• Full name Ryley Carswell Gilliam
  • Born 08/11/1996 in Marietta, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Clemson
  • Drafted in the 5th round (140th overall) by the New York Mets in 2018 (signed for $550,000).
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    Gilliam had a breakout sophomore season for Clemson in 2017, seizing the closer's role early in the year and then going on to pitch for both USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team and in the Cape Cod League during the summer. Gilliam has been even better in 2018, finishing the regular season with a stingy 0.79 ERA, 11 saves and 50 strikeouts to 19 walks in 34.1 innings. Despite his smallish, 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame, Gilliam generates mid-90s velocity thanks to his lightning-quick arm speed. He works comfortably at 91-94 mph and can reach back for 95-96 when needed out of his upper three-quarters slot. A hard, high-spin power curveball is Gilliam's out-pitch of choice--a plus, upper-70s hammer that Gilliam can spot on the corners or bury below the zone. With his electric fastball-curveball combo and a strong track record of closing games in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Gilliam could make a quick ascension through pro ball as a high-floor power reliever.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the New York Mets in 2019

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  • RHP Ryley Gilliam roster status changed by Syracuse Mets.
  • RHP Ryley Gilliam assigned to Syracuse Mets from FCL Mets.

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