Gerrit Alan Cole is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros. He was named the NL Pitcher of the Month for April 2015, and an MLB All-Star in 2015. Cole is the nephew of former MLB pitcher H.A. Hultzen, and the brother of ex-NFL player Chris Cole.
About Gerrit Cole in brief
Gerrit Alan Cole is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros. He was named the NL Pitcher of the Month for April 2015, and an MLB All-Star in 2015. On September 18, 2019, Cole became the 18th pitcher in major league history to strike out at least 300 batters in a season. Cole attended Orange Lutheran High School, and was selected by the Yankees in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He went on to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, where he played college baseball for the UCLA Bruins. After his college baseball career, the Pirates made Cole the first overall selection in the 2011 MLB draft. Cole signed a USD 324 million contract with the Yankees, the largest contract in major League Baseball history for a pitcher. He is a member of the 2009 U.S. collegiate national baseball team and was named to the 2010 Collegiate National Team roster. He competed in the 2010 World University Baseball Championship. He also played in the Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona AFL in 2011 and 2012. Cole is the nephew of former MLB pitcher H.A. Hultzen, and the brother of ex-NFL player Chris Cole. He has a daughter, Ariana Cole, and a son, Alex Cole, who is also a professional baseball player. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two children in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. He lives with his mother and brother in Manhattan, and has a fiancée in Los Angeles.
His father, Chris Cole, is a former MLB player and former MLB pitching coach, and his brother, Chris, is currently a minor league baseball coach. Cole has a brother, Alex, who plays for the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels of BASEBALL. He had a son with former MLB star and current San Francisco 49ers pitcher, Aaron Judge, who also plays in the San Diego Padres minor league team, the Westfielders. Cole’s father and brother both play for the Oakland A’s and the San Jose A’s, and he has two children with the San Antonio A’s. His brother, Aaron Cole, was a high school baseball star, and played for California State University, San Diego. He pitched for the Orange County North–South All-Stars in 2008. In his senior year, Cole pitched to an 8–2 win–loss record and a 0. 47 earned run average, while also recording 121 strikeouts in 75 innings. In 2008, USA Today rated him the 17th-best prospect available in the 2008 Major League baseball draft. The Yankees were reportedly planning on offering Cole a USD 4 million signing bonus, which was above the recommended amount for the slot. As the Yankees planned to give Cole a large bonus to sign, they waited until the deadline to attempt to sign him. By the time the deadline approached, Cole and his family had considered many variables, comparing players who sign out of high school to those who go to college, and decided to follow through with his commitment.