The Seattle Mariners’ no. 4 prospect Logan Gilbert is the Son of (Apopka, FL)
Although Noah Syndergaard of the Mets is the “real” Thor of the MLB, Logan Gilbert is not far behind for me. Mariners prospect Logan Gilbert is 23-year-old, standing at 6′ 6″, weighing 225lbs. Gilbert is still relatively skinny compared to Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor in the Marvel Universe, but he is only 23-years-old. He has time to grow into his body a little more.
So what makes Gilbert my choice as Thor, besides his stature? Gilbert does have a little flow going like Thor. Even though it is not as long as Syndergaard’s hair, it is something to admire about Gilbert. Thor also has Mjolnir, which is the name of his special hammer. In baseball, a hammer can be referred to as a curveball. Gilbert does not have an Adam Wainwright curveball, but he has one in his repertoire that effectively gets batter’s out.
Gilbert is an exciting prospect that throws a mid to high 90s fastball, with great offspeed pitches. I have a feeling that he will have a dominating presence on the mound in T-Mobile Park, which will bode well with the comparison to Thor. The 23-year-old Florida native is not quite as chatty or cocky as Thor in the movies, but he has the body, hair, and “hammer.” Gilbert is expected to be a part of the 2021 rotation and I cannot wait to see him.
His teammates have been calling him “El Flacco” but I would not be surprised if he gets crowned God of Thunder in the near future.