strained right groin in the fourth inning…his next start came on 9/18 at COL...Left his final start on 9/24 vs. SF after just 1.0 inning pitched with right elbow inflammation...Underwent surgery following the season in October to remove loose bodies from his right elbow.
Completed season with just 13 starts and one relief appearance for Miami, going 2-5 with 4.52 ERA (69.2 ip/35 er). Missed considerable time due to vertigo, and a later reoccurrence of symptoms associated with vertigo...Prior to being placed on 15-day DL on May 18 (retro to May 14), was 1-3 with 4.08 ERA (39.2/18) in seven starts. Made three rehab starts between Triple-A New Orleans and Double-A Jacksonville, with no record and 3.94 ERA (16.0/7) prior to returning from Major League DL on June 24... Made two starts with Marlins following return on June 24 and allowed nine runs in 5.2 innings. Optioned to NOLA on July 5 and made two starts before going on 7-day DL with a reoccurrence of symptoms. Started three games between GCL Marlins and Single-A Jupiter, going 0-2 with 4.85 ERA (13.0/7) before being recalled by Marlins on September 4...Had considerably better numbers at home than on road, going 0-2 with just a 1.38 ERA (32.2/5) in six starts at Marlins Park. In seven road assignments, was 2-3 with 7.64 ERA (33.0/28)...Took loss in season debut, April 11 vs. Tampa Bay, despite allowing just one run in 6.0 innings. Marked first career loss to Rays, previously going 3-0 with 1.17 ERA (23.0/3) in three career starts against TB...Picked up first win and evened record at 1-1 on April 22 at Philadelphia. Allowed one run on four hits (one home run) with no walks and four strikeouts over 6.0 innings. Was one of just two road starts in which he allowed two-or-fewer runs (also Sept. 17 at Washington)...Took second and final home loss on May 3 vs. Philadelphia. Allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out season-best six in 5.0 frames...Made first career relief appearance on June 26 vs. Dodgers, tossing 4.0 innings...Allowed two runs on six hits and three walks (one intentional) with three strikeouts and two wild pitches. Marked third relief appearance of 4.0+ innings by a Marlins reliever this season...From May 3-July 4, went 0-3 with 9.00 ERA (20.0/20) in five games (four starts). Made second-shortest start of career on July 4 against Cubs at Wrigley Field, allowing career-high tying seven runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two in just 1.2 innings. Shortest career start was a 0.1 inning outing on April 18, 2014 at Oakland (3 h, 7 r, 7 er, 4 bb, 2 hr)...Over final five starts of season, went 1-1 with 2.96 ERA, limiting opponents to eight runs in 24.1 innings. Held foes to two-or-fewer runs in four of five starts in that span, including two scoreless efforts: Sept. 11 vs. Washington and Sept. 24 vs. Philadelphia.
Split season between Houston and Miami, combining for 13-11 record and 3.69 ERA (180.1/74) in 30 starts...In 20 starts with Houston, posted 9-7 record with 4.41 ERA (116.1 IP/57 ER). Made 10 starts with Miami, going 4-4 with 2.39 ERA (64.0/17)...Acquired from Houston at the Non-waiver Trade Deadline and made Miami debut on August 1 vs. Cincinnati. From that date on had 13th-best ERA in National League...With victory vs. Atlanta on September 5, became first pitcher in Marlins' history to earn at least four wins with ERA under 2.00 in first six career starts with team, according to Elias. The win also extended winning streak to four games, which tied a career high; lost next start, on Sept. 10 at Milwaukee...Had streak of eight consecutive quality starts snapped in final outing of season. Issued career-high eight walks in 5.0 innings of work in Game 1 of doubleheader at Washington on Sept. 26. The loss also extended losing streak to three games, tying career-long streak...Prior to season finale, had posted a 2.14 bb/9 rate in nine starts (59.0 IP) with Marlins, down from 3.95 mark in 20 starts (116.1 IP) with Houston. Final bb/9 rate with Miami was 3.09...Posted 1.64 ERA (33.0 IP/6 ER) in August, second-best among NL starters behind Madison Bumgarner's 1.57 ERA (46.0/8). Was second-best ERA in a calendar month behind first month in Majors, July 2013 (0.86 ERA)...Owned a 55.3 ground ball rate, which ranked 10th among Major League starting pitchers...In start on August 25 at Angels, threw 80 of 107 pitches for strikes (74.8 percent). Ranked as fourth-highest strike percentage in single game among Marlins pitchers since 2000 (min. 100 pitches). Josh Beckett had highest mark, tossing 75.7 percent (107/81) on July 21, 2003 vs. Montreal, followed by Brad Penny (75.5; 106/80) on July 21, 2001 vs. Cincinnati and Javier Vazquez (75.0; 100/75) on July 16, 2011 vs. the Cubs. - Elias..Prior to start on August 12, skipped turn in the rotation due to left oblique soreness...Had not allowed a home run in 49.2 consecutive innings before surrendering home run to Freddie Freeman in seventh inning on September 5 vs. Atlanta...Dating back to Major League debut on July 12, 2013, owns third-best HR/9 rate (0.45) among qualified starting pitchers, behind Anibal Sanchez (0.33) and Clayton Kershaw (0.40)...Matched career-best with eight strikeouts in consecutive starts on June 4 against Angels and June 9 at Arizona. Also had eight-strikeout game on April 12 at Texas.
Named the Astros Rookie of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA...made 10 starts for the Astros, posting a 1.95 ERA (13ER/60IP)...his ERA thru his first 10 career starts is the lowest by an Astros pitcher in their first 10 MLB starts in franchise history...LHP Carlos Hernandez held the previous mark with a 2.05 ERA (14ER/61.1IP) thru his first 10 starts (Aug. 18, 2001-May 15, 2002)...the last MLB pitcher to post a lower ERA thru their first 10 career starts was Shelby Miller (1.57, 11ER/63IP), who did so from Oct. 3, 2012-May 20, 2013...since the date of his debut (July 12), led the American League and ranked fifth in the Majors in ERA (min. 60IP)...ranked immediately ahead of Ubaldo Jimenez (2.15) and Anibal Sanchez (2.20)...was one of three Astros pitchers to make their first MLB start in 2013 (also, Clemens, Oberholtzer)...the Astros finished their season with four rookie starters pitching well since July 12 ... over that time frame, Clemens, Cosart, Oberholtzer and Peacock combined for a 2.70 ERA (63ER/209.2IP) in their 35 starts...allowed just a .220 (46x209) opponent's batting average, including a .173 (22x127) mark against lefties ... recorded most of his outs on ground balls (2.33 GB/FB ratio), which ranked second on the club...fanned just 33 hitters in 60.0 MLB innings compared to his 93 strikeouts in 93.0 innings at Triple A this season...posted a 1.23 ERA (6ER/44IP) and allowed a .184 (27x147) opponent's batting average in seven road starts this season ... since his debut (July 12), ranked second in the Majors in road ERA (A. Sanchez-1.17) and second in road OBA (Scherzer-.177)...began the year with Triple A OKC and made 18 appearances (17 starts) before his first MLB recall on July 12...made a start that night (July 12 at TB) and was immediately optioned back to OKC following the game ... recalled on July 23 and made 10 starts before being shutdown for the season after his start on Sept. 9...pitched a combined 153.0 innings between the two levels...set a franchise record by pitching at least 5.0 innings and allowing no more than three runs in his first eight Major League starts...the record was previously held by LHP Mike Maddon, who's streak ended at seven for the 1983 Astros...the only other pitcher to toss 5.0+ innings, while allowing three runs of less in their first seven starts in an Astros uniform is LHP Randy Johnson (11g) in 1998 ... thru his first six starts, did not allow a home run before an Adrian Beltre two run shot on Aug. 20 at TEX ... Cosart's streak of 44 innings without surrendering a long ball was the longest by a Houston pitcher to start his MLB career since RHP Brad Lidge went 54.1 innings from 2002-03 (Elias)... it was also the second-longest start-of-career streak in team history by a pitcher who was used exclusively as a starter ... RHP Dan Larson began his career with 53.1 homerless innings in 1976...prior to Cosart, the last Major Leaguer to allow one ER or less while going 6.0 or more innings in his first four Major League starts was RHP Wayne Simpson in 1970 (4 starts, April 9-24)...only five starters in MLB history have had a streak like this: Dana Fillingim (7 starts, 1918), Ernie Wingard (5 starts, 1924), Cosart, Simpson and George Mogridge (4 starts, 1916)...was the first pitcher to have an ERA under 1.00 (0.96) after his first four ML starts since RHP Jorge Campillo, who had an 0.56 ERA for the Mariners & Braves from 2005-08...the only Astro ever to accomplish this was RHP Chris Sampson with an 0.46 ERA from June 7, 2006-April 10, 2007 (Elias)...made his MLB debut on July 12 at TB and defeated reigning Cy Young Award winner David Price and the Rays, holding the club to two hits over 8.0 shutout innings (2-1 win) ... had a no-hit bid thru 6.0 innings and became the first pitcher in Astros history to toss 8+ scoreless innings in his MLB debut...became just the third pitcher since 2000 to make his debut against a reigning Cy Young Award winner and earn the victory...became the fourth Texas-born pitcher to make his MLB debut as a starting pitcher for the Astros (Elias)...also, Troy Patton (Aug. 25, 2007 vs. PIT), Butch Henry (April 9, 1992 vs. CIN) and Bill Greif (July 19, 1971 vs. PHI) ... went 7-4 with a 3.29 ERA (34ER/93IP) in 18 games (17 starts) for Triple A OKC this season and was the Pacific Coast League's starting pitcher in the Triple A All-Star Game on July 18...allowed just 74 hits in his 93.0 innings of work while tallying a strikeout per IP with 93 K's...at the time of his callup, led the club in starts (17), wins (7), IP (93.0) and strikeouts (93)...in April, was named the RedHawks Pitcher of the Month by the Astros ... went 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA and struck out 29 batters over 27.1 innings...tied a career high with 10 strikeouts on May 7 vs. Tacoma...became first RedHawks pitcher with a double-digit strikeout game since RHP Rich Harden on Aug. 18, 2010 vs. Reno...had been one of the highest-ranked Astros minor leaguers the last two seasons...among Astros prospect rankings, he was tabbed at No. 4 (MLB.com), No. 5 (ESPN.com, Baseball Prospectus) and No. 7 (Baseball America) entering the 2013 season...MLB.com ranked him as MLB's No. 74 overall prospect, while ESPN.com tabbed him at No. 86.
Posted a 6-7 record with a 3.30 ERA (42ER/114.2IP), 92 strikeouts and a 2.01 groundballs per flyball
ratio in 21 games (20 starts) between Triple A Oklahoma City (6g) and Double A Corpus Christi (15g)...
battled a reoccuring blister issue throughout the season...spent the majority of the 2012 season with
Double A Corpus Christi, where he was a Texas League Midseason All-Star...went 5-5, posting a 3.52 ERA
(34ER/87IP) with 68 strikeouts and a 2.12 GB/FB ratio in 15 starts...put up a 1.74 ERA (6ER/31IP) over his
final five starts with the club from June 19-July 21...was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for
the week of June 18-25, 2012...struck out nine in 13.0 scoreless innings over two starts to earn the award...
made six appearances (five starts) for Triple A OKC over two stints with the club...went 1-2 with a 2.60
ERA (8ER/27.2IP) and 24 strikeouts...gave up just one earned run over his final 18.0 innings with OKC from
Aug. 18-Sept. 1...entering the season, was ranked by Baseball America as Houston's No. 2 prospect and the
No. 50 prospect in all of baseball...rated as having the 'Best Fastball' and 'Best Curveball' in the Houston
organization by the publication heading into the season...ranked by BA as Houston's No. 7 prospect with the 'Best Curveball', and the No. 19 prospect in the Texas League following the conlcusion of the season...
pitched for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League......gave up 13 earned runs in 18.0 innings with 15
strikeouts and a 2.60 groundballs per flyball ratio...was the East Division starting pitcher in the 2012 AFL
Rising Stars Game.
Posted an even 10-10 record with a 4.12 ERA (66ER/144.1IP) and 101 punchouts in
27 games (26 starts) between Class A Advanced Clearwater (20g) of the Philadelphia organization and Double
A Corpus Christi (7g)...went 9-8 with a 3.92 ERA (47ER/108IP) for the Threshers, and was a Florida State League
Midseason All-Star before heading to the Astros organization as part of the Hunter Pence deal...made seven
starts for the Hooks, going 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA (19ER/36.1IP) and 22 strikeouts...entered the season ranked
by Baseball America as the No. 4 prospect in the Philadelphia organization and the No. 70 prospect in all
of baseball...was ranked by the publication as the No. 9 prospect in the Florida State League following the
Went 7-3 with a 3.79 ERA (30ER/71.1IP) and 77 strikeouts in 14 starts for Class A Lakewood...was
selected to participate in the Futures Game but was replaced due to injury...entering the season, was ranked
by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect in the Philadelphia system.
Pitched in seven games (five
starts) for the Gulf Coast League Phillies, going 2-2 with a 2.22 ERA (6ER/24.1IP) and 25 strikeouts...ranked by
Baseball America as the No. 23 prospect in the Philadelphia system entering the season, and the No. 4 prospect
in the Gulf Coast League following the season.