2023 Player Outlook
Cole was one of only eight pitchers in baseball to throw at least 200 innings last season. He was a true workhorse and led the major leagues in strikeouts (257) and tied for the lead in most games started (33). Unfortunately, he also led all pitchers with 33 HRs allowed and his ERA (3.50) increased for the third season in a row. Cole was a bit more vulnerable than normal last season but he’s still in the prime of his career and continues to be an extremely durable pitcher. Expect another season in which Cole throws close to 200 innings and strikes out over 200 batters.