San Francisco Giants Starter Adding Two New Pitches To Repertoire

San Francisco Giants starter Alex Cobb is gearing up for the upcoming season by incorporating two new pitches, a cutter and a slider, into his pitch mix.

Despite posting his best stats in four years last season, Cobb is motivated to improve his game. He plans to call his own games using the PitchCom system, which was introduced last season, and work on expanding his pitch repertoire.

Cobb posted a 3.73 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 149.2 innings in 28 starts last season.

His signature sinker and splitter accounted for the majority of his pitches, but he also utilized a curveball and changeup. With the addition of a cutter and slider, Cobb looks to be a formidable mid-rotation option for the Giants in the upcoming season.

He finished above average in 9-of-14 statcast categories last year, a notable accomplishment.

Cobb's teammate, Logan Webb, had a successful season as well, posting a 2.90 ERA and earning a spot on a Cy Young ballot. With Cobb's addition of new pitches, he may slot in behind Webb as the No. 2 starter in the rotation.

Both pitchers will have the advantage of calling their own games using the PitchCom system and adhering to the pitch clock. Photo Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports