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64 John Gast SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/195 | Birthdate: 2/16/1989 | Birthplace: Altamonte Springs, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: St. Louis | College: | MLB Experience: 1 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 1103.00

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John Gast, Jermaine Curtis outrighted


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/21/2013) The Cardinals outrighted starting pitcher John Gast and outfielder Jermaine Curtis to Triple-A Memphis Wednesday.

Both spent time in the majors in 2013. Gast made three starts before tearing his left lat in July. Curtis went hitless in three at-bats.


Cardinals add Oscar Taveras, two others to 40-man roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2013) The Cardinals added top outfield prospect Oscar Taveras, infielder Jermaine Curtis and pitcher John Gast to the team's 40-man roster Wednesday.

Taveras, who was ranked the No. 3 prospect in baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America before the season, hit .306/.341/.462 with five home runs and 32 RBI in 173 at-bats with Triple-A Memphis. He is recovering from August ankle surgery and is expected to be ready by spring training.

Curtis hit .257/.355/.349 with five home runs, 49 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 370 at-bats with Triple-A Memphis. Gast went 2-0 with a 5.11 ERA in three starts with the Cardinals and 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA in seven starts with Triple-A Memphis.


John Gast goes under the knife


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2013) Cardinals pitcher John Gast underwent surgery to repair a muscle in the lat region of his left shoulder, according to MLB.com Friday. He is expected to miss 8-12 months, which will keep him out for the remainder of the season. He went 2-0 with a 5.11 ERA in 12 1/3 innings before the injury.

John Gast scheduled for lat surgery Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Cardinals pitcher John Gast will have surgery to repair a tear in his left lat Friday, which will likely keep him out for the remainder of the season, MLB.com reports. He was initially placed on the disabled list with a shoulder strain, but the muscle wasn't recovering at an ideal pace.

Gast went 2-0 with a 5.11 ERA in 12 1/3 innings for the Cardinals.


John Gast diagnosed with lat strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher John Gast has been diagnosed with a left lat strain, according to MLB.com.

Gast, who was placed on the disabled list Sunday, has no concrete timetable for his return. He went 2-0 with 5.11 ERA in three starts before getting hurt.

"The timetable is to be determined, but the good news is that it's not the shoulder or the elbow," general manager John Mozeliak said. "Hopefully, it's something that won't take too long. With a lat, it can be up to a month or a month and a half. We'll see."

Cardinals place John Gast on disabled list


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2013) The Cardinals placed starter John Gast on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, the club announced Sunday.

Gast couldn't make it through two innings in Saturday's start due to the injury. The Cardinals have not announced a replacement, but prospect Michael Wacha has been scratched from his Sunday start at Triple-A Memphis and is the most likely replacement.


John Gast leaves game with shoulder tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher John Gast left Saturday's start in the second inning with shoulder tightness, the team announced. He faced one batter in the second inning before leaving.

Gast gave up an earned run on a hit and two walks Saturday, giving him a 5.11 ERA.


John Gast picks up win over Milwaukee


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2013) Cardinals starter John Gast moved to 2-0 with a win Sunday over Milwaukee.

Gast allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five and lowered his ERA to 4.76. He likely isn't long for the Cardinals -- expect him to go down once Jake Westbrook gets healthy -- but his performance Sunday should make a good impression on the organization.

John Gast to see another start


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed on Wednesday that John Gast will receive another start. Gast, who is filling in for the injured Jake Westbrook, is scheduled to start Sunday against the Brewers.

The left-hander allowed four runs on six hits over six innings of work while winning his major-league debut Tuesday night.

John Gast wins major-league debut


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) Cardinals pitcher John Gast saw more than enough run support in his major-league debut Tuesday night against the Mets. He allowed four runs on six hits over six innings of work in a 10-4 win.

The left-hander made it through his first five frames unscathed before running into trouble in the sixth. In that inning, he put two men on before John Buck and Lucas Duda drove in a run each. Marlon Byrd followed with a two-run homer.

Gast, who threw 71 pitches, also struck out three and walked one in the victory.

His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Brewers.


Not blown away by John Gast


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) John Gast briefly drew a Tony Cingrani comparison from our Scott White earlier Tuesday, before he quickly walked it back after further examination. Gast's major-league debut wasn't bad by any stretch, but it definitely showed that Cingrani is not the type of player we should expect from Gast.

As he did coming up through the minors, Cingrani relied on a solid groundball rate and pinpoint control Tuesday against the Mets, though he just fell short of a quality start. Given what we know about his minor-league record, we should definitely expect Gast to be more like Jake Westbrook, the man he replaced in the rotation, than anything resembling a high-end Fantasy player.

The Cardinals have a long track record of getting the best out of their pitchers, but Gast still looks more like an NL-only Fantasy option, as is the case with most crafty, control specialists. 


John Gast is no Tony Cingrani


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/14/2013) Upon viewing John Gast's stats at Triple-A Memphis for the first time on a recent Fantasy Baseball Today podcast, I made an offhand reference to Tony Cingrani that seems pretty reckless now that I'm seeing it all over the interwebs.

My point was that the Cardinals' choice to start Tuesday's agame is an overlooked minor-league pitcher putting up sub-2.00 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, much like Cingrani did in the hitter-friendly California League last year. Oh, and he's a left-hander who hides the ball well. But that's the full extent of the comparison.

As commenter "Mrbeaglesworth" points out, Gast doesn't throw nearly as hard as Cingrani and likely won't have as much staying power. I'd pick him up in deeper leagues just in case he's this year's Mike Fiers, who baffled major-leaguers for a dozen starts last year before his inferior stuff caught up to him. But that's it.


Is John Gast Cingrani-esque?


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2013) The Cardinals are hoping 24-year-old starting pitcher John Gast can serve as a satisfactory fill-in during Jake Westbrook’s absence, and a 1.16 ERA in Triple-A has Fantasy owners taking a closer look.

Scott White compared him to Tony Cingrani on Monday’s broadcast of Fantasy Baseball Today, saying that Gast is a highly regarded prospect putting up impressive numbers in a hitters’ league. Nando Di Fino said he’d prefer to pick up Trevor Rosenthal in deeper leagues.


John Gast's strong start pushes him to the majors


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2013) Cardinals pitcher John Gast will make his first major-league start Tuesday against the Mets after a strong start in the minors. 

Gast started the year with four scoreless outings, finally giving up his first run May 3. He's actually coming off his worst start of the season. Gast gave up four runs over four innings. Gast has been striking out slightly more hitters to begin the year, but he's also walking more batters. Gast has been profiled as a soft-tosser, and may have trouble overpowering hitters in the majors.

He's not expected to be in the majors for long, so his Fantasy value might be limited. 


Cardinals recall John Gast


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2013) The Cardinals have recalled pitcher John Gast from Triple-A Memphis to replace the injured Jake Westbrook, KMOX St. Louis reports.

Gast, 24, was the organization's 26th-ranked prospect entering the season according to Baseball America. However, he has dominated hitters early on at Triple-A, as he owns a 1.16 ERA and 2.7 K/BB over 38.2 innings (seven starts).

Westbrook is not expected to be out for long -- the move was largely precautionary to avoid further injury down the line -- and so Gast's stay in the majors may be a short one. His first start comes Tuesday against the Mets.


John Gast dominating in hitter-friendly league


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher prospect John Gast is off to a stellar start for Triple-A Memphis. The left-handed hurler is 3-0 with a 0.26 ERA -- not a typo -- and .193 opponents' batting average through six starts.

Gast has allowed one earned run through 34 2/3 innings, which came in his latest start Friday against Omaha. Gast also has 34 strikeouts to 11 walks allowed.

The eighth-ranked prospect in the Cardinals' farm system, per MLB.com, was named the team's minor-league pitcher of the month for April.

"John had an incredible month in a tough league (PCL) for a pitcher," Cardinals director of minor league operations John Vuch, per MLB.com. "He continues to improve his command of all pitches, and his ability to consistently work down in the zone leads to much of his success"


Cardinals ship three to minors


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2013) The St. Louis Cardinals completed another wave of roster cuts Sunday, optioning second baseman Ryan Jackson and pitcher Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis. Pitcher John Gast was reassigned to the team's minor-league camp.

Cardinals make cuts


(3/21/2011) MLB.com reports that the Cardinals re-assigned non-roster pitchers John Gast, Brandon Dickson, Joe Kelly, Lance Lynn and Raul Valdes, infielder Matt Carpenter and outfielder Shane Robinson to minor league camp on Monday.