Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 5,724 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 (87mph), also mixing in a Sinker (96mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (83mph) and Change (89mph).

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