Matthew Gorst Lowell Spinners  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 22
Born: August 24, 1994
Alpharetta, GA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 12th round, 2016
How Acquired: Draft
College: Georgia Tech
High School: Johns Creek (GA)

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Scouting Scratch: Nogosek, Gorst, Hunter Smith (8.10.16)

Physical Description: Average, filled-out pitcher’s frame. Sturdy lower half, solid build. Minimal physical projection remaining.

Mechanics: Starts on the first base side of the rubber and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. Stiff, upright delivery with effort. Arm action is short behind and doesn’t come through clean. Solid arm speed. Jerky delivery and short arm action provide some deception. 

Fastball: 88-90 mph. Tops out at 92 mph. Average life, solid control. Pitch is straight when up, but shows some natural cut due to wrist wrap at times. Potential average offering.

Slider: 80-82 mph. 10-to-4 movement. Will show some bite and depth. Has shown the ability to bury down and away to righties. Uses primarily against right-handed hitters.

Cutter: 85-87 mph. Late, short, horizontal movement. Solid feel. Can throw for strikes.

Changeup: 81-82 mph. Shows late fade. Throws primarily to left-handed hitters.

Career Notes: Struggled with bone spurs in his elbow during his sophomore season at Georgia Tech, but rebounded with a very impressive junior season as Tech’s closer. Received lone “above-slot” bonus among post-10th round draftees in Red Sox 2016 draft class, albeit just $15,000 above the $100,000 mark.

Summation: Relief-only profile due to delivery and arsenal. Projects as an organizational arm due to lack of above-average offering and inability to miss bats.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2014 Georgia Tech NCAA Coll --- 19 1 0 1.000 7.59 0 0 0 21.1 20 18 18 1 22 16 1.97 0.73 6.75
  2015 Georgia Tech NCAA Coll --- 20 3 2 0.600 4.81 26 0 1 33.3 30 20 18 1 26 32 1.66 1.23 8.55
  2016 Georgia Tech NCAA Coll --- 21 2 1 0.667 0.55 28 0 12 49.0 30 5 3 0 13 55 0.88 4.23 10.10
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 1 0 1.000 2.67 13 0 2 27.0 21 9 8 2 6 27 1.00 4.50 9.00
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 24, 2016 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: $115,000
MiLB Debut: July 12, 2016 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: After 2016 World Series (2016 draftee)
     
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