Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
26 789 Milwaukee Brewers Daniel Gibson LHP Fla.
Gibson led Tampa's Jesuit High to the state championship game at Florida's 4-A classification, where they lost to Nick Castellanos and Archbishop McCarthy. Gibson had won his previous four starts in the playoffs, and the Florida recruit kept climbing up draft boards as he pitched well. Prior to the state title tilt, Gibson was 14-0 and had allowed just 13 hits and two earned runs in 21 playoff innings, before giving up three runs in six-plus innings in the title game. Gibson has excellent size at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, and he maintains his solid-average stuff. His fastball usually sits in the 87-91 mph range, but he attracted more scouting attention by bumping up his velocity in shorter outings, at times reaching 94 mph. While his breaking ball and changeup flash potential, the slider ranks ahead of his changeup presently. Gibson isn't afraid to use any of the three and has better pitchability than most of his prep peers in Florida. His competitiveness, body and polished repertoire, as well as his jump in velocity, had some clubs pushing him into the first five rounds, especially in a draft short on lefthanders. Others believe more in the velocity they've seen over Gibson's career rather than the recent spike and see him as a solid, rather than spectacular arm. His signability will likely determine whether he goes in the first 200 picks.