Bobby Gagg begins his second professional season in 2011. The 24-year-old from Hamburg, N.J., did not pitch professionally in 2010.
Gagg turned in an impressive rookie campaign in 2009, compiling a 1.50 ERA in 16 relief appearances between three levels in the New York Mets minor league system after signing as a nondrafted free agent out of Coastal Carolina University. That season, Gagg struck out 24 batters and walked just six in 20 innings of work, finishing the season with the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones.
Gagg finished his career at Coastal with a 26-10 record and a 3.37 ERA, posting nearly a three-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio (227 strikeouts, 76 walks) in four seasons. As a sophomore in 2007, Gagg went 12-2 for the Chanticleers en route to being named the Big South Pitcher of the Year and a Second Team All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball.