Friday, March 20, 2015

Scouting the 2015 Draft: Cam Gibson

Cam Gibson is the son of Kirk Gibson who has his pop's size and speed, but so far has not shown the same power.  Cam plays for Michigan St.  He stands 6'2", 195 lbs and B-L, T-L.  He has plus-plus speed and most scouts think he will stick in CF.  He hits out of a pronounced crouch.  He tends to pull the ball, but hits mostly GB's and line drives which could be a fatal combination in today's world of defensive shifts.  Not surprisingly, some of the common adjectives you see in write-ups about him include "gritty" and "scrappy."  Here are his college numbers so far:

2013:  .325/.387/.393, 0 HR, 12 SB, 18 BB, 14 K, 163 AB.
2014:  .315/.405/.414, 2 HR, 16 SB, 17 BB, 27 K, 222 AB.
2015:  .262/.338/.400, 1 HR, 6 SB, 6 BB, 8 K, 65 AB.

Cam has the size and strength to hit for a lot more power.  He probably needs to ditch the crouch and try to get a bit more loft into his swing.  The well of stubbornness runs pretty deep in the bloodlines, though.

1 comment:

  1. To my eye, this crop of college hitters is incredibly thin. I looked up Gibson the other day and didn't come away too impressed with the overall package. At this point, guys like your last profile Harrison Bader and Rhett Wiseman (who Shankbone profiled recently) would seem to be climbing the board very quickly.