MARSHALL GILBERT, CATCHER
Born: February 21, 1997
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 206
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 29th Round, 874th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
College: Mississippi State
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Gilbert is a college senior who should quickly sign and help boost the lower level catching depth. He hit for a .308/.426/.487 line this year, with five home runs in 117 at-bats. He spent two years in JuCo before transferring to Mississippi State.  Gilbert’s signing was delayed due to his school being in the College World Series.

2019
R+:  226/281/264, 53 AB, 1 3B, 4 BB, 21 K

Gilbert played sparingly at Bristol, catching eight games, and starting four at first and two at third.  At the plate, he struggled to make contact.

The Pirates added a lot of catchers in the 2019 draft and Gilbert was only third on the depth chart at Bristol, behind Eli Wilson and Ethan Goforth.  It looks like he’ll be an organizational catcher at the lower levels.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 29th round, 874th overall pick; signed on July 1.
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