Grant Gambrell Greenville Drive Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: November 21, 1997
Birthplace: Clovis, CA
Height: 6-4
Weight: 225
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 3rd round, 2019 by KC
How Acquired: Acquired from KC with Franchy Cordero and Luis De La Rosa in a three-team deal along with Freddy Valdez and Josh Winckowski from the NYM, with Andrew Benintendi and cash to KC, and Khalil Lee from KC to NYM (June 2021)
College: Oregon State
High School: Buchanan (CA)

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Pronunciation: GAM-brul
First Pro Contract: June 18, 2019 (KC)
Signing Scout: Joe Ross
Signing Bonus: $647,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: June 28, 2019 (Idaho Falls)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @22Gambrell
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  Physical Description: Strong frame. Has transformed his body since he entered pro ball.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. High leg kick, really drives of his back side. Arm action is long behind with a stab. Some effort in delivery. Needs to show he can repeat it deep into games.

Fastball: 92-95 mph. Velocity had increased in Spring Training 2021 and was sitting 94-96 mph. Needs to show he can hold velocity deeper into games and into the season. Good control, command needs refinement. Also throws a sinker. Potential above-average offering.

Breaking Ball: 79-81. Hammer breaking ball with nice shape. Unclear if it is a curveball or slider, or if he throws both and they run together. Potential plus pitch.

Changeup: 83-86 mph. Third pitch, but has shown potential. Potential average offering.
  Career Notes: Signed for $647,500. Royals' third-round pick out of Oregon State in 2019. Missed a significant amount of time in college due to injuries.

Summation: Potential up-and-down swingman. Wider range of outcomes for a college player due to his pitch changes after the pandemic. Got into better shape and velocity has increased in 2021. Reasonably high floor as a reliever due to fastball/breaking ball combination if injury issues crop back up or command does not take a step forward.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2017 Oregon State Pac12 NCAA --- 19 1 0 2.93 13 0 1 15.1 10 7 5 1 0 13 10 1.50 5.87 7.63
  2018 Oregon State Pac12 NCAA --- 20 5 1 4.40 14 12 0 57.1 53 30 28 2 6 29 57 1.43 8.95 4.55
  2019 Oregon State Pac12 NCAA --- 21 5 3 2.83 13 13 0 70.0 59 26 22 3 3 25 80 1.20 10.29 3.21
  2019 Idaho Falls Chukars Pio Rk KC 21 1 6 6.67 11 10 0 27.0 41 25 20 5 2 11 28 1.93 9.33 3.67
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- KC --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 QC River Bandits HAC A+ KC 23 2 1 4.37 5 5 0 22.2 16 12 11 5 0 7 18 1.01 --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 Greenville Drive HAE A+ Bos 23     stats                            
   
     
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