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Righthander who has one of the team's best arms and breaking balls ... was the Friday starter during the entire 2013 season ... in 175.1 innings pitched over 35 appearances (26 starts) and two seasons, he has a 16-7 record, two saves, one shutout, and a 3.34 ERA while allowing 140 hits (.216 opponents' batting average) and 77 walks with 178 strikeouts ... his 9.14 strikeouts-per-nine-innings-pitched mark is ninth-best in school history.

2013: Second-Team All-ACC selection ... won the Stowe Award, given to the team's most valuable pitcher ... won the Dedication Award for outstanding work in the strength training room ... had a 10-4 record, one shutout, and a 2.56 ERA in 16 starts ... in 98.1 innings pitched, he allowed 78 hits (.213 opponents' batting average) and 38 walks with 91 strikeouts ... tied for fourth in the ACC in wins, tied for fifth in starts, sixth in opponents' batting average, seventh in strikeouts, tied for seventh in innings pitched, and ninth in ERA ... led the team in wins, starts, innings pitched, and strikeouts ... had two pickoffs ... became the first Tiger to record 10 wins in a season since 2002 ... in 60.2 innings pitched over 10 ACC regular-season starts, he was 7-2 with a 2.67 ERA and .225 opponents' batting average along with 55 strikeouts against 22 walks; he tied for the ACC lead in wins ... held lefthanded batters to a .193 batting average ... pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, no runs, and one walk with six strikeouts against William & Mary on Feb. 15; he did not allow a runner past second base ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one run with six strikeouts to earn the win in the first game of a doubleheader against Wright State on Feb. 23 ... pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits and one earned run against #7 South Carolina on Mar. 1 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits and two earned runs with nine strikeouts to earn the win at #8 N.C. State on Mar. 8 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, two runs, and no walks with six strikeouts against #12 Virginia on Mar. 15 ... pitched a five-hit shuout, allowing no walks with three strikeouts to earn the win against Duke on Mar. 22; it was the first shutout by a Tiger since 2008 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits and three earned runs with seven strikeouts to earn the win at Boston College on Apr. 5 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run and two walks with nine strikeouts to earn the win against Wake Forest on Apr. 12 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs, and two walks with 10 strikeouts to earn the win at Miami (FL) on Apr. 19 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, one run, and two walks with four strikeouts to earn the win in the first game of a doubleheader against #19 Georgia Tech on Apr. 26 ... pitched 7.1 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits, one run, and two walks with a team-season-high 12 strikeouts to earn the win against Georgia Southern on May 10 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits and no runs with three strikeouts to earn the win at #8 Florida State on May 16; named ACC Pitcher-of-the-Week on May 20 for his performance ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits and two runs with two strikeouts to earn the win against Saint Louis in the Columbia Regional on June 1 ... #120 overall prospect in the nation for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... #75 sophomore in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... #6 prospect in the ACC for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Baseball America ... #9 prospect in the ACC for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... #1 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.

2012: Clemson's Male Rookie-of-the-Year ... had a 6-3 record, two saves, and a 4.32 ERA in 19 appearances (10 starts) ... in 77.0 innings pitched, he allowed 62 hits (.221 opponents' batting average) and 39 walks with a team-high 87 strikeouts ... seventh in the ACC in opponents' batting average and eighth in strikeouts ... did not allow any of his five inherited baserunners to score ... held righthanded batters to a .183 batting average ... had a 1.61 ERA in 22.1 innings pitched over four appearances (two starts) in May ... had a 1.98 ERA and a .170 opponents' batting average in two postseason starts ... in 10.0 innings pitched in the second inning, he allowed just one hit, no runs, and no walks with 12 strikeouts ... named one of four national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball for his performance in two games from Apr. 2-8; in 9.0 innings pitched over two appearances (one start), he earned a win and save while allowing only five hits (all singles), no runs, and no walks with 15 strikeouts ... pitched a hitless and scoreless ninth inning in relief against UAB on Feb. 17; it was his first career appearance ... pitched a hitless and scoreless inning with one strikeout to record his first career save against Maine on Feb. 26 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits (all in the first inning), two runs, and two walks with 10 strikeouts to earn his first career win against Elon at Greenville, SC on Mar. 21; he retired the last 13 batters he faced and 19 of the last 20 batters ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role with four strikeouts to earn the win at #18 Georgia on Mar. 27 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs, and no walks with a team-season-high 13 strikeouts to earn the win against Winthrop on Apr. 3; he retired the first 15 batters ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs, and no walks with two strikeouts to record the save at Duke on Apr. 8 ... pitched 5.1 innings in relief, allowing three hits with seven strikeouts to earn the win at Georgia Tech on Apr. 29 ... pitched 4.1 innings in relief, allowing three hits, one run, and one walk with eight strikeouts to earn the win against College of Charleston on May 5 ... pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with three strikeouts to earn the win against #1 Florida State on May 12 ... pitched 7.1 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, two runs, and two walks with seven strikeouts at Wake Forest on May 18 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and one run with six strikeouts against #17 Virginia in the ACC Tournament on May 24 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, two runs, and three walks with eight strikeouts at #2 South Carolina in the Columbia Regional on June 2 ... #47 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America ... #53 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... #8 newcomer in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America.

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 16th round (#502 overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2011 ... #127 player in the nation and #5 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... #4 player and #2 pitcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... #7 prospect in South Carolina for the 2011 draft by Baseball America ... member of the South Carolina Select Team and played in the Select Games ... all-state and all-conference selection as a senior ... won the team's Pitching Award as a senior ... won the team's Offense Award as a sophomore ... lettered four times in baseball at James F. Byrnes High, where he was coached by Dwayne Haun.

Personal: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Daniel James Gossett on Nov. 13, 1992 in Spartanburg, SC.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

S T A T S

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2012.... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 6 10 0 1.000
2013.... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 6 19 2 .926
TOTAL... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 12 29 2 .953
 
Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2012.... 4.32 6-3 19 10 0 0/1 2 77.0 62 37 37 39 87 9 0 4 332 .221 9 6 0 1 5
2013.... 2.56 10-4 16 16 1 1/2 0 98.1 78 40 28 38 91 14 2 7 420 .213 16 8 1 3 5
TOTAL... 3.34 16-7 35 26 1 1/3 2 175.1 140 77 65 77 178 23 2 11 752 .216 25 14 1 4 10

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