|Getting To Know Jeff Gilmore|
Features: Simple Logic (4/9/05) Terrific Transformation (2/13/04)
General: Has developed into one of the team's top pitchers and a staff leader that is expected to return to the starting rotation this season Has earned a reputation as an unflappable and extremely focused pitcher Has a good fastball in addition to a cut fastball and changeup, all of which he can throw for a strike at any time in the count A competitive pitcher that challenges hitters and doesn't beat himself Keeps his defense in the game by throwing strikes Changes speed well One of the hardest workers on the team Ranks No. 195 on Baseball America's list of Top College Prospects for the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Cardinal Career (Updated Career Statistics): Has a 10-2 record and a 4.34 ERA with 79 strikeouts in 110.0 innings over 22 appearances and 17 starts Also is one of two current Stanford pitchers (along with team ace Mark Romanczuk) with a pair of complete games in his career and has added one save Opponents have a career batting average of just .257 against him.
As A Junior in 2005: Leads the team in wins (#4T Pac-10) with a 9-2 record Has posted a 3.61 ERA (#6 Pac-10) and a .245 opponents' batting average (#8 Pac-10) that both rank as the lowest among Stanford pitchers that have pitched at least one inning per team game played Also leads the club in innings pitched (102.1, #3 Pac-10), while co-leading the team in starts (15, #4T Pac-10), complete games (2) and strikeouts (75, #9T Pac-10) Has lasted at least 7.0 innings in seven of his starts (including three in a row) and eight of his appearances Has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 12 of his 16 outings Moved into the team's No. 1 starter role for the first time in his career against Washington (April 22) Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career on May 10 after posting a 2-0 record and throwing 10.0 innings without giving up an earned run from May 2-9 Has combined on two of the team's five shutouts Ranks tied for ninth on Stanford's career won-lost percentage with a 19-4 (.826) all-time record.
Individual Game Notes (2005)
5/20 vs. Arizona - L, 7.1 IP, 13 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO ... career-high runs, earned runs and hits allowed 5/13 vs. UCLA - W, CG, 9.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO ... career-high-tying innings pitched 5/7 at California - W, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO 5/2 at UC Davis - W, 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 SO ... combined on a shutout 4/22 vs. Washington - W, CG, 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 9 SO ... first game as team's No. 1 starter ... first CG of year/third of career 4/16 at Arizona State - ND, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO 4/9 vs. Oregon State (Gm. 2) - ND, 4.0 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO ... season-high runs and hits allowed in shortest start of season 4/2 at Washington State - W, 5.2 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO ... recorded third straight win 3/26 at Sacramento State - W, 8.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO ... season-high IP ... season-high-tying SO 3/20 at Pacific - W, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO ... season-high-tying SO ... Stanford's longest relief outing of the season in his only appearance out of the bullpen 3/5 vs. California - ND, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO ... retired 16 straight batters (17 outs) from a leadoff single in the first to a two-out single in the sixth 2/26 vs. USC - ND, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO 2/19 at Texas - L, 4.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO ... career-high BB ... season-high-tying SO 2/12 vs. Kansas (Gm. 2) - W, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO ... season-high-tying SO 2/5 at Cal State Fullerton - ND, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO 1/30 vs. Fresno State (Gm. 1) - W, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 6 SO ... season-high-tying SO
As A Sophomore In 2004: Had a huge season, posting a 10-2 record (second on the team in victories and tied for fourth in the Pac-10) and a 4.43 ERA as the team's No. 2 starter while earning Stanford's Most Improved Player award and honorable mention All-Pac-10 recognition Led the club with a pair of complete games Tied with Romanczuk for the team lead in starts (17, #4T Pac-10), while ranking second behind him in innings pitched (107.2, #7 Pac-10) and strikeouts (77, #10T Pac-10) Also added one save in his 19 appearances Pitched 7.0 or more innings in nine of his 17 starts Allowed fewer hits (106) than innings pitched as opponents batted just .257 against him to lead all Stanford pitchers with at least one inning pitched per game (#8 Pac-10) Posted a 3.21 strikeout-to-walk ratio Was a perfect 4-0 with a 4.86 ERA in a team co-leading eight Pac-10 starts, striking out 41 batters in 50.0 innings and tossing one complete game Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.
Individual Game Notes (2004)
6/4 vs. UNLV (Regional) - W, CG, 9.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO ... career-high-tying strikeouts 5/29 vs. Arizona State - W, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO ... retired the side in order three times 5/22 vs. USC - ND, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO ... career-high-tying strikeouts 5/16 at Arizona - ND, 3.0 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO ... received no-decision in shortest regular start of the year (also 3.0 innings in a mid-week start at Santa Clara on March 24), allowing season-high hits and season-high-tying runs 5/8 at Washington - W, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO ... career-high-tying strikeouts ... helped Cardinal salvage one win of series 5/1 Washington State - W, 5.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO 4/24 at Sacramento State - L, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO ... took loss in Stanford's 2-1 defeat despite no-hitter into sixth 4/17 vs. California - W, CG, 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO ... first career complete game and first by a Stanford pitcher in 2004 4/10 at Oregon State - ND, 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO 4/3 at UCLA - ND, 7.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO 3/28 Cal Poly - W, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO 3/24 at Santa Clara - W, 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO ... pre-arranged 3.0 IP outing in mid-week start 3/6 at USC - ND, 4.0 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO ... taken off the hook for loss when Stanford scored four runs in the ninth to tie the game before eventually winning 8-7 in 13 innings 2/28 at California - W, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO 2/21 vs. Texas - L, 3.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO ... took the loss in Stanford's first home defeat of the season that snapped 16-game win streak at Sunken Diamond 2/14 vs. Kansas - W, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO 2/7 at Fresno State - W, 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO ... first collegiate victory in first start ... career-high-tying strikeouts 2/1 vs. Cal State Fullerton - SV, 4.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 SO ... first career save 1/30 at Cal State Fullerton - ND, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO ... season-opener
As A Freshman In 2003: Had no decisions and did not give up an earned run in 2.1 innings over three relief appearances as opponents picked up just one hit in 11 at bats against him for an .091 batting average Struck out two batters Did not pitch in the postseason.
Individual Game Notes (2003)
4/1 vs. San Francisco - ND, 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R ... last outing of the season 2/28 vs. USC - ND, 1.0 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 SO 2/23 at Texas - ND, 1.0 IP, 2 BB, 1 SO ... collegiate debut
High School: A 2002 graduate of Edison High School where he is a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame Three-time All-Sunset League pitcher Won MVP honors at the 2002 Sunset-Moore League All-Star Game Compiled an 18-9 career prep mark with a 1.51 ERA, setting the school record for lowest career ERA Set school records for fewest walks (eight) and lowest ERA (1.34) in a single season in his junior campaign Led his team to the section title and earned All-Section honors as a junior in 2001 Named his school's 2002 Male Student-Athlete of the Year Paced his club in home runs, slugging percentage and RBI as a designated hitter in his senior year The first freshman to ever pitch at the varsity level at his school Graduated with a 4.0 GPA Coached by Tom Duggan (1999-2000) and Matt Mosielo (2001-02).
Other Amateur Baseball: Had his second consecutive terrific season of summer baseball in 2004, helping lead the Mat-Su Miners to the Alaska Baseball League title and a runner-up finish at the National Baseball Congress World Series, going 3-1 with an 0.67 ERA and four saves in 27.0 innings pitched Had an incredible 6.67-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio with the Miners in 2004 with 40 strikeouts and just six walks as he finished with an average of 13.33 strikeouts per nine innings Posted a 1.41 ERA in 32.0 innings pitched with 25 strikeouts for the Miners in the summer of 2003 but had no decisions, starting two games Played with the Orange County Cardinals (2000-02), leading the Cardinals to the 2002 Connie Mack World Series championship.
MLB First-Year Player Draft: Has never been drafted.
Career Game Highs
IP - 9.0, twice, last vs. UNLV (6/4/04)
SO - 8, four times, last vs. UNLV (6/4/04)
|Parents:||Rick and Jeannie Gilmore|
|Contemplated Professions:||Attorney, Politics|
|Vote For Me:||One of Jeff's contemplated professions is politics, and he's getting a good head start as a member of Stanford's Model United Nations|
|Licensed Pilot:||Jeff is licensed to fly airplanes and seaplanes, the latter which he learned to pilot while playing baseball in Alaska the last two summers|
|I would describe myself as a person as:||Ambitious|
|I pattern my game after:||Mike Mussina|
|Greatest Athletic Moment:||Throwing a complete game versus California in 2004|
|The thing that sets Stanford Baseball apart from other collegiate baseball programs is:||Our hustle|
|Favorite Food:||Dodger Dog|
|Least favorite food:||Giants Dog|
|When I was a kid, I pretened to be:||Orel Hershiser|
|What makes Sunken Diamond so special is:||How perfect the mound is|
|Best Advice Received/Advice To Youngsters:||Do today what others won't so that tomorrow you can do what others can't|
|Earliest Baseball Memory:||Playing catch every day after school in front of his house with his father, a catcher for Long Beach State from 1974-75|
|Did You Know:||Jeff enjoys playing the piano|
Last Updated: 10/11/05