Joe Gunkel Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 22
Born: December 30, 1991
Hershey, PA
Height: 6-6
Weight: 225
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 18th round, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
College: West Chester
High School: Hershey (PA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Big right-hander with excellent pitcher's frame. Throws from a low 3/4 arm slot with effort in his delivery. Arsenal includes a 90-92 mph four-seam fastball with arm side run, an average 79-82 mph slider with  long horizontal movement, and a below-average low-80s circle changeup with some drop. Fastball jumps on hitters late due to low arm slot. Has confidence in his breaking ball, but lacks feel for his changeup and doesn't throw it often. Slider has solid-average potential. Strong pitchability.   Very tough on right-handed hitters due to low arm slot, but gives left-handed hitters a very good look at the ball. Will be tested at higher levels unless there is significant improvement with changeup especially against lefties. Workhorse who pitches deep into games, pitched in relief in his first season of pro ball, but has stretched back out and moved back into the rotation in 2014. Led West Chester to the 2012 Division II National Championship. Ceiling of a 6th/7th inning reliever.

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Dispatches from the Fort: Spring Training 2014 (3.27.14)

 
   
  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
  2011 West Chester NCAA Coll --- 19 4 2 0.667 4.01 10 5 2 49.3 63 32 22 1 15 44 1.58 2.93 8.03
  2012 West Chester NCAA Coll --- 20 10 1 0.909 2.07 12 12 0 87.0 65 23 20 3 16 45 0.93 2.81 4.66
  2013 West Chester NCAA Coll --- 21 7 4 0.636 2.44 11 11 0 77.3 62 28 21 2 11 76 0.94 6.91 8.84
  2013 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 --- 9.00
  2013 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 3 0 1.000 1.35 14 0 5 20.0 8 4 3 0 3 32 0.55 10.67 14.40
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 3 0 1.000 2.28 17 5 2 51.3 26 15 13 3 11 62 0.72 5.64 10.87
  2014 Salem Car A Bos 22 3 5 0.375 4.64 10 10 0 52.3 62 32 27 3 13 39 1.43 3.00 6.71
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 12, 2013 by Chris Calciano
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: July 3, 2013 (GCL Red Sox)
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2016
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -s
     
  Awards
2012 Division II College World Series Most Outstanding Player
2013 NY-Penn League All-Star
South Atlantic League All-Star (2014)
SoxProspects.com Awards
2014 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2014 SoxProspects.com Season-End All-Star

 

  

 
 

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