Miami Marlins Sign No.1 Baseball America Independent Prospect Kevin Gelinas

Devon TeepleAnalyst IOctober 28, 2012

Kevin Gelinas, whose contract was originally purchased by the New York Yankees, is now a member of the Miami Marlins organization, according to OurSports Central.

Gelinas, who was recently rated the No.1 Independent Prospect under 25 by Baseball America, started turning some eyes with his mid-90s fastball and 6’5" frame. 

After being drafted twice out of college, first by the Pittsburgh Pirates and second by the New York Mets, Gelinas didn’t begin his professional career until after completing his senior season with University of California, Santa Barbara.  

Playing in only 22 games for the San Angelo Colts of the North American League, he was limited to one or two innings per appearance. After reviewing his college numbers, that was probably best until he solidifies himself in the role given to him. In 23 innings with the Colts, Gelinas walked five, struck out 29, recorded two saves, and compiled a 3.13 ERA.  

This is another great coup for the Independent game. The Indy leagues don’t get a lot of press or accolades thrown their way, but this is another example proving that if you have talent, someone will find you.

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