Gerrit Alan Cole is an American professional baseball pitcher 

He currently plays for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball

He previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros

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

After his college baseball career, the Pirates made Cole the first overall selection in the 2011 MLB draft 

. Cole made his MLB debut in 2013, and was named the National League (NL) Rookie of the Month in September 2013 

He was named the NL Pitcher of the Month for April 2015, and an MLB All-Star in 2015

Originally born on 8 September,1990 in California, United States

Cole became the 18th pitcher in major league history to strike out at least 300 batters in a season

On December 16, 2019, Cole signed a $324 million contract with the Yankees, the largest contract in major league history for a pitcher

Jonathan Villar signs with Angels