Gil’s career began on a shaky note owing to shoulder surgery in 2016 that kept him out for the whole year.
He pitched 41.2 innings over 14 starts with a solid 27.7 percent strikeout rate and a less-than-ideal 11.3 percent walk rate while spending the whole 2017 season with the Twins rookie ball affiliate. Batters hit.204 against him, resulting in a 3.34 FIP.
He was also given a rookie ball start by the Yankees, where he increased his strikeout rate to an astounding 35.8 percent while maintaining a 15.4 percent walk rate. He finished the 2018 season with the low-A club, making two starts.
Gil advanced to A ball and high-A ball in 2019, earning 20 starts. In 96 innings thrown across two levels, he had a 2.72 ERA, struck out 123 batters, and walked 47.
Gil was promoted to AA to begin the season after being isolated at the alternate site for 2020. He had seven strong starts there, striking out 38.5 percent of hitters faced while walking only 10%.
That earned him a promotion to AAA, where he labored to a 5.74 ERA and 5.91 FIP in 8 starts. His K rate had dropped to 27.7 percent, while the walk rate had increased to 16.8 percent.
Gil was brought up to the Yankees on August 3rd against Baltimore and again on August 8th against Seattle, despite plainly requiring more time to acclimatize to AAA. He has a 0.00 ERA, 1.45 FIP, 2.38 xERA, 32.6 percent K rate, and 7% walk rate in those two outings.
How Fast Does Luis Gil Throw?
Luis Gil throws at 96mph. Gil’s riding fastball averages 96 mph in the Majors and tops out at 100 mph in the Minors, which is faster than most starters’ pitches