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A.J. Cole

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

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Re-acquired from the A's last offseason in the Mike Morse deal, Cole put together a sharp 151:33 K:BB ratio in 142.2 innings between High-A and Double-A and vaulted back towards the top of the Nationa...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 200   DOB: 1/5/1992   BORN: Winter Springs, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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A.J. Cole Contract Information:

Signed a deal with the Nationals in August 2010 that includes a $2 million signing bonus.

November 20, 2014  –  A.J. Cole News

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Cole was added to the 40-man roster on Thursday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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A.J. 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
2010 18 A VER 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2011 19 A HAG 20 18 0 89.0 87 40 6 108 24 4 7 0 0 0 4.04 1.25
2012 20 A+ STO 19 8 0 38.0 60 33 7 31 10 0 7 0 0 0 7.82 1.84
2012 20 A BUR 19 19 0 95.2 78 22 7 102 19 6 3 0 0 0 2.07 1.02
2013 21 A POT 7 18 0 97.1 96 46 12 102 23 6 3 0 0 0 4.25 1.23
2013 21 AA HAR 7 7 0 45.1 31 11 3 49 10 4 2 0 0 0 2.18 0.91
2014 22 AA HAR 14 14 1 71.0 79 23 1 61 15 6 3 0 0 0 2.92 1.32
2014 22 AAA SYR 11 11 0 63.0 69 24 9 50 17 7 0 0 0 0 3.43 1.37
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A.J. Cole Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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A.J. 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
2010 18 A VER 1 0 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .355
2011 19 A HAG 20 18 89.0 10.92 2.43 4.50 0.61 67.6% 4.04 2.53 .362
2012 20 A+ STO 19 8 38.0 7.34 2.37 3.10 1.66 58.7% 7.82 4.99 .410
2012 20 A BUR 19 19 95.2 9.64 1.80 5.37 0.66 83.3% 2.07 2.74 .299
2013 21 A POT 7 18 97.1 9.45 2.13 4.43 1.11 68.2% 4.25 3.54 .328
2013 21 AA HAR 7 7 45.1 9.78 2.00 4.90 0.60 78.9% 2.18 2.56 .264
2014 22 AA HAR 14 14 71.0 7.73 1.90 4.07 0.13 76.3% 2.92 2.43 .359
2014 22 AAA SYR 11 11 63.0 7.14 2.43 2.94 1.29 80.5% 3.43 4.33 .320
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A.J. Cole: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cole, 22, has a 3.43 ERA and 50:17 K:BB ratio through 63 innings for Triple-A Syracuse.

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Cole has a 3.42 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 23.2 innings through four starts at Triple-A Syracuse.

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Cole has been promoted to Triple-A Syracuse.

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Cole posted seven scoreless innings Saturday for Double-A Harrisburg, giving up just four hits, striking out eight, and walking none.

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Cole posted a strong six innings Tuesday for Double-A Harrisburg, giving up no runs or walks on seven hits and seven strikeouts.

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Cole has posted a 3.63 ERA through four starts (17.1 innings) at Double-A Harrisburg this season.

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Cole had an impressive spring outing Saturday in a split-squad game against the Cardinals, giving up two hits and striking out three in 2.2 scoreless innings.

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Cole, 21, has a 4.43 ERA and 99:22 K:BB through 91.1 innings for High-A Potomac.

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Cole was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week following a 10-strikeout performance in seven shutout innings for High-A Potomac.

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Cole had his second consecutive rough start, allowing five earned in five innings Thursday for High-A Potomac.

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Cole has been named the High-A Carolina League Pitcher of the Week according to MiLB.com.

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Cole was traded to the Nationals along with two players to be named in a three-team deal sending Mike Morse to the Mariners and John Jaso to the Athletics.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Cole pitched very well at Low-A Burlington, but then was absolutely crushed upon promotion to Stockton in the hitter-friendly California League. He started eight games for Stockton with a nearly 8.00 ERA. He was the top pitching prospect acquired in the Gio Gonzalez trade, but the A's turned around and traded him back to Washington in the offseason in the John Jaso-Mike Morse three-way deal. He's still young (he turned 21 in January) and the trade shows the Nationals are still high on his future. His fastball sits in the mid-90s and Washington will likely start him off in Low-A again and bring him through the system slowly.

2012

Cole, a 2010 fourth-round draft pick of the Nationals, pitched better than his line indicated in Low-A Hagerstown. His peripherals were outstanding, 10.92 K/9IP and 2.43 BB/9IP, and his ERA was affected by a low strand rate (63.1 percent) and high BABIP (.342). He features a plus-fastball that sits in the 91-93 mph range, an above average curveball and a change-up. Just 20 years old, Cole was included in the package sent to Oakland for Gio Gonzalez in December. He'll open the season in the hitter-friendly California League, and is likely two full minor league campaigns away from the big league radar.

2011

Cole fell to the fourth round in the draft due to his bonus demands to get him out of a commitment to the University of Miami, but the Nationals took a chance and were able to get his name on a contract. The lanky righty may get a "projectable" label from scouts, but he's already capable of topping 94 mph with his fastball, has a nasty power curve when he doesn't overthrow it and has even shown a feel for a changeup, which is an excellent starting point for an 19-year-old. He's a long way from the majors, but if he fills out and refines his arsenal Cole will some day be a force at the top of the Washington rotation.