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 Post subject: Gerrit Cole
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:48 am 
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Since 2013 (the year he was called up) the only pitchers that have a better ERA and FIP (minimum 700 innings) than Gerrit Cole are:

Kershaw, Kluber, Sale, Scherzer, Strasburg, Price, Bumgarner, Arrieta, Greinke

That's 9 Cy Young Awards.


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 Post subject: Re: Gerrit Cole
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:27 pm 
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The problem for Cole is consistency. He is a peaks-and-valleys pitcher, where the highs are 7-8 innings 1 ER and the lows are complete bomb-outs. That makes him a #2 at best, IMO.

Assuming everything goes well in ST, if it were up to me Taillon would get the ball Opening Day next year.


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 Post subject: Re: Gerrit Cole
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Interesting stat! Thanks for sharing it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gerrit Cole
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:30 pm 
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RTJR wrote:
The problem for Cole is consistency. He is a peaks-and-valley pitcher. That makes him a #2, IMO.

Assuming everything goes well in ST, if it were up to me Taillon would get the ball Opening Day next year.


He turns 27 tomorrow. I have to keep reminding myself his best seasons may still lie ahead. I think he will learn to even out some of the peaks and valleys and stay on an even keel. Just learning how to keep the ball in the yard will help immensely.


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 Post subject: Re: Gerrit Cole
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:31 am 
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RTJR wrote:
The problem for Cole is consistency. He is a peaks-and-valleys pitcher, where the highs are 7-8 innings 1 ER and the lows are complete bomb-outs. That makes him a #2 at best, IMO.

Assuming everything goes well in ST, if it were up to me Taillon would get the ball Opening Day next year.


Including his most recent starts he has gone 7 or more innings 44 times out of 123 CAREER starts and has 1 complete game. 10 of those 7+ inning games came this year.


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