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A.J. Cole
ERA S K
4.43 0 37
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 616.58
Position: RPBorn: 1/5/1992 Birthplace: Winter Springs, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Nationals (2010)


Latest News
Sep. 16 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET21:12 GMT5:12 2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST4:42 PM VEN1:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-A.J. Cole fell to 2-5, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Cole struck out five, ending the game with a 4.43 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 12 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET22:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 PM MST9:30 PM EST10:00 PM VEN6:30 UAE (+1)9:30 PM CT-A.J. Cole allowed three runs on five hits in 2.0 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Atlanta Braves 8-0 on Tuesday. Cole did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.30 ERA and 1.57 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 10 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-A.J. Cole allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 2.0 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Saturday. Cole struck out one, ending the game with a 3.79 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 5 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-A.J. Cole improved to 2-4, allowing two runs - one earned - on five hits and four walks in 5.2 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Monday. Cole struck out five, ending the game with a 4.01 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Called up from to make the start, Cole earned his first victory since July 2 with Triple-A Syracuse and first with Washington since May 6. "All my stuff felt pretty good," said Cole, "When I have my stuff, it opens up a lot of doors." It's very possible he gets at least one more turn in the rotation.
Aug. 25 7:34 PM PT8:34 PM MT9:34 PM CT10:34 PM ET22:34 ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST10:04 PM VEN6:34 UAE (+1)9:34 PM CT-A.J. Cole fell to 1-4, allowing one run on four hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the New York Mets 4-2 on Friday. Cole struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole lost his fourth straight start despite notching his second consecutive quality outing. The Nats have totaled just seven runs during his four-game skid.
Aug. 13 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 ET21:13 GMT5:13 2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:43 PM VEN1:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-A.J. Cole fell to 1-3, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Sunday. Cole struck out six, ending the game with a 5.32 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Right-handers are hitting just .225 against Cole this season. Lefties, however, are batting .326.
Aug. 9 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-A.J. Cole fell to 1-2, allowing four runs on four hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Tuesday. Cole struck out five, ending the game with a 5.63 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Homers and walks - they'll get you every time. He's allowed four long balls in his last two outings and has walked nine in 16 major league innings.
Aug. 2 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET22:46 ET2:46 GMT10:46 7:46 PM MST9:46 PM EST10:16 PM VEN6:46 UAE (+1)9:46 PM CT-A.J. Cole fell to 1-1, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks in 5.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the Miami Marlins 7-0 on Wednesday. Cole struck out five, ending the game with a 4.91 ERA and 1.82 WHIP on the season.
May 6 7:58 PM PT8:58 PM MT9:58 PM CT10:58 PM ET22:58 ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST10:28 PM VEN6:58 UAE (+1)9:58 PM CT-A.J. Cole improved to 1-0, allowing one run on six hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 on Saturday. Cole struck out two, ending the game with a 1.50 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cole, a 25-year-old righty, made seven starts last season for the Nationals and was called up this week when Joe Ross was demoted to Triple-A Syracuse. Cole had to make his first start Saturday because he first had to serve the final three games of a five-game suspension levied last season for throwing at Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang.
May 2 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-The Nationals have recalled Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.
Analysis: Cole won't be eligible to pitch until Friday as he serves the final three games of a five-game suspension for throwing at Pittsburgh's Jung Ho Kang last September. The 25-year-old, who went 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA in four starts at Syracuse, is ticketed to work in middle and long relief.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2015 Was 0 0 1 - 1 3 1 0 9.1 14 11 6 1 1 1 9 1.61 5.79
2016 Was 1 2 0 - 0 8 8 0 38.1 37 24 22 7 14 1 39 1.33 5.17
2017 Was 2 5 0 - 0 9 7 0 42.2 45 22 21 7 23 0 37 1.59 4.43
Career 3 7 1 - 1 20 16 0 90.1 96 57 49 15 38 2 85 1.48 4.88

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 Was 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 Was 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 Was 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .000 .154 .000
Career 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 .000 .091 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 425 96 88 93.2 54.63
Curveball 122 85 76 79.5 15.68
Slider 190 88 79 85 24.42
Changeup 41 90 83 86.1 5.27

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