Looks like we’re about two weeks late on this one, but during 2020 the minor league transactions aren’t exactly as readily available as they normally are. On June 24th Myles Gayman tweeted out that he was “beyond blessed to be signing with the Reds”.

The senior was absolutely dominant in six starts for Barry University in 2020 before the season came to a close. The right-handed starter allowed one earned run in 43.2 innings – that’s an ERA of 0.21 for those who can’t do that math in their head (waves to the readers – it’s me who can’t do that math in his head). Going 4-0, he allowed just 28 hits, no home runs, walked just eight batters, and he struck out 33 of the 171 hitters that he faced during the season.

It was a breakout year, even though it was just six stars and 43.2 innings. In the previous three seasons the righty had had some struggles. His career began at Penn State in 2017 where he posted a 6.93 ERA with 13 walks and 23 strikeouts in 24.2 innings. The next season he only pitched in two games, spanning 5.1 innings with four earned runs. After his sophomore season he transferred to Barry University. The 2019 season didn’t go as planned. The first year with the Buccaneers saw Myles Gayman post an 8.04 ERA in 10 starts and seven relief appearances that spanned 43.2 innings with as many walks, 27, as strikeouts.

But that summer he headed out to pitch in the Northwoods Summer League and something changed. The control problems that had shown up in the previous three seasons disappeared as the right-hander walked just seen hitters in 35.0 innings for the Wisconsin Woodchucks. With improved control, he posted a 2.06 ERA to go along with just one homer allowed in the wooden bat league, while also striking out 28 hitters. That summer carried over into his senior season at Barry where he dominated.

Myles Gayman Scouting Report

Height: 6′ 4″ | Weight: 200 lbs.

B/T: R/R | Born: 2/19/1998

The right-handed starter has four pitches that he uses, starting with a fastball in the 89-92 MPH range that will top out around 95 on his best days. If you watch the video below you can see that he shows a good curveball, as well as a slider. There’s also a change up in his repertoire that is not shown in the video.

Myles Gayman college stats

14 Responses

  1. enfueago

    Is it wrong of me to project an additional 4 mph to the fastball of each pitcher signed? If the reds pitching gurus can truly do that consistently then a prospect who can work mid-90s with two to three other good pitches looks pretty good.

      • Stock

        Say it ain’t so. I kind of like the idea of Hunter Greene topping out at 106

      • John C.

        I am counting on 2 MPH. I don’t think that is out of the question which what the organization is doing now.

    • Doug Gray

      I had the same thought, but that kind of info on college guys is a lot tougher to find than it is for pro guys.

  2. MK

    Don’t know if anyone had heard of Barry University before, I had not. It is a Division II school in Miami. The photos on their website look like a vacation destination. They certainly weren’t worried about his innings or arm early in their season as he pitched a complete game shutout one week and the next week went 10 shutout innings in a no-decision game. Both those were in February.

    Reds had

    • Doug Gray

      All I know is that their mascot is awesome and I need a shirt.

  3. Colorado Red

    Another no risk signing.
    Sign as many as you can, and see if any stick.

    • Oldtimer

      Like Dan Driessen stuck about 50 years ago. Undrafted free agent. Brother of William Driessen, who was a better known prospect.

      • Colorado Red

        If he is as good as Dan was, I would be very happy.
        Along those same lines, I hated to see Tony go. Went to the game, when he came back.

  4. PeterP

    That curve ball seems to have pretty good break on it.

  5. DaveCT

    Might have #4 starter upside , at present. Four pitches, nice delivery. Get a couple ticks on the fastball, and build off that curves attach him to Sonny Grey’s hip and see what we have in