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Gilmore Flourishing "Under the Radar"

RHP Jeff Gilmore (Photo/Everett AquaSox)

EVERETT, Wash. - Quick trivia question: how many 31st round draft picks can you name? Nothing? Not one? If you're drawing a blank right now, you're probably not alone. Late round draft picks aren't exactly the cream of the baseball crop, generally speaking. These are the guys that end up either putting their college degrees to good use or making a career out of playing minor league ball.

Every now and then, though, one such player will slip between the cracks and prove to be a lucky find for a pro club. Hiding between the cracks in 2005 was current AquaSox pitcher Jeff Gilmore. Gilmore is every bit as unsuspecting in person as his position in the 2005 draft would suggest. At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, he isn't exactly as intimidating as say, a Randy Johnson or Pedro Martinez. This...

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