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Jun 16, 2006 - Jun 18, 2006   7-Red  72
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR
Micah Gibbs
C 5-11 205   S/R

FB
60
7.59
40
OF
IF
1B
C
82
Pop
1.85
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Micah Gibbs is a 2007 switch-hitting catcher from Leander HS, residing in Leander, TX. Gibbs has a thick, powerful lower body and a strong, mature 5'11" 205 lb. frame. He has bigger proportions than what scouts are usually looking for, but he is a surprisingly good athlete with some life in his body. His all-around game as a catching prospect was among the best in the showcase and he was ranked #85 among PG National Top 100 position players. At the plate Gibbs showed well from both sides of the plate. He make a lot of good barrel contact from both sides. From the right side Gibbs has a very easy swing and easy power. He stayed inside the ball and showed the ability to hit from gap to gap. He keeps it pretty simple and allows his natural abilities to come out without forcing it. From the left side he hit from a more open stance and seemed to be a bit more aggressive, particularly with the move his body made to the ball as it entered the zone. He has some power to the pull side from the left side. Behind the plate Gibbs showed himself to be a quality receiver. He caught some very good arms quite well. His strong arm tracks well to the bag at 2nd base and he showed above average pop times. Though he is a bigger bodied catcher, his feet and body work with some life and he is going to throw out his fair share of runners. Gibbs ran 4.50 home/1st with a 7.59 60 yard time. He is a D1 catching prospect and as a switch-hitting catcher with a good arm, he has a chance to develop into a quality professional prospect. His build will always be called into question so he will have to fight to overcome that. His ability should speak for itself.
PG Grade 9.0




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Jun 10, 2006 - Jun 11, 2006   Royal  19
Concordia University - Austin, TX
Micah Gibbs
C 5-11 205   S/R

FB
87
60
7.44
40
OF
IF
1B
C
80
Pop
1.81
Range
86-87
CB
69
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
65
Exit Velo
Distance
Micah Gibbs is a 2007 C with a 5'11'', 205 lb. frame from Leander TX, who attends Leander. Thick build, very strong lower half, very quick arm, excellent arm strength and accuracy, consistent low pop times, contact approach from the right side, more power and bat speed from the left side, makes hard contact, huge power potential, high level prospect, very good student
PG Grade 9.0




Dec 28, 2004 - Dec 30, 2004   5-Dark Green  15
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Micah Gibbs
C 5-11 220   S/R

FB
60
7.90
40
OF
IF
1B
C
77
Pop
1.97
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
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Gibbs is an extra strong 5-11 switch hitting sophomore catcher from Texas. He looks like he’s done plenty of weight lifting and strength conditioning and is especially strong in his hips and lower half. Gibbs doesn’t show any signs of stiffness and while his running times aren’t noteworthy, he does show good lateral quickness behind the plate. He’ll have to make sure that he doesn’t get too big, though, as he gets older. Offensively, Gibbs shows better bat speed and balance from the left side. He has a smooth balanced swing with good extension and a high finish. Gibbs is an aggressive hitter and the ball jumps off his bat on contact. He has more of a power approach from the right side and less extension through the ball. Defensively, Gibbs has very good arm strength for his age. His release could use some quickening but he was very consistent between 1.97 and 2.03 on his pop times and those should improve with experience. Gibbs also impressed us with his attitude on the field and his ability to be a team player. He is an excellent student.
PG Grade 8.0




Jul 06, 2004 - Jul 11, 2004   Team Texas  7
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Micah Gibbs
C 5-11 205   S/R

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
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Jul 23, 2003 - Jul 25, 2003   Navy  5
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Micah Gibbs
C 5-10 175   S/R

FB
60
7.84
40
OF
IF
1B
C
74
Pop
2.06
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
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Gibbs is a very young catcher with an '88 birthdate that will be entering his freshman year in high school this fall. For not having played a day of High School baseball he showed a lot of potential. He stands at 5 foot 10 and weighs 175 pounds projecting beyond 6 feet tall with a good build. Relative to his age, he showed very good tools featuring his arm. Just 2 days before his 15th birthday, Gibbs showed outstanding receiving skill including the footwork and arm strength to produce a 2.06 pop time at 74 mph. He swung well with wood, but has a lot of growing and developing still ahead and projecting his bat appears easy. It is going to be a good one. How good we will see based on his strength and work habits. From what we saw, he displayed good defensive habits, showed a nice swing and he hit better against live pitching than he did in BP indicating that he can naturally play the game. This '07 grad is ahead of schedule and projects to be a top prospect for the next level. We look forward to seeing this catcher in 2004 !
PG Grade 8.0