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Gerrit Cole | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / PIT
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Gerrit Cole struggled against Cincinnati on Sunday, allowed four runs on five hits in a loss to the Reds.
Somewhat surprisingly, it was Cole and not Cincinnati starter Robert Stephenson who struggled with command. He walked four, and gave up two homers. His only saving grace was that he did struck out six in his five innings of work. His next start will come against St. Louis on Saturday. Sep 17 - 5:30 PM

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Gerrit Cole tied a season high with 10 strikeouts but allowed five runs over six frames Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Cole’s other 10-strikeout game was also against the Brewers back on July 19. It was some two-out damage in the third inning that did Cole in, as Domingo Santana doubled in two following an intentional walk and Eric Thames plated another tally with a single. Cole has now given up exactly five runs in three of his last five outings. He’ll get Milwaukee again in his next trip to the hill.
Sep 12 - 10:59 PM

Gerrit Cole fired eight shutout innings against the Cubs, allowing only two hits, but had to settle for a no-decision in a game his team eventually lost.

He allowed just a pair of singles and issued four walks in the dominant outing. He was locked in a pitchers' duel with Jose Quintana for most of the evening. Cole's elite potential was on full display tonight -- he has the stuff to be an ace if he can develop some consistency. Tonight's effort was a nice rebound from getting touched up for five runs in six innings by the Reds last week. He has an 11-9 record with a 3.93 ERA in 29 starts and lines up for a very enticing two start week coming up in the fantasy playoffs.
Sep 6 - 10:51 PM

Gerrit Cole was tagged for five runs over six innings in a loss to the Reds on Friday.

After blanking the Reds over seven innings in his last start, he gave up three runs in the first inning this time around. That’s baseball for you. Cole allowed six hits and three walks while striking out six. His ERA jumped back up to 4.11 as he fell to 11-9 on the year. Cole will attempt to rebound in a start against the first-place Cubs next week.
Sep 1 - 10:44 PM

Gerrit Cole fired seven shutout frames and homered for the only run of the game as he single-handedly beat the Reds 1-0 on Saturday.

He scattered five hits -- all singles -- and struck out six batters without issuing a walk in the remarkable performance. He was locked in a scoreless pitchers' duel with Reds starter Luis Castillo on a night that featured dominant pitching on both sides. Cole took things into his own hands at the plate by drilling a solo homer off Castillo in the sixth inning, and that was the only run he would need to win the game. He improves to 11-8 with a 3.99 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 27 starts. He has 154 strikeouts and 40 walks in 167 innings.
Aug 26 - 9:47 PM

Gerrit Cole was charged with five earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Dodgers.

Cole hung zeros until the top of the seventh, when the first-place Dodgers exploded for five runs on three singles, a walk, and a big grand slam off the bat of Curtis Granderson. Cole left to a chorus of boos at PNC Park after spoiling a 3-0 lead and Pittsburgh eventually lost the game in extra innings. The right-hander has a disappointing 4.16 ERA in 26 starts this season. He'll face the Reds on the road next.
Aug 21 - 11:45 PM

Gerrit Cole surrendered four earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Brewers.

Cole struck out nine Milwaukee hitters, but he issued two walks and gave up five hits -- including three home runs. It was his worst outing since late June and Pittsburgh eventually fell 7-6. The 26-year-old right-hander stands 10-8 on the season with a 4.04 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 141/38 K/BB ratio in 153 2/3 innings. He'll face the first-place Dodgers next.
Aug 16 - 5:20 PM

Gerrit Cole pitched eight innings and allowed three runs in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.

That's seven straight quality starts and 10 out of 11 for Cole. It seems like the stuff has been there all year for him, but it's only rather recently that he's been able to stop shooting himself in the foot. He's 10-8 with a 3.96 ERA now.
Aug 10 - 4:42 PM

Gerrit Cole let in three runs in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Padres on Saturday.

He surrendered eight hits and two walks while fanning five in the quality start. First baseman Wil Myers did all the damage, doubling home a run in the third inning and cracking a two-run homer in the fifth. Cole falls to 9-8 with a 4.00 ERA in 23 starts. He has a 125/35 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 139 2/3 innings.
Aug 5 - 11:41 PM

Gerrit Cole was dominant in Sunday's victory over the Padres, striking out eight over seven innings of one-run ball.

Cole scattered five hits and a pair of walks on the afternoon. The only blemish on his day came on a solo homer by Dusty Coleman in the seventh inning. The right-hander has pitched well in each of his last five starts and now sports a 3.97 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 120/33 K/BB ratio across 133 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he takes on these Padres again at home on Saturday.
Jul 30 - 7:53 PM

Gerrit Cole allowed two earned runs, six hits and four walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a win in San Francisco on Monday.

Cole improved to 2-0 with a 2.52 ERA over four outings, all quality starts, with five walks and 26 strikeouts across 25 innings in the month of July. There were some rumblings about Cole potentially being dealt, but the Bucs quickly shot down those rumors. The talk obviously didn't bother Cole, as he is pitching his best ball of the season.
Jul 25 - 5:29 AM

Gerrit Cole punched out 10 batters while allowing one run in seven innings as his club defeated the Brewers 3-2 in extra innings on Wednesday.

He didn't get the win but he certainly deserved one. The big right-hander gave up a run in the first inning, then marched through six scoreless frames before being relieved after tossing 103 pitches. He surrendered six hits and didn't walk a batter in the sterling effort. It was the third strong start in a row for Cole after he struggled through the month of June. His record holds at 7-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 20 starts. He has 108 strikeouts and 27 walks in 120 2/3 innings.
Jul 20 - 12:04 AM

Gerrit Cole pitched well in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday, allowing two runs on four hits across six frames.

The right-hander fanned four on the night and didn't walk a batter. He gave up a two-run blast to Jedd Gyorko in the first inning, then settled in beautifully, keeping the Cardinals at bay for the remainder of his night. The highly-inconsistent right-hander will look to further improve upon his 4.35 ERA and 1.27 WHIP when he takes on the Brewers at home on Wednesday.
Jul 14 - 10:29 PM

Gerrit Cole allowed two runs in six innings and struck out eight batters in a 5-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

He gave up a two-run bomb to Maikel Franco in the first inning but settled down from there. He surrendered seven hits and one walk and threw 113 pitches in his six frames. He helped himself at the plate by driving in two runs in the fourth inning. It was a badly needed strong outing for Cole and his fantasy owners. His ERA had been climbing quickly for the past month. He improves to 7-7 with a 4.43 ERA through 18 starts. Most of his troubles this year can be traced to the gopherball -- he's given up 19 homers already and only seven pitchers have allowed more.
Jul 5 - 10:53 PM

Gerrit Cole was crushed in Friday's loss to the Giants, allowing seven runs on 10 hits across 5 1/3 innings.

On the plus side, he did manage to rack up seven strikeouts on the night while walking two. He gave up a leadoff homer to Denard Span and a barrage of baserunners throughout the rest of his night. He'll look to get back on track when he takes on the Phillies in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Jun 30 - 11:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
4Jordan Luplow
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
6Steven Brault
7Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Joaquin Benoit
3Daniel Hudson
4Wade LeBlanc
5A.J. Schugel
6George Kontos
7Dovydas Neverauskas
8Angel Sanchez
9Johnny Barbato
10Edgar Santana
11Jack Leathersich
12Dan Runzler