Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 4,517 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 (96mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Sinker (96mph) and Change (89mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (82mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, 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, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, is much harder than usual and has some two-plane movement. His sinker is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is blazing fast and has slight armside run. His change is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 5 of them in 2015) has very little depth, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement.