Cole struggled in his start yesterday, needing 116 pitches in 6.2 innings.
For the last few weeks, UCLA starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has been getting more and more attention for the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, thanks to his strong start to the 2011 season, and struggles from Anthony Rendon. As I've pointed out many times, Cole's talent is definitely there, making him worthy of consideration for the first overall pick, over Rendon. However, there's a huge risk with college pitchers, and despite his big 6' 4", 215 pound frame, Cole is no exception.
It's easy to forget the risks involved with college pitchers when looking at Cole. In his first game he threw a complete game shutout, needing just 104 pitches. Later he threw a complete game shutout, needing just 101 pitches t...
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