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Sean Gilmartin - 2014

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#21 goulik

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 05:37 PM

Sean got another start on Friday going 6 scoreless innings giving up only 5 hits. He walked 2 while striking out 9 earning his fifth win of the season.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:05 AM

This was in the TD June 5 minor league report:

"Gilmartin Shines, Again
In a good old-fashioned pitchers duel, Sean Gilmartin led the Rock Cats with seven and a third innings of scoreless ball, with eight strikeouts and zero walks. (Are we fully on the Gilmartin bandwagon yet? He now has a 2.82 ERA, 68 strike outs and just 16 walks in 67 innings)."

Yes, Im on the bandwagon! We need a AAA promotion of Mays and or Meyers to make room for Sean in Rochester...Someone get it done! (Trade Correia and or Nolasco, Cut Pelf)

Edited by goulik, 08 June 2014 - 06:22 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:42 PM

In his latest outing, Sean gave up a lot of hits (11) in 5 innings of work. He limited the damage with only 4 runs by avoiding the homer, striking out 6 and not walking anyone. He got the win and in the end, wins and losses are all that matter right?

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:54 PM

New Britain stat line:
2014 Season
W-L 7-3 ERA 3.13 G 12 GS 12 CG 0 ShO 0 SV 0 IP 72.0 H 76 R 30 ER 25 HR 2 BB 16 SO 74 GO/AO 0.73 Opp. BA .275
on to Rochester...

Edited by goulik, 17 June 2014 - 10:01 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:14 PM

First AAA, 3.1 innings.
Over the first two innings Sean scattered 3 singles. No blood no foul...
Third inning started with a Bernier error followed by a strike out, wild pitch, and a sac fly advancing the runner to third. Not a problem until the home run. Yes, both unearned (Sac fly should have been third out) but just not looking good. He gave up another single before ending the inning.
Fourth inning he got another out but another single showed he did not have it this day and Scott Diamond came in to pick him up. Not a great Rochester debut

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:51 AM

Sean's second Rochester start was mediocre at best which with what he had been doing was disappointing to me. I mean, 5 innings, 3 runs isn't horrible but 5 hits including a homer with 2 walks is a whip over 1.0 and is not what we are used to this year. He did strike out 4 and it was only his second AAA start of the year. Hopefully he starts doing to AAA what he had been doing to AA batters.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

I was tech free for the last ten days and Sean pitched twice while I was gone.

On Jun 27 he pitched 6 innings allowing 7 hits and 4 runs in a no decision. He walked two and struck out only one. At AA he struck out 74 in 72 innings but to that point at AAA, he had only 7 Ks in 15 innings.

On Jul 02 he made his 4th Rochester start of the year getting his first AAA win. He went 5 innings and gave up 5 hits and 3 runs. He walked 3 but also for the first time at AAA, He struck out more than 1 per inning with 6 Ks.

In his two partial AAA years with the braves he struck out 2 batters every 3 innings approximately. (Similar numbers at lower levels) With the 6 most recent Ks he is back at that AAA ratio. The aberration here appears to be this years AA strikeout ratio but this is a small sample size and we can still hope that his increased K rate will transfer yet... Fingers crossed

Edited by goulik, 05 July 2014 - 09:00 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:36 AM

I really like him as a depth move but right now i am not sure that I would place him above Kris Johnson or Logan Darnel at this point, two pitchers he will have to beat out to get to the show. i would be surprised if all three left handers are with the Twins organization next year. One could very well be paxkaged in a deadline deal

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:26 AM

Sean has pitched twice since my last update going 12.2 innings of solid baseball. He allowed 6 runs as his relievers allowed two inherited runners to reach and Beresfords error allowed an unearned run. Can someone help my man out? He only K'd 8 batters to 4 walks.

July 7th Sean had a rough second inning which should have been completed with two earned runs on a grounder to Beresford but an error allowed the runner from third to score and the batter was thrown out trying to advance to second base. He then cruised until the 7th when he allowed a runner to reach and was relieved by Oliveros with one out. The wheels came off for Oliveros and he allowed that runner plus two more to score.

July 12th Sean went 6.1 innings allowing 2 runs with 3 Walks and 3 Ks. He gave up a run in the first but then cruised through 5 scoreless innings before being relieved with 2 on and one out in the 7th. The man on second eventually scored. Very solid appearance really.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:58 PM

I really like him as a depth move but right now i am not sure that I would place him above Kris Johnson or Logan Darnel at this point, two pitchers he will have to beat out to get to the show. i would be surprised if all three left handers are with the Twins organization next year. One could very well be paxkaged in a deadline deal


Personally I am hoping one or two of the three are packaged with one or two of Correia/Suzuki/Willingham/Morales to sweeten the trades and improve the return

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:05 PM

July 21st Sean took the loss allowing 4 runs, 3earned in 6 innings while striking out 9. No walks, no home runs. He made it through six allowing only two runs (enough for the loss as the offense only produced one) but a single followed by an error began the top of the 7th and he left with no one out. Guerra promptly gave up a double leading to the third earned and the fourth unearned runs.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:03 AM

Sean has pitched twice since my last update. The first was a 7 1/3 inning shutout Gem allowing only two walks and scattering 5 hits on July 26th.

Last night he did not fair as well. In 6 innings he allowed 5 hits but also 5 runs and 3 walks. He gave up his 5th AAA HR of the year (he allowed only 2 at NB) for his 3rd AAA loss of the year. His Rochester line is now 1-3 with a 3.98 ERA. He has pitched 52 innings allowing 23 earned runs with 16 walks and 38K's (half the rate he had at AA)

Sean is still learning at this new level and Hoopefully more days in the future will look like July 26th and fewer the 31st.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

Sean bookended his bad start by pitching 6 shut out innings August 7. He allowed 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:17 AM

On Tuesday, Sean started but only pitched two innings. In the first he struck out the side but mingled in a walk and two singles leading to a run. The second inning was a 1,2,3 affair with his 4th k. Then it rained and Hamburger was the pitcher taking over the next day.

Here's a AA video of a 3 k inning in New Britain
http://www.milb.com/...318093&sid=milb

And another from Rochester
http://www.milb.com/...851531&sid=milb

Edited by goulik, 15 August 2014 - 05:22 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:38 AM

Sean took the loss and deservedly so yesterday. He went 4.0 innings and gave up 7 runs on 5 walks and 4 hits. 6 of those runs were in the first.

For his MiLB stat line:
http://www.milb.com/...tching/2014/ALL

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:33 AM

Since my last entry Gilmartin has pitched twice. In those games he pitched 9.2 innings giving up 9 hits, 4 walks, and 4 earned runs. He had no decisions and struck out 9 batters.

In more detail:
On Aug 23, Gilmartin struck out two and walked one in the first, walked another and got his third K in the second and set down the side in order in the third. The fourth inning started with his third walk. A swinging K was followed by a two run home run and a double. A fly out and ground out ended the inning. In the fifth, he began with a fly out but a single, stolen base and a walk later he was relieved by Hamburger. Hamburger got the hold and eventually the 3-2 win.

This Friday, August 29th, Gilmartin got a little help from his friends to survive the first two innings. The first inning started off with back to back singles. With runners on first and third, Hermann gunned down an attempt to steal second base. A sac fly led to the first run of the game and a grounder ended a rough first inning. The second inning also began with a single but a strike out was followed by a double play. For the second game in a row, the third inning was a breeze and Gilmartin got his second k of the day. The fourth inning went like this; Swinging K, single, single, Swinging K, single and a run, fly out. The fifth was like the third with his 5th strike out. Sean induced a groundout in the sixth and then was pulled in favor of AJ Achter who went on to win 3-2 (yes same scenario as Aug 23rd)

Editing note: Apologies for posting a partial and editing three times but I was losing my entry half way through and didn't want to keep retyping the whole thing.

Second Editing note: Apologies for the typos now corrected... Having a bad start to the day here...

Edited by goulik, 31 August 2014 - 07:04 AM.


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Posted 27 September 2014 - 08:40 PM

Sean finished the year in Rochester after beginning the season in New Britain. He was 9-7 on the year with a 3.71 combined ERA. He started all 26 games he pitched in going 145.2 innings. He did not complete a game. He gave up 145 hits or a hit per inning and walked 44 for a 1.30 WHiP. 69 runners scored on his watch, 60 were earned. Sean stuck out 133 batters. 74 of those were in his 72 AA innings so the strike out rate dropped at AAA. On the other hand batters hit .250 against him in Rochester but .275 in New Britain for a combined .263.

All signs point towards a return to Rochester with a possible 2015 debut at some point. He is not a top line pitching prospect but he may have enough to be a decent back of the rotation pitcher who can miss some bats. He's not an ace but he's got more upside than many pitchers we have seen lately on the MLB roster.