Daniel Gossett Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 29
Born: November 13, 1992
Birthplace: Spartanburg, SC
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 2nd round, 2014 by OAK;
16th round, 2011 by BOS
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Dec. 2020)
College: Clemson
High School: Byrnes (SC)
   

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Daniel Gossett Photos by Kelly O'Connor

Pronunciation: GOSS-it
First Pro Contract: June 13, 2014 (OAK)
Signing Scout: Neil Avent
Signing Bonus: $750,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 27, 2014 (Vermont)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: June 14, 2017 (OAK)
Service Time (1/22): 2 years, 59 days
Options Remaining: 1 (2018, 2020)
Contract (2022): Minor League Free Agent
   
Twitter: @DGossett23
Instagram: @dgossett23

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Average frame, no remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from an over-the-top arm slot. Significant effort in delivery. Quiet lower-half early, then explodes toward the plate with a quick arm. Short arm action. Jerky delivery. Has done a lot of work in pro ball on simplifying his mechanics.

Fastball: 91-94 mph. Tops out at 96. Fastball is on the straight side and has struggled to miss bats. Lacks life. Pitches up in the zone too often and has had issues limiting home runs. Added two-seam fastball in 2015 but apparently scrapped the pitch, per Statcast data.

Slider: 83-86 mph. Short, 11-to-5 shape. Lacks tilt at times. Has shown the ability to miss bats at the minor league level with the pitch.

Changeup: 84-86 mph. Throws with deceptive arm speed. Shows late drop.

Curveball: 76-78 mph. True overhand breaker with depth when he snaps it off. Long, 12-to-6 shape with good depth. Had used sparingly in 2017 and 2018, but has incorporated more as of late.
  Cutter: 86-88 mph. Hard pitch that breaks late. Added pitch in 2016 and it became his primary secondary pitch. Didn't throw in limited stint in the 2019 Arizona Fall League as part of his rehab process, but planned to re-incorporate the pitch in 2020. Didn’t throw pitch in outing scouted in 2021.

Career Notes: Originally drafted by the Red Sox out of high school in the 16th round of the 2011 draft. Second-round pick of the Athletics in 2014 after spending three years at Clemson, where he was First Team All-ACC as a junior. Underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2018. Returned in 2019 Arizona Fall League, but did not reincorporate cutter at that time, using the opportunity to focus on his changeup and curveball. Released by Oakland during the 2020 season after spending time at their alternate training site. Opened 2021 season at the Alternate Training Site.

Summation: Projects as an organizational depth arm capable of starting or pitching in relief. Ceiling of an emergency up-and-down arm. Lacks a put-away secondary pitch or any pitch that grades better than average. Has yet to show the ability to consistently get out major league hitters, but is the type of depth arm every organization needs, with upside for a little more than that.

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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
2012 Clemson ACC NCAA --- 19 6 3 4.32 19 10 2 77.0 62 37 37 4 0 39 87 1.31 10.17 4.56
  2013 Clemson ACC NCAA --- 20 10 4 2.56 16 16 0 98.1 78 40 28 7 8 38 91 1.18 8.33 3.48
  2014 Clemson ACC NCAA --- 21 7 2 1.93 15 15 0 107.1 78 25 23 4 7 30 107 1.01 8.97 2.52
  2014 Vermont Lake Monsters NYPL A- Oak 21 1 0 2.25 12 1 0 24.0 16 6 6 1 0 1 25 0.71 9.38 0.38
  2015 Beloit Snappers Midw A Oak 22 5 13 4.73 27 27 0 144.2 151 92 76 16 0 52 112 1.40 6.97 3.24
  2016 Stockton Ports Calif A+ Oak 23 4 1 3.33 9 9 0 46.0 40 20 17 4 1 13 53 1.15 10.37 2.54
  2016 Midland RockHounds Tex AA Oak 23 5 5 2.49 16 16 0 94.0 75 37 26 4 1 25 94 1.06 9.00 2.39
  2016 Nashville Sounds PCL AAA Oak 23 1 0 1.98 2 2 0 13.2 10 3 3 0 0 3 4 0.95 2.63 1.98
  2017 Nashville Sounds PCL AAA Oak 24 4 4 3.66 14 14 0 76.1 70 35 31 6 1 24 71 1.23 8.37 2.83
  2017 Oakland Athletics AL MLB Oak 24 4 11 6.11 18 18 0 91.1 116 67 62 21 0 31 72 1.61 7.09 3.05
  2018 Nashville Sounds PCL AAA Oak 25 4 0 1.63 7 5 0 38.2 26 10 7 1 1 16 42 1.09 9.78 3.72
  2018 Oakland Athletics AL MLB Oak 25 0 3 5.18 5 5 0 24.1 25 14 14 5 1 8 12 1.36 4.44 2.96
  2019 DNP-Injured --- --- Oak 27 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Oak 27 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Worcester Red Sox TAE AAA Bos 28 7 5 4.22 20 18 0 98.0 94 54 46 14 0 46 81 1.43 7.40 4.20
   
     
    2022 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
2022 TBD --- --- --- 29     stats                            
   
     
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Awards SoxProspects.com Awards
  California League Pitcher of the Week (May 16-22, 2016)
Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week (May 22-28, 2017)
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