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 (@Myles_Gayman) March 24, 2020