New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was effusive in his praise of Gerrit Cole after his ace had yet another incredible start.

“Even going into this year, I think he’s probably been, on some level, underrated, underappreciated,” Boone said following Cole’s 10-strikeout performance against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. “He’s great. He’s a great pitcher that’s, I believe, going to end up in Cooperstown one day.”

Cole recorded his 23rd double-digit strikeout game Sunday, matching the Yankees’ franchise record held by Ron Guidry. Cole allowed two hits and one walk in the complete-game shutout, helping improve the team’s record to 10-6.

The five-time All-Star now possesses a sterling 0.95 ERA and 1.96 FIP over four starts with a perfect 4-0 record to start the 2023 campaign.

“He’s so responsible and diligent and cares about his profession, his team, his teammates,” Boone continued. “He’s all in and takes a lot of responsibility in being that guy.”

Cole is in the fourth year of a record nine-year, $324-million contract signed prior to the 2020 campaign, when the right-hander was coming off a second-place finish in AL Cy Young voting. Over 11 career years, he owns a 3.21 ERA and 3.12 FIP.

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