What Team Is Trevor Gott on?
Trevor Gott now pitches for the Milwaukee Brewer.
Trevor Gott has signed a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.
According to additional reports, Gott’s contract is a split one, which means he’ll be given a 40-man roster place for now but will be compensated differently depending on whether he pitches in the majors or in the minors.
This is significant because Gott is out of options, and as a player who has previously passed waivers and been outrighted in his career, if the Brewers successfully pass him through the waiver wire, he has the option to elect free agency.
The deal’s specifics haven’t been revealed yet, but if that scenario plays out, a high minor league salary might persuade Gott to stay with the organization.
For the time being, Gott will be a contender for a bullpen place in 2019 Spring Training.
The right-hander, who was drafted in the sixth round in 2013, has spent time with the Angels, Nationals, and Giants in portions of six MLB seasons.
Across 140.0 innings pitched, the 29-year-old has a 5.01 ERA, 7.5 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, and a 47.4 percent ground ball rate.
He’s been praised for his “talent,” which includes a recent shift away from a sinker and toward a 95 MPH four-seam fastball to compliment his curveball, and he’s had a good year in Triple-A.
His strikeout percentage was considerably up, with a 14.9 percent swinging-strike rate and 11.5 K/9 to go along with a 4.10 ERA in 41.2 innings pitched at the minor-league level.
“Trevor has a good arm and will come to camp next year contending for a spot in our pen,” Stearns said after the agreement was announced.
We were pleased to welcome him to camp after seeing his stuff perform well in Triple-A in 2021.” If the Brewers like Gott stays with the team until 2022, he may have his contract extended for another two seasons through arbitration.