Former University of Kentucky and Tates Creek High School star Trevor Gott, now a 22-year-old-rookie relief pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels, continues to impress in his short time in the majors.
Through eight relief appearances, he's 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.63 WHIP. And his fastball has been clocked at 98 mph.
His first major league victory came in the Angels' 3-2 defeat of the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Gott gave up a leadoff walk and single in the seventh inning on Monday against the New York Yankees. But he buckled down and got three straight outs. Los Angeles went on to win 4-1 and Gott earned his third hold of the season.
Gott spoke to the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Monday about his success so far.
"I think it's just being confident in your stuff," Gott said. "I mean, it's baseball. It's a lot more advanced than the minor leagues, but you've just gotta trust your stuff.
"They brought me up here for a reason. They thought that I could succeed or they wouldn’t have brought me up at that time, and so you've just gotta stay confident. That’s the big thing."