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Gerrit Cole
ERA W-L K
2.28 12-3 113
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-4 / 240 NFBC ADP: 80.39
Position: SPBorn: 9/8/1990 Birthplace: Newport Beach, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Pirates (2011)


Latest News
July 1 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-Cole gave up two runs in 6 2-3 innings but the Pirates needed 14 for a 5-4 victory over Detroit on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Cole (11-3, 2.20 ERA) allowed a season-high five runs in 4 2-3 innings in a 5-2 loss to Cincinnati in his previous start June 24.
June 25 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-Cole's struggles against the Cincinnati Reds continued Wednesday and he had a six-game win streak snapped with a 5-2 defeat.
Analysis: Cole (11-3, 2.16 ERA) gave up five runs in 4 2-3 innings while dropping to 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts against the Reds this season. He's 0-3 with a 5.53 ERA in five career matchups. The Pirates are 11-1 when Cole starts against any other team, and he hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his 12 starts when he hasn't faced Cincinnati.
June 19 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Cole won his sixth straight start Thursday, limiting the White Sox to two runs and three hits over seven innings of a 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Cole owns a 1.06 ERA during his six-game winning streak.
June 14 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Cole became the first 10-game winner in the majors with a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: Cole (10-2, 1.71 ERA) yielded two runs in six innings while fanning seven and walking none. He has a 0.76 ERA, 40 strikeouts and six walks in 35 1-3 innings in his five-start win streak.
June 8 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Cole won his fourth straight start Sunday at Atlanta, giving up six hits over seven innings in a 3-0 victory.
Analysis: Cole's 1.73 ERA ranks second in baseball, only trailing the 1.65 mark by Sonny Gray.
June 2 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Cole recorded his third straight victory Monday at San Francisco, yielding two unearned runs and striking out nine batters in seven innings of a 4-3 win.
Analysis: Cole is looking like a legitimate Cy Young candidate, touting an 8-2 record and 1.90 ERA through 11 starts.
May 28 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Cole struck out seven in seven efficient innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Cole improved to 7-2 heading into a tasty encounter with red-hot Ryan Vogelsong and the World Series champions next week.
May 23 10:13 AM PT11:13 AM MT12:13 PM CT1:13 PM ET13:13 ET17:13 GMT1:13 10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST12:43 PM VEN21:13 UAE12:13 PM CT-Cole allowed an unearned run and six hits with a season-high 10 strikeouts in 8 1-3 innings of Friday's 4-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: After going without a decision in his first start of the season, Cole is 6-2 with a 1.73 ERA.
May 12 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Cole bounced back from his first loss Monday, allowing two runs over seven innings in a 4-3 win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Cole, 5-1 with a 2.32 ERA, had given up three runs over five innings while losing his previous outing against the Reds.
Apr. 30 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Cole was stellar Wednesday against Chicago, allowing no earned runs through six innings and striking out eight.
Analysis: The Pirates ace has a 1.76 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 30 2-3 innings.
Apr. 25 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Cole continued his excellent start to the season Friday.
Analysis: Cole earned his third win of the season, dealing 7 2-3 innings against Arizona. He allowed only one earned run for the third consecutive start, and lowered his ERA to 2.19.

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 12 3 0 - 0 17 17 0 110.1 97 34 28 6 26 1 113 1.11 2.28
Career 33 15 0 - 0 58 58 0 365.2 333 135 126 24 94 2 351 1.17 3.10

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 18 30 4 5 0 0 0 0 2 13 0 0 .167 .219 .167
Career 60 110 10 20 0 0 1 7 5 44 0 0 .182 .217 .209

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
Career 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.0 5 3 3 2 2 0 10 2.45

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
Career 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1165 100 90 95.7 68.57
Curveball 88 85 78 82.1 5.18
Slider 388 90 82 86.3 22.84
Changeup 58 90 85 88.2 3.41

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