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Bats Right  Throws Right
Earned run average  2.15
Height  1.8 m
Salary  507,500 USD (2016)
Win–loss record  2–0
Strikeouts  23
Weight  88 kg
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Date joined  2016 (Nashville Sounds, Oakland Athletics)
Similar  Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes, Ryon Healy, Sean Manaea, Daniel Mengden

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Jharel Leandre Cotton (born January 19, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).


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College career

Cotton played college baseball at Miami Dade College in 2010 and 2011. After he was not taken in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, the Los Angeles Dodgers offered him a contract as an undrafted free agent, but he declined the offer and returned to Miami Dade. He was then drafted by the New York Mets in the 28th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, but did not sign and transferred to East Carolina University.

Professional career

After one year at East Carolina, Cotton was drafted by the Dodgers in the 20th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He signed this time and made his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors. Cotton spent 2013 with the Great Lakes Loons, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Cotton missed the first two months of the 2015 season, recovering from a broken left wrist. He pitched in one game for the Great Lakes and four for Rancho Cucamonga before being promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers. In late August, he was promoted to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers and tried out for a potential bullpen callup to Los Angeles. Between the four levels he appeared in 21 games (with 11 starts) and was 6–2 with a 2.45 ERA. The Dodgers added Cotton to their 40-man roster after the season. He begin 2016 in the starting rotation for Oklahoma City and was selected to participate for the world team at the 2016 All-Star Futures Game. During the game, Cotton only faced one batter, throwing merely three pitches against Phillies outfielder Dylan Cozens. However, Cozens flied out, paving the way for Cotton to pick up the win after teammate Yoan Moncada hit a game-winning Home Run for the World Team.

On August 1, 2016, the Dodgers traded Cotton, Grant Holmes, and Frankie Montas to the Oakland Athletics for Rich Hill and Josh Reddick. He was assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. Cotton retired the first 26 Round Rock Express batters he faced on August 9, but allowed a triple with two outs in the ninth inning, just missing a perfect game. He was called up to the Athletics on September 7 to make his major league debut.


His brother, Jamaine Cotton, pitched in the Houston Astros organization from 2010 to 2014.


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