Gossett gained almost two mph on his four-seamer, helping him limit the damage against it from 2017. However, he still allowed an OPS over .800 on it and had a minuscule 3.4 swinging-strike percentage.
According to pVal, his sider was his best pitch in 2018, with a decent swinging-strike rate and a 29.6% infield fly-ball clip. Unfortunately, it still allowed a 41.5% fly-ball rate, letting batters mash it for a .286 ISO.
Because he doesn’t get much separation with his changeup and fastball, Gossett struggled to strike batters out with his change. They beat on it, registering a 117 wRC+ against it.
In a small sample size Gossett’s curveball was a good strikeout pitch, registering a 33.3% K percentage. However, when batters made contact, they hit it hard, as he allowed a .375 ISO on it.
Gossett’s two-seamer was not a very good pitch in 2018 despite having some nasty movement. He gave up a 1.556 OPS on it and a 33.3% HR/FB, and when batters swung, they made contact 100% of the time. Oof.