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Follow the Prospects: Gabe Klobosits, RHP
« Topic Start: July 16, 2021, 12:19:07 PM »
Gabe Klobosits, RHP
6'7", 270lbs
Born: 5/16/1995 in Katy, TX
Draft: 2017, Washington Nationals, Round: 36, Overall Pick: 1093
College: Auburn

Currently assigned to AAA Rochester. Through 7/16/21: 5 games, 7 IP, 0.00 ERA / 0.57 WHIP, 6Ks, 0BBs

https://www.milb.com/player/gabe-klobosits-656620

NatsGM Scouting Report: May 7, 2018

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Klobosits features a 3-pitch repertoire consisting of a fastball, slider and split-finger.  His fastball sits 93-96mph with late cutting action away from righties.  The slider is 85-86mph with hard sweeping movement, similar but more extreme than his fastball.  The shape causes him to struggle throwing it for a strike and I fear more advanced hitters will recognize the spin and take it for a ball.  It is effective but projects as a fringe-average pitch.  Finally he throws a 90mph split-finger that resembles a fastball but drops down-and-in to righties.  Due to the velocity and late movement, I expect the splitter to induce weak contact rather than whiffs – That said it projects as a future average offering.

Klobosits is a pure relief prospect armed with a plus fastball and two potentially effective off-speed pitches, especially his splitter.  I would like to see more of his slider and splitter, as the sample is limited, but I feel comfortable projecting him as a future middle reliever with upside.  Klobosits could see a midseason promotion to Double-A and be major league ready late in 2019.


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Gabe Klobosits, RHP
« Reply #1: July 16, 2021, 12:19:17 PM »
I assume he'll be on our top 30 list very soon.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Gabe Klobosits, RHP
« Reply #2: July 19, 2021, 10:04:32 PM »
2 more scoreless innings yesterday. 1H, 2BB, 1K. 9IP, 0.00 ERA

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Gabe Klobosits, RHP
« Reply #3: July 26, 2021, 04:23:05 PM »
8 games now at Rochester: 11IP, 7H, 0ER, 7Ks, 2BB, 0.00 ERA / 0.82 WHIP, 2 saves

If Hand and/or Hudson are moved, he's got to be next in line for a call-up.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Gabe Klobosits, RHP
« Reply #4: July 26, 2021, 05:57:42 PM »
8 games now at Rochester: 11IP, 7H, 0ER, 7Ks, 2BB, 0.00 ERA / 0.82 WHIP, 2 saves

If Hand and/or Hudson are moved, he's got to be next in line for a call-up.

That sounds about right, although I haven't watched him...I've checked just after games finished. (Incidentally, Aaron Barrett has not given up a run at Rochester, either. )