Comments on: Comparing Gerrit Cole in 2012 to David Price in 2008 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 25 May 2014 22:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: gonfalon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19191 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19191 Updating Cole’s 2012 stats (in 23 starts):
1.130 WHIP, 7.5 H/9, 0.5 HR/9, 2.7 BB/9, 9.6 K/9

He is now up to 115 IP, or about two starts away from matching his 2011 total.

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By: gonfalon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19091 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19091 Nice work Tim, but Cole actually threw 129 1/3 innings last year, not 107. He logged 114 1/3 IP (16 starts) for UCLA, and another 15 innings (5 starts) in the Arizona Fall League. I agree that his increased workload in 2012 would be cause for concern, though.

And looking at their peripheral MiLB stats, Price’s number really aren’t that much better:
Price 2008 (19 starts) – 1.131 WHIP, 7.6 H/9, 0.6 HR/9, 2.6 BB/9, 8.9 K/9
Cole 2012 (22 starts) – 1.165 WHIP, 7.7 H/9, 0.6 HR/9, 2.8 BB/9, 9.2 K/9

Finally, there’s still time to promote Cole to AAA and give him as many starts there as Price had. I’m not sure that promoting Cole to anywhere would be the right move, though.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19069 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19069 I think you’re confusing Cole’s upside with what he is right now. His upside is what you mentioned: a stud rotation guy. But right now he’s a guy with a few good starts in Double-A, reaching his career high in innings, and without any time in Triple-A. At the moment, he’s not one of the top starting options the Pirates have. If they need a starter, they should go with Locke/Leroux/Wilson, rather than skipping Cole over Triple-A at a point in the year where he’s reaching a career high in innings and length of season.

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19068 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19068 As much as I like Tim, this is the most silly thing I’ve ever read from him. The Pirates drafted Cole to be exactly what he’s in a position to be in – a 100mph stud rotation guy. So the timetable got amped up a bit with the Bucs being in a position to contend. This may not happen again for awhile, you can’t say maybe in a few years. The Pirates rotation is NOT a strong rotation, and from a talent perspective it’s actually weak. At this point right now today if I was going to get a chance at making a run for the playoffs Gerrit Cole is IN my rotation, and anyone not named Wandy or AJ can fight for the scrap slots that will end up in the pen come playoff time.
And while I’m going there, I think Justin Wilson should be up in the Pen right now as a flamethrowing lefty Nuke laloosh- who may strike out the side or drill the Parrot. Either way, I want that guy coming in from the Pen more than another dose of Juan Cruz. But, hey that’s just me.

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By: PiratesFan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19051 Sun, 12 Aug 2012 20:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19051 No reason at all to rush a potential big league ace to the majors, especially when we don’t desperately need him.

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By: indybucfan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19049 Sun, 12 Aug 2012 19:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19049 I’d like to see them get him to AAA for their playoff push if there’s a need for a starter.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19040 Sun, 12 Aug 2012 13:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19040 next year?

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By: James Vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19034 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19034 No way in Heck NH does that.

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By: Elizardi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19033 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19033 Great analysis Tim. You’re absolutely right.

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By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/comparing-gerrit-cole-in-2012-to-david-price-in-2008.html#comment-19032 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=39062#comment-19032 Current Pirates management seems reluctant to rush pitchers to the majors. So…..

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