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School: Clemson; Class: Junior
Position: EHP; B/T: R/R
Height: 6-1; Weight: 185 pounds
Previously Drafted: Boston Red Sox, 16th round, 2011
Background: A three-year member of the Tigers’ rotation, Gossett, who was drafted by the Red Sox in the 16th round coming out of high school, is in the midst of his best collegiate season to date – 77.0 IP, 77 K’s, 25 BB, .195 B/Avg, and a sparkling 1.75 ERA.
The former Clemson Male Athlete Rookie of the Year has fanned 255 hitters in his 252 career innings.
Projection: Sort of a sleeper. Gossett’s one of the better collegiate arms available in the draft and, yet, he somehow isn’t recognized as one. The important numbers – his strikeout and walk rates – have been trending in the right direction for quite some time.
He’s a potential big league #4 – an innings eater who will miss some bats, limit some walks, and give up the occasional homerun.
Ceiling: 2.5- to 3.0-win player
Floor: 1.0- to 1.5-win player
Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate
Draft Projection: Second Round
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