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Michael Gettys

#18 | RHP | Red SoxBOS
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Michael Gettys
Name: Michael Edward Gettys
Born: Oct 22, 1995 in Gainesville, GA
High School: Gainesville (Ga.) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 203 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (51st overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2014 (signed for $1,300,000)
Georgia has become the cradle of outfielders and has produced more first-round outfielders (eight) than any other state over the last five years, headlined by Byron Buxton and Clint Frazier. Gettys entered the year as a potential first-round pick but that is less likely after a disappointing spring, although his tools could entice a team that wants to dream on his upside. Gettys began the showcase circuit by blowing up Perfect Game National, breaking the record for outfield velocity at 100 mph, showing plus raw power and 70 speed in the 60-yard dash. But his skill set has not translated well to game action. An explosive power/speed athlete, Gettys faces serious questions about his bat, both in contact frequency and quality of contact. He has made mechanical changes but the outcome has remained largely the same. The righthanded-hitting Georgia commit has tremendous bat speed but lacks balance and hitter's instincts. Gettys is the rare high school draft prospect who has struck out (15) more than he has walked (nine). His center field defense and arm remain plus tools, but his speed is not playing as well out of the box. Despite his deflated draft stock, Gettys' loud set of tools still offers one of the highest upsides of any high school position player.
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