Gerrit Cole is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). We will discuss details of Gerrit Cole’s height and weight in this write-up for you to know how tall he is.
Who is Gerrit Cole?
Gerrit Cole was born on September 8, 1990, in Newport Beach, California, United States of America. He attended Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California. In his sophomore year, Gertit Cole pitched for the school’s junior varsity baseball team, allowing no runs in 45 innings pitched. He gained national attention while pitching for the varsity team in his junior year, as his fastball reached 94 miles per hour (151 km/h).
After his senior year, the New York Yankees selected Gertit Cole in the first round, with the 28th overall selection, of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft, becoming the first player ever drafted out of Orange Lutheran High School. The Yankees were reportedly planning on offering Cole a $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, Gertit 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 to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on a college baseball scholarship. Despite being represented by Scott Boras, and though the Yankees were believed to be ready to offer upwards of $4 million, Cole never negotiated with the Yankees, as he was determined to attend college.
Gerrit Cole’s Career Explored
On July 23, 2020, Gerrit Cole made his Yankees debut as an Opening Day starting pitcher, throwing 5 innings against the Washington Nationals and allowing just one hit, a home run by Adam Eaton. Cole’s regular-season winning streak reached 20, the third-longest in MLB history, but his streak ended on August 26, 2020, when he took a loss against the Atlanta Braves.
Through August 4, 2020, his 242 strikeouts are a Major League record since his last loss. He would lose three decisions in a row, but on September 11, 2020, Cole ended his 3-game losing streak by throwing a 2-hitter complete-game shutout against the Baltimore Orioles. As it was a doubleheader, the game only went 7 innings. He ended his first season as a Yankee with a 7-3 record, throwing to a 2.84 ERA in 73 innings and striking out 94.
On September 29, 2020, in his Yankees playoff debut, during Game 1 of the wild card series against the Cleveland Indians, Cole struck out 13 batters without a walk, tying Tom Seaver (1973 NLCS Game 1) and second most in Yankees franchise history. He also became the first Major Leaguer in history to win three postseason games with 12 or more strikeouts.
Only Roger Clemens (15 K’s) has fanned more in a postseason start with the Yankees. In the 2020 ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays, he was the winning pitcher in Game 1 and received a no-decision in Game 5, which the Yankees would go on to lose.
Gerrit Cole Height and Weight
Gerrit Cole’s weight and height have been a major topic of interest for many out there, especially followers of American baseball. Currently, Gerrit Cole’s height is 1.93m, while details of his weight are yet to be made known to the public.