24-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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...
Cole moved to 2-0 on Sunday, giving up just two runs against the Brewers while striking out six and walking one over six innings.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Gerrit Cole||3-Year Averages||20||20||0||127.7||118||49||9||119||34||10||6||0||0||0||3.45||1.19|
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Gerrit Cole Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|Next 7 Days||0||1||6.3||8.57||2.66||3.22||0.56||–||73.1%||–||3.24||3.00||.302|
|Rest Of Season||0||30||187.7||8.57||2.61||3.29||0.63||–||73.4%||–||3.24||3.07||.300|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Gerrit Cole||3-Year Averages||20||20||127.7||8.39||2.40||3.50||0.63||–||72%||–||3.45||3.05||.311|
2015 Stat Review for Gerrit Cole As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)
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Pittsburgh Pirates Roster
MajorsAlvarez, Pedro (3B)
AAAAllie, Stetson (1B)
AABaker, Nathan (P)
A+Castro, Orlando (P)
ABarnes, Barrett (OF)
RookieBrewer, Colten (P)
Gerrit Cole: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
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.
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.