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Gerrit Cole
ERA W-L K
2.64 15-8 168
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
Sep. 2 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-Cole endured one of his worst outings of the season Tuesday, giving up five runs over a season-low four innings in a 7-4 loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Cole is just 1-4 in his last seven games with a 3.92 ERA.
Aug. 28 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Cole ended a career-high, five-game winless drought with a 2-1 victory over Miami on Thursday night.
Analysis: Cole (15-7, 2.44 ERA) yielded one run and five hits in 7 1-3 innings. He was 0-3 with a 3.60 ERA in his prior five outings.
Aug. 23 5:01 PM PT6:01 PM MT7:01 PM CT8:01 PM ET20:01 ET0:01 GMT8:01 5:01 PM MST7:01 PM EST7:31 PM VEN4:01 UAE (+1)7:01 PM CT-Cole pitched well in Saturday's 3-2 victory against San Francisco but remained winless in five consecutive starts.
Analysis: Cole (14-7, 2.49 ERA) gave up one unearned run in seven innings while fanning eight in his no-decision. He was 0-3 with a 4.70 ERA in his first four starts this month.
Aug. 18 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET12:38 ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST12:08 PM VEN20:38 UAE11:38 AM CT-Cole was tagged for four runs and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings during Monday's loss to Arizona.
Analysis: The Pittsburgh ace is now 0-3 with a 4.70 ERA in four starts since notching his 14th win of the season on July 26.
July 27 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Cole pitched another gem Sunday, allowing one run with eight strikeouts over 7 2-3 innings in a 3-1 win over the Nationals. He became the majors' first 14-game winner.
Analysis: Cole also became the first Pittsburgh pitcher with 14 wins before August since Dock Ellis in 1971.
July 11 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Cole ended a dominant first half of the season with another win. Cole pitched seven strong innings to become the major leagues' first 13-game winner as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Friday night.
Analysis: Cole (13-3) allowed two runs and six hits while striking out three and walking two. He became just the second Pirates pitcher to win 13 games before the All-Star break, joining Dock Ellis, who had 14 in 1971.
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 15 8 0 - 0 27 27 0 173.2 158 61 51 9 39 1 168 1.13 2.64
Career 36 20 0 - 0 68 68 0 429.0 394 162 149 27 107 2 406 1.17 3.13

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 28 48 4 6 0 0 0 0 2 24 0 0 .125 .160 .125
Career 70 128 10 21 0 0 1 7 5 55 0 0 .164 .195 .188

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 1807 100 90 95.6 66.63
Curveball 196 85 78 81.5 7.23
Slider 608 92 82 86.8 22.42
Changeup 101 90 84 88.1 3.72

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