4/4/18 - 6’6/230, Junior- Tall, long-armed and extra large framed righty who looks the part of a durable-bodied major league starting pitcher. Low effort delivery, his arm works free and easy from a high three-quarters slot. Lands on-line with a still head and good extension; big reasons why he is a top strike thrower. On this day he walked four in six innings, but this was not typical of him. For the season he has walked only 13, while striking out 69 in 48 innings pitched. This follows a summer in the Cape Cod League where he walked just four in 31 innings. He maintained a fastball velocity of 91-93 mph throughout his outing of 106 pitches. It played heavy when located down in the zone, but overall it had average life with more down plane than wiggle or sink. Showed both a curveball and a slider. Curveball had a hump, average depth and a velocity of 75-77 mph. It broke early out of his hand making it easier to recognize and was a below average pitch. His slider also had a longer break with more cutter shape at 79-80 mph. It too, was a below average pitch, but was the better of the two breaking balls on this day. Did not see a changeup. Showed quick feet on his pickoff move to first base, yet had a delayed and slow throw to the bag. Held runners by mixing his times to the plate from 1.33 to 1.51 with an occasional slide step in the 1.1s. Overall, he induced several swing/misses from pitches in the dirt or above the shoulders. It would be very interesting to see Gilbert battle an SEC or ACC quality lineup for seven innings. Admittedly, I did not see his best day, but for a college pitcher who did not have a present average breaking pitch, it is difficult to project anything more than a back-end starting role in professional baseball. I did not see a first round pick on this look. 3/28/18 - 6’6/225, Junior. Tall, long-armed righty with an athletic and durable build. Has a quicker medium arm circle throwing from a H slot. Controlled delivery with high leg kick getting into backside. Repeats his delivery well while pitching with little effort. Established his fastball early and often in the game, was up to 93 in the first. Pitched 90-92 mph throughout game on a colder, 40 degree, breezy day. Attacked with the fastball, and the pitch showed late sink when he worked out in front with his release. Average with his command of the pitch, mainly sat thigh high in the strike zone, elevating late when ahead in the count and flashed the ability to locate to both sides of plate. Breaking ball showed tight spin with depth on the pitch and 11/5 action that ranged from 73-78 mph. Average pitch with potential to be above average, inconsistent with command. Showed a slider with shorter gradual 10/4 action at 80-83 mph. Change-up had later dive at 80 mph. Both slider and change-up use was minimal. Showed quickness off mound making the play on well-placed drag bunt and getting the out. Longest outing of the year to date; 8.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 10 K, 124 pitches. Reached double digit strikeout total for fifth time in his six starts. Potential to develop into a backend of the rotation arm once command improves. 2/16/18-Long limbed righty with a solid delivery and some funk in his arm action. Showed above average downplane with his delivery in the first inning then average rest of the game. Plus velocity, pitching at 92-94 while touching 95. Generated nine swing and misses off his fastball, but left the ball up in zone often. Flashed a couple of average curveballs at 75-77 mph, but none induced a swing and miss. Also threw a slider at 79-81. The two breaking pitches mostly blended together. His mid-80s changeup was average. On the night, he had 10 strikeouts, but they didn’t come easy. He had to battle to get them, throwing 96 pitches in 5.1 innings pitched.