All posts tagged "Gerrit Cole"

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: 21 Questions to Answer

    It's Opening Day, those two sweet words marking an event beloved by fans of all 30 teams. No more frivolous exhibition games or exaggerated position battles. It's a day indisputably tied to ideas of hope, but also to wondering and questions that will take 162 games to answer. Tom and Tim gave...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirate City Results: Pimentel Continues to Impress, Cole Gets Work Bunting

    Stolmy Pimentel has been impressive this Spring. If there's one player who has surprised me this Spring, it's been Stolmy Pimentel. When he came over from the Red Sox in the Joel Hanrahan trade, Pimentel looked like a fading prospect. He used to be one of the top arms in the Boston...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Gerrit Cole vs Jameson Taillon at Pirate City

    Today was a camp day at Pirate City, which means intra squad games. Usually the Triple-A and Double-A teams go against each other on one field, with the A-ball teams squaring off on the opposite field. The upper level game featured a matchup of the top two prospects in the system. Gerrit...

  • Prospect Rankings
    Pirates Have Seven Prospects in John Sickels’ Top 150

    John Sickels released his top 150 prospects today, and has seven Pittsburgh Pirates prospects on the list. The list can be found here, as well as the thought process that goes into the list. Gerrit Cole came in at fifth overall on the list, finishing as the second best pitcher behind Dylan...

  • Prospect Rankings
    Pirates Have Five in the FanGraphs Top 100 Prospect List

    Marc Hulet of FanGraphs has released his top 100 list, with five Pittsburgh Pirates prospects making the cut. The five players are the usual suspects that have been on every other top prospect list that has been announced so far. Coming in at number six was Gerrit Cole. Only one pitcher was...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Locke Gets Hit Hard, Irwin Drawing Some Attention

    Jeff Locke had a bit of a rough outing today at McKechnie Field. The left-hander was hit hard, with eight hits in 3.1 innings, although he managed to limit the damage with only two runs allowed. Part of the low run count was due to Phil Irwin stranding two in the fourth,...

  • Prospect Rankings
    Gerrit Cole Named One of Baseball America’s Top 20 Rookies For 2013

    There are two types of lists that usually come out this time of year. The prospect lists focus on the future and the upside of each player. Then there's the lists that focus only on the impact prospects can make in the upcoming season. Baseball America released one of those lists today,...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Gerrit Cole Dominates, But Don’t Expect Him To Make the Team

    Gerrit Cole struck out six in three shutout innings today. Gerrit Cole didn't have much trouble taking on Spain. The right-hander threw three shutout innings in his second Spring Training appearance, giving up two hits, walking one, and striking out six. He was sitting 94-97 MPH, and throwing mostly fastballs. He didn't need...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Leroux Getting His Strength Back; Burnett’s Spring Prep

    Chris Leroux lost some velocity and relied on his slider more in 2012 due to his strained pectoral injury. When I was looking over Chris Leroux's stats for the 2013 Annual, I noticed two red flags in his pitch selection. First, I noticed that he was leaning more on his slider in...

  • Prospect Rankings
    Pirates Get Favorable Rankings in the Baseball Prospectus Top 101

      Gerrit Cole was the third best prospect in the Baseball Prospectus rankings. Photo: Wilbur Miller Baseball Prospectus released their top 101 prospects today, and the Pittsburgh Pirates had five players on the list. The highest ranked player was Gerrit Cole, who came in as the third best prospect and the top...

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