PhilliesNation Interview: OF Prospect Gauntlett Eldemire – Phillies Nation

PhilliesNation Interview: OF Prospect Gauntlett Eldemire

In the early going this season, outfielder Gauntlett Eldemire has proven to be a catalyst for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Sporting a remarkable .324/.439/.500 line along with a league leading 8 stolen bases and 11 runs scored through his first 9 professional games, the 23-year-old has helped the team get off to a 3-1 start to their first homestand.

A 6th round draft choice in 2010, Eldemire was sidelined each of the seasons since then, following wrist surgeries. In the short time since he’s been able to take the field at full health for the Phillies organization, the Ohio native has shown glimpses of the five tools that baseball scouts covet so much.

Recently, Gauntlett took some time to answer a few questions and talk about the misdiagnosis that led to extended time on the shelf, his coaches, his draft experience and more.

Check out the media player below to hear the full interview.


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  1. brooks

    April 16, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Great name!
    I was trying to look up his past stats Jay, did he play for Ohio University or the HS?
    There could be something there but given his age (23) and there are no outstanding reports about him (that I have seen so far) – it appears that this could be a project in the making. Another outfielder might better suit the Phils as trade bait.
    What do you think?

    • Drew

      April 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      He played for Ohio University (college), and University School (high school). Just to avoid any confusion.

  2. Jay Floyd

    April 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    University of Ohio, if I remember correctly. I don’t recall ever having a better first impression of a Phils offensive prospect’s skills than Eldemire gave me on the field this past weekend.

    Age should kind of be disregarded here, as Gauntlett was sidelined w/ injuries and it’s not like he’s been playing these two yrs and he’s still a 23-yr -old in A ball. It’s a good level to make a pro debut and he could easily be in High-A before the season is through.

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