Gerrit Cole New York Yankees

Age: 30 (September 08, 1990) | 6' 4" | 225lbs. P-32
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PIT A+ 2012 5 1 0 0 13 13 67.0 53 5 21 69 2.69 1.10 1.06 2.8 9.3 .286 n/a
PIT AA 2012 3 6 0 0 12 12 59.0 54 2 23 60 2.90 1.31 1.16 3.5 9.2 .328 n/a
PIT AAA 2012 1 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 6 0 1 7 4.50 1.17 1.08 1.5 10.5 .377 n/a
PIT AAA 2013 5 3 0 0 12 12 68.0 44 4 28 47 2.91 1.06 0.94 3.7 6.2 .216 n/a
PIT NL 2013 10 7 0 0 19 19 117.0 109 7 28 100 3.23 1.17 1.14 2.2 7.7 .307 49/25/26 12 12
PIT AAA 2014 3 1 0 0 4 4 22.1 21 1 5 16 2.01 1.16 1.12 2.0 6.4 .299 n/a
PIT NL 2014 11 5 0 0 22 22 138.0 127 11 40 138 3.65 1.21 1.18 2.6 9.0 .316 49/19/32 9 12
PIT NL 2015 19 8 0 0 32 32 208.0 183 11 44 202 2.60 1.09 1.06 1.9 8.7 .309 48/22/30 32 30
PIT AAA 2016 0 0 0 0 2 2 8.0 4 0 0 12 0.00 0.50 0.50 0.0 0.0 .275 n/a
PIT NL 2016 7 10 0 0 21 21 116.0 131 7 36 98 3.88 1.44 1.38 2.8 7.6 .351 46/25/29 2 5
PIT NL 2017 12 12 0 0 33 33 203.0 199 31 55 196 4.26 1.25 1.34 2.4 8.7 .309 46/21/34 11 15
HOU AL 2018 15 5 0 0 32 32 200.0 143 19 64 276 2.88 1.04 1.02 2.9 12.4 .301 36/21/43 31 33
HOU AL 2019 20 5 0 0 33 33 212.0 142 29 48 326 2.50 0.90 0.99 2.0 13.8 .294 40/20/39 50 47
NYY AL 2020 7 3 0 0 12 12 73.0 53 14 17 94 2.84 0.96 1.13 2.1 11.6 .259 37/20/43 40 37
NYY AL 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 0
Career 9yrs 101 55 0 0 204 204 1267.0 1087 129 332 1430 3.20 1.12 1.14 2.4 10.2 .309 n/a
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van wilhoite LVW
Aug 27 '16

Summary from rotoworld.com ...

Gerrit Cole is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured triceps on Saturday.
Cole left Friday's start in the third inning due to tightness in his triceps. The Pirates don't believe that Cole's injury will be season-ending, though they do anticipate that he'll miss some time. More will be known on his status after Saturday's exam.
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 12 '16
Gerrit Cole (P) PIT - Mar. 13

Cole (ribs) made his Grapefruit League debut Sunday, yielding two runs on
two solo homers in two innings. He struck out one batter and didn't allow a walk.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: He made it through the outing with no apparent ill
effects and will use the final three weeks of spring training to build up his arm.
Cole totaled 37 pitches, sitting 92 mph while maxing out at 96 mph.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 14 '16
Rotowire this AM:

Gerrit Cole (P) PIT - Mar. 4

Cole (rib) was cleared to throw his first live batting practice session of the spring Friday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: There has been no word yet on how the session went,
but no news is usually good news...
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 5 '16
Nursing a rib injury. Owned at 23 in my home league. Not the best way for my club to start spring training.
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Feb 20 '16

The problem is that all these component methods slice and dice. DRA is briliiant and sophisticated, since it takes in the values of every pitch, but that is not useful to us as day to day watchers. We can't handle that.

FIP is rough, but good and easy to calculate, and not that reliable.

xFIP is better for some, worse for others.

The problem is that pitching is always going to be a lot random, balls fall where they will, and so any component system is either going to be burdened by inputs or a little general because the outputs are broad.

Something like DRA, which gives a snapshot on pitcher effectiveness from pitch to pitch has to be a help. Time will tell whether it is a better predictor of future success than any of the other measures.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 1 '16

I wonder how that compares to their Fair Run Average.

van wilhoite LVW
Feb 1 '16

Fatal error... going into the Barnes and Noble on Union Square to see what new annual magazines were out (just to see, not to buy any!)... taking a peek at the sports shelves (just a peek)... coming out weighted down with Baseball Prospectus 2016.

Had to buy a half gallon, not a gallon, of cider at the farmer's market. I mean, it's that heavy.

As my reward -- yet another alternative ERA!

This one is DRA, short for Deserved Run Average.

It's better than FIP because "many efforts to separate pitching from fielding have ended up separating pitching from pitching... What we've done instead is take a pitcher's actual results event by event... including park factor... catcher, umpire... inning, defense... game-time temperature."

I've skipped a lot, because -- like I said -- this is the dead-tree version; I can't cut and paste.

"Out of all this comes DRA, our core pitching metric."

DRA, not DERA, because "looking only at earned runs tends to overrate three kinds of pitchers..."

1) pitchers who play home games in front of official scorers who expect a bonus from said pitchers at the end of the year (I'm paraphrasing).

2) pitchers who induce a lot of groundballs, which more often than flyballs honestly do result in errors.

3) "Pitchers who aren't very good." The theory here being that good pitchers often get out of jams that their fielders put them in, hence yield comparatively fewer unearned runs.

So that's DRA, and Gerrit Cole's DRA last year was 3.33.

Cole had 11 unearned runs scored against him last year; if all of them are counted as earned his actual ERA goes up to 3.07.

Which seems to mean DRA sides with xERA. Cole was lucky last year.

It remains to be seen if it's a new stat that catches on.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 31 '16

FIP 2.66

ERC 2.66

xERA 3.16

His FIP, as noted below, was the third lowest among starting pitchers. I'm not finding Component ERA listed anywhere on the Handbook's leaderboards, which is odd, but both of these "should-be" ERAs vary the same irrelevant amount from Cole's actual ERA.

xERA suggests he was somewhat lucky.

Fangraph's WAR score (5.4) sandwiches the 19-8 Gerrit Cole between the 9-16 Corey Kluber (5.5) and the 12-13 Chris Archer (5.3).

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 6 '16

The sort # following the player's vital stats hasn't been updated. Here it indicates Cole was the No. 1 starter in the Pirates' rotation last year. It's not going to change when we include rotations and batting orders, along with Rotoman's projections, in this year's software.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 31 '15