Full name is Samuel Joseph Gaviglio (pronounced: GuhVEE-lee-oh)...resides in Ashland, Ore., with wife, Alaina ... Graduated from Ashland High School (Ore.) in 2008… lettered three seasons in baseball and two in football and was named the Oregon 5A Pitcher of the Year as a senior ... Selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 40th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign ... Played college baseball at Oregon State from 2009-11.
Went 4-5 with a 4.36 ERA (36 ER in 74.1 IP) in 16 appearances (13 starts) between Seattle and Kansas City ... Started the season at Tacoma (AAA), where he went 2-3 with a 3.31 ERA (12 ER in 32.2 IP) in five starts ... Made his Major League debut with Seattle on May 11 at Toronto, allowing a solo home run in 2.0 innings of relief ... Made his first big league start on May 18 vs. the White Sox, allowing three hits and one walk in 5.0 scoreless innings ... Went 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA (8 ER in 27.0 IP) in his first five big league starts, recording at least 5.0 innings and allowing no more than one earned run in all but one of those starts ... Went 1-3 with a 5.93 ERA (18 ER in 27.1 IP) over his next five starts, before being optioned to Tacoma on July 6 ... Was recalled on July 18 for one start with Seattle, taking the loss at Houston, allowing five runs in 6.0 innings ... Optioned to Tacoma on July 20 and went 1-2 with a 3.93 ERA (15 ER in 34.1 IP) over his final seven starts there ... Selected off waivers by Kansas City on Sept. 1 ... Went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (4 ER in 12.0 IP) in four appearances (two starts) with the Royals in September ... Allowed one run on four hits and three walks in 5.0 innings in his Royals debut on Sept. 7 vs. Minnesota ... Earned his first win as a Royal on Sept. 12 vs. the White Sox, allowing just two runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings.
In 2016, went 8-7 with a 3.98 ERA (73 ER in 165.0 IP) in 28 appearances (26 starts) between Jackson (AA) and Tacoma (AAA) ... Recorded at least 6.0 innings in 19 of 26 starts, including 17 quality starts…pitched his first career complete game and shutout on Aug. 8, 2016 vs. Sacramento (9.0 IP).
•In 2015, spent most of the season in Tacoma (AAA), where he went 8-7 with a 5.13 ERA (58 ER in 101.2 IP) in 21 appearances (17 starts) ... Missed almost six weeks from July 16-Aug. 24 with a right elbow strain
Following the 2014 season, was traded by St. Louis to Seattle in exchange for INF Ty Kelly ... Spent the entire 2014 season at Springfield (AA), where he went 5-12 with a 4.28 ERA (65 ER in 136.2 IP)…ranked third in the Texas League with 162 strikeouts ... Matched a career high with 11 strikeouts (no walks) across 7.0 innings in a no-decision on June 10, 2014 vs. Tulsa.
Made eight starts (9 app.) between Palm Beach (A) and the Gulf Coast League after missing 3-1/2 months with a right forearm strain. Finished the year making six starts in the Arizona Fall League for Salt River...Despite only seven starts at Palm Beach, ranked T3rd on the squad with four wins...Won his first three starts and his final start of the season...Held right-handed batters to a .191 BA (18-94) and left-handers to a .239 BA (11-46) with only two extra base hits...In six of his seven starts at Palm Beach, held the opposition to two runs or less....Made two starts rehabbing at the Gulf Coast League level and fired eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits with nine strikeouts...Pitched for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League. Went 3-0 with a 3.58 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 27.2 innings covering six starts.
Pitched entire season at Quad Cities (A) making 23 starts ... struck out a career high 11 over 5.1 innings at
Kane County (7/4) ... 13-of-23 starts were of 6.0 IP or more including nine quality starts ... ranked among Cardinals minor league leaders in wins (9, 6th), innings pitched (133.0, 8th) strikeouts (113, 6th), games started (23, T9th) and opponent BA (.247, 5th).
Signed late and made two starts for Batavia (A), tossing four scoreless innings.