Affiliate: Durham Bulls
League: International League
Born: 11/19/1993 (Age: 29)
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 11th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM)
Giabut doesn’t have much projection left at 25-years-old, but he’s appealing because of proximity and upper-minors performance. He’s coming off a dominant 2018 season at Triple-A, pitching to a 2.09 ERA and 34-percent strikeout percentage last year. Giabut’s fastball touches 97 mph and sits 94-to-96 mph, frequently mixing a 87-to-90 mph slider/cutter hybrid. He uses three pitches, showing a late-diving change to lefties. Tampa Bay added Giabut to their 40-Man Roster this November to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft, clearing a pathway to middle relief innings in 2019.