GERRIT

COLE#45

STARTING PITCHER
Newport Beach, California
W-L
12-12
ERA
4.26
WHIP
1.25
SO
196
BB
55
IP
203
HEIGHT
6'4"
WEIGHT
220 lbs
AGE
27
THROWS
RIGHT
DRAFTED
2011: R11 - 1st
YEARS PRO
5
6d | RotoWire

News

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.

Impact

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.

Date VS Result DEC IP R H ER HR BB SO GB FB PIT BF
09/29 at WAS L 1-6 L 5.1 3 8 3 0 1 7 5 3 103 22
09/23 at PIT L 6-11 W 5.2 5 7 5 1 1 5 8 5 103 25
09/17 at CIN L 2-5 L 5 4 3 4 2 4 6 3 5 87 22
09/12 at MIL L 2-5 L 6 5 7 5 1 2 10 6 4 96 26
09/06 at PIT W 1-0 - 8 0 2 0 0 4 8 9 5 108 29
Totals: 30.0 17 27 17 4 12 36 31 22 497 124
Season Team GP GS CG IP H R ER BB SO W L WHIP ERA WAR
2013 PIT 19 19 0 117.1 109 43 42 28 100 10 7 1.17 3.22 2.3
2014 PIT 22 22 0 138 127 58 56 40 138 11 5 1.21 3.65 2.0
2015 PIT 32 32 0 208 183 71 60 44 202 19 8 1.09 2.60 5.2
2016 PIT 21 21 1 116 131 57 50 36 98 7 10 1.44 3.88 2.3
2017 PIT 33 33 0 203 199 98 96 55 196 12 12 1.25 4.26 2.8
Totals: 127 127 1 782.1 749 327 304 203 734 59 42 1.22 3.50
Season Team GP GS CG IP H R ER BB SO W L WHIP ERA
2013-14 PIT 2 2 0 11 5 3 3 2 10 1 1 0.64 2.45
2015-16 PIT 1 1 0 5 6 4 4 1 4 0 1 1.40 7.20
Totals: 3 3 0 16.0 11 7 7 3 14 1 2 0.88 3.94