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Gerrit Cole Has Lots of Weapons, But Which One Will He Focus On?

Gerrit Cole Has Lots of Weapons, But Which One Will He Focus On?

Gerrit Cole has a 3.00 ERA in 99 innings this year, with a 101:29 K/BB ratio.

If you look at Gerrit Cole's numbers since being promoted to Double-A Altoona in June, you'd likely be disappointed from the Pittsburgh Pirates No.1 overall pick in last years draft. Heading in to his start last night, he sported a 4.85 ERA over six starts and a .290 opposing batting average against. His outing last night was much better, with six strikeouts in six shutout innings. If you dig a little deeper, Cole hasn't been pitching as his numbers suggest in his other starts.

"He’s had trouble making mistakes at certain times, as far as walking a guy down in the order here and there," Pitching coach Jeff Johnson said. "Last start [July 25th] it was that case. The process with Gerrit is, and what I’m most ...

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