JEFF GIBBS
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: April 23, 1991
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 9th round, 303rd overall, 2012 (Diamondbacks)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: University of Maine (Orono)
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Gibbs had a disappointing junior season before Arizona drafted him, posting a 7.81 ERA with 38 walks, nine hit batsmen and 19 wild pitches in 55 innings.  He sits in the low-90s and can reach the mid-90s, with an average slider and change, but doesn’t challenge hitters.  The Diamondbacks released him after just a year, really half a year, in their system and he signed with the Pirates.

2012
R:  0-4-0, 12.66 ERA, 2.77 WHIP, 21.1 IP, 14.8 BB/9, 7.6 K/9
A-:  0-0-0, 20.25 ERA, 4.50 WHIP, 1.1 IP, 33.8 BB/9, 13.5 K/9

Despite being a college draftee, Gibbs spent most of his debut season in rookie league.  He put up about as bad a line as you’ll see.

The Pirates must regard Gibbs as a project.  He’ll probably appear in the GCL.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2013: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $90,000
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2018
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 11, 2009: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 48th round, 1450th overall pick.
June 5, 2012: Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 9th round, 303rd overall pick; signed on June 9.
April 18, 2013: Released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
April 28, 2013:
Signed as a minor league free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.