IP 153
ERA 4.235
WHIP 1.412
BB/9 2.824
SO/9 5.588
  • Full name Jeffrey John Gerbe
  • Born 07/04/1984 in Shelby Township, MI
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Michigan State
  • Drafted in the 16th round (472nd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2006.
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    Righthander Jeff Gerbe received the Major League Scouting Bureau's highest grade in Michigan (a 48 on the 20-80 scouting scale, with 50 being an average major league player) but didn't fool too many hitters. Opponents batted .337 against him and he had just 32 strikeouts in 79 innings. A former walk-on, Gerbe has a lean 6-foot-3, 177-pound frame and a fresh arm after pitching sparingly in the three seasons before this one. His best pitch is a sinker that was clocked at 90-92 mph early in the spring but was down to 86-88 by season's end. He doesn't have much of a feel for his secondary pitches, including a changeup that he throws too hard. His younger brother Matt, a righthander at Eisenhower High (Shelby Township), is one of the state's better high school pitching prospects. But his fastball currently sits at 84-86 mph and he'll likely attend Michigan.

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