Gerrit Cole

FPPG: 44.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $10,800
FPPG: 44.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $10,800
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Report: Astros land Gerrit Cole in trade with Pirates

The Houston Astros are acquiring pitcher Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates, reports MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

What It Means:

The Pirates have been shopping Cole over the winter and the Astros needed starting pitching. While there's nothing official on the return, big-time pitching prospect Forrest Whitley is expected to be left out of the deal. Derek Fisher -- who appeared in the majors a year ago -- could be included. Cole has an unsolved arbitration case and the deadline for filing that number is Friday.

In 2017, Cole went 12-12 with a 4.26 ERA and 196 strikeouts in 203 innings.