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Gerrit Cole

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2018 Stats

W-L

8-1

ERA

2.59

WHIP

0.89

K

138

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Few pitchers were impacted as negatively by the Great Home Run Spike as Cole. His HR/9 shot from 0.54 in 2016 to 1.37 last season, which was the main culprit behind his nearly 50-point increase in ERA...

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2018 ADP:  76.75

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   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, $6.75 million deal with the Pirates in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 24, 2018  –  Gerrit Cole News

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Cole (9-1) struck out eight over five one-run innings to earn the win Sunday against the Royals, allowing two hits and three walks along the way.

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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
2017 26 MAJ PIT 33 33 0 203.0 199 96 31 196 55 12 12 0 0 0 4.26 1.25
2018 27 MAJ HOU 15 15 1 100.7 60 29 12 138 30 8 1 0 0 0 2.59 0.89
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3-Year Averages     28 28 0 175.7 171 68 16 165 45 12 10 0 0 0 3.48 1.23
Career  (View All)     142 142 1 883.0 809 333 79 872 233 67 43 0 3.39 1.18

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Gerrit Cole Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 18 TB 7.0 3 4 4 1 5 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.59 0.89
Jun. 13 @Oak 6.0 6 4 4 2 2 6 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.40 0.88
Jun. 7 @Tex 6.0 3 1 1 0 3 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.16 0.84
Jun. 1 Bos 7.0 5 3 3 2 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.20 0.83
May. 27 @Cle 7.0 4 3 3 1 2 8 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.05 0.83
May. 22 SF 6.0 4 2 2 1 3 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.86 0.83
May. 15 @LAA 5.0 5 3 3 2 2 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.75 0.79
May. 9 @Oak 6.0 4 1 1 0 3 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.43 0.74
May. 4 @Ari 9.0 1 0 0 0 1 16 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 1.42 0.69
Apr. 29 Oak 6.7 6 3 3 0 0 12 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.73 0.79
Apr. 23 LAA 7.0 4 2 2 0 2 8 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 1.29 0.77
Apr. 18 @Sea 7.0 5 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.96 0.75
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
13.0 9 8 8 3 7 14 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 5.54 1.23
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
39.0 25 17 17 7 16 45 1 1 0 4-0 0 0 0 3.92 1.05
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
79.7 50 27 26 9 26 102 2 2 1 7-1 0 0 0 2.94 0.95

Gerrit Cole Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018184781529605.173
2017404922610117418.268
20162385518702313.329

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018198601531707.172
2017445104299819213.241
2016268431861904.253

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201847.7210681263.020.88
201794.03508625114.311.22
201663.7250511943.531.34

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201853.0600701862.210.91
2017109.097011030204.211.28
201652.3550471734.301.57
Gerrit Cole vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jason Hammel KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667

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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
2017 26 MAJ PIT 33 33 203.0 8.69 2.44 3.56 1.37 1.57 70.9% 96.0 MPH 4.26 4.13 .309
2018 27 MAJ HOU 15 15 100.7 12.34 2.68 4.60 1.07 0.82 78.2% 96.3 MPH 2.59 2.99 .248
Today's Projections     0 1 6.0 10.18 1.68 6.06 0.73 76.8% 2.74 -0.65 .314
Next 7 Days     0 2 12.0 9.95 1.74 5.72 0.72 77.1% 2.72 2.62 .311
Rest Of Season     0 17 104.4 9.87 2.01 4.92 0.86 76.3% 2.96 2.92 .306
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3-Year Averages     28 28 175.7 8.45 2.31 3.67 0.82 74% 3.48 3.27 .319
Career     142 142 883.0 8.89 2.37 3.74 0.81 73.6% 3.39 3.21 .311

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Gerrit Cole Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 100.7 1 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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4.60 K/BB
ELITE
12.34 K/9
ELITE
2.68 BB/9
AVERAGE
96.3 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.1 HR/9
GOOD
0.82 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.59 ERA
ELITE
0.89 WHIP
ELITE
2.99 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.248 BABIP
LOW
78.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Cole's next start will come Sunday against the Royals, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Cole will make his next start Monday against the Blue Jays, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.

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Cole allowed four runs on three hits and five walks with eight strikeouts in a no-decision Monday against the Rays.

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Cole (8-1) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts through six innings in a win Wednesday over the Athletics.

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Cole (7-1) allowed one earned run on three hits and three walks while striking out eight across six innings to earn the win Thursday against the Rangers.

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Cole (6-1) picked up the win in Friday's 7-3 victory over the Red Sox, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven.

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Cole didn't factor into the decision during Sunday's loss to the Indians as he gave up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight across seven innings.

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Cole (5-1) struck out eight and walked three in Tuesday's win over the Giants, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings.

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Cole struck out seven and walked two in a no-decision against the Angels on Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings.

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Cole (4-1) picked up the win Wednesday, pitching six innings with nine strikeouts while allowing one run on four hits and three walks against the Athletics.

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Cole (3-1) got the win in a dominant, complete-game shutout of the Diamondbacks on Friday, giving up just one hit, striking out 16 batters and walking one as the Astros won 8-0.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 did toe the rubber, the results were disappointing with the right-hander registering career-worst numbers across the board: 3.88 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 2.8 BB/9 and 7.6 K/9. His average fastball velocity (95.2 mph) was close to his career mark (95.4 mph), but the pinpoint accuracy was lacking. Cole is a rebound candidate -- he's one season removed from 19-8, 2.60 ERA, 1-09 WHIP and 202 strikeouts in 208 IP -- but he also carries more risk than other starters in his tier.

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.