Alex Cobb gave up one run on three hits and two walks with 11 strikeouts over 6.1 innings against the Astros on Friday.
Now there's the Cobb fantasy owners have been waiting for as the 26-year-old right-hander notched double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season and ended a brutal three-game losing streak in which he allowed 16 runs over just 15.1 innings. Perhaps he was still shaking off some disabled list rust there during that stretch, but fantasy owners are going to need him to press forward and use this game as the necessary springboard. He's got a home start against the Orioles to prove this was no fluke. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Colin Kaepernick has worked with Kurt Warner on his throwing mechanics this offseason.
Specifically, the story notes that Kaepernick is working on "engaging his lower half" to allow for better touch. It's hard to believe Kurt Warner would know more about throwing mechanics than Jim Harbaugh or any other quarterback coach Kap has ever worked with. This appears to be more fluff than anything else, though is reports from camp suggest there's been a real change to approach or delivery of throwing a football, it could be something worth remembering on draft day. Analysis: Spencer Silva