Gerrit Cole was named to Baseball America's All-Rookie team. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Baseball America released their All-Rookie team for the 2013 season, and Gerrit Cole was named as one of the top five starters. That's not a surprise, as Cole was fantastic in his rookie campaign, especially during the month of September when he started looking like an ace. The other four starters were Jose Fernandez, Shelby Miller, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Julio Teheran.

BA noted that Cole's average velocity of 95.5 MPH ranked second of all rookie starters with 50+ innings. They also noted that his performance with the Pirates, especially his 3.57 K/BB ratio, was the best of his pro career.

A big reason for that is probably that the Pirates have a different focus in the minors than they do in the ma...

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