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John Gast

LHP | CardinalsSTL
John Gast
Name: John Walter Gast
Born: Feb 16, 1989 in Altamonte Springs, Fla. USA
High School: Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
College: Florida State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career581.23.981.373.166.78
Drafted in the 6th round (199th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010 (signed for $140,000)
Florida State doesn't have the power arms the program used to produce in the early 1990s. Its top arm this year was supposed to be Gast, whose career never quite got going in the right direction. He had Tommy John surgery after his senior season in high school and came back quickly, pitching in mid-April of his freshman year. His relief worked helped the Seminoles get back to the College World Series for the first time in eight years, and he stayed in a relief role as a sophomore. Early in his junior season, Gast was flashing his high school form, reaching 92-93 mph with his fastball and working with an upper-70s power curveball. However, as the season wore on, he no longer was showing the kind of stuff to go in the first three rounds. His ERA had soared to 6.33, mostly because of his lack of command. When he gets ahead of hitters, he still can finish them off with his curve.
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