Buster Olney named his top ten starting pitchers in the majors(subscription required) on Monday morning and Gerrit Cole came in ninth place on the list. The list is heavy with NL pitchers, as they took the top five spots and also 8-10. Olney points out that Cole was very consistent during the 2015 season and that he also likes how he handles in-game adversity. Olney ranked him right between Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey in the top ten.
Cole finished with a 2.60 ERA in 208 innings, with 202 strikeouts and a 1.09 WHIP. Those numbers are career bests in all four categories for the 25-year-old. He finished fourth in the NL Cy Young voting and 19th in the MVP voting, plus he was named to his first All-Star team.