The Pittsburgh Pirates will call up top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole to start Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants, the team announced Saturday.
Cole, ranked as the No. 7 prospect in baseball according to Baseball America, has a 2.91 ERA, 47 strikeouts and 28 walks in 12 starts at Triple-A Indianapolis this season.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound right-hander was the Pirates' first overall pick out of UCLA in the 2011 draft. He has a 2.84 ERA, 183 strikeouts, 73 walks and 157 hits allowed in 200 minor-league innings.
https://twitter.com/Pirates/status/343453417710186498 Cole, 22, boasts a fastball that can reach 100 mph, a change-up and slider. He will face Giants righty Tim Lincecum on Tuesday.