Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole #45

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/230
  • Age: 25


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Gerrit Cole Stats

5-3 2.53 53.1 44 1.29

Gerrit Cole MLB Career Stats

45-23 3.01 516.2 484 1.16

Gerrit Cole Bio

  • Full Name: Gerrit Alan Cole
  • Nickname: Cole Train
  • Born: 9/8/1990 in Newport Beach, CA
  • Draft: 2011, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1st rd. (1st overall)
  • College: UCLA
  • Debut: June 11, 2013
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2016 Stats 5 3 2.53 9 9 0 53.1 44 1.29
MLB Career Stats 45 23 3.01 82 82 0 516.2 484 1.16

Gerrit Cole 2016 Splits

Last 7 Games 5 1 2.11 7 7 0 42.2 44 10 12 35 1.31
Last 15 Games 5 3 2.53 9 9 0 53.1 53 15 16 44 1.29
Last 30 Games - - --- - - - --- - - - - ---
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
5/15 @ CHC 1 0 0 8.0 3 0 0 7
5/20 vs COL 1 0 0 7.0 10 1 1 0
5/26 vs ARI 0 0 0 5.0 7 0 3 5
Last 3 Games
5/15 @ CHC
5/20 vs COL
5/26 vs ARI
2016 Games by Position: SP (9)

Gerrit Cole Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Pirates NL 635 Four-seam FB 94.96 94.71 2129.00 6.21 87.74
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.73 92.29 2240.00 6.14 90.26


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Gerrit Cole Stats

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Gerrit Cole Advanced Stats

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Gerrit Cole Statcast Events


Gerrit Cole 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
9 7 3.43 23 23 0 0 0 0 141.2 128 59 54 12 6 38 0 134 1.17
14 10 3.18 32 32 0 0 0 0 195.0 181 78 69 15 7 54 0 178 1.21
Rest of Season

Gerrit Cole News

Gerrit Cole Fantasy News

May 26, 2016 at 4:55 PM ET

Cole homers, allows one unearned run in no-decision

Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole settled for a no-decision after giving up one unearned run on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings Thursday afternoon vs. the D-backs.

May 26, 2016 at 5:00 AM ET

Cole could be stellar on Thursday

Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole, a DraftKings Daily Pick, has a great chance to turn in an effective start against the D-backs on Thursday.


Gerrit Cole Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Pittsburgh NL

NL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
04/2015 Pittsburgh NL

NL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
09/2013 Pittsburgh NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2012 Altoona EAS

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2011 Mesa AFL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Pittsburgh NL

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Bradenton FSL

Gerrit Cole Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2015 2.60 5th in NL


Season W Rank
2015 19 2nd in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2015 .704 4th in NL


Season SO Rank
2015 202 10th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2015 32 10th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2015 208.0 7th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2015 8.74 14th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2015 4.59 9th in NL


Season H Rank
2015 183 13th in NL

Gerrit Cole Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 2, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Gerrit Cole.
October 1, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned RHP Gerrit Cole to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled RHP Gerrit Cole from Bristol Pirates.
August 29, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned RHP Gerrit Cole to Bristol Pirates.
August 20, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Gerrit Cole from the 15-day disabled list.
July 28, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Gerrit Cole on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
July 9, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 5, 2014. Right lat soreness
June 28, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Gerrit Cole from the 15-day disabled list.
June 8, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 4, 2014. Right shoulder fatigue
June 11, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of RHP Gerrit Cole from Indianapolis Indians.
January 17, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates invited non-roster RHP Gerrit Cole to spring training.
September 1, 2012 Gerrit Cole assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
July 12, 2012 Gerrit Cole roster status changed by Altoona Curve.
July 6, 2012 Altoona Curve placed RHP Gerrit Cole on the temporarily inactive list.
June 19, 2012 RHP Gerrit Cole assigned to Altoona Curve from Bradenton Marauders.
April 3, 2012 Gerrit Cole assigned to Bradenton Marauders from State College Spikes.
January 19, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates invited non-roster RHP Gerrit Cole to spring training.
September 14, 2011 Gerrit Cole roster status changed by State College Spikes.
August 16, 2011 RHP Gerrit Cole assigned to State College Spikes.
August 15, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates signed RHP Gerrit Cole.

Gerrit Alan Cole Bio Info

 Gerrit Alan Cole...Is a 2008 graduate of Orange (CA) Lutheran High School, where he was a three-year varsity letterwinner...Was rated as the top high school prospect by Perfect Game Crosschecker and as the fourthbest high school player in the nation by Baseball America following his senior season...Went 8-2 with a 0.46 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 75.2ip as a senior; did not allow more than four hits in any of his 13 appearances (12 starts)...Also hit .310 with seven home runs and 25 RBI with Orange Lutheran during his final season...Posted a 3-0 record, two saves and a 1.21 ERA as a junior...Played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2009 and 2010...Struck out two batters and walked one in 7.0 scoreless innings while starting for Team USA in the Gold Medal game of the FISU (International University Sports Federation) World Championships in the summer of 2010 (Team USA fell to Cuba, 4-3, in the title game)...Went 4-0 with a 1.06 ERA in six games (five starts) for USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in the summer of 2009; led team in strikeouts (46) and innings pitched (34.0) while being ranked as the No. 1 prospect on the squad by Baseball America...Signed by Pirates scout Rick Allen.


Was named to his first National League All Star team; pitched a scoreless third inning which included a strikeout of Mike Trout... Finished fourth in the BBWAA voting for the N.L. Cy Young Award...Did not commit an error in 47 total chances and was one of three finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for his position (Zack Greinke won)...Tied for second in the league in wins, ranked fifth in ERA, seventh in innings pitched and 10th in strikeouts...Joined A.J. Burnett (209 in 2013) as the only two righthanded pitchers in club history to strike out 200 or more batters in a season... His 19 wins were the most by a Pittsburgh pitcher since LHP John Smiley won 20 in 1991 and the most by a RHP since Doug Drabek won 22 in 1990... Set career highs in starts, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts in his first full season with the Pirates...Was named National League Pitcher-of-the-Month for the month of April after going 4-0 with a 1.76 ERA and 35 strikeouts in five starts...Became first Pittsburgh pitcher since Randy Tomlin (June 1992) to win the award...Was used as a pinch hitter for the second time in his career on 4/21 vs. Chicago (NL)...Was charged with three runs or fewer in each of his first 14 starts...Pitched a career-high 8.1 innings and struck out 10 batters in a 4-1 win vs. New York (NL) on 5/22...Became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since Emil Yde in 1924-25 to win 30 games in 53 Major League starts or fewer (Yde went 30-12 in his first 50 career starts)...Became MLB's first 10-game winner on 6/13 in team game #61; the last Pirates pitcher to earn his 10th win of the season on 6/13 or earlier was Bob Friend in 1956 (6/8) and the last Pittsburgh pitcher to earn his 10th win of the season in the team's 61st game (or earlier) was Vernon Law in 1960 (56th game)...Became just the second Pittsburgh pitcher to win 13 games prior to the All-Star break; also Dock Ellis (14-3 in 1971)...Became the first National League pitcher to win 13 or more games by the All-Star break since 2010, when Ubaldo Jimenez went 15-1 for Colorado and Adam Wainwright went 13-5 for St. Louis...Became just the third Pittsburgh pitcher to lead the Major Leagues in wins (13) at the AllStar break (since the first All-Star Game was played in 1933); also Roy Face in 1959 (12-0 and tied for the lead) and Rip Sewell in 1943 (12-2)...Had a 14-4 record and a 2.24 ERA after 20 starts, one of only three pitchers in Pirates history to have as many wins and as low an ERA over his first 20 starts of a season; the others were RHP Al Mamaux in 1915 (14-4, 1.78 ERA) and RHP Rip Sewell in 1943 (16-2, 2.22 ERA)...Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings while winning 16th game on 9/6 at St. Louis...Did not pitch again until 9/15...Went 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA (21.0ip/6er) in his last three starts and 4-0 in his last five outings... Went 4-1 in six September starts and has now gone 12-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 17 starts during the final month of season...Was the recipient of the Steve Blass Award, which is recognized by the local chapter of the BBWAA as the team's Most Outstanding Pitcher.

2015 POSTSEASON: Started the Wild Card Game against the Cubs on 10/7 and suffered a 4-0 loss to Jake Arrieta.


Established career highs in every category while spending majority of season with Pittsburgh...Ranked second on staff in wins behind Edinson Volquez (13)...Was the winning pitcher in his season debut on 4/4 vs. St. Louis (7.0ip/2er)...Struck out 10 batters while also winning his second start on 4/10 at Chicago (NL)...Was in line for third win on 4/20 vs. Milwaukee before the Brewers tied the game in the ninth inning...Also had his second career two-hit game at the plate on 4/20...Gave up a total of two runs in back-to-back starts on 4/20 (8.0ip/1er) and 4/25 (7.0ip/1er), but went 0-1...Singled as a pinch hitter on 5/5 vs. San Francisco...Tied career high with 8.0 innings pitched while winning a 4-3 decision over Tim Lincecum and the Giants at PNC Park on 5/7...Pitched in front of about 30 friends and family members at Dodger Stadium on 5/29 and won his fifth game of the season (6.1ip/3er)...Gave up one run and struck out six batters in 5.2ip while winning his sixth game on 6/3 at San Diego...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 6/8 (retro to 6/4) with right arm fatigue...Threw a simulated game at PNC Park on 6/18 (65 pitches)...Threw a second sim game on 6/23 at Tampa (84 pitches)...Was reinstated from disabled list on 6/28 and suffered a 5-3 loss to the Mets that afternoon at PNC Park (4.0ip/5er)...Won his next start on 7/4 vs. Philadelphia (5.0ip/1h/0r), but left the game with right lat soreness... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/8 (retro to 7/5) with right lat soreness...Threw 72 pitches in a simulated game at PNC Park on 7/23...Made rehab start (81 pitches) with Triple-A Indianapolis on 7/28 and tossed 5.0 scoreless frames in a 5-0 win at Rochester (5h/3bb/7k)...Made second rehab start on 8/5 vs. Toledo and gave up 10 hits and five runs in 4.1ip...Pitched 6.0 scoreless frames and gave up just one hit while making third rehab start on 8/10 vs. Rochester...Made his fourth rehab start on 8/15 and tossed 7.0 scoreless frames (92 pitches); also went 1-for-4 with a double at the plate... Was recalled from rehab and reinstated from D.L. on 8/20; made start that night and received a no-decision vs. Atlanta (7.0ip/2er)...Struck out nine batters and left his next start on 8/26 vs. St. Louis with a 2-0 lead only to be a victim of a blown save...Was optioned to Class-A Bristol on 8/29...Was recalled on 9/1 and made the start that afternoon in St. Louis; took a 4-2 lead into the seventh inning before giving up a pinch-hit homer to Kolten Wong and eventually lost a 5-4 decision...Connected off Blake Parker for his first Major League home run while winning a 10-4 decision at Wrigley Field on 9/7...Won each of his last four decisions and went 4-1 in six starts during the month of September...Tied his career high with 12 strikeouts in his final start on 9/28 at Cincinnati...Went 8-for-44 (.182) at the plate with a home run and two RBI; singled as a pinch hitter on 5/5 vs. San Francisco...Went 5-1 with a 3.39 ERA (69.0ip/26er) in 11 starts at PNC Park.


2013 SEASON: Entered season ranked by Baseball America as the Pirates top prospect and as having the "Best Fastball" and "Best Slider" in the system...Also ranked by as No. 9 in their list of the Top 100 prospects in baseball...Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis...Did not allow a run in his final two Triple-A starts and 19.0 innings overall...Was selected by Pittsburgh on 6/11 and made his Major League debut that night against Tim Lincecum and the Giants at PNC Park...Gave up two runs in 6.1ip and was victorious in his debut; also had a two-run single in his first at bat, which was his first hit since high school...Became one of four starting pitchers since 1920 to earn a win and have at least two RBI in his Major League debut; also George Caster with the Athletics in 1934, Jim Turner with the Braves in 1937 and Jason Jennings with the Rockies in 2001...Also became just the third Pirates pitcher since 1900 to pitch at least six innings without allowing a walk in his big league debut, joining George Merritt, who did it on September 6, 1901 and Len Gilmore on October 1, 1944...Won his first four starts; the first Pittsburgh pitcher since Nick Maddox in 1907 to do so...Suffered first big league loss in fifth start on 7/4 vs. Philadelphia (5.1ip/3er)...Lost three straight decisions before winning again on 7/23 at Washington; gave up two hits and one run in 5-1 victory that night while also going 2-for-3 with an RBI at the plate to become the first Pirates rookie starter to have two or more hits while holding his opponent to two or fewer hits since Hank Gornicki had two hits in a two-hit shutout against the Boston Braves on August 27, 1942...Gave up three runs or fewer in each of his first eight career starts; the last Pirates pitcher to allow three runs or fewer in each of his first eight career starts was Whammy Douglas, who allowed no more than three runs in all eight of his starts in 1957...Received his first no-decision (5.0ip/4er) in his 11th start on 8/8 vs. Miami...Set a franchise record by pitching at least 5.0 innings and allowing no more than three earned runs in 10 consecutive starts to begin a career; the MLB record is 16 set by Gary Peters in 1963 with Boston and matched by Steve Rogers in 1973 with Montreal...Went 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA in five starts during the month of September and was named National League Rookie-of-the-Month...Went 6-4 with a 2.85 ERA in 12 starts after the All-Star break...Struck out career-high 12 batters on 9/19 vs. San Diego; the most by a Pittsburgh rookie since Jose DeLeon whiffed 13 on 8/20/83 vs. Cincinnati...Went 7-for-34 (.206) with five RBI at the plate (led Bucco pitchers in RBI)...Ranked sixth among N.L. rookies in ERA, sixth in wins, seventh in innings pitched and eighth in strikeouts...Was named to the Baseball America National League Rookie Team.

2013 POSTSEASON: Started Game Two of the N.L.D.S. vs. St. Louis on 10/4 and won a 7-1 decision (6.0ip/2h/1r) over Lance Lynn; also knocked in the game's first run with an RBI-single in the second inning...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two other rookies have been credited with a victory and a game-winning RBI in a postseason game: Spec Shea did it for the Yankees against the Dodgers in Game Five of the 1947 World Series and Paul (Daffy) Dean, brother of Dizzy, did it for the Cardinals against the Tigers in Game Six of the 1934 Series...Was the starter and loser against Adam Wainwright in Game Five at St. Louis on 10/9 (5.0ip/3h/2r).


Began season ranked by Baseball America as Pittsburgh's No. 1 prospect and the 12th in all of minor league baseball...Also tabbed by the same publication as having the "Best Fastball" and "Best Slider" among Pirates farmhands...Went 9-7 with a 2.80 ERA in 26 combined starts at three different levels of the organization...Ranked second in strikeouts (136) and fourth in ERA in the Pirates minor league system...Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee and began professional career with Single-A Bradenton..Allowed one run on four hits in 4.0ip while striking out seven batters in a no-decision while making professional debut on 4/9 at Palm Beach...Allowed one hit over 6.0 scoreless innings and won his first game on 4/30 at Jupiter...Won each of his final five decisions with the Marauders, going 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA (50.0ip/10er) over nine starts from 4/30 to 6/14...Was named to the Florida State League mid-season All-Star team but did not participate in the contest after being promoted to Altoona on 6/20...Ranked third in the Florida State League in strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (9.27), fourth in batting average against (.217), fifth in ERA and sixth in strikeouts at the time of his promotion...Won his Double-A debut on 6/20 vs. New Britain after allowing two runs in 5.0 innings...Was hit in the face by a line drive in his 6/26 start at Harrisburg; stayed in the game and finished the inning but left due to his pitch count in the first inning...Pitched in the All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City on 7/8; allowed a two-run homer while also striking out a pair of batters in 1.0 inning of work...Was promoted to Indianapolis on 9/1 and won his Triple-A debut vs. Toledo after allowing three runs in 6.0 innings and striking out seven batters...Started and lost Game Two of Indianapolis' first round playoff matchup against Charlotte (2.0ip/9h/8r/8er).


2011 Finished three-year career at UCLA on 6/3 and was selected by the Pirates as the first overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft on 6/6...Allowed one run or less in seven of his 16 starts with UCLA and registered at least 10 strikeouts five times...Had a perfect game broken up with a two-out single in bottom of the 7th inning at Nebraska on 3/5 while pitching in 25-degree weather; ended up with a no-decision (9.0ip/2h/0r) in 1-0 UCLA win in 11 innings...Also had a perfect game broken up with a one-out double in the top of the 7th against Georgia on 3/11...Officially signed with Pittsburgh on 8/15...Made professional debut during the Arizona Fall League, where he went 2-0 with 3.00 ERA in five starts with Mesa (15.0ip/10h/6r/5er/4bb/16so)...Gave up three runs in 2.1ip while also reaching 100 mph on the radar gun in his debut on 10/14...Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings and whiffed three batters while winning his first game on 10/20 (fastball recorded at 100 mph six times and 101 once)...Was charged with just three earned runs in his last four starts (12.2ip - 2.13 ERA).