Sean Gilmartin

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Sean Gilmartin
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1990-05-08) May 8, 1990 (age 23)
Moorpark, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Sean P. Gilmartin (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional baseball player. A pitcher, Gilmartin plays in Minor League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins organization. Prior to beginning his professional career, Gilmartin attended Florida State University, and was an All-American pitcher for the Florida State Seminoles.

Early years[edit]

Gilmartin was born in Moorpark, California and attended Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, California. After graduating from high school, the San Diego Padres selected Gilmartin in the 31st round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Gilmartin opted not to sign with San Diego, instead attending college.[1]

Gilmartin enrolled at Florida State University in 2009, receiving a scholarship to play college baseball for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team. As a junior in 2011, Gilmartin was named an All-American by Baseball America.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Gilmartin was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the first round, with the 28th overall selection, of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[3] He signed with the Braves, receiving a $1,134,000 signing bonus.[1]

Prior to the 2012 season, Gilmartin was ranked as the Braves fifth best prospect by Baseball America.[4] In 2013, Gilmartin played for the Gwinnett Braves of the Class AAA International League, though his performance was limited by shoulder injuries. After the 2013 season, the Braves traded Gilmartin to the Minnesota Twins for Ryan Doumit.[5][6]

Scouting report[edit]

Gilmartin throws four pitches: a fastball, a curveball, a changeup and a slider here and there only to lefthanded hitters.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sports | Braves sign 1st-round pick Sean Gilmartin | Seattle Times Newspaper". Seattletimes.com. July 15, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2011 College All-America Team". Baseballamerica.com. June 15, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Harvey, Coley (June 6, 2011). "FSU pitcher Sean Gilmartin selected in the MLB Draft by Atlanta Braves". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ballew, Bill (October 31, 2011). "Baseball America Atlanta Braves top 2012 prospects". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Pioneer Press (February 27, 2013). "Twins trade Ryan Doumit for minor-league lefty Sean Gilmartin". TwinCities.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Axisa, Mike. "Braves acquire Ryan Doumit from Twins for Sean Gilmartin". CBSSports.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sean Gilmartin and the Gwinnett Braves | FanGraphs Baseball". Fangraphs.com. April 29, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 

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