Scouting Report: Michael Gettys OF

by Kevin_Gallo | Posted on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Players Name: Michael Gettys

Position: OF

Hometown: Gainesville, Ga

School/When draft Eligible: Gainesville High school/2014.

HT: 6’2

WT: 205lbs

Bats/ Throws: R/R

Body:  Strong Athletic body with sloped shoulders.  He has a muscular but lean frame.  He has a long limbs and a very strong lower half.

Swing:   Gettys’ stance starts slightly open with his hands above his shoulders.  His stride is about a 65 degree stride that helps him keep his hips closed.  He has a shoulder rotation trigger in which he closes up his front shoulder.   This will help him keep his hands back on off speed pitches.  He has a very short swing that is direct to the ball with a high finish giving him lift.  He shows above average to plus bat speed.  He does show very good pitch selection. He could hit for avg and power at the next level.

Base running:  Plain and simple, Michael is a burner.  He has been clocked at 6.42 in the 60 yard.  He gets a very quick step out of the box.  He shows very good instincts on the bases and the ability to read pitchers to get a good jump.

Defense:  Gettys has good instincts in the field and shows good routes for his age in CF.  He also shows good reactions on his first step.   All that being said, he has a canon for an arm.  He throws 94 off the mound and shows an even better arm from the OF hitting 100mph.

Summary:  Michael Gettys is a two way player, but I think his futures is roaming CF and terrifying pitchers at the plate.  Gettys is a toolsy player and still has some refining to do which is going to just make him even better.  For me Gettys is a top 10 pick and maybe even a top 5 if everything comes together.

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