All posts tagged "Gerrit Cole"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: 9 Best Perspectives on Cole’s Debut

    We all watched Gerrit Cole impress in his Major League debut Tuesday night. I wrote about it. You (hopefully) read it, and now it’s on to the next one. But before it is on to the next one, I wanted to compile the best insight about Cole becoming a part of the...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: So Many Things Are Going Right For the Pirates

    I wanted to keep this more of a notes article tonight, jotting down a few thoughts I had throughout the evening. A lot of things happened tonight which had me thinking about all of the things going right for the Pirates right now. Gerrit Cole was excellent in his major league debut....

  • Game Recaps
    Cole, Alvarez Lead Pirates to Series-Opening Win

    Let’s cut to the chase — the Pirates played a great game in front of a mostly-full PNC Park and thumped the defending World Series champions and a two-time Cy Young Award winner. This game had a little bit of everything but the majority of the focus, and rightfully so, was on...

  • Analysis
    Gerrit Cole Does it Himself in Debut with Quality Start, Two RBI

    Gerrit Cole exits to an ovation. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Gerrit Cole steps into the box for his first Major League at-bat with the bases loaded. Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is 60 feet, 6 inches away. After two straight strikes, Cole lays off three pitches out of the zone. Then...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Colentine’s Day? Colearoo? Coleapalooza?

    Whatever you want to call it, today is the day many Pirates fans have looked to for two years — the day Gerrit Cole makes his big league debut. Cole, of course, was the No. 1 overall selection in 2011 out of UCLA and thanks to a combination of stuff and need...

  • Analysis
    The Book on Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole makes his Pirates debut tonight. The top prospect in the system, Gerrit Cole, is making his major league debut tonight against the San Francisco Giants. I'm not sure how many people need an introduction to Cole's stuff. He's been the top prospect in the system for the last two years,...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Is Gerrit Cole the Most Important Player For the Pirates Going Forward?

    Gerrit Cole will make his debut today. (Photo Credit: David Hague) When Gerrit Cole makes his major league debut today, it will be the first time the Pirates have graduated their top prospect to the majors since 2010 with Pedro Alvarez. Since then the system has been led by Jameson Taillon (2011)...

  • Analysis
    What Should We Expect From Gerrit Cole?

    Cole will face the San Francisco Giants in his MLB debut Tuesday. Player comparisons can give fans a lot to dream on. One popular comparison for Pirates' top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole has been Justin Verlander. It's easy to understand because there are plenty of similarities. Cole is 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, was...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Playoff Odds: Downturn After Losing Road Trip

    The Pirates' outfield could play a big role in their playoff push. (Photo by: David Hague) After a 2-4 road trip, things look just a little bleaker for the Pirates. Every Monday, l break down the playoff odds from Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and ClayDavenport.com. This week, those projections dropped a little bit...

  • Top Performers
    Top Performers: Gerrit Cole Finishes Strong Before His Promotion

    Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting...

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