Saturday, October 12, 2013

Scouting the Draft 2014: Michael Gettys

Ordinarily I am not thrilled with 2 way prospects, in Michael Gettys' case, that would be pitcher/hitter.  Maybe it's just me, but it seems like they are good at both aspects of their game, but not great.  A lack of commitment may delay the development of their ultimate role.  For some reason, though, Gettys is a kid that really caught my eye.  He as seen mainly as a pitcher coming into the summer showcase season, but then really blossomed as a hitter/OF. I think he is most likely going to be drafted as an OF which is how I will review him here.

He is from Georgia, 6'2", 200 lbs., B-R, T-R.  He is a true 5 tool player with plus-plus speed(he stole 38 bases in 32 games in HS) and by far the strongest OF arm in the draft.  Word is that at one showcase event, he uncorked a throw from the OF that registered 100 MPH.  At the plate, he has a short, compact, powerful swing with bat speed that has earned mention on several scouting reports.

On the mound, he has shown a FB that goes 91-94 MPH with a plus breaking ball.

His body filled out last summer and he has that pitcher's stockiness, so there may not be much projection there, but if he's already a beast, maybe there doesn't need to be!

You can find videos on Youtube and by looking him up on the Video Archives over at Big League Futures linked to the left.  He does not have a profile up on BLF as yet.

I have him competing for the title of top position player in the draft, although there are several strong candidates.  I think he will go top 10 as an OF.  He would be more mid-late first round as a pitcher.  Hey!  If the hit tool doesn't come, he can always be moved to the mound!

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