• Full name Logan Keith Gilbert
  • Born 05/05/1997 in Winter Park, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Stetson
  • Debut 05/13/2021
  • Drafted in the 1st round (14th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2018 (signed for $3,883,800).
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    Gilbert made a name for himself with an impressive showing in the Cape Cod League last summer, with a 1.72 ERA and 31 strikeouts to just four walks. He was also the Atlantic Sun pitcher of the year after a sophomore season at Stetson in which he went 10-0, 2.02 with 107 strikeouts and 26 walks. Looking to follow in the footsteps of fellow Stetson alumni Jacob deGrom and Corey Kluber, Gilbert has the size at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds to potentially become a future workhorse in a major league rotation. His stuff hasn't been quite as good for scouts this spring as it was during the summer, when he was regularly in the mid-90s with a heavy, power fastball. The pitch still has good life and downward action, but it's been regularly in the low 90s throughout his outings and his breaking balls--Gilbert throws a spike-grip curveball and a slider--haven't been sharp enough for scouts to grade out as above-average or plus. While the stuff hasn't been quite as loud, the results for Gilbert are still there, as he strikes out batters in spades (he had 101 strikeouts in 70 innings through his first 10 starts) and has improved his strike throwing as well. Even with the velocity sitting in the low 90s, Gilbert's fastball plays up thanks to its action and the elite extension tGilbert gets in his delivery, which is likely above the current major league average. A team that takes Gilbert will have to hope he can improve his secondaries if they envision a frontline starter down the line. He's shown flashes of above-average breaking balls in the past, but a 60-grade fastball that could be a plus-plus offering with returned velocity is the main selling point for the big righthander.

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