SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE
Gerrit Cole was scratched yesterday ahead of his start with a hamstring injury. He was not able to make his start and the extent of the injury is not known. They are expected to know more about the injury today, so we’ll know if a stint on the IL is required.
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 57.65 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Justin Verlander and ahead of Jacob deGrom. He has averaged 6.98 fantasy points in his past 57 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 7.21 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #12 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)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2018|
|#1 Max Scherzer (98% OWN)||70 FP, 8.8 per game||271 FP, 35 gp, 7.73 per game (#2)|
|#2 Justin Verlander (98% OWN)||67 FP, 8.3 per game||243 FP, 34 gp, 7.15 per game (#4)|
|#3 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)||58 FP, 7.2 per game||200 FP, 32 gp, 6.26 per game (#8)|
|#4 Jacob deGrom (98% OWN)||51 FP, 6.5 per game||216 FP, 32 gp, 6.77 per game (#5)|
|#5 Clayton Kershaw (98% OWN)||49 FP, 6.8 per game||118 FP, 27 gp, 4.36 per game (#15)|
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and next week. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.
|Rest of 2019||58||4.8||1.2||48||66||13.8|
|-- Per Game (8 Proj)||7.2||0.60||0.16||6.0||8.3||1.7|
|8/19 to 8/25 (2 Games)||15.5||1.2||0.23||11.5||16.9||3.2|
|-- Per Game (25 GP)||7.9||0.56||0.20||6.3||9.0||1.6|
|2018 to 2019||398||29||10||355||502||103|
|-- Per Game (57 GP)||7.0||0.51||0.18||6.2||8.8||1.8|