Has risen up through the Padres system with fellow prospect Luis Patiño at almost every stop in their careers (Rookie-League AZL Padres, Single-A Fort Wayne, Single-A Lake Elsinore, and Double-A Amarillo). Gore helps Patiño with English and Patiño helps Gore with Spanish...Cites his big leg kick as something that has just stuck with him and something he has always just tried to repeat as part of his delivery...Immediately after being drafted third-overall in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, Whiteville's 2 sporting good stores placed orders for Padres gear to display alongside their Braves merchandise...Committed to East Carolina before signing with the Padres. Recommended by Padres scout Nick Brannon...His favorite player growing up was Madison Bumgarner, and they once went hunting together during an offseason.
Split the season between Lake Elsinore (A) and Amarillo (AA), going a combined 9-2 with a 1.69 ERA (19 ER, 101.0), 135 SO to 28 BB and a .164 opponent AVG across a careerhigh 20 starts...Earned several accolades along the way, including MiLB. com's Staff Choice for Best Starting Pitcher, MLB Pipeline's Pitcher of the Year and a Minor League and High Class-A All-Star selection by Baseball America...Went 7-1 with a 1.02 ERA and 110 SO to 20 BB while with the Storm, limiting California League hitters to a .137 AVG and 0.71 WHIP...Allowed more than 1 ER just once while with LE (2 ER on April 17 vs. Rancho Cucamonga)...Selected to the NL roster for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Cleveland…entered the game in the 2nd inning, issuing a leadoff walk to LAA's prospect Jo Adell before picking him off trying to steal 2nd base…he then recorded 2 straight outs, throwing 11 pitches total…combined with fellow Padres prospects Adrian Morejon (1.0 IP, 2 H) and Luis Patiño (1.2 IP, 3 SO) for 3.2 scoreless IP...Promoted to AMA on July 9 and made 5 starts, going 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA (10 ER, 21.2 IP)…7 of his 10 ER allowed at the Double-A level came in a single outing (July 19 vs. Northwest Arkansas)...The organization gave Gore a break from competitive innings to manage his workload early in August, but he continued to pitch on a semi-regular schedule on the side for the rest of the month before returning to make his final start of the campaign on August 27 vs. Tulsa (1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER).
Made 16 starts for Fort Wayne (A), going 2-5 with a 4.45 ERA (30 ER, 60.2 IP) in a season that was beset by blisters and multiple trips to the 7-day disabled list...Made his full-season debut for the TinCaps on April 10, but was placed on the 7-day DL on April 13...Activated from the DL on May 8 and made 2 more starts before being placed on the 7-day DL again on May 22...Activated from the DL on June 10 and made 13 consecutive starts (2-4, 3.59 ERA) before being placed on the DL again on Aug. 22 and not making another start in 2018.
Started 7 games for the AZL Padres (R), posting a 1.27 ERA and striking out 34 over 21.1 IP…limited AZL hitters to a .184 AVG but did not exceed more than 4.0 IP in any start.