Seton Hall reliever Gilbert goes in seventh round

Seton Hall reliever Gilbert goes in seventh round

Seton Hall reliever Gilbert goes in seventh round

With their seventh-round pick (No. 200 overall) in the Draft, the Twins selected college right-hander Brian Gilbert.

Gilbert, a 6-1, 205-pound junior out of Seton Hall University, made 27 appearances in the 2013 season, in which he went 4-4 with a 2.40 ERA. After making one start, he was converted to a closer and went on to make 26 relief appearances for the Pirates, converting six saves.

Over the course of his final 14 relief outings, Gilbert gave up runs on only two occasions. Gilbert ended the year with 49 strikeouts over 48 2/3 innings.

"Our scout saw him in the Big East Tournament a couple weeks ago and he was up to 96 [mph]," scouting director Deron Johnson said. "He's a bulldog. He brings that kind of mentality to the game. He's got a pretty good slider. He's definitely a reliever."

Gilbert's season earned him third team all-Big East honors.

Kelly Erickson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.