Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 6,168 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) and Curve (82mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball comes in below hitting speed, has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has an obvious tail and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His slider comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, has exceptional depth, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker comes in below hitting speed, has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has an obvious tail and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His curve has an exceptional bite, comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement. His change comes in below hitting speed, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, has an obvious armside fade, dives down out of the zone and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups.