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Gerrit Cole

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

W-L

7-10

ERA

3.88

WHIP

1.44

K

98

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cole landed on the disabled list three times in 2016. An elbow ligament injury ultimately ended his season after he tried pitching through the pain. He opted for rest over offseason surgery. When Cole...

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2017 ADP:  115.06

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 230   DOB: 9/8/1990   BORN: Newport Beach, CA   COLLEGE: UCLA   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Gerrit Cole Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Pirates in January of 2017.

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Cole avoided arbitration with the Pirates on Friday by signing a one-year, $3.75 million deal, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Gerrit Cole Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 21 A+ BRA 1 13 0 67.0 53 19 5 69 21 5 1 0 0 0 2.55 1.10
2012 21 AA ALT 1 12 0 59.0 54 19 2 60 23 3 6 0 0 0 2.90 1.31
2012 21 AAA IND 1 1 0 6.0 6 3 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.17
2013 22 AAA IND 12 12 0 68.0 44 22 4 47 28 5 3 0 0 0 2.91 1.06
2013 22 MAJ PIT 19 19 0 117.3 109 42 7 100 28 10 7 0 0 0 3.22 1.17
2014 23 AAA IND 4 4 0 22.1 21 5 1 16 5 3 1 0 0 0 2.01 1.18
2014 23 MAJ PIT 22 22 0 138.0 127 56 11 138 40 11 5 0 0 0 3.65 1.21
2015 24 MAJ PIT 32 32 0 208.0 183 60 11 202 44 19 8 0 0 0 2.60 1.09
2016 25 AAA IND 2 2 0 8.0 4 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2016 25 MAJ PIT 21 21 0 116.0 131 50 7 98 36 7 10 0 0 0 3.88 1.44
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3-Year Averages     25 25 0 154.0 147 55 9 146 40 12 7 0 0 0 3.21 1.21
Career  (View All)     94 94 0 579.3 550 208 36 538 148 47 30 0 3.23 1.20

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Gerrit Cole Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 12 @Phi 2.0 4 5 5 1 4 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.88 1.44
Aug. 24 Hou 5.0 7 5 5 1 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.55 1.39
Aug. 19 Mia 6.7 12 3 3 2 3 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.30 1.39
Aug. 13 @LAD 4.3 12 6 5 0 0 3 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.25 1.33
Aug. 7 Cin 5.7 3 4 4 0 3 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.94 1.27
Aug. 2 @Atl 5.0 7 2 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.73 1.28
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
2.0 4 5 5 1 4 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 22.50 4.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
28.7 45 25 23 4 13 25 1 2 0 1-4 0 0 0 7.22 2.02

Gerrit Cole Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162385518702313.329
201541610126851415.227
2014272602660946.249

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016268431861904.253
201541610118981746.251
20142997814671515.247

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201663.7250511943.531.34
201598.7930911982.831.08
201469.0510661873.391.10

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201652.3550471734.301.57
2015109.310501112532.391.10
201469.0640722243.911.32
Gerrit Cole Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 21 A+ BRA 1 13 67.0 9.27 2.82 3.29 0.67 79.7% 2.55 3.19 .286
2012 21 AA ALT 1 12 59.0 9.15 3.51 2.61 0.31 77.3% 2.90 2.88 .328
2012 21 AAA IND 1 1 6.0 10.50 1.50 7.00 0.00 57.1% 4.50 1.37 .377
2013 22 AAA IND 12 12 68.0 6.22 3.71 1.68 0.53 73.5% 2.91 3.99 .216
2013 22 MAJ PIT 19 19 117.3 7.67 2.15 3.57 0.54 2.08 73.1% 96.1 MPH 3.22 3.06 .306
2014 23 AAA IND 4 4 22.1 6.52 2.04 3.20 0.41 84% 2.01 3.15 .302
2014 23 MAJ PIT 22 22 138.0 9.00 2.61 3.45 0.72 1.79 71.2% 95.5 MPH 3.65 3.30 .316
2015 24 MAJ PIT 32 32 208.0 8.74 1.90 4.59 0.48 1.86 77.3% 95.7 MPH 2.60 2.72 .309
2016 25 AAA IND 2 2 8.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.58 .275
2016 25 MAJ PIT 21 21 116.0 7.60 2.79 2.72 0.54 1.85 73.1% 95.2 MPH 3.88 3.38 .351
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3-Year Averages     25 25 154.0 8.53 2.34 3.65 0.53 74.2% 3.21 2.84 .324
Career     94 94 579.3 8.36 2.30 3.64 0.56 74% 3.23 2.94 .319

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Gerrit Cole Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 208 9 24 9 0 99 4 0 0
2016 P 116 6 14 6 0 64 3 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -2 0 0 1 7 0 6
2016 P -3 1 0 1 5 0 4

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2016 Stat Review for Gerrit Cole    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.72 K/BB
WEAK
7.60 K/9
WEAK
2.79 BB/9
AVERAGE
95.2 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.85 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.88 ERA
AVERAGE
1.44 WHIP
POOR
3.38 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.351 BABIP
HIGH
73.1% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Gerrit Cole

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Gerrit Cole: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pirates GM Neal Huntington confirmed Monday that Cole (elbow) began his regular offseason throwing program in December. "Best news we can give is that it's been a normal offseason," Huntington told DK Pittsburgh Sports. "We're looking forward to him coming into spring training with a normal baseball offseason under his belt and ready to come out and be Gerrit Cole."

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Cole (elbow) will begin his normal throwing program Monday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Cole (elbow) is going through his normal offseason program, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Cole (elbow) should be able to have a normal offseason, according to agent Scott Boras, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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The Pirates are encouraged Cole (elbow) isn't suffering from ligament damage, GM Neal Huntington said Sunday.

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Cole has been shut down for the season, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Cole (7-10) was battered in his return to the rotation, allowing five runs in two innings Monday against the Phillies. He gave up four hits, walked four and struck out three.

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The Pirates activated Cole (elbow) from the disabled list Monday.

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2016

Cole appeared en route to an elite season in 2015 before a second half slowdown put a small damper on things. He went 13-3 with a 2.30 ERA and 1.12 WHIP leading up to the All-Star Game, only to go 6-5 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.06 WHIP the rest of the way (not exactly bad numbers). For whatever reason, the 25-year-old posted much better numbers during day games (10-1, 2.05 ERA) than at night (9-7, 3.00 ERA). He increased his slider usage from 12.1% to 21.2%, which enhanced his effectiveness, but keep in mind that pitchers who rely heavily on sliders tend to get hurt more frequently than those who donít. Aside from the increased slider reliance, there is no reason why Cole canít put together another outstanding campaign in 2016.

2015

The budding ace battled injury and inconsistent velocity in his sophomore season for the Bucs. Cole, who made two separate trips to the disabled list with shoulder fatigue and a lat strain, made seven starts upon his return in late August, going 4-1 with a 3.44 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 52.1 innings. At times his velocity dipped, even within the same starts, though his overall fastball velocity fell only slightly (96.1 mph to 95.5 mph) from 2013. For the season, he compiled a 3.65 ERA (3.30 FIP), 1.21 WHIP and 138 strikeouts in 138 innings. If Cole can improve upon his .316 BABIP, there's a good chance he'll return better overall numbers. With a little bit better luck in the injury department, the hard-throwing righty could break out the way many expected him to last season.

2014

Cole won his first four starts in Pittsburgh, but struck out only 11 batters in the process. Theories were floated: Cole himself said that he was pitching to contact and hadn't unleashed his entire repertoire. After coming up second best in an Aug. 8 showdown with fellow phenom Jose Fernandez, Cole elevated his game to a new level. In his final eight starts, the 2011 first-overall draft pick went 6-2 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 53:13 K:BB ratio. Cole led all major league pitchers with a 96.1 mph average fastball (110 IP minimum). The Pirates then chose Cole over A.J. Burnett to start Game 5 of the NLDS, an indication of his top-of-the-rotation status. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound right-hander matured in the majors in a very short time period. It wouldn't be surprising to see him encounter some bumps along the way, but he'll be called upon as a frontline starter from the get-go in 2014.

2013

Regardless of whether Pittsburgh keeps its front office intact moving forward, Cole has a decent chance of cracking the team's rotation by the end of 2013. Not even the stingy Pirates could keep the top overall draft pick from 2011 at High-A for all of 2012. Cole began the year with Bradenton, where he compiled a 2.69 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 67 innings. His 69:21 K:BB helped make the decision to promote him to Double-A any easy one. Pitching for the Curve, Cole registered a 2.90 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 59 frames, to go along with a 60:23 BB:K. He hasn't looked elite in big showcases such as the 2011 AFL Rising Stars Game and 2012 Futures Game, but he's proven otherwise consistent. To think that his 100-mph fastball (which borders on the flat side) might be no better than his third best pitch is a good problem to have.

2012

Time will tell whether the Pirates made the right move selecting Cole first overall in the 2011 draft, but his good size, downward plane and right-handed delivery dovetail perfectly with the profile of general manager Neal Huntington's ideal starting pitcher. The 6-foot-4 power hurler hit 100 mph regularly in the Arizona Fall League and offers a plus slider and changeup. Cole never put up dominating numbers at UCLA and was actually outpitched by fellow first-round pick Trevor Bauer. His pedigree dates to high school, however, when he was selected in the first round by the Yankees in 2008. Pittsburgh does not typically advance prospects quickly, making it unlikely that Cole sees the major leagues until 2013, at the earliest.