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45 Gerrit Cole SP

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
91%70%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
203.012-1204.2619655
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016PIT7103.8821211000116.01315750763698
2017PIT12124.2633330000203.0199989631455196

Player Updates

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Astros' Gerrit Cole: Facing change in pitch usage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole relied heavily on his fastball in 2017 with Pittsburgh, but the Astros feel he can benefit from throwing more offspeed stuff, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Manager A.J. Hinch stressed there won't be an overhaul, but rather a "tweak" in pitch usage for Cole, who surrendered a career-high 31 home runs in 2017 -- 18 off his fastball. Hinch feels the key is to get a good game plan in front of Cole, which could mean fewer fastballs in favor of his slider and changeup.

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Pirates' Gerrit Cole: Avoids arbitration with Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole agreed to a one-year, $6.75 million deal with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

It seemed that Cole, who receives a $3 million raise this offseason, was on the move to Houston earlier this week, but the report ended up being inaccurate. Of course, talks are likely still ongoing, so a trade could still happen. Cole is under team control for two more seasons, which makes him a highly-attractive commodity on the trade market, so the Pirates are rightfully holding out for a significant return package.

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Pirates' Gerrit Cole: Deal not final
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contrary to a prior report, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday that a trade to acquire Cole from the Pirates is not done and not imminent, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported that the two teams have reached an agreement for Cole, so this deal is still likely to get done, and might even already be done, despite what Luhnow told the local beat reporter. There has been no word of which specific young players will be going to Pittsburgh. Assuming the deal eventually gets done, Cole's fantasy value won't be significantly impacted, as the expected gains in wins will likely be offset by the move to the American League.

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Astros' Gerrit Cole: Dealt to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates reached an agreement Wednesday to trade Cole to the Astros for an undisclosed package, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

Cole will strengthen one of the top staffs in the majors, as the Astros now employ Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel (foot) and the former Pirate. During the 2017 season, Cole posted a 4.26 ERA and 1.25 WHIP, while holding a 196:55 K:BB over 203 innings (33 starts). Although the right-hander saw improvement in strikeout and walk rates, his HR/9 jumped from 0.54 in 2016 to 1.37 last season. Looking ahead to 2018, Cole will likely slide in as Houston's third starter, but he's a fine addition as an SP2 in 15-team leagues. This trade increases Cole's upside in the wins department, but the move to the American League may offset those potential gains. His salary arbitration case is unresolved, and the Astros wanted to acquire him in time to file at their number before Friday's deadline, rather than inherit a figure from the Pirates.

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Pirates' Gerrit Cole: Draws Astros' interest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole has been the subject of trade talks between Pittsburgh and Houston, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Astros owner Jim Crane backed up that report, telling Alyson Footer of MLB.com that the club is "actively pursuing a high-end starter," adding that the organization is willing to dip into its prospect-rich farm system. The Passan report, which was confirmed by Jon Morosi of MLB.com, indicated one name mentioned was outfielder Derek Fisher, but the Pirates would almost certainly need outfielder Kyle Tucker or right-handed pitcher Forrest Whitley as the linchpin of any deal. The Astros are looking to shore up an already good starting staff that boasts Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel at the top of the rotation.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Washington 12.111 2.920310
vs LHB 93.200 4.9002692
vs RHB 109.100 3.70029104
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/26@CIN1007.05006
9/1CIN0106.06536
9/6CHC0008.02048
9/12@MIL0106.075210
9/17@CIN0105.03446
9/23STL1005.27515
9/29@WAS0105.18317
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013PIT107 3.2219190000 117.110943427328100
2014PIT115 3.6522220000 138.0127585611940138
2015PIT198 2.6032320000 208.01837160111044202
2016PIT710 3.8821211000 116.01315750763698
2017PIT25 3.6511110000 66.26629271211455
Total 4935 3.271051051000 646.06162582354829162593
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013PIT1934370511400 .229 .206 .206
2014PIT2346381221700 .208 .239 .174
2015PIT3360590222800 .177 .150 .150
2016PIT2140381301900 .220 .300 .200
2017PIT111802000700 .111 .111 .111
Total 107198143421258500 .196 .207 .172
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013PITP19192171312 .952
2014PITP22223372421 .939
2015PITP3232471037011.000
2016PITP212137112421 .946
2017PITP11111129011.000
Total  1051051493710756 .966
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013PIT013792 1.6595004 .253469 10.7 .3360
2014PIT1151106 1.51215119 .248571 11.5 .3790
2015PIT1226167 1.492510007 .239832 10.3 .3360
2016PIT3130105 1.32182015 .289506 13.4 .4100
2017PIT07961 1.3891102 .256276 10.9 .4690
Total 5723531 1.4782232227 .2552654 11.2 .3730
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013PIT11 2.45220000 11.053320210
2015PIT01 7.20110000 5.06442014
Total 12 3.94330000 16.0117740314
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012AFA-Bradenton Marauders51 2.551313000 67.0532419532169
2012AAA-Indianapolis Indians10 4.5011000 6.06330017
2012AA-Altoona Curve36 2.901212000 59.0542819222360
2013AAA-Indianapolis Indians53 2.911212000 68.0442322442847
2014AAA-Indianapolis Indians31 2.0144000 22.1215511516
2016AAA-Indianapolis Indians00 0.0022000 8.040001012
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/225
Birthdate:
9/8/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Newport Beach, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:
UCLA
MLB Experience:
5