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Gerrit Cole

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

3.67

WHIP

1.26

K

22

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 re...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 240   DOB: 9/8/1990   BORN: Newport Beach, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

April 20, 2014  –  Gerrit Cole News

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Cole was dominant Sunday against the Brewers, allowing one run on six hits and a walk over eight innings. He struck out six batters in a no-decision.

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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 MAJ PIT 4 4 0 27.0 26 11 4 22 8 2 1 0 0 0 3.67 1.26
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gerrit Cole
3-Year Averages MAJ   19 19 0 117.3 109 42 7 100 28 10 7 0 0 0 3.22 1.17

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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
Apr. 20 Mil 8.0 6 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.67 1.26
Apr. 15 @Cin 6.0 9 5 5 2 3 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.74 1.42
Apr. 10 @ChC 6.0 5 4 3 0 2 10 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.46 1.15
Apr. 4 StL 7.0 6 2 2 1 2 3 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.57 1.14
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
20.0 20 10 9 3 6 19 1 2 0 1-1 0 0 0 4.05 1.30
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
27.0 26 12 11 4 8 22 1 3 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.67 1.26
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
27.0 26 12 11 4 8 22 1 3 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.67 1.26

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Gerrit Cole Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013209471248702.250

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013260531661805.255

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201372.0650582043.751.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201345.342042832.380.95
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 MAJ PIT 4 4 27.0 7.33 2.67 2.75 1.33 3.07 76.7% 95.3 MPH 3.67 4.50 .289
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gerrit Cole
3-Year Averages MAJ   19 19 117.3 7.67 2.15 3.57 0.54 73.1% 3.22 2.99 .306

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2014 Stat Review for Gerrit Cole    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.75 K/BB
WEAK
7.33 K/9
AVERAGE
2.67 BB/9
AVERAGE
95.3 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.3 HR/9
POOR
3.07 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.67 ERA
AVERAGE
1.26 WHIP
AVERAGE
4.50 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.289 BABIP
AVERAGE
76.7% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Worst Matchups for Gerrit Cole (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Reynolds MIL 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667 2.000 2.667
Mike Leake CIN 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 .667 2.000 2.667
Matt Carpenter STL 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 .667 1.667 2.417
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 5 3 1 2 1 2 0 .600 1.600 2.267
Logan Forsythe TB 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Yasiel Puig LA 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Ben Revere PHI 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Albert Pujols ANA 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Brandon Moss OAK 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Marlon Byrd PHI 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Best Matchups for Gerrit Cole (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
DJ LeMahieu COL 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Eric Sogard OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Marisnick MIA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rene Rivera SD 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Yadier Molina STL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mitch Moreland TEX 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam LaRoche WAS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Skip Schumaker CIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Trout ANA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Cole surrendered five earned runs on nine hits and three walks in six innings Tuesday against Cincinnati. He struck out three batters.

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Cole struck out 10 batters, but was charged with four runs (three earned) over six innings Thursday against the Cubs. He allowed five hits and two walks.

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Cole was masterful, allowing just two runs on six hits, walking two and striking out three over seven innings of a 12-2 win over St. Louis on Friday night.

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Cole will make his season debut April 4 against the Cardinals, according to the Pirates' website.

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Cole limited the Twins to one unearned run in three innings Wednesday. He gave up three hits and a walk while striking out three batters.

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Cole allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in three innings of a "B" game against Minnesota on Friday. He also struck out four batters.

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Cole's second spring training start was pushed back to Friday due to a rain out on Thursday.

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Cole allowed two runs on three hits in two innings Friday in his Grapefruit League debut. "Work fast, keep balls down in the zone, and build arm strength," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Hopefully that feel [for pitches] comes back by April."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.