Casey Gaynor

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Casey Gaynor pitched two seasons in the minors.

Gaynor starred for the Toms River team that won the 1998 Little League World Series; in the finale, he went 3 for 3 with 2 runs, 3 RBI and a homer. He did not pitch as well, giving up 9 hits (5 homers) and 8 runs (6 earned) in 4 2/3 IP, though he did fan six Japanese hitters. He was relieved by Todd Frazier, who got the win.

Casey was 4-3 with a 4.82 ERA as a freshman at Rutgers University, 2-5 with a 4.24 ERA as a sophomore and 2-9 with a 5.57 ERA his junior year. He tied for the Big East Conference in losses and was third with 105 hits allowed. He was 2-1 with a 1.74 ERA for the Orleans Firebirds that summer, finishing 5th in the Cape Cod League in ERA (between Tyler Wilson and Tyler Lyons. As a senior, he had a 5-3, 5.15 record for Rutgers. He finished as Rutgers' career leader in starts (52) and innings (317) and was second with 227 whiffs (8 shy of Bobby Brownlie).

The Cleveland Indians signed him as an undrafted free agent. The scout was Brent Urcheck. He was 5-2 with a 4.04 ERA for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2010. In 2011, he was with the independent Newark Bears, going 5-4 with a 4.70 ERA and walking only 16 in 74 2/3 IP. He was hired by Rutgers as pitching coach in October 2012.

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