Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 7,745 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 Sinker (96mph), Slider (87mph), Curve (81mph) and Change (89mph).

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Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has well above average velo, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is blazing fast and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and is much harder than usual. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and is slightly harder than usual. His change is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade.