Colton Cowser

Colton Cowser

Height: 6-2
Weight: 220 lbs
Age: 24
Baltimore Orioles

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The ScoreReport: Orioles keeping tabs on A's Miller, Marlins' Scott

The Baltimore Orioles are eyeing a pair of All-Star closers with the July 30 trade deadline approaching.Baltimore is in touch with the Oakland Athletics about right-hander Mason Miller and the Miami Marlins regarding left-hander Tanner Scott, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.The Athletics would likely require a massive haul of prospects for Miller, who's under team control for five more years after this season. The 25-year-old owns a 2.27 ERA with 0.85 WHIP and an eye-popping 15.9 K/9 over 33 appearances this season. He also ranks in the 100th percentile in fastball velocity, chase percentage, whiff percentage, and strikeout percentage.Miller recorded the fastest pitch in All-Star Game history when he hit 103.6 mph on the radar gun Tuesday.Scott, who started his career with the Orioles in 2017 and spent five campaigns with the franchise, has authored a 1.34 ERA with 1.07 WHIP and 45 strikeouts over 40 1/3 innings in 2024. The 29-year-old would likely cost much less to acquire since he's a free agent after this season.Baltimore is well positioned to make significant additions at the deadline thanks to baseball's No. 1-ranked farm system, which includes the likes of Jackson Holliday, Samuel Basallo, Colton Cowser, Coby Mayo, and Heston Kjerstad.Copyright © 2024 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Friday, Jul 19, 2024

NBC SportsAfter sitting against three straight righties, left-handed hitter Colton Cowser is starting in center Wednesday against Shota Imanaga and the Cubs.

It's understandable, but it's kind of crazy that Cowser is starting against lefties (six consecutive times now) and sitting versus righties, even though his OPS is 90 points higher against righties this season (.763 to .674). That's because he's still better than Cedric Mullins versus lefties, but the Orioles don't think he's currently better than Heston Kjerstad or even maybe Austin Hays against righties. It hardly seems fair to Cowser, but baseball isn't about fair.

Source: NBC Sports
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024

RotowireColton Cowser: Sitting versus righty again

Cowser is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

Source: Rotowire
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2024

NBC SportsHeston Kjerstad hit a three-run homer in the victory over the A's on Sunday.

Kjerstad was making just his second start in five games, which is the same number as Colton Cowser and one less than Austin Hays, even though four of those games were against righties. It's pretty much impossible to trust either Kjerstad or Cowser in weekly leagues at this point, though either would likely be a useful mixed-league outfielder if the Orioles sent down the other.

Source: NBC Sports
Sunday, Jul 7, 2024

The ScoreMLB Rookie of the Year odds: Skenes pulling away, AL remains wide-open

Two intriguing Rookie of the Year races are developing in MLB, with Paul Skenes trying to pull away in the National League and a potential five-horse race taking shape between Luis Gil, Wyatt Langford, and three others in the American League.Skenes burst onto the scene when he was called up for the Pirates in May, racking up seven strikeouts in his first start and then pitching a six-inning, 11-strikeout gem in his second outing. The 22-year-old holds a 2.02 ERA in nine starts with 70 strikeouts in 52.1 innings pitched.Those incredible numbers from the 2023 first overall pick have landed him atop the oddsboard for National League Rookie of the Year.All odds via theScore Bet. Player (Team) Odds Implied probability Paul Skenes (PIT) -275 73.3% Jackson Merrill (SD) +375 21.1% Shota Imanaga (CHC) +1100 8.3% Gavin Stone (LAD) +2200 4.3% Joey Ortiz (MIL) +2200 4.3% The Padres' Jackson Merrill is Skenes' closest competition. Merrill is hitting .293 with 12 homers and 43 RBIs in his rookie campaign. The 21-year-old centerfielder was the second youngest player on an Opening Day roster behind the Brewers' Jackson Chourio.Both Skenes and Merrill were +3000 to win NL ROY before the season.The American League has an ongoing duel between Gil and Langford, with Colton Cowser, Mason Miller, and Wilyer Abreu all within reach. Player (Team) Odds Implied probability Luis Gil (NYY) +200 33.3% Wyatt Langford (TEX) +225 30.8% Colton Cowser (BAL) +550 15.4% Mason Miller (OAK) +650 13.3% Wilyer Abreu (BOS) +650 13.3% Gil wasn't even listed on the oddsboard at the beginning of the season, and when he was, his opening odds were +2200 in the middle of May. Thanks to a 9-4 record and an ERA of 3.41, Gil's rocketed up the board to claim the favorite position. The 26-year-old leads the stout Yankees' rotation with 102 strikeouts.Langford entered the year as the third favorite at +800 to win AL ROY behind teammate Evan Carter and Baltimore's Jackson Holliday. He dropped all the way to +3000 at one point but has climbed back thanks to a .309 average in June. Cowser and Abreu were long shots before the season began. Cowser was +3000 at the beginning of the season and at one point jumped into the favorite spot at +105. Abreu wasn't listed before the season, and his longest odds of the campaign were +1400.There was also some early-season confusion surrounding Miller's rookie eligibility since he pitched 33.1 innings in 2023. However, once it was determined he was still eligible to win this year's award, he entered the market at his current price of +650 and was also the favorite for a brief period.With plenty of drastic swings atop the AL ROY betting board through the first three months of the season, it's safe to expect there will be more movement unless someone begins to separate from the pack.Copyright © 2024 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

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Thursday, Jul 4, 2024