Mariners Talented Young Starter Working On New Pitch

Seattle Mariner starter Logan Gilbert made his Cactus League debut last Thursday against the San Diego Padres.

Gilbert allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks over 1.2 innings, but manager Scott Servais still feels that the 25-year-old is the furthest along of the Mariners pitchers who are experimenting with some form of a splitter.

Gilbert has been working on a split-changeup this spring, which he debuted during the game. The right-hander took a big step forward in 2022, posting a 13-6 record with a 3.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 174 strikeouts over 185.2 innings and 32 starts.

However, the 25-year-old clearly started to show signs of fatigue by the end of the season, which is understandable given that his previous career high in innings pitched was 119.1.

Gilbert was taken by the Mariners with the 14th overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft. Photo Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports