• Full name Jamey Russell Goss
  • Born 12/25/2000 in Cypress, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Cypress Ranch
  • Drafted in the CB-A round (36th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019 (signed for $2,045,400).
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    Goss entered his senior season as perhaps the best No. 2 pitcher on any high school team in the country, as righthander Matthew Thompson also plays for Houston’s Cypress Ranch High. Thompson was a first-team Preseason All-American, while Goss was voted to the second team. This spring, however, Goss has been the more impressive arm, routinely throwing in the 90-96 mph range with his fastball, a plus slider and changeup. Goss’ slider is in the low 80s with tight spin, and he has impressive feel for his mid-80s changeup with solid fading life. Prior to his senior season, Goss showed impressive strike-throwing ability and worked mostly in the upper 80s with excellent feel to spin, but a commitment to improving his body over the offseason has allowed his stuff to tick up to the point where his pure stuff is now comparable to the best high school pitchers in the class. With a 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame and plenty of athleticism—he also plays outfield for Cypress Ranch—Goss has room to add more weight as he continues to mature physically. The best of another deep crop of Texas A&M pitching recruits, Goss has played his way into Day 1 consideration, if he wasn’t there already, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Goss drafted in the first round thanks to his ability to throw strikes and the recent improvement in his pure stuff.

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Career Transactions

  • RHP JJ Goss assigned to Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Bowling Green Hot Rods activated RHP JJ Goss from the 7-day injured list.
  • Bowling Green Hot Rods placed RHP JJ Goss on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 17, 2023.
  • RHP JJ Goss and assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Charleston RiverDogs.

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