|| Mike Gosling
Signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks in August of 2001 after being selected in the second round of the 2001 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... Will begin his career with the Double A El Paso Diablos in mid-August ... Had previously been drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the June 1998 Amateur Draft.
Stanford Career Highlights - An effective pitcher for three collegiate, including a breakout junior year in which he filled a role in the club's rotation, posting a 7-3 record and a 3.94 ERA ... Finished his Stanford career with a 10-7 record, a 4.40 ERA and three saves in 178.0 innings ... Picked up 196 career strikeouts and also ranks fourth on Stanford's career strikeouts per nine innings list (9.91) ... Opponents hit just .209 off him in his career, including a meager .146 in his sophomore campaign when he also struck out 79 batters in 58.0 innings for a 12.26 strikeouts per nine innings mark ... Known for a big-league quality fastball and a developing curve ball before improving his command tremendously in his junior campaign ... Known for outstanding games such as his first career shutout versus California (4/29/01) ... Pitched extremely well versus Pac-10 foe USC, posting a lifetime 2-1 record and giving up just six earned runs in 29.1 innings over seven performances (1.84 ERA) ... Also known for hot stretches of pitching like his seven straight victories during the 2001 Pac-10 slate ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in both sophomore and junior years ... Pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology.
As A Junior In 2001 - Broke through in his junior campaign with a 7-3 record and a 3.94 ERA ... Had a brilliant regular season, going 7-0 (all in the Pac-10) with a 3.17 ERA before struggling to an 0-3 record (5.96 ERA) in four post-season starts, dropping games in the Regional (Texas, 5/26), Super Regional (South Carolina, 6/2) and College World Series (Miami, 6/16) ... Started the 2001 CWS championship game versus Miami but was tagged with the loss (4.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO) ... Pitched a brilliant no-decision performance (7.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 8 SO) in a 5-2 Stanford win over Cal State Fullerton in the second game of the CWS (6/10/01) ... An honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection who finished 7-0 with a 2.78 ERA in Pac-10 action ... Won seven consecutive Pac-10 games (includes one no-decision in a relief appearance) and all six of his Pac-10 starts ... Allowed only one run and four hits in his final Pac-10 start, pitching the first 5.0 innings in a 12-1 win at Washington State (5/20) ... Gave up just two hits and two runs in 6.0 innings versus Arizona (5/13) in an 8-2 Cardinal win ... Tossed his first career shutout at California (4/29), striking out a season-high 10 batters and giving up just four hits ... Pitched his first career complete game in his previous Pac-10 start at USC (4/22), shutting the Trojans out over the final 6.0 innings ... Picked up his second straight win versus Oregon State (4/12), scattering three hits and three runs over the first 5.0 innings ... Made his first Pac-10 start of the season versus UCLA (3/8), allowing just three hits and one run in 8.0 innings ... Picked up his first victory of the year versus Washington (3/25), striking out six in 3.1 innings ... Ranked third on the club in innings pitched (82.1) and strikeouts (77) ... Earned Second Team All-Pac Academic honors.
As A Sophomore in 2000 - Finished the baseball season with a 2-2 record and a 4.19 ERA ... Struck out an amazing 79 batters in 58.0 innings of work (12.26 strikeouts per nine innings) ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors ... Gave up only 29 hits in his 58.0 innings as opponents hit only .146 against him but was victimized by team-highs of 50 walks and 15 wild pitches ... Had several outstanding performances, including memorable back-to-back victories versus USC (3/19) and Arizona (3/26) ... Came out of the bullpen versus the Trojans and pitched 6.2 innings of two-hit scoreless baseball with 12 strikeouts and only one walk in an 11-4 Cardinal win to earn Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors (3/21) ... Followed that effort with a dominating 11-strikeout performance against Arizona in his first start of the season, giving up just two hits and one run in 8.1 innings of work ... Recorded his first career collegiate save with seven strikeouts in 4.0 innings of one-hit work in a 4-2 Cardinal win over Sacramento State (2/21) ... Saved his second game in as many outings with 3.0 innings of hitless work and four strikeouts at California (2/26) ... Picked up his third save of the campaign with 3.2 brilliant innings of hitless work at USC (4/22) ... Struck out four in 2.0 non-conference innings at USF (5/15) and recorded 4.0 innings of one-hit pitching versus Saint Mary's (5/10) ... Named First Team Pac-10 All-Academic.
As a Freshman in 1999 - Pitched primarily out of the bullpen after making three early season starts ... Appeared in 17 games overall, going 1-2 with a 5.73 ERA in 37.2 innings ... Picked up the win in his first collegiate outing, working 3.0 scoreless innings and striking out five in season-opening 1-0 victory over Fresno State on January 29 ... In best outing of career, worked 5.0 scoreless innings of one-hit baseball and struck out eight in a 3-2, 14-inning loss to California on February 22 ... Held opponents scoreless in six of his last nine outings, all stints of 2.0 innings or less.
High School - 1998 graduate of East High School ... Named the 1998 Gatorade Circle of Champions Utah High School Baseball Player of the Year ... Named 1998 First Team Prep All-American by High School Baseball USA and Collegiate Baseball ... Named 1998 Second Team Prep Preseason All-American by Baseball America ... Two-time Region 5 selection ... Twice named First Team All-Utah by the Deseret News and the Salt Lake City Tribune ... Named the East High School Student-Athlete of the Year in 1997-98 ... The top player and a two-year captain of the East golf team ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Graduated with a 3.80 GPA.
Summer Baseball - Spent the summer of 2000 playing for Team USA as he compiled a 1-0 record and a 2.76 ERA in 14 relief appearances ... Dominant with 34 strikeouts in only 16.1 innings, giving up just 11 hits for an opponent's batting average of .180 ... The 2000 Team USA squad finished with a 27-3-1 record, the best winning percentage in the history of the U.S. National Team ... Played during the summer of 1999 with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League, finishing with an 0-2 record and a 3.33 ERA in 24.1 innings of action ... Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League in the summer of 1998, going 2-2 with a 2.82 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 35.0 innings ... Member of the 1997 U.S. Junior National Team that attended the qualifying tournament in Brazil.
Personal - Son of Jim and Connie Gosling ... Sister, Amy, was a swimmer at California from 1991-94 ... Brother, David, played baseball at Trinity from 1994-97 ... Nickname is "Goose" ... Earliest baseball memory is playing catch with his dad ... Favorite sports team is his hometown Utah Jazz.
Gosling's Final Career Stats
Final Career Stats vs. Pac-10
Final Career NCAA Post-Season Stats
Final Career Game Highs
IP - 9.0, twice, last vs. California (4/29/01)
K - 12, vs. USC (3/19/00)