2014 Draft Profile: Daniel Gossett

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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


Photo Courtesy of Mark Crammer via orangeandwhite.com.



After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.