Low 3/4th arm slot; nearly side-arm; mild crossfire with dragging arm and shoulder occasionally dropping; average arm speed; bottom half is too stiff; could drive more; struggles with balance; quick to home; 1.19 - 1.37 delivery times; delivery is deceptive; big frame; maxed out.
Greenville Drive (Low A, Red Sox)
30; Organizational Player
Four-seam has mild arm-side run; nearly side-armed delivery heightened the deceptiveness out of hand; ability to pound inside to RHH and works the corners well; command is solid; pitch lacks true impact; worked lower quadrants the entire night.
Fringe CH with mild fade; not much going on here; telegraphs; arm action is sometimes different; failed to consistently hit his release points; pitch works well off his FB when everything clicks.
Sweeping pitch; fringe currently; mild tilt; telegraphs; LHH will have no problem against it; little feel for this pitch; cast a few; command was solid but it was hard for Gunkel to throw the SL for a strike.
Gunkel is likely an organizational pitcher, but he could see time in the majors as a depth pitcher that bounces up and down as the last guy on a 40-man roster. He really does nothing well, but has a good workhorse mentality and has enough deception in the delivery to get RHH out on a consistent enough basis. However, the ceiling is not high, and there is not much growth left here.