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Sean Gilmartin

#35 | LHP
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Sean Gilmartin
Name: Sean Patrick Gilmartin
Born: May 8, 1990 in Moorpark, Calif. USA
High School: Crespi Carmelite HS, Encino, Calif.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 206 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 1st round (28th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2011 (signed for $1,134,000)
Gilmartin isn't flashy, but his total package should take him off the board in the first 50 picks as one of the draft's safest selections. A two-way talent out of a California high school, he attended a camp at Florida State and wound up being one of the Seminoles' rare cross-country recruits. He has pitched on Fridays for three seasons and helped lead Florida State to the College World Series last season, though he struggled putting hitters away in the second half of the season and last summer with USA Baseball's college national team. Gilmartin has improved significantly in the last year and become a scouts' darling with his combination of good size (6-foot-2, 192 pounds), clean arm action and solid athleticism. He has pushed his fastball into the average velocity range at 88-91 mph, his changeup remains a plus pitch and his slider has improved to average. Gilmartin knows how to use his stuff, particularly his changeup, how to set up hitters and how to keep them off-balance. His 10-1, 1.35 season includes four double-digit strikeout efforts. Scouts compare Gilmartin favorably to Vanderbilt southpaw Mike Minor, who went seventh overall to the Braves in 2009 and reached the majors a season later.
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