Last year, the Yankees drafted California high school righty Gerrit Cole with their first round pick, yada, yada, yada, he didn't sign.
We profiled Cole after being drafted last year, figuring that by this time we would be salivating over what his 90+ mph fastball was doing to hitters in the SALLY league. But, alas, it was not meant to be (as I discussed with Lane Meyer in our 8 (or so) Questions segment, posted yesterday. Yes, I will continue my path of ruthless self-promotion, thank you very much).
As a freshman at UCLA, Cole was a weekend starter for the Bruins. Though his record was less than impressive (the Bruins overall were a paltry 27-29), Cole was impressive as a freshman as he pitched to a 3.49 ERA and racked up 104 K's in just 85 innings of work.
Good luck to Gerrit in his future....wait a minute - screw him. Thanks for nothing.