Born: May 25, 1990
A right-handed starter, Jarred Cosart was drafted in 2008 by Philadelphia in the 38th round. The Astros acquired the League City native as one of the four minor leaguers they received in the 2011 Hunter Pence trade.
By 2013, he had reached AAA Oklahoma City when the Astros called him up on July 12 for major league duty, whereupon he shut out the Rays over 8.0 IP in his MLB debut. He went on to post a stingy 1.95 ERA in 60 IP (ten starts) for his rookie campaign, but a low BAbip of .246 on the part of opposing batters hinted that he was having unusually good luck.
That observation was validated the following season when he went 9-7 with a 4.41 ERA. At the non-waiver trade deadline, Astros GM Jeff Luhnow dealt Cosart, along with Austin Wates and Enrique Hernandez, to Miami in return for Francis Martes, Colin Moran, and Jake Marisnick.