Saturday, June 23, 2012

What a week for Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole had quite a week this past week.

He made his AA debut after nearly dominating A batters in recent starts.  His AA debut went very well and was perfect through 3 innings.  His ending line was 5 innings pitched, 5 hits, 2 runs, 6 strikeouts, 0 walks.  On top of that he threw 56 pitches of 74 for strikes.  He looked like everything the Pirates hoped he would be when selected as last year's number 1 overall pick.  His offspeed pitches were nasty and his fastball topped out at 98MPH.
2012 Gerrit Cole 2012 Prime Cuts Draft Pick AUTO /249

On top of that him and former Bradenton Marauders teammate Jameson Taillon were selected to represent the Pirates in the 2012 Futures Game.  The Pirates are one of only 3 teams to have both their number 1 and 2 prospects represented at the Futures Game this year.  The other 3 teams are Seattle, Baltimore, and Toronto.


  1. Good news. I dig Cole. Glad to hear he's doing well. Did you see the sick Gerrit Cole card Sports Cards Ate My Brain just picked up? You might have to make him an offer.

  2. That's a nice lookin auto card.
    I'm jumping in here for the Phillies series so I don't forget.

    Lets Go Bucs!