Gerrit Cole New York Yankees

Age: 30 (September 8, 1990) | 6' 4" | 225lbs. | Throws: Right 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 37/20/43 400 297
Career 8yrs 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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I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Gerrit Cole with a price of $28. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

I think Searage is overrated.

Cole was responsible for 21 Ks tonite. He struck out 16 Diamondbacks hitters while going 0-5 with 5 Ks himself.  

van wilhoite LVW
May 5 '18

When I was considering acquiring Nick Kingham, I went to the Pirates SB Nation page to see how the die-hards felt about him. To my surprise, the Bucco faithful are NOT enamored with Ray Searage, and they specifically noted Cole's progress since leaving his tutelage.
I don't know enough to understand their dismay, but I think it boils down to them saying that Searage was trying to get pitchers like Cole to pitch to contact, instead of just, you know, telling him to strike out 61 batters in 41 innings.

Keith Prosseda andypro
May 2 '18

What was his spin rate last year?

This year it's only slightly above the MLB average. But if it's a big spike over last year, it could be that moving to Houston is the best thing that could happen to a pitcher.

The question is why? Trevor Bauer says it's pine tar.

Alex Patton Alex
May 2 '18

Geritt Cole   Houston Astros    not Texas Rangers    Blasphemous!

Mark Ashy MarkA
Apr 14 '18

And an ultra impressive 12.6 K/27 batters faced.

van wilhoite LVW
Apr 14 '18

It's the pitch mix that has changed.

Matthew Trueblood wrote a great piece about it this week at Baseball Prospectus 

Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 14 '18

I think they said on MLB that 36 strikeouts over the first three starts of the season is a record. It surely is for a pitcher who has pitched 21 innings.

Two years ago his K/9 was a mere 7.6.

In the 2013 archive, Slyke, Yoda and I talk about the fact that his very fast fastball didn't result in a lot of K's. I wonder if it has more movement now?

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 14 '18

Off to a pretty decent start.

Adam Holgate Hoagie
Apr 14 '18

Gerrit Cole (P) HOU - Feb. 18

Cole relied heavily on his fastball in 2017 with Pittsburgh, but the Astros feel
he can benefit from throwing more offspeed stuff, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Manager A.J. Hinch stressed there won't be an overhaul, but rather a "tweak" in pitch usage for Cole, who surrendered a career-high 31 home
runs in 2017 -- 18 off his fastball. Hinch feels the key is to get a good game plan
in front of Cole, which could mean fewer fastballs in favor of his slider and changeup.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 19 '18