Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Gerrit Cole has thrown 8,766 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) and Curve (82mph). He also rarely throws a 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 thrown extremely hard and generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His sinker is blazing fast, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His curve generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. 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.