Drafted in 2018 but missed his pro debut with mono, Logan Gilbert didn’t start pitching professionally until 2019. Then he started making up for lost time.
- Born: May 5, 1997
- B/T: Right/Right
- 6’6″, 225-lbs
- Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Stetson University (DeLand, FL)
His raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by year then focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:
Now that’s a pro debut! Look at all that green right out of the gate.
He obliterated A-ball, put up sterling numbers in High-A, so the Mariners moved him right to Double-A and he still put up good numbers. I guess we will quibble with his walk rate, and he did tire as the year went on, but then so would we if we were promoted twice in one year.
Class A: Lefties fainted dead away when they saw him; righties merely struggled.
Class A Advanced: He handled both well, with lefties getting a bit more against him.
Double-A: He handled both well, with righties getting a bit more against him.
Bottom line, he did fine against everyone.
There’s the tiring trend visually. He started off with ungodly numbers, then settled into decent results by Double-A. It was a good year.
That’s a really balanced spray chart, with maybe a few more hits to right.
Looking in the BaseballHQ.com Minor League Baseball Analyst book, we see that Gilbert has four pitches in his arsenal:
He clearly leads with that fastball, a plus offering with his long arm action and great extension. That’s a four-seam FB that rides late, and he has a 2-seamer as well.
But note that he already has three secondary pitches that are already average, and when all is said and done he might wind up with two plus pitches. He’s already a #3 SP prospect, but he’s got potential for more.
It’s absolutely a starter’s skill set; ain’t no way this guy will become a reliever.
- Rotowire: #121 on their Top 400.
- BaseballHQ: #65 on their Top 100.
- Fangraphs: #45 on their Top 120.
- Fantasy Six Pack: #316 on their dynasty list.
- Prospects365: #53 on Ray Butler’s Top 200.
- Imaginary Brick Wall: #69 on the Top 487.
- Fantrax: #54 on the Top 250.
I got nothing. The scouts got nothing.
OK, let’s see him dominate Double-A, but shortly thereafter bring this guy up and let him pitch to major leaguers.
I wish I owned Logan Gilbert. I hope you do.