Gerrit Cole is Projected to Be the #3 Starting Pitcher...Behind Max Scherzer and Ahead of Walker Buehler the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Gerrit Cole to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 60.78 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Max Scherzer and ahead of Walker Buehler. He has averaged 6.98 fantasy points in his past 57 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 6.75 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. At 98% ownership, he is also the #3 most highly owned starting pitcher. Gerrit Cole is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Justin Verlander (98% OWN)70 FP, 8.8 per game243 FP, 34 gp, 7.15 per game (#4)
#2 Max Scherzer (97% OWN)70 FP, 8.8 per game271 FP, 35 gp, 7.73 per game (#2)
#3 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)61 FP, 6.8 per game200 FP, 32 gp, 6.26 per game (#8)
#4 Walker Buehler (98% OWN)54 FP, 6.7 per game92 FP, 23 gp, 3.99 per game (#20)
#5 Zack Greinke (98% OWN)53 FP, 5.9 per game116 FP, 34 gp, 3.42 per game (#26)

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WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Gerrit Cole is projected for 15.49 fantasy points in 2 games which is good enough to be the #1 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is the highest ranked starting pitcher for the week, ahead of Zack Greinke. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 6.54 fantasy points.

8/12 TO 8/18 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)15.5 FP (90% ST)6.8 FP
#2 Zack Greinke (98% OWN)12.2 FP (90% ST)5.9 FP
#3 Clayton Kershaw (98% OWN)12 FP (89% ST)6.3 FP
#4 Domingo German (96% OWN)8.8 FP (85% ST)3.3 FP
#5 Max Scherzer (97% OWN)8.4 FP (23% ST)8.8 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Jacob deGrom (98% OWN)6.7 FP (93% ST)6.4 FP
#10 Michael Clevinger (97% OWN)6.7 FP (87% ST)4.81 FP
#11 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)6.5 FP (90% ST)6.8 FP
#12 Charlie Morton (98% OWN)6.3 FP (89% ST)4.57 FP
#13 Cole Hamels (96% OWN)5.9 FP (56% ST)2.72 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

GERRIT COLEFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 2019615.01.7557515.7
-- Per Game (9 Proj)6.80.550.196.18.41.7
8/12 to 8/18 (2 Games)15.51.00.3913.017.03.1
8/19 to 8/25 (1 Game)6.50.630.145.78.11.9
2019 Season19814515722639
-- Per Game (25 GP)7.90.560.206.39.01.6
2018 to 20193982910355502103
-- Per Game (57 GP)7.00.510.186.28.81.8