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 40 37
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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And Astros fans rejoice.  No top prospects involved, and no silly $200 million,  8-year contract given to an aging starter.

Pirates get a battery-mate for Rivero in Feliz in the BP and a nice piece in Musgrove.

But I do not expect Slyke to be jumping for joy.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jan 14 '18

The Astros liked his deal so much they traded for him. The Pirates have committed to another rebuild. Where is Slyke?

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Jan 14 '18

Signed a one-year deal with his current team for $6.75 million. Still two more years to go before he's set free, making him very attractive to teams like the Astros.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 13 '18

Trade to the Astros reported as imminent.  

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Counter report has come out.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 10 '18

Latest from Rotowire:


Gerrit Cole (P) PIT - Jan. 9

Cole has been the subject of trade talks between Pittsburgh and Houston, Jeff Passan
of Yahoo! Sports reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Astros owner Jim Crane backed up that report, telling Alyson Footer of MLB.com that the club is "actively pursuing a high-end starter," adding that the organization is willing to dip into its prospect-rich farm system. The
Passan report, which was confirmed by Jon Morosi of MLB.com, indicated one name
mentioned was outfielder Derek Fisher, but the Pirates would almost certainly need
outfielder Kyle Tucker or right-handed pitcher Forrest Whitley as the linchpin of
any deal. The Astros are looking to shore up an already good starting staff that
boasts Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel at the top of the rotation.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '18

George King in the Post:


...While teams have been told top prospects Gleyber Torres, Estevan Florial and Justus Sheffield will not be dealt, the Yankees have other pieces — including Clint Frazier, Miguel Andujar and Chance Adams — the Pirates like.

As for Cole the pitcher, his fastball is above average and he works each side of the plate with it, and there is a curveball, a slider and a change-up.

“His fastball is plus, plus,’’ the NL talent evaluator said of the four-seamer that averaged 96 mph this past season and touched triple digits, according to BrooksBaseball and PITCHf/x. “He can ride it and run it at both sides of the plate.’’

His slider and change-up, which Cole fades away from left-handed hitters, averaged 89 mph and his curve was at 81.

Yet before Cole is penciled in for 20 wins and the AL Cy Young, there is a red flag hard to ignore: this past season, Cole was bit by the home run ball for the first time in his career. In 33 starts, he gave up 31 homers. From 2013 to 2016, Cole made 94 starts and surrendered 36 homers.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 23 '17