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Derrik Gibson

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Derrik Gibson
Name: Derrik C. Gibson
Born: Dec 5, 1989 in Seaford, Del. USA
High School: Seaford (Del.) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career3,464.253.339.34121
Drafted in the 2nd round (77th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2008 (signed for $600,000)
Gibson didn't make a national splash until last summer on the showcase circuit. He had an impressive showing at the Perfect Game National Showcase last June but really made a name for himself by finishing strong in the fall and committing to North Carolina. An athletic middle infielder who could also play center field, Gibson's evaluations are still based on projection. Playing in Delaware, he is still raw in the field and at the plate but has the athleticism and tools to make him a premium player. Now he looks like a leadoff hitter with a line-drive stroke and above-average speed. But if his thin, 6-foot-1 frame fills out, Gibson could have a chance to hit for average power. In the field, he moves well and has good hands, but his throwing motion has a hitch in it and needs refinement. While he may be too raw for a team to buy him out of his commitment to UNC, Gibson should be an immediate contributor in college and a top-level prospect in three years.
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