Gerrit Cole

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 12,842 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Curve (82mph) and Change (88mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (96mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has well above average velo and has slight armside run. His slider is thrown extremely hard. His curve generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and has slight glove-side movement. His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 13 of them in 2018) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and is blazing fast.