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Gerrit Cole
Trending: ↓ 25%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #1, Pittsburgh Pirates | UCLA
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 7 3 2.84 12 12 0 73.0 94 0.96
8 Seasons 101 55 3.19 204 204 0 1268.0 1430 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 7-3 2.84 73.0 94 0.96
8 Seasons 204 101-55 3.19 1268.0 1430 1.12

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2020 1203 175 16 9.1 90.4 16.4 32.0 .199 .382 .275 .262 .357 44.6 32.6 5.9 2.84 3.09
2019 3362 440 26 5.9 87.6 14 33.2 .185 .320 .246 .241 .369 35.5 39.9 5.9 2.50 2.41
2018 3257 452 28 6.2 89.1 15.8 35.8 .200 .342 .265 .275 .379 39.8 34.5 8.0 2.88 3.02
2017 3298 594 45 7.6 86.3 11.1 34.0 .257 .434 .315 .322 .394 34.5 23.1 6.5 4.26 4.27
2016 1938 366 11 3.0 87.8 8 36.3 .272 .383 .326 .315 .360 31.1 19.4 7.1 3.88 3.99
2015 3238 576 25 4.3 88.2 8.8 34.9 .243 .375 .274 .298 .368 34.7 24.3 5.3 2.60 3.49
ALL 16296 2603 151 5.8 87.9 11.8 34.6 .226 .371 .282 .287 .374 35.8 29.1 6.5
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cole relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(52.8%) ,
Slider
(24.4%) ,
Curveball
(17.2%) ,
Changeup
(5.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 635 322 313 52.8 96.7 157 146 33 16 8 0 9 35 111 .226 .230 .466 .478 .310 .305 92.2 23 2505 25.9 19.9
2020 Slider 294 243 51 24.4 88.7 76 68 9 4 3 0 2 31 37 .132 .147 .265 .198 .218 .206 84.9 8 2580 43.3 22.8
2020 Curveball 207 105 102 17.2 83.4 43 43 9 5 2 0 2 23 20 .209 .174 .395 .338 .248 .206 89.3 4 2803 48.6 31.5
2020 Changeup 67 12 55 5.6 88.3 12 12 2 0 1 0 1 5 7 .167 .217 .500 .415 .263 .249 84.9 4 1750 36.7 26.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1733 772 961 51.6 97.1 401 362 60 28 15 0 17 178 185 .166 .168 .348 .321 .254 .248 90.1 24 2530 37.6 32.8
2019 Slider 778 502 276 23.2 89.2 236 230 43 30 4 1 8 90 140 .187 .185 .317 .303 .221 .219 85.8 9 2622 39.9 27.4
2019 Curveball 519 205 314 15.4 82.6 114 110 24 16 4 0 4 42 68 .218 .213 .364 .352 .257 .255 85.8 0 2901 31.9 25.6
2019 Changeup 250 55 195 7.4 88.6 46 42 10 4 6 0 0 13 31 .238 .214 .381 .306 .265 .243 83.5 9 1870 41.2 16.5
2019 Sinker 80 43 37 2.4 97.1 19 17 5 4 1 0 0 2 16 .294 .293 .353 .381 .299 .314 91.0 9 2508 14.6 7.7
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Changeup NYY R 67 88.3 24.5 -4.9 -17 15.5 1.8 13
2020 Slider NYY R 294 88.7 31 -0.6 -2 5.1 1.6 45
2020 4-Seamer NYY R 635 96.7 11.5 2.1 16 12.2 4.3 54
2020 Curveball NYY R 207 83.4 50.8 3 6 9.5 1.3 16
2019 Curveball HOU R 519 82.6 55.6 5.6 11 11.7 3.9 50
2019 4-Seamer HOU R 1733 97.1 10.9 2.9 21 11.4 3.6 45
2019 Sinker HOU R 80 97.1 13.8 -5.8 -29 15.1 0.1 1
2019 Changeup HOU R 250 88.6 22.9 -5.4 -19 15.3 1 7
2019 Slider HOU R 778 89.2 31.8 0.5 2 4.9 1.7 53
2018 Sinker HOU R 197 96.3 16.3 -3.6 -18 15.6 0.5 4
2018 Slider HOU R 649 88.7 31.5 -0.6 -2 5.2 1.3 33
2018 Curveball HOU R 626 82.5 52.8 3.5 7 12.4 3.6 41
2018 4-Seamer HOU R 1639 96.5 12.5 2 14 11.1 3.1 39
2018 Changeup HOU R 145 87.7 24.5 -5.4 -18 14.5 0.2 1
2017 Curveball PIT R 397 80.4 50.2 0.1 0 11.7 2.4 26
2017 Sinker PIT R 428 95.6 19.8 -0.1 0 17.8 2.3 15
2017 Changeup PIT R 339 88.5 26.2 -1.8 -6 16.6 1.9 13
2017 Slider PIT R 559 88.1 32.1 0.6 2 2.6 -0.2 -7
2017 4-Seamer PIT R 1543 95.9 14 -0.3 -2 13.4 4.4 49
2016 4-Seamer PIT R 907 95.8 13.7 -0.4 -3 11.4 2.1 22
2016 Changeup PIT R 106 88.9 22.4 -5 -18 14.4 0.4 3
2016 Sinker PIT R 367 96 17.1 -0.8 -4 15.6 0.4 3
2016 Slider PIT R 346 88.3 31.7 2.3 8 3.1 1.5 92
2016 Curveball PIT R 188 81.6 49 1.4 3 13.1 5.6 74
2015 4-Seamer PIT R 1614 96.3 16 -2.5 -19 13.3 3.7 39
2015 Sinker PIT R 522 96.2 17.9 0.2 1 15.9 0.8 5
2015 Curveball PIT R 252 82.1 46.4 -0.9 -2 12.5 5.1 70
2015 Changeup PIT R 117 88.8 25.8 -1.7 -6 14.3 0.4 3
2015 Slider PIT R 678 87.7 35.8 4.8 15 3.6 1.7 88
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 635 52.8 157 0.226 0.466 0.323 25.9 22.3 19.9 0.230 0.478 0.306 47.7
2020 Slider -1.7 -5 294 24.4 76 0.132 0.265 0.238 43.3 40.8 22.8 0.147 0.198 0.206 35.1
2020 Curveball -0.4 -1 207 17.2 43 0.209 0.395 0.277 48.6 53.5 31.5 0.174 0.338 0.206 45.0
2020 Changeup -1.3 -1 67 5.6 12 0.167 0.500 0.271 36.7 41.7 26.3 0.217 0.415 0.249 42.9
2019 4-Seamer -2.1 -36 1733 51.5 401 0.166 0.348 0.264 37.6 44.4 32.8 0.168 0.321 0.249 40.0
2019 Slider -1.2 -10 778 23.1 236 0.187 0.317 0.232 39.9 38.1 27.4 0.185 0.303 0.219 28.6
2019 Curveball 0.0 0 519 15.4 114 0.218 0.364 0.273 31.9 36.8 25.6 0.213 0.352 0.255 38.2
2019 Changeup -0.1 0 250 7.4 46 0.238 0.381 0.291 41.2 28.3 16.5 0.214 0.306 0.243 29.0
2019 Sinker -1.5 -1 80 2.4 19 0.294 0.353 0.308 14.6 10.5 7.7 0.293 0.381 0.314 43.8
2018 4-Seamer -1.3 -22 1639 50.3 366 0.185 0.348 0.276 29.7 33.9 25.0 0.207 0.396 0.303 41.4
2018 Slider -0.8 -5 649 19.9 192 0.209 0.311 0.264 36.0 37.5 24.7 0.191 0.277 0.241 35.8
2018 Curveball 0.1 0 626 19.2 153 0.229 0.368 0.285 33.9 41.2 29.2 0.200 0.299 0.251 40.2
2018 Sinker -3.0 -6 197 6.0 59 0.176 0.216 0.225 17.0 18.6 18.6 0.177 0.258 0.253 34.1
2018 Changeup -1.7 -3 145 4.5 28 0.160 0.320 0.255 31.3 17.9 15.2 0.241 0.523 0.363 55.0
2017 N/A 0.0 0 3 0.1 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -0.4 -7 1543 46.8 362 0.269 0.474 0.361 19.8 24.0 20.0 0.279 0.504 0.367 39.6
2017 Slider 0.4 2 559 16.9 151 0.234 0.393 0.290 33.7 31.8 21.0 0.218 0.353 0.257 35.4
2017 Sinker -0.5 -2 428 13.0 139 0.264 0.416 0.353 10.0 9.4 12.3 0.295 0.440 0.357 32.1
2017 Changeup -0.6 -2 339 10.3 96 0.232 0.432 0.291 20.7 16.7 19.3 0.268 0.468 0.316 29.1
2017 Curveball 1.6 6 397 12.0 91 0.253 0.402 0.300 25.5 30.8 22.6 0.194 0.302 0.235 23.7
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 358 1495 -5 -18 5 4 -14
2019 951 3903 -35 -47 15 9 -58
2018 843 3428 -16 -43 15 9 -35
2017 836 3263 -9 -18 15 10 -3
2016 494 1904 -9 -8 9 4 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 1203 48.5 67.1 75.4 33.1 47.3 43.1 63.5 49.5 34.2 7.6 76.9
2019 3362 52.2 65.8 71.6 32.3 43.1 43.6 64.3 49.8 37.3 9.1 78.4
2018 3257 53.5 67.0 75.3 29.1 52.4 43.7 63.6 49.4 31.0 8.3 79.9
2017 3298 51.2 66.1 83.1 25.4 65.0 41.8 63.5 46.3 21.8 8.4 79.1
2016 1938 51.1 65.9 88.8 29.4 62.9 42.9 60.3 48.0 18.9 7.2 79.9
2015 3238 50.3 65.6 86.3 29.7 55.8 42.0 61.7 47.7 23.1 8.1 80.5
ALL 16296 51.5 66.2 79.8 29.4 54.0 42.8 62.9 48.4 27.8 8.3 79.3
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 37.7 29.1 26.3 6.9 40.0 34.9 25.1 3.4 29.1 29.1 15.4 12.0 9.1
2019 40.7 26.8 24.3 8.2 31.4 39.5 29.1 3.0 31.8 27.7 22.0 8.9 5.9
2018 37.6 26.5 26.5 9.3 29.4 42.7 27.9 2.7 28.3 28.8 23.5 9.3 6.2
2017 46.6 20.7 25.1 7.6 35.0 35.4 29.6 5.4 31.1 22.6 27.1 4.0 7.6
2016 47.8 17.5 29.2 5.5 32.5 39.9 27.6 2.5 35.2 21.3 30.1 4.9 3.0
2015 49.0 19.3 27.6 4.2 32.8 41.7 25.5 3.1 39.1 20.0 26.0 5.4 4.3
ALL 44.1 22.6 26.4 6.9 32.9 39.3 27.7 3.5 33.0 24.2 25.0 6.7 5.8
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 287 .276 166 37 22.3 121 65 53.7
2019 817 .246 400 104 26.0 417 359 86.1
2018 799 .265 410 149 36.3 389 242 62.2
2017 846 .314 445 25 5.6 401 87 21.7
2016 501 .322 266 12 4.5 235 35 14.9

Pitch Distribution