Pittsburgh Pirates
Career W-L
17-11
 
Career ERA
3.46
Name  Gerrit Cole
Born  9/8/1990
Height  6-4
Weight  240
Number  45
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/11/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat soreness) will not return from the disabled list when he's first eligible on July 20, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Cole has been on the disabled list twice since June 3, first with shoulder fatigue and now with a right lat strain. The team won't rush the recovery process with the former No. 1 overall pick.
 
7/8/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat soreness) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The right-hander just returned from shoulder fatigue on June 28 after sitting out more than three weeks and pitched one time. He's a solid 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings pitched. We'd like him to walk a few less batters to get him WHIP down to a reasonable level.
 
7/6/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat soreness) is questionable for Wednesday's scheduled start against St. Louis
Insight: The right-hander just returned from shoulder fatigue on June 28 after sitting out more than three weeks. He'll receive treatment and the team will reevaluate him.
 
7/4/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole left Friday's start due to right lat soreness, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Cole allowed just one hit and struck out five over five scoreless innings. The right-hander just returned from shoulder fatigue on June 28 after sitting out more than three weeks. He'll receive treatment and the team will reevaluate him Saturday.
 
6/28/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole took a beating in his return from the disabled list Saturday against the Mets.
Insight: Cole, who was on the DL due to shoulder fatigue, walked three and gave up five runs on seven hits in four innings. He now has a disappointing 4.02 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP this season.
 
6/25/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole will make his return to the starting rotation Saturday against New York. SOURCE: Rob Biertempfel, Pittsburgh Tribune
Insight: He missed a few turns in the rotation because of shoulder fatigue. Jeff Locke (1-1, 3.74 ERA) is likely to lose his spot in the rotation upon Cole's return.
 
6/15/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Gerrit Cole (shoulder) could be back a few days after he's eligible to return from the disabled list, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He's been out with shoulder fatigue.
Insight: Cole last pitched on June 3 and is first eligible to come off the DL on Thursday. "If everything stays the way it is, we could have him back a few days after that," manager Clint Hurdle said.
 
6/9/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Gerrit Cole (shoulder) played catch Monday, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Cole was placed on the DL on Sunday with shoulder fatigue. Monday was the first time he's thrown since his start on June 3. The Pirates hope he'll only miss two starts.
 
6/8/2014 3:12:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh has placed right-hander Gerrit Cole on the 15-day DL.
Insight: He's out with shoulder fatigue. The hope is that Cole (6-3, 3.64 ERA) will only miss a couple of starts. Jeff Locke, an All-Star for the Pirates last season, was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis in the corresponding roster move.
 
6/7/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: The Pirates may place Gerrit Cole on the disabled list due to shoulder fatigue, according to Tom Singer of mlb.com.
Insight: Cole will miss his scheduled start on Monday against the Cubs. Pittsburgh will push back Charlie Morton from Sunday to Monday and call up Jeff Locke to start Sunday against the Brewers. In Cole's 17 starts in the majors last year, he averaged 91 pitches, but he's thrown 100 pitches per start in 2014 and that may be contributing to his shoulder fatigue.
 
5/7/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Gerrit Cole gave up three runs in the first five innings Wednesday against the Giants but finished up his day with three scoreless frames.
Insight: Cole allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out seven in eight innings. The former No. 1 overall pick is 3-2 with a 3.64 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 47 innings.
 
4/22/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Somehow, Pirates starter Gerrit Cole was able to avoid a suspension despite his role in instigating a brawl Sunday against the Brewers. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: Cole took exception to Carlos Gomez admiring his triple and things escalated quickly from there. To Cole's credit, he only yelled at Gomez and didn't throw any punches. Some will say he got off too easy but Cole (2-1, 3.67 ERA) should be a decent fantasy play when he starts Friday against St. Louis.
 
4/20/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Despite allowing just one run in eight innings, Pirates starter Gerrit Cole had to settle for a no-decision Sunday against Milwaukee.
Insight: He also had an altercation with Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez that led to a bench-clearing brawl in the third inning. Through four starts, Cole is 2-1 with a 3.67 ERA. His next outing will be Friday against St. Louis.
 
4/10/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: The Pirates' offense came alive in the top of the seventh inning Thursday at Chicago to get Gerrit Cole his second win of the season.
Insight: Cole struck out 10 batters and allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits in six innings Thursday but was down 4-0 until Pittsburgh put up five runs in the seventh. He has a 3.46 ERA and a 13/4 K/BB in 13 innings this season.
 
Hot10/10/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: It may not have come in a winning effort but Gerrit Cole gave the Pirates everything he had Wednesday in Game 5.
Insight: For the most part, Cole (5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 K's, 1 BB) was matching Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright pitch for pitch. His lone blemish came in the second inning when he allowed a two-run homer to David Freese. Cole had his ups and downs early but he finished the season with a flourish. Even though he doesn't strike out a lot of hitters, Cole has the mental toughness to be one of the best pitchers in the National League someday. Expect him to have a huge season in 2014.
 
Hot10/9/2013 9:42:00 AM
Description: Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole was the team's best pitcher in September and it's not surprising he got the call for the deciding game against St. Louis. The other option would have been A.J. Burnett, who gave up six hits and seven earned runs, in the series opener.
Insight: Cole put together a stunning September, going 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 1.063 WHIP then gave up just two hits and a single run in six innings against the Cardinals last Friday.
 
Hot10/7/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: The Pirates are going with Gerrit Cole in Game 5 against St. Louis. SOURCE: Michael Sanserino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Insight: The rookie has been Pittsburgh's best pitcher lately so he'll get the nod over A.J. Burnett. Cole tossed six innings of two-hit ball last time out against the Cardinals in Game 2. He'll be pitching on normal rest.
 
Hot10/5/2013 9:03:00 AM
Description: Gerrit Cole's postseason debut was a success. The Pirates rookie pitched six innings of two-hit ball Friday in a win over top-seeded St. Louis.
Insight: Cole probably could have gone deeper into the game (he only threw 86 pitches) but Pittsburgh had a six-run cushion so he didn't have to. Cole has been spectacular since the All-Star break with seven victories and a 2.76 ERA in 13 starts.
 
Hot9/19/2013 6:15:00 PM
Description: Pirates rookie Gerrit Cole set a new career-high in strikeouts Thursday versus San Diego.
Insight: He fanned 12 Padres in six innings of work. Cole (9-7, 3.23 ERA) projects as a rock solid No. 3 starter heading into the playoffs.
 
Hot9/14/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole was firing on all cylinders Saturday versus the Cubs.
Insight: After an up and down first few months in the big leagues, Cole has really found his groove in September. In three September starts he's 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA. Cole usually isn't a big strikeout guy but he's averaged eight whiffs a game in his last two contests.