Gerrit Cole Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/8/1990 (32)
Gerrit Cole Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Gerrit Cole News
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole had a frustrating night in his start against the division-rival Boston Red Sox on Friday in an eventual 5-4 win. Cole was ejected in the sixth inning after arguing with the home-plate umpire right after allowing a three-run home run to Alex Verdugo. The 32-year-old had already thrown 103 pitches over six innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits (two home runs) while walking two and striking out eight in the no-decision. He'll look to get back on track in his next start. On the year over 31 starts, Cole has gone 12-7 with a 3.49 ERA (3.47 FIP), a 1.03 WHIP, a league-high 244 strikeouts and 49 walks over 188 1/3 innings. He's also allowed a league-high 31 home runs.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole was on his game in the 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Cole struck out a season-high 14 batters while allowing just one earned run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. He also walked two batters and allowed a solo home run. The 32-year-old is now 11-7 on the year with a 3.20 ERA (3.16 FIP), a 1.02 WHIP, a league-leading 218 strikeouts and 42 walks in 171 1/3 innings over his 28 starts. Cole has had three straight quality starts, and he's now had eight games with double-digit strikeouts in 2022. He's finishing strong and should remain a must-start fantasy ace for the rest of the season.
New York Yankees starter Gerrit Cole allowed just one run over six innings of work against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. His final line included five hits, two walks and six strikeouts. Despite his solid outing, the ace was charged with the loss. He is now 0-3 with 15 earned runs, four homers, five walks and 37 strikeouts over the course of his last five games (31 innings). He should still be started in all leagues and he helps his value by working into the later innings, but Cole is no longer someone in which fantasy managers can feel super confident in.
What goes up must come down, and that seems to be the case after New York Yankees starting pitcherGerrit Cole could not quite replicate the all-time season that he had in 2019. The nearly unheard of 39.9% strikeout rate he posted in 2019 made his stellar 32.6% mark in 2020 seem disappointing, but his elite walk rate did not budge at 5.9%. With fewer strikeouts came more contact -- coming up to a 69.1% contact rate, up from a 66.3% mark -- and all of this, along with the negative home ballpark shift, resulted in some more long balls (1.73 home runs per nine innings), which contributed to his ERA also bloating all the way up to a still incredible 2.84. Cole decided if it's not broken, don't fix it in 2020, keeping his pitch distribution and all of the PITCHf/x metrics on his offerings the same, and that parlayed into another Cy Young-caliber year -- he finished fourth in the voting. It is a very good bet that Cole's home run issues improve in 2021, given that his 1.73 home runs allowed in 2020 rank in the 92nd percentile among pitchers with ground-ball rates between 40% and 45% and strikeout rates above 30% over the last five seasons. The Yankees ace is as good of a bet as anybody to take home the SP1 crown in 2021, and he might find himself slipping into the late second round on draft day.