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Neal Cotts

Neal Cotts 56 P

Texas Rangers

  • Status: Free Agent
  • Full Name: Neal James Cotts
  • Age: 34 (March 25, 1980)
  • Birthplace: Lebanon, IL
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 200
  • Draft: Round 2 (2001, OAK)
  • MLB Debut: 08/12/2003
  • School: Illinois State
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Neal Cotts Career Stats

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Neal Cotts Awards and Honors

Neal Cotts  56 P

  • Full Name: Neal James Cotts
  • Born: March 25, 1980
  • Age: 34
  • Birthplace: Lebanon, IL
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 200
  • Draft: Round 2 (2001, OAK)
  • School: Illinois State
  • MLB Debut: 08/12/2003
Signed by the New York Yankees as a Minor League free agent on Nov. 19, 2010 ... selected by Oakland in second round of 2001 draft (scout: Jim Pransky)...traded to Chicago (A.L.) Dec. 17, 2002 as the player to be named in the deal that sent P Keith Foulke, P Joe Valentine and C Mark Johnson to Oakland for P Billy Koch ... traded to the Cubs 11/16 for P David Aardsma and P Carlos Vasquez ... attended Illinois State University. Earned First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference and ABCA All-Midwest Region Team honors ... finished his collegiate career ranked fifth all-time at ISU in strikeouts (263) ... Was the starting pitcher for the United States in the All-Star Futures Game on July 13, 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field, allowing 1 ER in 1.0 IP (1 K) ... attended Illinois State University, where he earned First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference and ABCA All-Midwest Region Team honors ... graduated from Lebanon HS (Ill.) in 1998.