Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 6,683 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Sinker (96mph) and Curve (82mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph).

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Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has well above average velo and has slight armside run. His slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, is much harder than usual and has some two-plane movement. His sinker is blazing fast, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, is much harder than usual and has little depth. His change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups.