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Micah Gibbs

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Micah Gibbs
Name: Micah I. Gibbs
Born: Jul 27, 1988 in Dallas, Texas USA
High School: Leander (Texas) HS
College: Louisiana State
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (97th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2010 (signed for $350,000)
Gibbs has the best receiving skills among catchers in the 2010 draft, and those and his ability to handle a pitching staff earn repeated comparisons to Jason Varitek. He doesn't have a cannon behind the plate, but his arm strength is average and he enhances it with a quick release and good accuracy. However, he had thrown out just 14 percent of basestealers entering NCAA regional play, down from 32 percent in his first two seasons. His hitting has gone in the other direction, as he was batting .392, up from .306 the previous two years and .212 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer. A 5-foot-11, 207-pound switch-hitter, Gibbs has spread out his stance, added more balance and simplified his swing. He has strength, but his swing can get loopy at times and he doesn't have an abundance of bat speed or power. He may not be more than a .260 hitter with 10-12 homers annually in the majors, but his defensive ability should make him a starter. The scarcity of catchers often enhances their draft status, so Gibbs could sneak into the first or sandwich round.
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