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Friday, December 21, 2012

The '13 Prospects of Christmas- #4- Jarred Cosart

by Jared Webb @webberoo11
  
#4 Jarred Cosart RHP 6'3" 180 22 years old

I'm very bullish on Jarred CosartJarred has a mid 90's fastball that can touch 98 mph. He works with a full effort delivery (lots of movement) that has a slight pause in the leg lift (similar to that seen in Japanese pitchers). I don't love his windup, but his stuff is hard to argue with. 
He throws a plus power curve and has a nasty change-up. It has been said that he misses less bats than he should  considering how good his stuff is. The big thing for him is keeping the ball down and controlling it, all while staying healthy. 
2011/2012 showed major improvement in the health department, with only a blister problem slowing him in 2012.  Cosart could end 2013 in the MLB, but if he continues on the success of 2012 then Mr. Lunhow might not be able to hold him back. 
I imagine they will hold off on starting his service time until we see the development of some of our other prospects. His 2012 numbers showed that he is improving in the control area so his #1 ceiling could be attainable.  Cosart also got very good reviews from scouts during his time in the AFL.  It's also worth noting that he is a huge Texans fan
Ceiling: #2 Starting Pitcher
Floor: Closer
c2012 Jared Webb.  Used with permission.

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