Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 9,734 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph), also mixing in a Slider (89mph), Sinker (96mph), Change (90mph) and Curve (81mph).

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Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is blazing fast and has slight armside run. His slider is thrown extremely hard, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is blazing fast and has slight armside run. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups, has a lot of backspin, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, is slightly harder than usual, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement.