Daniel Gossett

Position: RHP
Born: 11/13/92
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (OAK).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
3-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 11 starts at Nashville (Triple-A), striking out 54 and walking 19 while allowing 53 hits in 60 2/3 innings for a .231 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Nashville on June 14 when 1B Matt Olson was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 06/14/17

Debut Details
June 14, in an 11-6 loss to the Marlins. The starting pitcher, he took the loss, allowing seven runs, six of them earned, on six hits over 3 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out one. The first of five pitchers, he threw 62 pitches, 42 for strikes. In the first inning, Dee Gordon grounded out to second, Giancarlo Stanton struck out swinging on three pitches, and Christian Yelich grounded out to second. In the second inning, Marcell Ozuna led off with a home run to center before J.T. Realmuto popped out to first and Derek Dietrich grounded out back to the mound. Tyler Moore then homered to left before J.T. Riddle flew out to center. In the third inning, opposing pitcher Edinson Volquez led off by drawing a walk and was erased when Gordon grounded into a force out at second. Stanton then singled to left and Yelich followed with an RBI single to center to score Gordon. Ozuna's groundout to second drove in Stanton before Realmuto ended the inning by lining out to center. In the fourth Dietrich led off with an infield single to third base and moved to second when Tyler Moore's grounder to third base was bobbled by Ryon Healy for an error. Riddle then laid down a bunt to force Dietrich at third before Tomas Telis doubled to center to score Moore. At that point, right-handed reliever Daniel Couloumbe relieved Gossett and gave up an RBI single to Gordon which scored Riddle and, after walking Stanton to load the bases, hit Yelich with a pitch, bringing home Telis to close the book on Gossett.

Player Notes
Drafted out of Clemson University, Gossett launched his pro career with a bang when he went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 12 games at Vermont (Short-Season A) that summer, striking out 25 while walking just one batter in 24 innings and limiting opposing New York-Penn League hitters to a .188 BAA. Though he struggled a bit in his first full season in 2015 - going 5-13 with a 4.73 ERA in 27 starts, including two complete games, at Beloit (Class A), allowing 151 hits in 144 2/3 innings and walking 52 while striking out 112 - his 2016 campaign more than made up for it and showed why he nearly ready for the big leagues. Zooming through three levels -- Stockton (High A), Midland (Double-A) and Nashville -- he combined to go 10-6 with a 2.69 ERA in 27 starts, striking out 151 in 153 2/3 innings and walking just 41 while allowing 125 hits for a .221 BAA, and leading the Oakland system in starts, strikeouts and BAA. Named the system's No. 9 prospect in 2080s 2017 Athletics organizational review, he's a hard worker with great makeup who throws a plus slider, a fastball in the low- to mid-90s, a curveball and a changeup, all with plus control.