Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:30:31 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole avoided arbitration Friday, Jan. 13, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.75 million deal.
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 08:25:44 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated SP Gerrit Cole (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:51:21 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 13 with right elbow posterior inflammation.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:46:03 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (elbow) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, Sept. 12.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:14:58 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 29, because right elbow inflammation.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:35:41 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole allowed one earned run, three hits and no walks with six strikeouts in a complete game win against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 27. He evened up his record at 6-6 while lowering his ERA to 2.78.
Fantasy Tip: Cole hasn't always looked like an ace this season, but this type of performance is why you do not pull the plug on Cole or trade him while his value is at its nadir. He is a fantasy stud.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:56:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (5-6) allowed one run on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 22, with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Cole was making just his second start since coming off the disabled list earlier this month and was victimized once again by poor run support. He has a very favorable matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers in his next outing Friday, July 29, and is a must-start option in all fantasy formats.
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:01:42 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (triceps) allowed five runs - four earned - and seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts over four innings in a loss against the Washington Nationals Saturday, July 16. His record slipped to 5-5.
Fantasy Tip: Cole made it through the outing without any setbacks, so that's the best news of all. However, he hasn't won in five starts dating back to May 20. While this start was poor, he hasn't pitched poorly and just hasn't had much in the way of run support. He remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues despite his winless drought.
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:38:58 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere is in the lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates RH Gerrit Cole on Saturday, July 16, and will lead off. Rookie 2B Trea Turner will head to the bench after starting the last two games in favor of 2B/SS/3B Stephen Drew, who will play second base and hit seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Revere is 7-for-12 against Cole, so perhaps he is a sneaky DFS option given his speed (10 steals), but he doesn't bring much else to the table. Drew has shown a bit of pop so far (seven homers in 91 at-bats), but he can be avoided outside of NL-only formats.
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:11:54 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (triceps) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 16. 1B Josh Bell was sent down to Class AAA Indianapolis to make room.
Fantasy Tip: Cole should be placed into traditional lineups immediately. However, he's not a strong start against the Washington Nationals in DFS today. Bell should be stashed in NL-only leagues if possible as he should be back in September.