All posts tagged "Gerrit Cole"

  • Analysis
    Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon to Participate in Futures Game

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will send two players to the 2012 Futures Game, held during All-Star weekend. Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon have both been selected to pitch for Team USA in the event on July 8th in Kansas City. They will be joined by Indianapolis Indians' pitching coach Tom...

  • Prospect Reports
    Gerrit Cole Shows Why He’s the Top Prospect in Double-A Debut

    For the last month, Pirates fans have been asking the same question: when will Gerrit Cole get promoted to Double-A? Last week the Pirates announced the move, and tonight Cole made that long-awaited debut. And he didn’t disappoint. The first overall pick in the 2011 draft showed why he’s the number one...

  • Transactions
    Minor League Moves: Cole Officially Promoted, Curry Activated

    A few minor league moves this afternoon. **The Pirates officially promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Altoona today, in time for his debut tonight. They also activated Matt Curry off the disabled list. Curry has been out with a hamstring injury. **To make room on the Altoona roster, Elevys Gonzalez was transferred...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/20/12

    Gerrit Cole will make his AA debut tonight. He left the Florida State League with the third best ERA(2.55), third best WHIP(1.10) and his 69 strikeouts ranks sixth. Bradenton has an early morning start time today. West Virginia returns from their All-Star break tomorrow. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be...

  • Analysis
    Gerrit Cole Discusses Promotion to Double-A (VIDEO)

    Pirates first round pick in the 2011 draft right-hander Gerrit Cole is set to make his Double-A debut on Wednesday in Altoona for the Curve. Cole went 5-1 with a 2.55 ERA with High-A. He struck out 69 batters over 67.0 innings. Here is a video interview with Cole on his promotion...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McDonald Is Hard to Hit; Jones Seeking Consistency

    CLEVELAND, OH. — When James McDonald takes the mound, he’s hard to hit. When he’s got fastball command, and his secondary pitches are working, the opposing team doesn’t have much luck trying to square up a base knock. He’s already flirted with two no-hitters in 2012. And on Friday night against the...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Promote Gerrit Cole to Double-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Altoona, per the team Twitter account. Cole is coming off a five shutout inning performance last night, where he struck out seven, and allowed two walks and three hits. The right-hander was hitting 101 with his fastball, and 92 MPH with his...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/14/12

    Gerrit Cole will make his last start before the Florida State League All-Star break. He has faced Ft Myers(today’s opponent) two times already this year, allowing a total of four earned runs on 11 hits, with 11 strikeouts in 11 innings. Indianapolis was off last night. Altoona played a doubleheader. State College...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Battles in the Top 20 Prospect Rankings

    On Friday we released the 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects list. The list not only looked at the placements of the new draft picks, but also looked at the updated rankings after the first half of the minor league season. The rankings are gathered by taking the average of five different top...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/9/12

    Gerrit Cole goes tonight for Bradenton. His 56 strikeouts ranks him second on the team to Jameson Taillon (58) and also ranks him in the top ten in the Florida State League. Cole’s 1.11 WHIP is second in the FSL. Indianapolis is in first place in their division, with a seven game...

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