12/26/13

Draft 14 - A Quick Look - OF - Michael Gettys - Gainsvile (GA) HS

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Michael Gettys



6-9-13  -  26. Boston Red Sox — Michael Gettys, RHP, Gainesville HS (GA) - An athletic right-hander who has touched 95 mph with his fastball, the 6’-2” Gettys is one of the more exciting players to watch in the 2014 prep class. As a junior, he hit .406 and stole 38 bases over 32 games. On the mound, he had a 0.99 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 114 K/18 BB over 73 innings. He tossed two no-hitters and struck out 2013 fifth-overall pick Clint Frazier twice in their match-up on April 12. In an interview I did with Frazier, he said Gettys was the best pitcher he faced all season. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-mock-draft-1-0-no-time-like-the-present/34008#Vj5KQGPZZT1XUyhx.99 

 

6-13-13  -  26. Boston Red Sox — Michael Gettys, RHP, Gainesville HS (GA) - An athletic right-hander who has touched 95 mph with his fastball, the 6’-2” Gettys is one of the more exciting players to watch in the 2014 prep class. As a junior, he hit .406 and stole 38 bases over 32 games. On the mound, he had a 0.99 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 114 K/18 BB over 73 innings. He tossed two no-hitters and struck out 2013 fifth-overall pick Clint Frazier twice in their match-up on April 12. In an interview I did with Frazier, he said Gettys was the best pitcher he faced all season. http://beforeitsnews.com/sports/2013/06/2014-mlb-mock-draft-1-0-no-time-like-the-present-2513748.html?currentSplittedPage=2   

 

6-13-13  -  Jeff Sullivan ‏@JSully12 - Mentioned him a lot today, but Michael Gettys is having a Clint Frazier type National Showcase performance...

 

6-29-13  -  Perfect Game USA ‏@PerfectGameUSA  - 2014 RHP Michael Gettys (GA) with 2 scoreless innings so far. 90-92 mph with his fastball! – PG Tourney

 

6-30-13 - Jheremy Brown ‏@JBrownPG  - 2014 OF Michael Gettys (Gainesville, GA) went 2/3 with a double off the wall & a hard line drive triple to LCF Also stole a base #PGTourney

 

7-1-13 - Two Georgia high school outfielders, Clint Frazier (fifth overall) and Austin Meadows (ninth overall), headlined this year’s Major League Baseball Draft. The 2012 MLB Draft featured local Georgia standout Byron Buxton (second overall) who is already making noise on the professional circuit. Next year’s draft could sport another Georgia high school outfielder in the early rounds: Michael Gettys.  Gettys’ stock seems to be on a continuous incline at the 2013 18u WWBA National Championship, which is hard to do when you’re already at the top.  Gettys stood out to scouts as a five-tool player at the Perfect Game National Showcase, impressing as a pitcher and an outfielder. Gettys hit 94 mph on his fastball, recording an outfield velocity of 100 mph (an event record), ran a 6.46 60-yard dash, and kept scouts very busy during his batting practice session. http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=8731   

 

7-5-13 - Michael Gettys, RHP, Gainesville HS (GA) - The 6’-2” right-hander put on a show at the Perfect Game Nationals. He hit 100 mph from the outfield, 95 mph on the mound and ran a 6.4/60, firmly placing himself among the elite of the 2014 class. A great athlete, he hit .406 and stole 38 bases over 32 games as a junior. On the mound, he had a 0.99 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 114 K/18 BB over 73 innings, including two no-hitters. In an interview I did with 2013 fifth overall pick Clint Frazier, he said Gettys was the toughest pitcher he faced all year after striking out twice against him in their match-up on April 12. Committed to Georgia. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/prep-arms-chicago-cubs/34856#Vp7zJ4JvRevfV1fR.99   

 

7-25-13 – Top 30 High School Prospects For 2014 Draft - 7. Michael Gettys, CF/RHP, Gainesville HS (GA) - 6'2/200, R/R, Draft Day Age: 18.62, Georgia commit, Full Report & Video - Quick Take: Known primarily as a pitcher entering the summer, Gettys showed plus-plus speed, arm strength and bat speed to go with at least average power in a June showcase before working 91-94 mph with an above average breaking ball on the mound. Most scouts prefer his upside as a hitter and there's questions about his ability to hit off-speed stuff but he could move up this list with a strong spring. http://sbb.scout.com/2/1310090.html       

 

8-1-13     - Jeff Sullivan ‏@JSully12  -  Michael Gettys - RHP, Gainesville (GA) HS sitting 90-91

 

2013 East Coast Pro Showcase Top 50 Prospects    - 5. Michael Gettys – OF/RHP, Gainesville (GA) HS - A true 5 tool prospect. Has the best OF arm in the class and ran a 6.43 60 at National Showcase. 6.58 at ECP. Also sat 90-91 on the mound and can run it up to 94. http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/sullys-top-50-ecp-prospects/  

8-14-13 – Through The Fence – Top 50 Prospects – 13. Michael Gettys, OF/RHP, Gainesville HS (GA) - Maybe the most all-around talented prep player in the draft, the 6’-2” right-hander excels at just about everything on the baseball field. He plays the game at breakneck speed, much like fellow Georgia native, and fifth-overall pick in last year’s draft, Clint Frazier. He may have higher upside as an offensive player where his plus speed, plus bat speed and power rank him at the top among outfield prospects. He can also sling it 100 mph from the outfield, which would allow him to play all three outfield spots at the next level. On the mound, his fastball can touch 95 mph and he adds a mid-70s curveball. He posted a 0.99 ERA, 0.74 WHIP with 114 K/18 BB over 73 innings as a junior. Frazier told me he was the toughest pitcher he faced all season. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-draft-top-50-prospects/36463#mwWwsFxSUZy7YC5V.99

 

8-13-13 - The Perfect Game All-American Classic in San Diego - * Michael Gettys (Gainesville High School, Ga.) has as good of throwing arm as any outfielder as I’ve seen in my time doing this, and when you combine that with above-average power and 70 speed, and you get scouts to giggle like school children. With that being said, Gettys is incredibly raw, and he struggled with the breaking stuff he saw over the weekend. The talent is impressive, but it’s extremely raw. http://mlbdraftinsider.com/2013/08/thoughts-on-perfect-game-all-american-classic/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  

8-16-13 - 11th All-American Classic - Michael Gettys | OF/RHP | Gainesville HS (Gainesville, GA)  Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 205 pounds  B/T: R/R  Draft Day Age: 18 years, 7 months  Commitment: Georgia  Scouting Notes: Physical and athletic; built like a free safety, with a strong upper body; clearly has raw physical tools; run is easy plus; clocked a 4.03 to first in game action; gets out of the box fast and reaches top speed very quickly; arm is a hose—looks like a 7 (plus-plus); batting practice performance stood out; loud contact from easy swing; barreling up everything; game swing was still impressive, but didn’t find the same contact; not sure about the recognition; don’t see impact bat but red ass player with tools and a chance to hit.  http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21537  

 

8-30-13 - Like Buxton and Demeritte, Michael Gettys is a two-way player with a plus arm who has been clocked at 100 mph from the outfield and can hit 95 mph on the mound. Also like those two, his offensive potential should override his upside on the mound. Aside from his plus arm, Gettys also has plus speed, plus bat speed and showed some serious power at the Under Armour All-American Game home run derby at Wrigley Field. One of his home runs was a moonshot to dead center field and several others were high arching bombs to left. Pitchers don’t typically do things like that. In fact, most of the people around me at the game agreed when I stated, “That’s not a pitcher.” That’s not to say he couldn’t make it as a starter. Aside from his fastball, he has a nice mid-70s curveball and is very aggressive on the mound, attacking hitters without fear. He tossed two no-hitters as a junior and posted a 0.99 ERA, 0.74 WHIP with 114 K/18 BB over 73 innings. On April 12, in a heavily scouted game between Gainesville and Loganville, he struck out 2013 fifth-overall pick Clint Frazier twice. He has the size, stuff and mentality to make it. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/michael-gettys/37172

 

9-1-13 – Petco Game - Michael Gettys (CF) (R/R) 6’2″ 205; Grad: 2014 Gainesville, GA Large frame w/compact, muscular build. From a body perspective, it’s similar to a Mike Trout look. Uphill swing w/extra juice at contact. Exceptional RAW power has the ability to put them in the seats during BP. Swing geared for FB and still working on pitch recognition in game; some swing and miss to CB. Burner on the bases. More than enough range for  CF and playable arm anywhere in the OF. Can’t miss 8arm and still remains his best tool. Bat remains suspect, but if he puts it together you’re looking at a complete 5 tool package. Big  upside here.  http://bigleaguefutures.net/1/2013/09/01/aflac-game-wrap-up-better-late-than-never/

 

8-15-13 - Under Armour All-Star Game – Michael Gettys, RHP/OF:  Perhaps the best two-way player in the draft, Gettys has 1st round potential as a pitcher and outfielder but most seem to like him as an OF'er where he has the potential for all 5 tools including, of course, a rocket arm.  He's a high energy player, a style that remind some of Clint Frazier, who was also a Georgia prep product.  Gettys  is faster than Frazier with a better chance to stick in CF.  He's an explosive player but all of this is leading to his one weakness -- his approach is every bit as aggressive as the rest of his game.  He goes up there swinging. http://www.chicagonow.com/cubs-den/2013/08/2014-mlb-draft-ua-game-roster-and-preview-plus-more-tickets-and-meet-up-information/

 

 

9-4-13 – Mack’s Mock Draft v1.0 – 13 – OF Michael Gettys – Gainsville (GA) HS – Gettys could easily be drafted as a starting pitcher, but it’s his bat that’s going to get him to the major someday. Stood out at the 2013 18u WWBA National Championship. Showed some serious power at the Under Armour All-American Game home run derby at Wrigley Field that caused his summer stock to rise so rapidly. Throwing speed from outfield: 100

 

9-11-13 - Sully’s 2014 Top 100 MLB HS Draft Prospects - 1.Michael Gettys – OF/RHP, Gainesville (GA) HS http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/sullys-2014-top-100-mlb-hs-draft-prospects/

 

9-30-13 – TTF Mock 2.0 - 6. Seattle Mariners — Michael Gettys, OF, Gainesville HS (GA)  There isn’t much to nitpick about the 6’-2” right-hander with all five tools. He has plus speed, an arm that has been clocked at 100 mph from the outfield and, with great bat speed, the power is coming fast. A two-way player with great stuff on the mound, his future is in the outfield where his speed and arm make him a legitimate center field prospect at the next level. Another kid who I got to see launch bombs out of Wrigley, as well as show off him arm with a strike to third base from centerfield, the Mariners would be getting a high character kid with as much talent as anyone in the 2014 MLB draft. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-mock-draft-2-0-draft-order-set/38280#5E3F5j1jWOgE69bJ.99

 

10-9-13 – Early Pick for Cubs - Michael Gettys, OF, Gainesville HS (GA) - Theo Epstein and Co. have always made it clear that they will take the best available player in the 2014 MLB draft over need. Gettys, a 6’-2”, 200 pound right-hander, may be the best available player when the Cubs are on the clock. A plus runner with a plus arm, he has been timed at 6.43 in the 60 and his arm has been clocked at 100 mph from the outfield. I got a chance to see him at Wrigley for the Under Armour All American Game and, after seeing him deposit a home run to dead center field, the power is real, too. With excellent bat speed, he should be a high-average hitter, giving him all five tools. He has a strong, linebacker-type  build — similar to that of Mike Trout — and has added 50 pounds to his frame over the last two years without losing any of his explosiveness. I had the opportunity to interview Gettys and you can read it here. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-draft-early-targets-chicago-cubs-fourth-overall-pick/38723

 

10-15-13 – Baseball America - 13. Michael Gettys, of/rhp, Gainesville (Ga.) HS: Plus speed and power and one of best arms in the class, but he struggled to hit this summer. http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/2014-draft-top-50-october-2013-carlos-rodon/

 

11-11-13 – PG HS Rankings –  1  -   Michael Gettys OF RHP 6-2 205 R R Gainesville Gainesville GA  Georgia Tigers Baseball  -  Very impressive 2 way prospect! Showed big power, 100 mph from OF arm, 6.4 runner and mid 90's on the mound at PG National! Smoked 2B in PG AA  http://www.perfectgame.org/Rankings/Players/Default.aspx?gyear=2014&num=500

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