There is no denying that Luis Gil’s 2021 season has been a success. Up until this year, he hadn’t even reached Double-A, topping out at High-A in 2019. In 2021, he has pitched in Somerset, Scranton, and finally, the Bronx.
For years, Gil was seen as a pitcher with big stuff – at least two excellent pitches in his triple-digits fastball and his slider – but iffy control. During his career, he had never posted a BB/9 mark below 4.0, but that changed this year in 30.2 innings in Double-A (3.8 BB/9), in which he also had a fantastic 2.