Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 4,114 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph), also mixing in a Curve (85mph), Slider (87mph), Sinker (96mph) and Change (88mph).

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Basic description of 2014 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 an obvious tail, has some natural sinking action and has well above average velo. His curve is thrown extremely hard, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has little depth. His slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, is much harder than usual and has some two-plane movement. His sinker is blazing fast. His change is much firmer than usual, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade.