The Pirates first overall pick in the 2011 draft, Gerrit Cole made his debut today. For two innings he cruised, reaching 100 mile per hour according to several in attendance.
Video of Cole is here:
MLB did a nice story on Cole which is linked below. Cole said he felt a little nervous, damn, he didn’t look like it.
I felt pretty good. It was exciting and I did well,” said Cole, who reportedly hit 100 mph with his fastball and the upper 80s with his slider. “I was a little bit nervous during the warmup pitches, but I was OK. I can take a lot of positives from the game as well as some negatives that I have to acknowledge.