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    Sean Gilmartin - 2014

    Full Name: Sean Patrick Gilmartin
    Born: 05/08/1990
    Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, CA
    College: Florida State
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 190
    Bats: L
    Throws: L

    The 28th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Gilmartin was the #5 prospect entering 2012 in the Braves organization. He rose to AAA in his second professional year with 37.2 innings for the Gwinnett Braves. 2013 was overshadowed by shoulder injuries culminating in a trade to the Minnesota Twins.

    The Minnesota dream is that Gilmartins shoulder issues are in the past, the Twins made a steal of a trade, and he will become the player Atlanta thought they were drafting in 2011.

    Opinions tend to believe if Atlanta gave him up for Doumit, there is a reason. For example, see this article: http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/mark-brad...ean-gilmartin/

    The Twins have assigned Gilmartin to AA New Britain.

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    A younger, better, slightly harder throwing version of Diamond?

    Hard to predict the future, but only 23, healthy again, back at AA to re-establish himself and get his legs under him. Not another Santana type pitcher or steal. But perhaps a second coming of Alan Anderson?

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    It seems that the Twins have immediately demoted him and sent him back a level. Atlanta tends to produce better pitchers in their farm system than the Twins. I find the demotion from AAA back to AA curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oface View Post
    It seems that the Twins have immediately demoted him and sent him back a level. Atlanta tends to produce better pitchers in their farm system than the Twins. I find the demotion from AAA back to AA curious.
    Me too.... And concerning

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    Gilmartin getting assigned to AA had more to do with Scott D accepting his assignment insteat of free agentcy then anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre75275 View Post
    Gilmartin getting assigned to AA had more to do with Scott D accepting his assignment insteat of free agentcy then anything else
    Agree. They actually have enough pitching depth that a legit prospect had to start in AA. I don't think there is anything more to it than that. Starting in AA will make no difference in his long term success. If he pitches well, he will get his chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocBauer View Post
    A younger, better, slightly harder throwing version of Diamond?
    From the AJC article:
    According to Keith Law ... "Gilmartin's fastball sits mostly 87-89 mph with a decent changeup, below-average breaking ball and good control … He might be a fifth starter, although it's hard to see him even being average in the majors with fringy stuff and no out pitch."

    Hopefully that evaluation was affected by the shoulder issues last year and he has a little more juice on the fastball, because if not, he's Scott Diamond Lite rather than the "better, slightly harder throwing version."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gil4 View Post
    From the AJC article:
    According to Keith Law ... "Gilmartin's fastball sits mostly 87-89 mph with a decent changeup, below-average breaking ball and good control … He might be a fifth starter, although it's hard to see him even being average in the majors with fringy stuff and no out pitch."

    Hopefully that evaluation was affected by the shoulder issues last year and he has a little more juice on the fastball, because if not, he's Scott Diamond Lite rather than the "better, slightly harder throwing version."
    Completely agree with everything you said. BUY THAT GUY A STEAK!

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    The following paragraph was borrowed from the Tuesday Rock Cats game summary:

    Gilmartin, who was acquired by the Twins in trade with the Atlanta Braves over the offseason for C/OF Ryan Doumit, went five innings in his 2014 debut. He allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits while striking out four and walking one. The lefthander's record falls to 0-1.

    Not the best start as a twins prospect

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    Looking at his stats on the Rock Cats page, they are only counting 3 of the 5 runs as earned lowering his ERA to 5.40

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    Today Gilmartin started and earned the win for New Britain pitching 6 inning allowing 4 hits and 2 runs (1 earned). He gave up 2 walks while striking out 3. His ERA now sits at 3.27 over 11 innings pitched.

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    Looking purely at stats, Game three looked more like game one...he took the loss with 5.0 innings pitched giving up 8 hits and 3 runs, all earned. Bright side, no walks or home runs and 9 strike outs.

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    Game 4:
    Apr 26 @RIC Gilmartin started and got the win. He went 6.2 innings giving up 6 hits and 4 runs all earned. He also gave up his first homer of the young season while walking 1 ans striking out 7.
    On the season he is 2-2 with a 4.37 ERA. He has started all 4 games and pitched a total of 22.2 innings. Of the 14 runs given up, 11 are earned. He has only walked 4 while striking out 23. Opponents are batting .297

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    Decent strikeout numbers. Does anyone know how he's generating those K's?

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    On Friday Gilmartin won for the third time going 6.0 innings on 3 hits and giving up only 1 run. He doubled his previous season high by walking 4 but continued to strike people out with 8 more K's. He now has 31 Strike outs in 28.2 innings, a K rate he had his first year in professional ball back 2011 but hasn't had at this level before

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindeke View Post
    Decent strikeout numbers. Does anyone know how he's generating those K's?
    Twinkie town says he is not a swing and miss pitcher and has this scouting report. http://www.twinkietown.com/2013/12/1...de-ryan-doumit

    Scouting book has this to say: http://www.scoutingbook.com/players/p2792
    which is suggesting his smarts and control are getting the K's

    I also found this at http://baseballprospectnation.com/20...-15-prospects/ with this Scouting report
    Gilmartin may lack a considerable ceiling but he also offers a pretty high floor. It is hard not to view him as a big league pitcher, albeit one with a number five ceiling. His fastball scrapes 89 mph and he commands it well to all four parts of the strike zone. His entire profile relies heavily on his ability to locate and mix pitches, keeping hitters off balance, but he does all of that well. Gilmartin is very polished and could be pushed into service at the big-league level at any time.

    I have not found anything written since the season began so my assumption is he is back to 2011-12 form and back to good health leading to better control and confidence. With a couple years experience, he has learned to Strike out AA hitters who are really below his level after spending parts of two seasons he should be at AAA IMO.

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    Thursday Gilmartin pitched his first no decision of the year going 6 inning with 5 strikeouts to add to his total. He gave up 3 runs on 6 hits all earned while walking 3.

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    On May 15th he pitched 5 innings giving up 8 hits and 3 runs only 1 earned. He walked one and only struck out 1. He is pitching tonight...will try to update again later

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    Sean pitched 8 innings giving up 4 hits and 2 runs with 0 walks and 9 strike outs gaining another win

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    Sean took another loss Pitching 6 innings on the 25th. He surrendered 3 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. He gave up his second homer of the year in this his 9h outing. He now has a season win loss record of 4-3 with a 3.52 ERA in nine appearances, all starts. He's pitched 53.2 innings giving up 55 hits and 14 walks. He has struck out 51 batters. His GO/AO ratio is 0.67 and opponents are hitting 272 against him. His WHIP is 1.286.

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