Gerrit Cole named to 2023 Sporting News American League All-Star team

On Thursday, Gerrit Cole was announced as a member of the 2023 Sporting News American League All-Star team.

First named in 1925, the Sporting News All-Stars were voted on by a panel of executives.

Cole went 15-4 with a 2.63 ERA this past season, becoming the first Yankee to lead the AL in ERA since Rudy May in 1980. He also led the A.L. with 209 innings pitched, a .206 BAA and a .581 OPS against, while his 222 strikeouts ranked third behind Kevin Gausman (237) and Pablo Lopez (234).

The Yankees’ ace is considered a favorite to win his first career Cy Young Award when MLB announces its annual honors later this year.