Phil Gosselin, Infield, Texas Rangers
Date of Birth: 10/3/1988
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania
College: University of Virginia
Phil Gosselin, infielder for the Texas Rangers, was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2010. He played in the Braves' minor league system from 2010 through part of 2014. In 519 games, he batted .274 with 534 hits, 100 doubles, 202 RBIs, and 355 strikeouts to 151 walks.
Gosselin first joined the Braves in 2013 for just four games. In 2014, he batted .266 with 34 hits in 46 games. Defensively, he played 26 games at second base, 9 games at third base, 8 games at shortstop, and 1 game in left field. He hit his first major league home run against the Oakland Athletics on August 15, 2014.
On June 20, 2015, Gosselin was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Bronson Arroyo. He spent time on the DL in 2015, starting May 17th, with a thumb fracture. He played in 20 games with the Braves before going on the DL and 24 games with the Diamondbacks after his recovery from surgery and the thumb injury.
Gosselin finished the 2016 season with 61 hits and a .277 batting average in 122 games. Defensively, he played 6 games at first base, 35 games at second base, 10 games at third base, 2 games in left field, and 1 game in right field.
Gosselin was designated for assignment on February 7, 2017. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on February 10th. The Rangers claimed him off waivers on August 12, 2017.