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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, May 6

Wednesday brings us a full slate with 17 starters rating average or better and 13 below the 100 mark. Of the day’s games, I’m most intrigued by Gerrit Cole pitching at home against the Reds. Cole is a top 15 SP in my opinion, and Cincy has an offense that can boom. In yesterday’s Daily DraftKings Picks, I suggested starting Travis Wood at the Cardinals because St. Louis has...
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More hardware for Pirates' Cole

Pirates' ace Gerrit Cole had an outstanding April and was awarded the National League Pitcher of the Month on Monday. “The fastball and the way he commands it makes him dynamic,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told “He wants to be a master craftsman out on the mound, and that's what he has been.” Cole was 4-0 with a 1.76 ERA in April and, according to
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Gerrit Cole named NL Pitcher of the Month

Congrats to Gerrit Cole on being named the NL Pitcher of the Month! — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 4, 2015 (Worth noting that the WHIP was 0.98, not .098. Still pretty good.) Cole becomes the first Pirates pitcher to earn a pitcher of the month honor since Randy Tomlin in 1992, which is pretty incredible. There’s little doubt that...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, Apr 30

Yesterday I recommended going with Gerrit Cole plus a Dodgers stack and, as has been customary around these parts through April, Nelson Cruz. Well, Cole was outstanding — he’s a borderline top-10 starting pitcher as Jake and I discuss on today’s Profcast — the Dodgers pounded Ryan Vogelsong for four homers, and Cruz did what he does best for the 10th time this season. This...
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Baseball Profcast: Gerrit Cole The Ace

In Episode 185, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) recap some fantasy relevant news from Wednesday. Topics include: Newly minted ace Gerrit Cole and just how good he can be Hanley Ramirez as a possible fantasy MVP Some more MVP cases for Miguel Cabrera and Joey Votto Whether it’s time to buy J.A. Happ? The incredible Dallas Keuchel You...
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Cole, Cutch & Co.

After two awful games at Wrigley and an ugly start to the third….that sure was nice to see. Gerrit Cole, kids. This is the ace everyone was hoping to see — you could not ask for a better April, and he has pretty much picked up where he left off at the end of last season. After a bit of a rocky start and a horrible defensive inning by Pedro Alvarez in this game, he quickly rebounded...
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Gerrit Cole looks to help Pirates avoid sweep

The situation, such as it is: the Pirates have played awful, uninspiring baseball two straight nights at Wrigley Field, which is unfortunate because the Cubs now appear to be a legitimate NL Central rival. They aren’t hitting well, they aren’t pitching well, they aren’t fielding well at all. This is the exact sort of game in which you’d like to see your best pitcher starting...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 17: Pirates 4 Diamondbacks 1

When the Pirates made Gerrit Cole the first pick in the 2011 draft, the vision that they had for Cole was clear: a snarling, fire-breathing ace that would chuck 98 mph fastballs in the eighth inning and turn a manager to stone when he came to get the ball from him after 108 pitches. That’s the Gerrit Cole that manifested last night in Arizona. I missed most of the game (I was out...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cole Train Heads West

Gerrit Cole has gotten off to a really solid start to this season – maybe not quite the utterly dominant mode we saw flashes of in the past two Septembers, but he’s just been really solid, reliable, and taking full advantage of his incredible arsenal. This was his best outing to date: 7.2 innings, one run, seven K’s. Yes, there were seven hits and two walks, but he was incredibly...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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