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Tyler Gibson

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Tyler Gibson
Name: Tyler Davis Gibson
Born: Jun 17, 1993 in Macon, Ga. USA
High School: Stratford Academy, Macon, Ga.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 15th round (467th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2011 (signed for $525,000)
The son of Mercer head coach Craig Gibson, Tyler has a smooth lefthanded swing with a classic high finish and plus raw power potential. He combines good bat speed, improved strength and good balance with plenty of leverage. Scouts are somewhat split on just how high Gibson's ceiling is and how athletic he is, and some believe all his value will be in his bat. With broad shoulders, he should fill out his 190-pound frame and has added 15 pounds since last summer, when he was sidelined by an automobile accident that kept him off the showcase circuit. He returned in October and hit two home runs at the World Wood Bat event and hasn't looked back. Gibson signed with Georgia Tech, which would play him at short, but pro scouts don't consider him a fit there, and projecting him at third base can be a challenge if he keeps getting bigger. He runs well enough (6.7-seconds in the 60) to move to an outfield corner and could hit well enough to man either spot. His arm might be better suited to left field, but it won't matter if he hits with plus power.
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