Gerrit Cole
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #1, Pittsburgh Pirates | UCLA

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 13 8 3.50 33 33 0 200.2 257 1.02
10 Seasons 130 71 3.23 267 267 0 1650.0 1930 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 33 13-8 3.50 200.2 257 1.02
10 Seasons 267 130-71 3.23 1650.0 1930 1.10

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 3238 576 25 4.3 3.0 88.2 114.8 8.7 34.7 .241 .370 .274 .294 .362 34.7 24.3 5.3 2.60 3.54
2016 25 1938 366 11 3.0 2.2 87.8 110.8 8.0 36.3 .268 .378 .326 .309 .352 31.1 19.4 7.1 3.88 4.02
2017 26 3298 594 45 7.6 5.3 86.3 111.7 11.1 34.0 .257 .428 .315 .317 .387 34.4 23.1 6.5 4.26 4.33
2018 27 3257 452 28 6.2 3.5 89.1 110.8 15.8 35.8 .198 .336 .265 .271 .371 39.8 34.5 8.0 2.88 3.06
2019 28 3362 440 26 5.9 3.2 87.6 115.2 14.0 33.2 .181 .315 .246 .238 .362 35.5 39.9 5.9 2.50 2.45
2020 29 1203 175 16 9.1 5.6 90.4 114.0 16.4 32.0 .198 .381 .279 .274 .376 44.6 32.6 5.9 2.84 3.13
2021 30 2969 440 43 9.8 5.9 88.7 114.1 12.5 33.0 .209 .369 .276 .273 .384 38.6 33.5 5.6 3.23 3.10
2022 31 3274 483 46 9.5 5.8 89.4 112.4 12.6 32.5 .214 .383 .283 .284 .394 40.2 32.4 6.3 3.50 3.31
Player 22539 3526 240 6.8 4.3 88.2 115.2 12.0 34.1 .221 .369 .281 .282 .374 36.8 30.2 6.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Cole relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(51.9%) ,
Slider
(22.6%) ,
Curveball
(10.8%) ,
Changeup
(8.4%) ,
Cutter
(6.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 49.0 19.3 27.6 4.2 32.8 41.5 25.3 3.3 39.2 19.8 25.7 5.4 4.3 3.0
2016 47.8 17.5 29.2 5.5 32.5 39.9 27.6 3.0 35.2 21.3 30.1 4.9 3.0 2.2
2017 46.6 20.7 25.1 7.6 35.2 35.2 29.3 5.7 30.8 22.4 27.1 4.0 7.6 5.3
2018 37.6 26.5 26.5 9.3 29.4 42.5 27.0 3.1 28.3 28.8 23.5 9.3 6.2 3.5
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 3.2
2020 37.7 30.3 25.1 6.9 40.0 34.9 25.1 3.4 29.1 29.1 15.4 12.0 9.1 5.6
2021 42.7 28.2 22.5 6.6 31.4 42.5 26.1 3.6 31.1 26.8 24.5 3.9 9.8 5.9
2022 42.0 28.6 22.2 7.2 33.1 37.5 29.4 3.1 30.6 24.8 22.8 7.7 9.5 5.8
Player 43.7 24.1 25.3 6.9 32.8 39.4 27.6 3.6 32.4 24.6 24.6 6.5 6.8 4.3
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Slider NYY R 739 88.7 34.2 2.3 7 5.0 0.9 22
2022 Curveball NYY R 353 83.0 53.0 4.7 10 10.2 2.2 27
2022 4-Seamer NYY R 1,698 97.8 10.5 2.4 19 10.4 2.3 28
2022 Changeup NYY R 276 89.7 24.7 -4.0 -14 14.0 -0.7 -5
2022 Cutter NYY R 208 92.0 24.4 -1.6 -7 0.5 -1.4 -74
2021 4-Seamer NYY R 1,399 97.7 10.9 2.1 16 12.0 3.6 43
2021 Sinker NYY R 25 97.7 14.3 -3.9 -21 16.8 1.8 12
2021 Slider NYY R 659 88.4 34.4 2.5 8 5.3 1.5 38
2021 Curveball NYY R 465 83.4 51.6 3.5 7 10.5 2.2 27
2021 Changeup NYY R 421 89.8 24.0 -4.0 -14 15.8 1.3 9
2020 Slider NYY R 296 88.7 31.0 -0.7 -2 5.0 1.4 40
2020 Changeup NYY R 67 88.3 24.5 -4.9 -17 15.5 1.8 13
2020 Sinker NYY R 3 96.0 14.1 -5.8 -29 16.3 1.5 10
2020 Curveball NYY R 205 83.4 50.9 3.1 7 9.5 1.3 16
2020 4-Seamer NYY R 632 96.7 11.5 2.1 16 12.2 4.2 52
2019 Curveball HOU R 519 82.6 55.6 5.6 11 11.7 3.9 51
2019 4-Seamer HOU R 1,733 97.1 10.9 2.9 21 11.4 3.6 45
2019 Changeup HOU R 250 88.6 22.9 -5.3 -19 15.3 1.0 7
2019 Slider HOU R 778 89.2 31.8 0.5 2 4.9 1.7 52
2019 Sinker HOU R 80 97.1 13.8 -5.7 -29 15.1 0.2 1
2018 Curveball HOU R 626 82.5 52.8 3.5 7 12.4 3.6 41
2018 4-Seamer HOU R 1,639 96.5 12.5 2.0 14 11.1 3.1 39
2018 Changeup HOU R 145 87.7 24.5 -5.5 -18 14.5 0.2 1
2018 Sinker HOU R 197 96.3 16.3 -3.5 -18 15.6 0.6 4
2018 Slider HOU R 649 88.7 31.5 -0.6 -2 5.2 1.3 33
2017 Changeup PIT R 338 88.5 26.2 -1.8 -6 16.5 1.9 13
2017 Slider PIT R 569 88.1 32.1 0.7 2 2.6 -0.2 -9
2017 Curveball PIT R 397 80.4 50.2 0.1 0 11.7 2.5 27
2017 Sinker PIT R 429 95.6 19.8 0.1 0 17.8 2.4 16
2017 4-Seamer PIT R 1,543 95.9 14.0 -0.3 -2 13.4 4.4 49
2016 Sinker PIT R 366 96.0 16.9 -0.9 -5 15.6 0.4 3
2016 Curveball PIT R 188 81.7 49.0 1.5 3 13.1 5.6 75
2016 4-Seamer PIT R 905 95.9 13.7 -0.4 -3 11.4 2.0 22
2016 Changeup PIT R 108 88.8 22.3 -5.1 -19 14.2 0.3 2
2016 Slider PIT R 346 88.2 31.7 2.2 8 3.1 1.5 91
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.5 -8 1,698 51.9 399 .221 .420 .313 28.9 33.8 24.8 .216 .398 .300 47.6
2022 Slider -1.4 -10 739 22.6 208 .160 .280 .219 44.2 37.0 24.8 .195 .320 .241 32.5
2022 Curveball 0.9 3 353 10.8 72 .261 .391 .304 36.9 31.9 24.0 .222 .406 .287 32.6
2022 Changeup 1.0 3 276 8.4 65 .194 .435 .282 30.7 24.6 20.0 .219 .391 .282 32.6
2022 Cutter 1.2 2 208 6.4 49 .267 .578 .390 31.8 12.2 18.2 .265 .500 .359 38.5
2021 4-Seamer -1.2 -17 1,399 47.1 312 .225 .398 .292 27.6 34.0 24.1 .223 .421 .295 49.5
2021 Slider -1.6 -10 659 22.2 178 .177 .287 .235 40.4 40.4 27.5 .169 .291 .240 32.3
2021 Curveball 0.0 0 465 15.7 90 .299 .483 .358 32.1 25.6 18.7 .280 .481 .336 40.6
2021 Changeup -0.6 -2 421 14.2 137 .211 .320 .267 33.6 29.2 25.6 .179 .263 .225 21.6
2021 Sinker 7.1 2 25 0.8 9 .444 .778 .522 29.4 22.2 28.6 .245 .534 .324 28.6
2020 4-Seamer -0.7 -4 632 52.5 157 .226 .466 .323 25.9 22.3 19.9 .228 .476 .322 47.7
2020 Slider -1.3 -4 296 24.6 77 .130 .261 .235 43.3 41.6 23.4 .143 .194 .204 35.1
2020 Curveball -0.5 -1 205 17.0 42 .214 .405 .283 48.0 52.4 30.6 .179 .347 .223 45.0
2020 Changeup -1.5 -1 67 5.6 12 .167 .500 .271 36.7 41.7 26.3 .222 .427 .274 42.9
2020 Sinker -2.1 0 3 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -2.1 -36 1,733 51.5 401 .166 .348 .264 37.5 44.4 32.8 .165 .316 .245 40.0
2019 Slider -1.4 -11 778 23.1 236 .187 .317 .232 39.9 38.1 27.4 .182 .302 .217 28.6
2019 Curveball -0.1 -1 519 15.4 114 .218 .364 .273 31.9 36.8 25.6 .203 .343 .246 38.2
2019 Changeup 0.0 0 250 7.4 46 .238 .381 .291 41.2 28.3 16.5 .211 .298 .239 29.0
2019 Sinker -1.6 -1 80 2.4 19 .294 .353 .308 14.3 10.5 7.7 .282 .375 .308 43.8
2018 4-Seamer -1.4 -22 1,639 50.3 366 .185 .348 .276 29.6 33.9 25.0 .205 .391 .299 41.4
2018 Slider -0.8 -5 649 19.9 192 .209 .311 .267 35.8 37.5 24.7 .188 .271 .236 35.8
2018 Curveball 0.3 2 626 19.2 153 .229 .368 .294 33.6 41.2 29.2 .196 .294 .248 40.2
2018 Sinker -3.0 -6 197 6.0 59 .176 .216 .225 16.8 18.6 18.6 .174 .259 .251 34.1
2018 Changeup -1.6 -2 145 4.5 28 .160 .320 .255 31.3 17.9 15.2 .236 .509 .355 55.0
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 -8 1,543 46.8 362 .269 .474 .363 19.6 24.0 20.0 .278 .495 .362 39.6
2017 Slider 0.3 1 569 17.3 155 .235 .396 .291 34.3 32.9 21.6 .214 .339 .246 35.0
2017 Sinker -0.6 -3 429 13.0 139 .264 .416 .353 9.9 9.4 12.3 .283 .422 .341 32.1
2017 Curveball 1.5 6 397 12.0 91 .253 .402 .300 25.4 30.8 22.6 .198 .307 .237 23.7
2017 Changeup -0.7 -2 338 10.2 96 .232 .432 .288 20.2 16.7 19.3 .273 .463 .312 29.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 67 88.3 99 18.8 2:00 2:00 0
2020 Curveball 203 83.3 70 17.0 7:30 7:15 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 630 96.7 98 21.6 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 296 88.7 31 6.5 11:00 9:45 75
2021 Changeup 418 89.9 99 18.9 2:00 2:00 0
2021 Curveball 465 83.4 74 18.3 7:15 7:15 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,396 97.7 98 21.5 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 25 97.7 99 22.5 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 Slider 656 88.4 26 6.3 9:45 8:45 60
2022 Changeup 274 89.7 98 17.0 2:00 2:00 0
2022 Curveball 352 83.0 76 19.0 7:15 7:15 0
2022 Cutter 207 92.0 42 7.5 12:00 11:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,694 97.8 97 20.9 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Slider 735 88.7 24 5.9 10:00 8:45 75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 507 1,882 -6 -15 4 6 -11
2014 570 2,192 -4 -14 8 5 -5
2015 852 3,310 -16 -26 4 10 -28
2016 503 1,927 -6 -11 9 6 -2
2017 843 3,276 -9 -21 14 10 -5
2018 850 3,444 -15 -44 14 10 -35
2019 954 3,911 -35 -49 14 9 -61
2020 361 1,499 -5 -18 4 6 -13
2021 738 3,019 -13 -36 12 12 -25
2022 870 3,581 -3 -34 15 10 -11
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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 %
2015 3,238 50.3 66.3 85.3 30.2 55.3 41.9 61.7 48.3 22.8 8.0 81.8
2016 1,938 51.1 66.1 88.5 29.6 62.6 42.8 60.3 48.2 18.8 7.1 79.7
2017 3,298 51.1 66.5 82.6 25.5 64.8 41.8 63.5 46.5 21.7 8.4 79.3
2018 3,257 53.5 67.5 74.8 29.2 52.3 43.8 63.6 49.6 30.8 8.3 79.9
2019 3,362 52.1 66.1 71.4 32.3 43.0 43.5 64.3 49.9 37.2 9.1 78.4
2020 1,203 48.5 67.1 75.3 33.1 47.3 43.1 63.5 49.6 34.2 7.6 78.0
2021 2,969 48.6 66.8 75.2 32.0 53.7 42.4 66.8 48.9 31.9 8.4 77.1
2022 3,274 47.1 65.8 76.8 32.4 46.2 42.9 61.5 48.2 33.9 7.5 78.7
Player 22,539 50.4 66.5 78.5 30.4 52.5 42.8 63.2 48.6 29.1 8.1 79.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 67 52 61 63 71 19 70 46 34 74 83 51 57 92 40 76 65
2016 52 21 62 88 33 65 93 69 76 38 61 17 60 89 38 77 57
2017 45 35 35 38 62 2 18 71 39 61 81 31 26 90 32 79 57
2018 88 91 83 62 90 22 55 25 13 95 53 82 63 94 82 92 59
2019 98 97 96 82 99 30 70 75 59 99 81 98 81 96 95 92 66
2020 82 85 57 34 95 4 25 16 14 89 82 87 89 94 94 81 71
2021 87 83 65 49 95 5 16 53 51 95 88 85 87 97 91 86 73
2022 71 76 47 22 89 3 15 25 29 92 75 92 80 93 91 86 60
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.4 7 6.2 1 7 4 3 42.9
2017 21.9 31 31.3 0 16 23 14 45.2
2018 23.0 20 17.6 2 11 13 7 35.0
2019 22.1 33 26.2 7 14 17 13 39.4
2020 22.9 18 16.5 2 4 12 7 38.9
2021 23.9 26 26.1 0 10 18 12 46.2
2022 24.3 36 35.6 0 7 24 18 50.0
Player 23.0 171 159.5 12 69 111 74 43.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 5 8 5 7 7 4 7 7 3 8 7 3 5 7 7 5 6 4 6 12 4 6 5 6 8 7 5 4 7 10
2017 31 32 38 30 30 36 28 35 34 28 31 31 25 24 29 37 28 35 21 32 40 27 27 31 32 31 35 28 31 31 41
2018 20 21 25 16 15 19 16 21 19 14 20 17 15 13 15 19 17 21 15 16 19 16 17 16 19 20 17 15 16 17 23
2019 33 32 31 27 24 23 27 31 30 22 28 25 15 21 23 30 19 34 21 24 31 24 21 26 27 32 29 23 28 25 33
2020 18 18 18 16 16 16 0 19 16 16 19 15 14 11 13 18 15 18 12 16 15 19 16 16 17 19 17 15 18 16 22
2021 26 32 26 22 26 29 23 28 25 22 28 27 21 17 25 28 29 25 28 24 31 26 26 25 24 27 28 24 26 28 34
2022 36 38 40 34 39 39 37 34 37 35 36 34 32 25 34 38 37 36 36 36 38 36 36 31 35 35 37 32 34 32 45
Player 171 178 186 150 157 169 135 175 168 140 170 156 125 116 146 177 150 175 137 154 186 152 149 150 160 172 170 142 157 156 208
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.3 95.9 -0.4 95.8 -0.1 96.5 0.7 97.1 0.6 96.7 -0.4 97.7 1 97.1 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 88.8 88.8 0 88.5 -0.3 87.7 -0.8 88.6 0.9 88.3 -0.3 89.8 1.5 89.7 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 86.2 85.9 -0.3 84.9 -1 85.7 0.8 86.6 0.9 86.5 -0.1 86.3 -0.2 86.8 0.5
Exit Velocity 88.2 87.8 -0.4 86.3 -1.5 89.1 2.8 87.6 -1.5 90.4 2.8 88.7 -1.7 89.4 0.7
Launch Angle 8.7 8 -0.7 11.1 3.1 15.8 4.7 14 -1.8 16.4 2.4 12.5 -3.9 12.6 0.1
Barrel % 4.3 3 -1.3 7.6 4.6 6.2 -1.4 5.9 -0.3 9.1 3.2 9.8 0.7 9.5 -0.3
Hard Hit % 34.7 31.1 -3.6 34.4 3.3 39.8 5.4 35.5 -4.3 44.6 9.1 38.6 -6 40.2 1.6
Sweet Spot % 34.7 36.3 1.6 34 -2.3 35.8 1.8 33.2 -2.6 32 -1.2 33 1 32.5 -0.5
xBA .241 .268 0.027 .257 -0.011 .198 -0.059 .181 -0.017 .198 0.017 .209 0.011 .214 0.005
BA .239 .289 0.05 .254 -0.035 .198 -0.056 .186 -0.012 .197 0.011 .223 0.026 .209 -0.014
xwOBA .294 .309 0.015 .317 0.008 .271 -0.046 .238 -0.033 .274 0.036 .273 -0.001 .284 0.011
wOBA .274 .326 0.052 .315 -0.011 .265 -0.05 .246 -0.019 .279 0.033 .276 -0.003 .283 0.007
xSLG .37 .378 0.008 .428 0.05 .336 -0.092 .315 -0.021 .381 0.066 .369 -0.012 .383 0.014
SLG .336 .41 0.074 .434 0.024 .332 -0.102 .343 0.011 .405 0.062 .372 -0.033 .39 0.018
K% 24.3 19.4 -4.9 23.1 3.7 34.5 11.4 39.9 5.4 32.6 -7.3 33.5 0.9 32.4 -1.1
BB% 5.3 7.1 1.8 6.5 -0.6 8 1.5 5.9 -2.1 5.9 0 5.6 -0.3 6.3 0.7
Swing % 48.3 48.2 -0.1 46.5 -1.7 49.6 3.1 49.9 0.3 49.6 -0.3 48.9 -0.7 48.2 -0.7
Whiff% 22.8 18.8 -4 21.7 2.9 30.8 9.1 37.2 6.4 34.2 -3 31.9 -2.3 33.9 2
In Zone % 50.3 51.1 0.8 51.1 0 53.5 2.4 52.1 -1.4 48.5 -3.6 48.6 0.1 47.1 -1.5
Out of Zone % 49.7 48.9 -0.8 48.9 0 46.5 -2.4 47.9 1.4 51.5 3.6 51.4 -0.1 52.9 1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 30.2 29.6 -0.6 25.5 -4.1 29.2 3.7 32.3 3.1 33.1 0.8 32 -1.1 32.4 0.4
First Pitch Swing % 29.8 28.5 -1.3 28.6 0.1 31.2 2.6 32.7 1.5 31.6 -1.1 33.7 2.1 29.6 -4.1
First Pitch Strike % 61.7 60.3 -1.4 63.5 3.2 63.6 0.1 64.3 0.7 63.5 -0.8 66.8 3.3 61.5 -5.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 497 .321 263 12 4.6 234 35 15.0
2017 846 .314 442 25 5.7 404 87 21.5
2018 799 .265 410 149 36.3 389 242 62.2
2019 817 .246 400 104 26.0 417 360 86.3
2020 287 .280 166 37 22.3 121 65 53.7
2021 716 .276 402 48 11.9 314 152 48.4
2022 792 .283 438 33 7.5 354 210 59.3

Pitch Tempo

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