Gerrit Cole

#45SP,
W
12
L
12
ERA
4.26
K
196
BB
55
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 220
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born:
College: UCLA
Birth Place: Newport Beach, California
Draft: 2011 1st round (1st pick) by the
  • Astros acquired RHP Gerrit Cole from the Pirates for RHP Joe Musgrove, 3B Colin Moran, RHP Michael Feliz and OF Jason Martin.<p><b>Advice</b>: The deal was reported to be done earlier in the week but hit a snag, and had gone quiet in recent days. Apparently the chasm wasn't wide enough to still not get it done, giving the Astros another stud in a rotation full of them. Cole put up a 4.26 ERA in 33 starts last year but has consistently been one of the league's best starters in recent years.</p>
    Advice: The deal was reported to be done earlier in the week but hit a snag, and had gone quiet in recent days. Apparently the chasm wasn't wide enough to still not get it done, giving the Astros another stud in a rotation full of them. Cole put up a 4.26 ERA in 33 starts last year but has consistently been one of the league's best starters in recent years.
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  • Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports the Astros and Pirates have agreed upon a deal to send Gerrit Cole to the Astros for starter Joe Musgrove, third baseman Colin Moran and more.<p><b>Advice</b>: If true, it's a fairly underwhelming return for the former No. 1 overall pick and the team's ace in recent years, although it's unknown what the additional piece or pieces might be. Of course, his huge talent has rarely matched up with his output, including a 2017 season in which Cole posted a 4.26 ERA in 33 starts. Cole will make $6.75 million in 2018 and is under team control through the 2019 season.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/TBrownYahoo/status/952318954160050177">Tim Brown on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: If true, it's a fairly underwhelming return for the former No. 1 overall pick and the team's ace in recent years, although it's unknown what the additional piece or pieces might be. Of course, his huge talent has rarely matched up with his output, including a 2017 season in which Cole posted a 4.26 ERA in 33 starts. Cole will make $6.75 million in 2018 and is under team control through the 2019 season.
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  • Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Cubs are one team "that's talked about Gerrit Cole lately."<p><b>Advice</b>: It's unclear whether they've had any real discussions with the Pirates at this point. The Cubs pursuing Cole could be tricky since they'd be dealing with a division rival and also because their farm system isn't in as good of shape as other clubs that have talked to Pittsburgh. However, as Heyman notes, Chicago does have players on their major league roster they could deal.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/951931023566262272">Jon Heyman on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: It's unclear whether they've had any real discussions with the Pirates at this point. The Cubs pursuing Cole could be tricky since they'd be dealing with a division rival and also because their farm system isn't in as good of shape as other clubs that have talked to Pittsburgh. However, as Heyman notes, Chicago does have players on their major league roster they could deal.
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  • Pirates and RHP Gerrit Cole avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.75 million contract.<p><b>Advice</b>: The big right-hander was eligible for arbitration for the second time this offseason. Cole has been a popular trade target this winter.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/951881602723930114">Rob Biertempfel on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: The big right-hander was eligible for arbitration for the second time this offseason. Cole has been a popular trade target this winter.
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