On Cobb: Senior pitcher who returns for his final year with the Golden Knights ... returned the mound last season after missing all of 2004 with an arm injury ... is completely healthy and could be a key factor in 2006 .... candidate to earn a spot in the weekend rotation or as a mid-week starter ... pitcher who has a lively fastball ... was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 42nd round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, but chose to return to school.
As a Redshirt Junior (2005): Saw limited time on the mound after returning from an arm injury ... 3-1 with a 6.10 ERA in seven appearances, including six starts ... 17 strikeouts in 31.0 innings of work ... made a stellar return to the mound vs. Siena (Mar. 6) ... started and pitched 6.0 innings, throwing just 59 pitches, to earn the win ... won for the first time since April 29, 2003 as he limited Siena to one run on three hits with five strikeouts ... pitched 6.0 innings in relief for the win vs. Columbia (Mar. 16) ... held the Lions to two runs on three hits with three strikeouts ... no-decision at No. 11 Florida (Mar. 22) ... 4.0 innings of work, six hits, four runs with two strikeouts and two walks ... moved to 3-0 on the season with strong outing vs. Bethune-Cookman (April 13) ... held the Wildcats to one run on four hits with four strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work.
As a Junior (2004): Missed the season due to an arm injury ... was granted a medical redshirt.
As a Sophomore (2003): Started nine games among his 16 appearances ... 4-3 record with a 4.56 ERA in 53.1 innings ... 41 strikeouts and 33 walks ... finished 1-for-2 with a two-run single vs. Florida International (Feb. 8) ... was the first time he appeared in a game as a batter at UCF ... tossed two perfect innings at Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 11) with two strikeouts ... earned a no-decision in his first start of the year vs. Western Kentucky (Feb. 16) ... pitched well, as he allowed just two runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings of work with three strikeouts ... the only two runs came on a two-run home run in his final inning of work ... launched his first career home run at Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 18) ... was the Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week for the week of Feb. 24 ... threw six scoreless innings vs. East Carolina (Feb. 23) to earn the award in the deciding game of the series ... fanned a career-high six while holding the Pirates to six hits in the 7-2 UCF win ... improved to 2-0 on the year after pitching 5.0 innings vs. Monmouth (Mar. 2) ... yielded two earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts vs. the Hawks ... nailed down first collegiate save by throwing three scoreless innings vs. Pace (Mar. 9) ... allowed no hits and struck out three Setters to preserve to 3-0 UCF win ... was tabbed with first loss of the year vs. Georgia State (Mar. 14) in the series opener ... pitched well in defeat as he yielded just two earned runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings of work with four strikeouts ... tossed a career-high 7.0 innings at Samford (Mar. 21) for his third win of the season ... limited the Bulldogs to two earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts ... pitched well in defeat vs. Jacksonville State (Mar. 28) ... allowed five runs, just one earned, in 6.2 innings of work with five strikeouts ... earned the win after pitching a scoreless eighth inning at Charleston Southern (Apr. 29).
As a Freshman (2001): Continued to get better and better as the season progressed ... finished the year 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA in eight appearances including four starts ... did not make his first appearance of the season until April 5 vs. Campbell to due a chipped bone in his ankle ... came in to get the last out with men on second and third in a one-run game against Belmont (4/12) ... pitched well in his first start of the season at Jacksonville ... allowed three runs in five innings to the Dolphins (4/20) ... had his best start of his career vs. Mercer (5/18) ... allowed just one earned run over 5.0 innings to go along with four strikeouts ... earned his first career win in a must-win game over Stetson in the A-Sun tournament (5/24) ... tossed six strong innings and limited the Hatters to two earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts ... struck out the side in the first inning after allowing a run vs. the Hatters.
Prior to UCF: Prepped for Storm Davis at Jacksonville Bolles ... Florida Times-Union 2001 Player of the Year ... three-year varsity letterwinner ... on the mound, went 8-1 with a 2.38 ERA ... threw a no-hitter against Parker High ... hit .481 senior year with a team-high six home runs ... also was co-captain of high school basketball team ... played for North Florida Storm which qualified for the 1999 Connie Mack World Series ... participated in the 2000 National Area Code Games with the Southeast Region Pirates in Long Beach, Calif.
Personal: Taylor John Cobb was born Mar. 15, 1983 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... son of Diane and the late John W. Cobb ... has one brother Jordan ... father John played basketball at Central Florida Community College ... also recruited by Florida, Tulane, Maryland and North Florida ... majoring in liberal studies.
Cobb's Year-By-Year Pitching Statistics
Yr. W-L ERA APP IP H R ER BB SO SV
2002 1-2 4.70 8 23.0 26 15 12 13 14 0
2003 4-3 4.56 16 53.1 52 35 27 33 41 1
2004 Did not play - Injured
2005 3-1 6.10 7 31.0 32 21 21 15 17 0
Totals 8-6 5.03 31 107.1 110 71 60 61 72 1