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Gerrit Cole
ERA W-L K
4.28 5-6 74
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-4 / 220 NFBC ADP: 105.00
Position: SPBorn: 9/8/1990 Birthplace: Newport Beach, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Pirates (2011)


Latest News
June 19 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET23:33 ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST11:03 PM VEN7:33 UAE (+1)10:33 PM CT-Gerrit Cole improved to 5-6, allowing one run on three hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 on Monday. Cole struck out five, ending the game with a 4.28 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole had been struggling of late, posting an ERA over 10 in a four-start stretch, but he turned things around last week when he held the Colorado Rockies to a run over seven innings.
June 14 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET10:55 ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST10:25 AM VEN18:55 UAE9:55 AM CT-Gerrit Cole improved to 4-6, allowing one run on three hits and three walks in 7.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday. Cole struck out three, ending the game with a 4.54 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole had been brutal in his last four starts, posting a 10.71 ERA and allowing eight homers in 19 1/3 innings.
June 9 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Gerrit Cole fell to 3-6, allowing seven runs on 11 hits and one walk in 4.2 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Thursday. Cole struck out five, ending the game with a 4.83 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole failed to pitch beyond the fifth inning for a fourth consecutive start. He has had trouble with home runs all season, having given up the second most in the National League with 15. On Thursday, he was able to keep the Marlins in the ballpark, but they used 10 hits - five of them doubles - to jump out to an early lead. His next start is Tuesday against a Rockies team which is second in the NL in runs and batting average.
June 2 8:39 PM PT9:39 PM MT10:39 PM CT11:39 PM ET23:39 ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST11:09 PM VEN7:39 UAE (+1)10:39 PM CT-Gerrit Cole improved to 3-5, allowing seven runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets 12-7 on Friday. Cole struck out six, ending the game with a 4.27 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
May 28 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Gerrit Cole allowed four runs on 10 hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets 5-4 on Saturday. Cole struck out three, ending the game with a 3.65 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole came into the week with a 2.84 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and had allowed seven homers in nine starts. In two starts this week, he's posted a 2.28 WHIP and yielded five homers in 9 2/3 innings.
May 23 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET0:11 ET4:11 GMT12:11 9:11 PM MST11:11 PM EST11:41 PM VEN8:11 UAE11:11 PM CT-Gerrit Cole fell to 2-5, allowing five runs on 10 hits and one walk in 4.2 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Monday. Cole struck out two, ending the game with a 3.36 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole ended his streaks of lasting at least six innings in eight straight starts and allowing no more than two earned runs in six consecutive starts. Cole, who had a 1.96 ERA over his previous seven starts, next faces the Mets on Saturday. He last faced New York in 2015, allowing an unearned run over 8.1 innings.
May 18 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Gerrit Cole improved to 2-4, allowing one run on three hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Wednesday. Cole struck out three, ending the game with a 2.84 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole has recorded eight consecutive quality starts and has yielded two earned runs or fewer in each of his last seven outings. He next takes the ball Monday in Atlanta, and he has already faced the Braves once this season, allowing three runs and eight hits in six innings on April 9. He has a 1.42 ERA while going 3-0 in three career starts at Atlanta, striking out 19 over 19 innings.
May 12 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Cole fell to 1-4, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Thursday.
Analysis: Cole struck out five, ending the game with a 3.06 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season.
May 6 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET22:42 ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST10:12 PM VEN6:42 UAE (+1)9:42 PM CT-Gerrit Cole allowed one run on two hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday. Cole struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.14 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole has a 1.97 ERA with 36 strikeouts over his last five outings.
May 1 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET23:46 ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST11:16 PM VEN7:46 UAE (+1)10:46 PM CT-Gerrit Cole allowed three runs - two earned - on five hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Monday. Cole struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.50 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole has a 2.16 ERA in his last four starts but is 1-2 over that stretch. He's struck out 28 and walked four over 25 innings in those outings.
Apr. 26 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET0:54 ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST12:24 AM VEN8:54 UAE11:54 PM CT-Cole pitched seven innings Tuesday, yielding an unearned run and two hits while striking out eight with no walks, but was saddled with a 1-0 loss to the Cubs.
Analysis: Cole, who muddled through an injury-marred 2016 season, now has a 1.89 ERA over his last three starts, striking out 21 while walking three over 19 innings. His next start is Monday against a Reds team he is 0-6 with a 5.44 ERA against in eight starts.
Apr. 19 5:52 PM PT6:52 PM MT7:52 PM CT8:52 PM ET20:52 ET0:52 GMT8:52 5:52 PM MST7:52 PM EST8:22 PM VEN4:52 UAE (+1)7:52 PM CT-Cole (1-2) gave up a pair of solo homers to Dexter Fowler and struck out eight over six innings of a 2-1 loss in St. Louis on Wednesday.
Analysis: After being roughed up at Boston on opening day, Cole has a 3.50 ERA in his last three starts.
Apr. 14 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET22:42 ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST10:12 PM VEN6:42 UAE (+1)9:42 PM CT-Cole earned his first win of the season Friday, giving up two runs and six hits in six innings with a walk and five strikeouts at Wrigley Field.
Analysis: For what is known as a hitters' park, Cole seems to really enjoy pitching at Wrigley. He's 7-1 with a 2.29 ERA on the North Side of Chicago, recording eight walks and 60 strikeouts in 51 innings.
Apr. 9 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-Cole gave up three runs over six innings - including a pair of homers - in the Pirates' 6-5 win over the Braves on Sunday.
Analysis: Showing once again why a quality start is a meaningless stat, Cole struggled with his command. He has a 1.64 WHIP through two starts.
Apr. 3 4:44 PM PT5:44 PM MT6:44 PM CT7:44 PM ET19:44 ET23:44 GMT7:44 4:44 PM MST6:44 PM EST7:14 PM VEN3:44 UAE (+1)6:44 PM CT-Cole cruised through four scoreless innings before unraveling Monday in Boston, allowing five runs and seven hits over five in a 5-3 loss.
Analysis: Cole is coming off a rocky season that included DL stints due to his right elbow and right triceps. He posted an 8.37 ERA over his final five starts in 2016 before being shut down in mid-September.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 Pit 10 7 0 - 0 19 19 0 117.1 109 43 42 7 28 0 100 1.17 3.22
2014 Pit 11 5 0 - 0 22 22 0 138.0 127 58 56 11 40 1 138 1.21 3.65
2015 Pit 19 8 0 - 0 32 32 0 208.0 183 71 60 11 44 1 202 1.09 2.60
2016 Pit 7 10 0 - 0 21 21 1 116.0 131 57 50 7 36 3 98 1.44 3.88
2017 Pit 5 6 0 - 0 15 15 0 90.1 91 45 43 16 22 0 74 1.25 4.28
Career 52 36 0 - 0 109 109 1 669.2 641 274 251 52 170 5 612 1.21 3.37

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Pit 19 34 3 7 0 0 0 5 1 14 0 0 .206 .229 .206
2014 Pit 23 46 3 8 0 0 1 2 2 17 0 0 .174 .208 .239
2015 Pit 33 60 5 9 0 0 0 2 2 28 0 0 .150 .177 .150
2016 Pit 21 40 3 8 1 0 1 3 0 19 0 0 .200 .220 .300
2017 Pit 16 24 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .125 .125 .125
Career 112 204 15 35 1 0 2 12 5 88 0 0 .172 .195 .206

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 Pit Total 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.0 5 3 3 2 2 0 10 2.45
    LDS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.0 5 3 3 2 2 0 10 2.45
2015 Pit Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 6 4 4 2 1 0 4 7.20
    WC 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 6 4 4 2 1 0 4 7.20
Career 1 2 0 - 0 3 3 0 16.0 11 7 7 4 3 0 14 3.94

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Pit Total 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250
    LDS 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2015 Pit Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 841 100 92 95 58.24
Curveball 158 85 78 80.2 10.94
Slider 259 93 84 87.9 17.94
Changeup 186 92 85 88.7 12.88

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