Gerrit Cole Scratched

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 35.36 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Max Scherzer and ahead of Justin Verlander. He has averaged 7.13 fantasy points in his past 59 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 7.07 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#4) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. At 98% ownership, he is also the #2 most highly owned starting pitcher. He is also currently the #2 ranked starting pitcher.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Max Scherzer (98% OWN)46 FP, 7.6 per game271 FP, 35 gp, 7.73 per game (#2)
#2 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)35 FP, 7.1 per game200 FP, 32 gp, 6.26 per game (#8)
#3 Justin Verlander (98% OWN)35 FP, 8.7 per game243 FP, 34 gp, 7.15 per game (#4)
#4 Walker Buehler (98% OWN)34 FP, 7.1 per game92 FP, 23 gp, 3.99 per game (#19)
#5 Jacob deGrom (98% OWN)32 FP, 6.6 per game216 FP, 32 gp, 6.77 per game (#5)

WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Gerrit Cole is projected for 14.75 fantasy points in 3 games which is good enough to be the #1 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. He is the highest ranked starting pitcher for the week, ahead of Max Scherzer. Week 25 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#4). He is projected for 8.22 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)14.7 FP (91% ST)7.1 FP
#2 Max Scherzer (98% OWN)13.7 FP (82% ST)7.6 FP
#3 Michael Clevinger (97% OWN)9.8 FP (88% ST)5.9 FP
#4 Justin Verlander (98% OWN)8.9 FP (93% ST)8.7 FP
#5 Kyle Hendricks (97% OWN)7.9 FP (82% ST)3.85 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#2 Zack Greinke (98% OWN)10.7 FP (86% ST)5.3 FP
#3 Shane Bieber (98% OWN)9.2 FP (88% ST)4.7 FP
#4 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)8.2 FP (91% ST)7.1 FP
#5 Walker Buehler (98% OWN)8 FP (91% ST)7.1 FP
#6 Domingo German (96% OWN)7.9 FP (71% ST)3.63 FP

GERRIT COLE IS PROJECTED FOR 46.5 FANDUEL POINTS AND IS WORTH $12K ON 9/2

Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL (P) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Gerrit Cole46.5 FD Points$12000
#2 Walker Buehler38.6 FD Points$11400
#3 Kyle Hendricks34.4 FD Points$8100
#4 Jake Odorizzi33.4 FD Points$9700
#5 Mike Soroka33.1 FD Points$8400

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 201935.42.80.931438.7
-- Per Game (5 Proj)7.10.550.176.28.61.7
9/2 to 9/8 (3 Games)14.71.10.3112.218.33.4
9/9 to 9/15 (1 Game)8.20.580.176.68.41.5
2019 Season22015517025241
-- Per Game (27 GP)8.20.560.196.39.31.5
2018 to 20194213010368528105
-- Per Game (59 GP)7.10.510.176.28.91.8