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Rob Gilliam

Rob Gilliam
Name: Robert L. Gilliam
Born: Nov 29, 1987 in Chapel Hill, N.C. USA
High School: East Chapel Hill HS, Chapel Hill, N.C.
College: UNC Greensboro
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 8th round (243rd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2009 (signed for $105,000)
Gilliam could move up draft boards if he has strong workouts for teams, as he's an arm-strength pitcher who hasn't had a great deal of success in college. He grew up in San Jose, Calif., but moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., as a senior in high school and wound up staying in the area for college, attending UNC Greensboro. Playing in the extremely offensive Southern Conference, Gilliam has been a member of Spartans' rotation for three seasons. He consistently shows average to plus fastball velocity, touching 94 mph regularly and usually sitting in the 89-93 mph range. He has enough control and secondary stuff to lead the SoCon with a .224 opponents batting average, and he ranked seventh in strikeouts with 78 despite working primarily in relief. Gilliam throws a slow 12-to-6 curveball that has its moments, and the fact he's shown the ability to spin the pitch gives scouts some hope for his breaking ball. His changeup showed plus potential in the Cape Cod League last summer in shorter bursts. When he misses, he tends to miss up and was homer-prone, giving up 10 this spring. He wasn't easy to scout at UNCG, where he made 20 of his 24 appearances in relief and frequently pitched multiple innings out of the bullpen. Scouts like his toughness and see him in the bullpen down the line. He should go in the five-to-seven round range.
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