Gerrit Cole Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/8/1990 (31)
Gerrit Cole Season Stats
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Gerrit Cole News
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole will not be available out of the bullpen for Sunday's season finale against the Tampa Bay Rays. Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Sunday that Cole would be the team's starter if they are required to play a tie-breaking Game 163 on Monday. Jameson Taillon is starting on Sunday with Luis Severino and Jonathan Loaisiga likely up after him. Cole struggled in his last outing of the regular season, allowing five earned runs against the Toronto Blue Jays this past Wednesday. Over 30 starts on the year, he went 16-8 with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole struggled in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays. Cole pitched six innings, allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out six batters compared to zero walks. The ace right-hander has continued to struggle with the home run ball, as he has now allowed five long balls in his last three starts, including two on Wednesday night. The strikeout stuff has still been there for Cole, who has posted 43 punchouts in September, his third-highest total in any month. Cole owns a 16-8 record with a 3.23 ERA and 243 strikeouts in 181 1/3 innings pitched this season. He'll be available in the season's last game if needed, though it appears his regular season is over.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole notched his 16th win of the season Friday against Boston. Cole was spotted an early seven-run lead by the Yankee lineup and proceeded to cruise for five innings, with his only blemish coming in the form of a three-run homer by Rafael Devers in the sixth inning. The ace righty struck out six batters, generating 11 whiffs, five of them coming on his slider. Cole now boasts a strong 3.08 ERA with a 237:41 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 175 1/3 innings pitched. He'll look to bring fantasy managers home in his final scheduled start against the Blue Jays.
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.