Gilmartin with the New York Mets
|New York Mets – No. 36|
May 8, 1990 |
|April 10, 2015, for the New York Mets|
(through October 1, 2015)
|Earned run average||2.67|
Sean Patrick Gilmartin (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). Gilmartin was the 28th overall selection in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves. Prior to beginning his professional career, Gilmartin attended Florida State University, and was an All-American pitcher for the Seminoles baseball team.
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.
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.
Gilmartin was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the first round, with the 28th overall selection, of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Braves, receiving a $1,134,000 signing bonus.
Prior to the 2012 season, Gilmartin was ranked as the Braves fifth best prospect by Baseball America. 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. He pitched for the Rochester Red Wings of the International League in 2014.
During the 2014 Winter Meetings, the New York Mets selected Gilmartin from the Twins in the Rule 5 draft. Gilmartin competed to make the Mets' Opening Day 25-man roster as a relief pitcher and got a spot in the bullpen. Gilmartin made his major league debut on April 10 against the Braves, facing two batters and retiring them both. On June 14, Gilmartin got his first win against the Braves, when the Mets won 10-8.
On July 19, 2015, he got his first major league hit in his first at-bat in the sixteenth inning against the Cardinals. After the Mets clinched the National League East division championship, Gilmartin made his first start for the Mets on October 1.
Gilmartin throws four pitches: a fastball, a curveball, a changeup and an occasional slider only to left handed hitters.
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Florida State Seminoles bio
- Sean Gilmartin on Twitter