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34 A.J. Cole RP

Cleveland Indians

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
26.03-113.81308
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018NYY426.14322000148.15538331502259
2019CLE313.81250001126.031161140830

Player Updates

September 1, 2019 07:52 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Cole was placed on the injured list Aug. 10 with a right shoulder impingement. The move was made to free space on the 40-man roster and will end Cole's season.

August 11, 2019 03:12 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right shoulder impingement, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Cole last pitched Wednesday when he delivered 2.2 scoreless innings against the Rangers, but it's unclear when he actually sustained the injury. Hunter Wood will rejoin the Indians' bullpen in a corresponding move.

July 26, 2019 02:24 AM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Picks up second career save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole allowed one run in one inning to earn the save against Kansas City on Thursday, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out one.

Having already burned through six relievers -- including usual closer Brad Hand -- after 13 innings, manager Terry Francona turned to Cole to protect a two-run lead in the bottom of the 14th. Cole nearly imploded, allowing the first three hitters to reach base before retiring Jorge Soler on a sacrifice fly to record his first out. The 27-year-old then induced another flyball out before whiffing Bubba Starling to end the game and earn his first save since 2015. He's pitched relatively well this season, picking up a pair of wins while posting a 3.63 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 26:7 K:BB in 22.1 innings out of the bullpen.

May 11, 2019 01:52 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Called up by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was recalled by the Indians on Saturday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Cole has an unimpressive 5.05 career ERA in 148 major-league innings. He's worked as both a starter and reliever in the past but appears to be up as a reliever this time, as he's pitched exclusively out of the pen for Triple-A Columbus this season, recording a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings. Cody Anderson was optioned in a corresponding move.

March 21, 2019 02:12 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Beginning season in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Cole was designated for assignment in February but still stuck around major-league camp until this point as a non-roster invitee. The 27-year-old allowed five runs (four earned) on 10 hits through eight innings this spring. He will rejoin Triple-A Columbus to begin the season.

February 12, 2019 11:44 AM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole cleared waivers Monday and will remain in the Indians' organization.

Cole was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus but will still be in major-league camp as a non-roster invitee. The 27-year-old projected as a potential mid-rotation starter as a prospect but has yet to put things together at the big-league level, recording a 5.05 ERA in 148 innings.

February 4, 2019 04:20 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Removed from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Monday.

Cole was removed from the roster to make way for the newly acquired Nick Wittgren, who came over in a trade from Miami. Cole lasted less than a month on the Indians' 40-man roster after being claimed from the Yankees in January and could be on his way to his third team of the offseason should any team be interested in a 27-year-old with a career 5.05 ERA.

January 11, 2019 08:16 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Picked up by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was claimed by the Indians on Friday.

Cole was designated for assignment by the Yankees a week ago, and it didn't take long for Cleveland to scoop him up. The 27-year-old right-hander spent the majority of his 2018 season in the big leagues but failed to find much success, posting a 6.14 ERA and 1.59 WHIP with 59 strikeouts over 48.1 innings. He'll aim to earn a spot in the Indians' bullpen during spring training.

January 4, 2019 03:36 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday to make room for new signing Troy Tulowitzki.

Cole's 4.26 ERA in 38.0 innings for the Yankees last season was at least better than the 13.06 mark he posted in 10.1 innings for the Nationals prior to a late-April trade, but he didn't do enough to convince the team to keep him on the roster. His career 5.05 ERA over parts of four seasons won't send teams scrambling to claim him off waivers, but he was formerly at least a moderately interesting prospect, so at least one team may take a chance.

July 3, 2018 12:52 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Reinstated from disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (neck) was activated from the 10-day DL on Tuesday.

As expected, Cole will rejoin the Yankees after appearing in a pair of minor-league rehab outings with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last week. He will slide back into a long-relief role with the Yankees moving forward.

July 3, 2018 02:36 AM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Slated for activation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (neck) will be reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday, Marc Carig of The Athletic New York reports.

After making a minor-league start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Cole will return to the big leagues. Through 11 appearances this season, he's posted an ugly 6.17 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with a 25:12 K:BB over 23.1 innings.

June 28, 2018 01:24 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Makes rehab appearance at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (neck) made a rehab start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. He retired none of the five batters he faced and was charged with three runs on three hits and two walks.

Cole threw 26 pitches before giving way to the bullpen in what marked his first appearance in a game at any level since June 19. Prior to that, Cole hadn't been used out of the big-league bullpen since May 28, so the Yankees may want to have him make a few appearance in the minors before activating him from the disabled list. The right-hander will likely serve in a long-relief role for the Yankees once he's reinstated.

June 21, 2018 02:48 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Lands on disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was put on the 10-day disabled list with a neck strain.

Cole will be eligible to return from the shelf against Boston on June 30. The 26-year-old has appeared in seven games for the Yankees this season, posting a 0.69 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with a 15:6 K:BB across 13 innings of relief. In a corresponding move, the club activated Luis Cessa (oblique) from the disabled list prior to Thursday's contest.

June 18, 2018 03:20 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Not starting suspended game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole won't open for the Yankees on Monday when the club resumes its May 15 suspended game against the Nationals, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports.

Since Cole offered a fresh arm in long relief after having not made an appearance out of the New York bullpen since May 28, there was some thought that he might be summoned into action with the two sides picking things up with the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning. It appears the Yankees aren't comfortable turning to Cole late in a tied game, so setup ace Chad Green will instead open for the club.

June 18, 2018 09:36 AM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Could start suspended game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole is the top candidate to take the hill for the Yankees on Monday when they resume their game with the Nationals that was suspended due to rain May 15, Sweeny Murti of Sports Radio 66 WFAN reports.

The game was suspended with the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning. Though Cole has gone unused out of the Yankees bullpen since May 28, he has kept his arm conditioned by throwing simulated games and live batting practice. He should be able to cover as many innings as the Yankees need out of him before the two sides make up a May 16 postponed game 30 minutes after the suspended game is completed.

April 24, 2018 11:12 AM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Not long for Yankees roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole is unlikely to be with the Yankees for long, as he is expected to be designated for assignment in the coming days/weeks, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The Yankees have a roster churn going, with former long man David Hale getting designated for assignment Monday and Cole likely to follow a similar path after serving as a mop-up man in the short term. The Yankees have better internal options if a rotation spot opens, and better internal options for mid-to-high leverage relief pitching, so they're simply using Cole for short-term low-leverage bullpen work. The 26-year-old righty has a 5.32 ERA in 110 MLB innings.

April 24, 2018 05:06 AM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Acquired by Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was sent to the Yankees for cash considerations Monday.

Cole was designated for assignment Friday, but will be added to both the Yankees' 40-man and 25-man roster after the trade. The 26-year-old has appeared in four games this season, tossing 10.1 innings and accruing a 13.06 ERA.

April 20, 2018 05:48 PM
Nationals' A.J. Cole: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

In a corresponding move, Washington selected the contract of Carlos Torres from Triple-A Syracuse. Over four appearances with the Nationals this season, Cole allowed 15 earned runs off 16 hits and six walks in 10.1 innings split between the rotation and bullpen. The 26-year-old will be exposed to waivers in the coming days. If unclaimed, he will report to Syracuse and remain organizational depth for Washington.

April 17, 2018 12:24 PM
Nationals' A.J. Cole: Gets win in relief Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (1-1) was credited with his first win of the season in Monday's 8-6 victory over the Mets despite allowing two runs on two hits and a walk in one inning of relief. He struck out one.

The right-hander was bumped to the bullpen when the Nats added Jeremy Hellickson to the roster, and while Cole's first relief appearance of the season wasn't exactly a rousing success, he was in the right place at the right time to benefit from the team's six-run rally in the top of the eighth inning. He does have 10 strikeouts in 10 innings so far in 2018, but he's also served up five homers and walked six batters, saddling him with an ugly 12.60 ERA and 2.10 WHIP.

April 16, 2018 11:52 AM
Nationals' A.J. Cole: Not starting Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole won't start Monday's game against the Mets, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Cole's next turn in the rotation would have been scheduled for Monday, but the Nationals will instead appoint Jeremy Hellickson to fill the fifth-starter role. With Hellickson ready to take on a starter's workload following a delayed start to spring training, Cole, who doesn't have any minor-league options remaining, appears likely to work out of the Washington bullpen for the time being. The 26-year-old right-hander gave up 12 earned runs on 13 hits and five walks over nine frames in his two starts this season.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 9.000 4.000111
vs RHB 17.000 3.710719
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/12MIN0001.01001
7/13MIN0001.21001
7/15DET0001.01002
7/25@KC0011.02111
7/28@KC0000.20001
8/1HOU0000.13211
8/7TEX1002.22002
Two Week Schedule
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015WAS00 5.79310011 9.1141161019
2016WAS12 5.17880000 38.1372422721439
2017WAS35 3.811180000 52.0512322832744
2018WAS-NYY42 6.143220001 48.15538331502259
2019CLE31 3.812500011 26.031161140830
Total 1110 4.8679190023 174.01881129435572181
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015WAS3200000000 .000 .000 .000
2016WAS8700000400 .000 .000 .000
2017WAS111402002500 .250 .143 .143
2018WAS-NYY32311110100 .3331.333 .333
2019CLE25000000000 --- --- ---
Total 7926131121000 .179 .231 .115
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015WASP3140310 .750
2016WASP8800000 ---
2017WASP118835001.000
2018WAS-NYYP32282510 .875
2019CLEP250303001.000
Total  79192351620 .913
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2015WAS1812 0.6700001 .34144 14.5 .4630
2016WAS12155 0.3821001 .248168 12.4 .4630
2017WAS05252 1.0651012 .262229 14.0 .4410
2018WAS-NYY13649 0.7810102 .281221 14.3 .5771
2019CLE01732 0.5911100 .290118 13.5 .4860
Total 3134200 0.7193216 .273780 13.7 .4931
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010ASX-Vermont Lake Monster00 0.0010000 1.01000011
2011AFX-Hagerstown Suns47 4.042018000 89.08747406224108
2012AFA-Stockton Ports07 7.8288000 38.0604033731031
2012AFX-Burlington Bees63 2.071919000 95.27832227419102
2013AFA-Potomac Nationals63 4.251818000 97.196504612423102
2013AA-Harrisburg Senators42 2.1877000 45.1311311301049
2014AAA-Syracuse Chiefs70 3.431111000 63.0693024911750
2014AA-Harrisburg Senators63 2.921414110 71.0793023131561
2015AAA-Syracuse Chiefs56 3.152119000105.2914037943476
2016AAA-Syracuse Chiefs88 4.262222200124.2131645916135109
2017AAA-Syracuse Chiefs45 5.881818000 93.11276561733679
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/238
Birthdate:
1/5/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Winter Springs, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:

MLB Experience:
5