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Gerrit Cole on his way to becoming elite
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Gerrit Cole on his way to becoming elite

Published Jun. 14, 2015 2:10 a.m. ET


Gerrit Cole's name rarely comes up when discussing the best pitchers in the game, but that appears to be on the verge of changing.

The Pirates' right-hander became the first pitcher in baseball to reach 10 wins Saturday and has a 1.71 ERA this season.

"I guess the way I look at it is that we've played really, really well as a unit out there every time I've stepped on the field. Whether that has to do with my performance, I'm not quite sure," Cole told "I think that has to do with the mentality that we bring every time we come out."


Cole's ERA is the lowest in baseball and while he not may pitch with a sub-two ERA all season, it's not far fetched to believe he can keep up this sort of dominance for the next couple of years.

"He was out there giving it everything he had, and it's fun to watch him compete," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "He expects a lot of himself and demands a lot of himself."

Cole will likely be an All-Star in 2015, but it's the Cy Young awards that people should start to watch out for.

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