Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 8,498 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Slider (88mph), Sinker (96mph), Curve (82mph) and Change (89mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has well above average velo and has slight armside run. His slider is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and is much harder than usual. His sinker is blazing fast, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and is much harder than usual. His change is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, has a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade.