The Pirates’ 2011 first overall pick Gerrit Cole has been invited to Spring Training by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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In the AFL this offseason, Cole went 2-0 with an ERA of 3 in 5 starts. It’s not surprising that Gerrit Cole was invited to Spring Training, after all, he is the best prospect the Pirates have at the moment and they want to see him get a chance against AAA-MLB hitters. Spring Training may change the Pirates’ minds about bringing him up in September, which is currently unlikely. From a financial perspective, it is a great idea to bring a pitcher everybody wants to see to Spring Training. More tickets sold = more money in the Nuttings’ pockets.