The two best draftees ever out of Stetson University are currently carving up hitters in the big leagues. Gilbert, whom the Mariners took in the middle of the first round after a slightly up-and-down junior season as he pitched through a bout of mono, hopes to be the next in line after Corey Kluber and Jacob deGrom. The right-hander didn't pitch at all in his first summer as a pro after signing for full pick value.
Gilbert has a strong track record of using a solid four-pitch mix and throwing them all for strikes. He showed just what he's capable of when 100 percent healthy while winning Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year honors as a sophomore, then being named a Cape Cod League All-Star that summer. He sat in the mid-90s, touching 97 mph on the Cape and then saw his velocity dip while he was sick, though it ticked back up closer to Draft time. He's gotten bigger and more physical this offseason, so don't be surprised to see some 70-grade fastballs in there in 2019. He can throw two distinct breaking balls, with the harder slider better than the curve, and can mix in an effective changeup as well.
With a history of throwing strikes, Gilbert could have plus control when all is said and done. He did something Kluber and deGrom didn't: get taken in the first round. Now it's time for him to get going towards catching them in the big leagues.
Arkansas Travelers activated RHP Logan Gilbert from the 7-day injured list.
Arkansas Travelers placed RHP Logan Gilbert on the 7-day injured list.
RHP Logan Gilbert assigned to Arkansas Travelers from Modesto Nuts.
RHP Logan Gilbert assigned to Modesto Nuts from West Virginia Power.
RHP Logan Gilbert assigned to West Virginia Power from Everett AquaSox.
RHP Logan Gilbert assigned to Seattle Mariners.
Everett AquaSox activated RHP Logan Gilbert from the 60-day injured list.