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Robert Gsellman

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Bats Right  Throws Right
Earned run average  2.42
Height  1.93 m
Salary  507,500 USD (2016)
Win–loss record  4–2
Strikeouts  42
Nationality  American

Current team  New York Mets (#65 / pitcher)
Parents  Trisha Gsellman, Bob Gsellman
Born  18 July 1993 (age 27), Santa Monica, California, United States
Similar  Josh Smoker, Jeurys Familia, Aaron Loup

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Robert John Gsellman (born July 18, 1993) is an American professional baseball Pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Early life and amateur career

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Gsellman is the son of Bob Gsellman, a former minor league catcher drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 23rd round of the 1984 MLB Draft from Culver City High School in California. Gsellman attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles where he played both basketball and baseball. He was a California Interscholastic Federation state champion in basketball as a junior and voted team captain as a senior. As a junior baseball player, he had a .649 batting average and 1.67 ERA. He was also named to ESPN RISE's Underclassmen All-California team. As a senior, he finished with a .608 batting average with eight home runs and a 1.70 ERA. He verbally committed to Los Angeles Harbor College as a senior.

Professional career

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Gsellman was drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Mets and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Mets. From 2012 to 2015 he played for the Kingsport Mets, Brooklyn Cyclones, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets and Binghamton Mets. The Mets added him to their 40-man roster after the season.

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Gsellman began the 2016 season with the Las Vegas 51s of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. The Mets promoted him to the major leagues on August 22 when Steven Matz was placed on the disabled list. Gsellman made his Major League debut on August 23, 2016. Taking over for Jonathan Niese, who had left the game with left knee pain after pitching 13 of an inning, Gsellman pitched 3 and 13 innings, racking up 2 Strikeouts, giving up no runs, and earning his first Major League win, the second Met rookie to do so in his debut in 2016, after Gabriel Ynoa. On September 25 at Citi Field, Gsellman picked up his first Major League hit on a bunt off of Phillies pitcher Jake Thompson.

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References

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