• Full name Daniel James Gossett
  • Born 11/13/1992 in Spartanburg, SC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Clemson
  • Debut 06/14/2017
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (65th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2014 (signed for $750,000).
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    A 16th-round pick out of high school by the Red Sox, Gossett didn't sign and has shouldered a heavy burden in three seasons at Clemson. He finished his freshman season as the team's ace, then won 10 games as a sophomore. He's been even better as a junior, particularly down the stretch, when he tossed at least seven innings in seven consecutive starts. Durability is a concern with Gossett, who is smaller than his listed 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. He has taken the summer off each of the last two years and has yet to log more than 100 innings in a season. Gossett lacks physicality but has a quick arm that produces intriguing stuff. He's thrown both a slider and curveball during his college career, and scouts greatly prefer the curveball, with some giving it plus grades. His fastball touches 95 mph but usually sits more in the 88-93 mph range, and he struggles to consistently hold his velocity. His delivery gives him some deception, though scouts wonder if he'll be able to repeat that funky motion. While Gossett has a fringy, fairly effective changeup, most scouts consider him a future reliever due to his size.

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