Gerrit Cole Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/8/1990 (32)
Gerrit Cole Season Stats
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Gerrit Cole News
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole didn't have his best stuff against the Houston Astros on Saturday, allowing five runs (three earned) over five mediocre innings in Game 3 of the ALCS. Cole gave up fives hits and two walks while striking out seven. Cole was undone by a misplay in the outfield where Aaron Judge and Harrison Bader nearly collided on a fly ball that fell in. Of course, the next batter homered, driving in what ended up being the game-winning run. This was Cole's worst start of the postseason, and unfortunately it came in a near must-win game for the Yankees. If they can somehow get back in the series, Cole would likely pitch Game 7.
New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole is making the start in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday against the Houston Astros in the Bronx. The Yankees ace will hope to give the Astros their first loss of the postseason and avoid falling down three games to none in the series. The 32-year-old made two starts against the Cleveland Guardians in the AL Division Series, going 2-0 while giving up three earned runs and 10 hits with two walks and 16 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings pitched. Cole made just one start against Houston during the regular season and gave up just one run on four hits while walking two and striking out eight in seven innings despite taking a loss.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole "could be in play" in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Tuesday against the Cleveland Guardians, according to skipper Aaron Boone. Cole extended the series to a deciding fifth game on Sunday in Cleveland when he allowed two earned runs on six hits while walking one and striking out eight in seven innings to pick up the win. The 32-year-old right-hander tossed 110 pitches in that game, though, so the Yankees would probably prefer not to use him. In his two starts against the Guardians in the ALDS, Cole has two wins, surrendering three earned runs on 10 hits while walking just two and striking out 16 in 13 1/3 frames.
We don't appreciate Gerrit Cole properly. Since escaping Pittsburgh, Cole has posted five straight seasons of ace-caliber production. The most impressive part of this run is that he has spent exactly zero days on the IL during all of it. He has been an iron man. In 2022, he posted his worst ERA outside of a Pirate uniform, a pretty pedestrian number of 3.50. The good news is that it came with another sparkling WHIP (1.02) and K%-BB% (27.9%). All of the underlying numbers point to Cole having been his normal dominant self, and there is no reason to think he will slow up in 2023. The inflated ERA and the "boring" feeling you get with Cole given his veteran status are sending him down a bit further in drafts this time around, and that is something we should absolutely take advantage of. Don't overthink it - Cole is still a tier-one fantasy stud; a true steal often going after pick 20.