• Full name Steven Michael Gingery
  • Born 09/23/1997 in Fountain Valley, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Texas Tech
  • Drafted in the 4th round (123rd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 (signed for $825,000).
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    One start into his junior season, Gingery blew out his elbow and had to have Tommy John surgery. That put a halt to his run as one of the most productive pitchers in college baseball. Gingery stepped right into the Red Raiders rotation as a freshman and led the Big 12 conference with a 1.85 ERA in conference games (and a 3.18 ERA overall). He was even better as a sophomore, posting a conference-best 1.58 ERA in 2016, fifth best in the country. Gingery also had a 1.12 ERA in 16 innings with USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team. Pre-injury, Gingery had what many scouts considered the best changeup in college baseball, as it has excellent deception and late fade as it dives below bats. It's an easily plus pitch that earns some 70 grades. His changeup and his above-average control are vital to his success, as he does a good job of spotting his fringe-average 88-91 mph fastball and an average curveball he can throw for strikes. Gingery's easy delivery, above-average control and long track record of success made him one of the safest bets in the draft class before his injury. If Gingery makes a full recovery, he projects as a solid back-of-the-rotation starter.

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  • Rated Best Changeup in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019

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