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Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh’s top prospect and MLB.com’s preseason eighth-ranked minor leaguer, won his first Major League start Tuesday night by shutting out the Giants over 6.1 innings before allowing two earned runs in the seventh. Despite topping out at over 100 mph Cole only recorded two strikeouts. However, he didn’t walk a batter; threw 59 of his 81 pitches for strikes; and picked up eight swinging strikes, which was good for a 9.8 percent swinging strike rate (the league average is 9.2 percent).
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Cole pitched very well throughout the entire night, and it just happened that after retiring 13 straight hitters Cole gave up three hits to three of the first four hitters he faced in the seventh. Stuff happens. Cole’s command was very good, hitting both sides of the plate. When he missed his spot he missed low and avoided any danger. I can barely even recall a pitch missing high, and I just finished watching his start. Out of the seven hits...
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Gerrit Cole makes his Pirates debut tonight.
The top prospect in the system, Gerrit Cole, is making his major league debut tonight against the San Francisco Giants. I’m not sure how many people need an introduction to Cole’s stuff. He’s been the top prospect in the system for the last two years, and I’ve written about his stuff countless times. Plus, you all can just turn...
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole, the #1 overall pick in the 2011 Draft, will be making his major league debut tonight against the Giants.. The game will be televised nationally on MLB Network (except in the Pittsburgh and San Francisco home markets). The world of baseball is excited. There's just one little awkward problem for Cole
He will be facing his girlfriend...
For two years, Pirate fans have been counting down the days until the debut of Gerrit Cole, and on Tuesday, the fans got what they were waiting for. He made all the anticipation and hype worth the wait.
Cole blanked the defending World Series champion Giants through the first six innings of his Major League debut and led the Pirates to an 8-2 victory.
A PNC Park crowd...
Whatever you want to call it, today is the day many Pirates fans have looked to for two years — the day Gerrit Cole makes his big league debut.
2011 No.1 overall pick Gerrit Cole will make his Major League debut tonight at PNC Park against San Francisco.
Cole, of course, was the No. 1 overall selection in 2011 out of UCLA and thanks to a combination of stuff and need will take...
Yielding only two runs and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings, Gerrit Cole helped the Pirates defeat the San Francisco Giants 8-2 on Tuesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Taken first overall out of UCLA in 2011, the 6-foot-4, 220 pound Cole (1-0, 2.84 ERA) consistently reached 96 mph and was in complete control throughout his debut with the Pirates. “Really, I couldn’t have asked...
The first-overall pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole, dazzled in his major league debut on Tuesday night, living up to the hype that has followed the top pitching prospect throughout his career at UCLA and the Pirates minor league system.After receiving his big league call-up from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day, Cole joined the club...
Today is Gerrit Cole’s Major League Debut. As he walked out to do his warm-up session for his first career start, they said it best on MLB Tonight (on MLB Network). “This is how they’re supposed to look”.
Here’s the scouting report from Baseball Prospectus on the former #1 overall pick:
Cole fits the physical profile of a workhorse frontline starter, standing 6-foot-4...
In his first major league start of what should be a career to track, Gerrit Cole looked every bit the part of first overall draft pick (2011) for the Pittsburgh Pirates. And not just against any old team, but against the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, against 2-time Cy Young Award winner and 4-time All Star Tim Lincecum. And his girlfriend’s brother happens...
I’m going to attempt to cut this one off at the pass. I don’t want to see this go as far as the McCutcheon misspelling of Andrew McCutchen. Or the Neil Walker, Neal Huntington inversion dichotomy. The name is Gerrit Cole. Not Garrett Cole. Not Garret Cole. Not Gerritt Cole. Not Garrit Cole. Not Garritt…
The Pittsburgh Pirates highly touted pitching prospect, and former No.1 overall draft pick, Gerrit Cole did not disappoint one bit in his Major League debut Tuesday night. Well, unless you are a Giants fan that is.
The 22-year old righty threw six and a third innings in his debut, allowing two runs on seven hits. The final line doesn’t show just how dominant he was though. Cole...
I've been accumulating share-worthy Gerrit Cole links for a couple of days now, so let's get that out of the way along with a few newsworthy stories.
At FanGraphs, Jeff Sullivan took a look at one of Cole's innings and his pitch placement vs. where Russell Martin set up for him. It's interesting, and his point about command vs. control is an important one to...
This could be the year the Pittsburgh Pirates break their 20-year old postseason drought. It will most certainly be the year they break their 20-year run of finishing below .500.Break the Curse of Sid Bream's SlideThe big story out of PNC Park tonight was the debut of Gerrit Cole, the number 1 overall pick of the 2011 draft. Since turning professional out of UCLA, Cole has...
So Gerrit Cole, right? Good outing, definitely something to build on. It appears he is going to do everything he can to stay on this team, which is great. There is really no need for Jeanmar Gomez to ever make another start for the Pirates. This is a pretty huge revelation. Hurdle also said that…
With the first overall selection of the 2011 MLB draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates took UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole. The Yankees had drafted him at the bottom of the 2008 first round but he refused to sign...some have to wonder what was going through his mind at the time. It took Cole just 200 minor league innings to make his debut and he looked good both pitching, and swinging the...
What is there to talk about today? Countless political scandals? No…. Two accidents shutting down the northbound and southbound sides of Interstate 81 last night? Nah that’s not it either. Oh right, today is the debut of uber-prospect Gerrit Cole! A lot of people want him up, a lot think it’s too early, he’s here,…