The Arizona Fall League will be a big test for the Pirates right hander.

Gerrit Cole to Arizona Fall League

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that their first-round overall selection in the 2011 draft will indeed play ball this season.  Neal Huntington discussed the possibility on his radio show a few weeks ago and many of us felt it would happen.  The news of it happening is exciting, but the news on his performance is what we are looking forward to hearing.

It won’t be easy.  Cole will make his debut against some of the best young talent in baseball.

He was a great student for Jim Benedict and our coaches down there in Florida. They felt the best way for him to develop was to challenge him (in Arizona).”

We’ve heard a lot of talk surrounding Cole.  Now it’s time to see how he perfroms.

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