The Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole has 12 strikeouts in 12 IP and opponents are hitting .178 against the right hander.

Pirates Caffeine: Gerrit Cole Has a Better Fastball than Stephen Strasburg?

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We knew the Gerrit Cole hype would come, but we didn’t think it would this quick.

The Danny Knobler blog is not the first to start the buzz around Cole, we would point to Dejan for that, but still this news is good to hear. It’s obviously better than we expected.

When Cole can get into a solid routine, refine the mechanical adjustments, and just pitch without thinking so much….can you imagine the outcome?

Cole will pitch in the Rising Stars game this weekend that will be covered on the MLB Network. Set the Tivo.

Hat tip to @KristyRobinson for sending this out on twitter last night.

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