gerrit cole

Gerrit Alan Cole (born September 8, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he pitched for the UCLA Bruins. Cole made his MLB debut in 2013. Cole played for the baseball team at Orange Lutheran High School, and was selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft. Cole opted not to sign and instead attended UCLA. After his college baseball career, the Pirates made Cole the first overall selection in the 2011 MLB draft. Cole was named the National League (NL) Rookie of the Month in September 2013, and the NL Pitcher of the Month for April 2015. Wikipedia