Right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole pitched five innings today at Pirate City, going up against the Philadelphia Phillies' A-ball team. Cole gave up just one run on five hits, with the run coming in the first inning. The top prospect didn't issue a walk and struck out three.
Cole threw 65 pitches, with 45 going for strikes. His fastball speed ranged from 91-98, with his two-seam fastball being responsible for the lower half of that scale, and the four seam fastball touching the top part. He mostly sat around 95-96 MPH with his fastball, hitting 97 a few times.
He displayed his sharp slider, a few nice change-ups, including one that drew a strikeout, and his slurvey curveball. All of Cole's pitches have so much movement that it's hard to tell what he's throwing, even to the players who a...
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