Born: April 8, 1982
Royal Palm Beach, FL
Drafted: 29th Round, 2000
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Royal Palm Beach
Image and vitals are from Soxprospects.com, as well as their profile:
Scouting Report: Lefty suffered nagging injuries over his first few years in pro ball. When healthy, Gabbard has a high 80s sinking fastball that hits the low 90s with good location, along with a plus changeup and curveball which he mixes in very well. Mature with good mound presence.
Gabbard has visited many a scenic stop on the Red Sox development tour. His minor league #'s up to this season:
|2001||GCL Red Sox||GCL||Rk||Bos||19||0||1||0||5.79||6||6||0||0||0||14||11||11||9||9||17||1.89|
In 2006, Gabbard was called up to Boston in July. He had been in Pawtucket since June, when he had been called up from Portland. Gabbard had 4 starts and 3 relief appearances in 2 stints with the big club over the remainder of the year.
|2006||Boston Red Sox||AL||MLB||Bos||24||1||3||0.25||3.51||7||4||0||0||0||25.2||24||11||10||0||16||15||0.94|
This year, Gabbard has been assigned to AAA Pawtucket, where he has been really good thus far:
The IP/Start #'s are low, primarily due to Gabbard having been the starting pitcher in Buffalo on 4/23 when the game was suspended in the 1st inning. Gabbard has thrown .2 Innings, striking out 1. Without those 2 outs and 1 start figured in, he's averaging just about 6IP/Start.
Gabbard's last outing was a gem against Indianappolis on 5/4:
7IP, 5H, 1ER, 2BB, 7K's
Nice wok so far for Gabbard, he deserved his own thread.
Edited by Chainsaw318, 14 May 2007 - 09:07 PM.