Michael Gettys

Position: CF
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Fort Wayne TinCaps
Age: 20 yrs, 7m
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 2nd Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP)

Prospect Spotlight

Defensively, it doesn’t get much better than the package Gettys brings to the table. His throws have been clocked at 100 mph from the outfield, and he pairs that arm strength with excellent defensive instincts and a double-plus run tool, making him a potential double-plus defender in center. Gettys’ loose and fluid athleticism, however, doesn’t show up in his swing.

He has plus bat speed, but his wrists get stiff and the swing follows suit, creating a more muscled up swing than you’d expect from him, causing some choppiness in the barrel path. Gettys’ approach needs some refinement, as well, as he can struggle to find the right pitches to attack. He’ll need to make more consistent contact in order to utilize some of his plus raw power in-game. His physical tools are loud and it makes him interesting; the next step is to better utilize his bat in-game to start reaching his potential. – Mauricio Rubio