RHP Matt Gill, 27th round (804th overall) - Cincinnati Reds
With their 27th round (804th overall) pick, the Cincinnati Reds have selected RHP Matt Gill.
Hometown: Simsbury, Conn.
Height/Weight: 6’ 5” 240 lbs.
Team: Boston College
Coach: Mike Gambino.
Good genes: Father Chris pitched for Team Canada in the Pan-Am Games and was a Second Team All-American with the Ithaca College Bombers in 1986 ... Has two uncles who also played collegiate football (Colgate and Vanderbilt).
Scout: John Ceprini
2019 season as a junior at Boston College: 3-3 with a 6.90 ERA with six saves ... Appeared in 29 games, making nine starts as he walked 28 and struck out 35 in 60 innings ... Seven scoreless with two walks and three strikeouts against Jackson State ... Pitched 5 1/3 allowing four runs -- two earned against Bethune-Cookman ... Worked 5 1/3 innings facing Eastern Kentucky giving up four runs ... Scoreless outing against Kentucky ... Gave up seven runs -- five earned -- in 4 1/3 innings against Louisville ... Allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- in 4 1/3 innings against Wake Forest ... Tagged for five runs in 2 1/3 innings against Clemson ... Two innings, one run allowed against UConn ... Two scoreless outings facing Florida State (three innings, with four strikeouts) ... Three zeros facing UMass with three strikeouts ... Allowed an unearned run against North Carolina State ... Gave up three runs in two innings facing Georgia Tech ... Touched for one run in two innings against Northeastern ... Allowed five runs in two outings in 4 2/3 innings playing North Carolina ... Three straight scoreless outings facing UMass Lowell, Bryant and Duke totaling 1 1/3 innings ... Gave up three runs in 2 1/3 in a meeting with Duke ... Put up zeros in two games against Rhode Island and Harvard ... Allowed single runs in 1 2/3 innings facing Virginia Tech ... Scoreless outings against Maine and Maine and Notre Dame for 2 2/3 innings ... Gave up five against Notre Dame in two innings.
As a sophomore at Boston College in 2018: Appeared in 14 games, including six starts, compiling a 3.60 ERA and a 1-1 record and 15 walks with 15 strikeouts over 40 innings ... Of the 47 hits allowed, only five were for extra bases ... Threw four innings in a start at UNC Asheville, allowing three hits, zero runs with three strikeouts to earn his first win of the season ... Pitched four scoreless innings in a start against UCONN ... Had a career-high four strikeouts vs. Dartmouth, allowing six hits, two runs – all earned – and one walk ... Pitched three scoreless in a relief appearance vs. Louisville.
2017 season as a freshman with Boston College: Made six appearances, including four starts, before an arm injury shortened his season … Compiled a 10.47 ERA and a 1-4 record, walking 21 with six strikeouts over 16 1/3 innings … Of 18 hits allowed, five were for extra bases and all were doubles … Made two starts and one relief appearance in ACC action … Threw three innings in a start against Georgetown, allowing three hits, four runs – two earned – and one walk … Earned first career win in a career-high, seven-inning start against Villanova, allowing six hits, three runs two walks with a career-high three strikeouts … First career appearance was a two-inning relief appearance at Bethune-Cookman, allowing two hits, three runs, three walks and recorded first two career strikeouts.
Before Boston College: Captain of the Winged Beavers, who went 18-3, under head coach Robert Dowling, and collected Colonial League and Founder’s League titles in 2016 going 7-1 with a .963 ERA as a senior … Went 4-0 with a .887 ERA as a junior.
2019 Honours: Recipient of the William J. Flynn ‘39 Memorial Scholarship for Baseball
2016 Honours: Named Co-Colonial League Pitcher of the Year ... Earned a spot on the All-USA Connecticut First Team ... Collected Preseason Rawlings/Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and All-Region Northeast First-Team ... Most Outstanding Player as a senior
2015 Honours: Pitcher of the Year as a junior
2013 Honours: Named Avon Old Farms’ Most Valuable Pitcher as a freshman