Colorado Year In Review: 9th Most Viewed Profile in 2015

By John Cackowski 
State Director

We're looking back at the Top 15 most viewed profiles on our website from the year of 2015. Our 9th most viewed profile in 2015 was No. 10  2016 INF Tommy Gillman of Columbine High School/Slammers Baseball and Texas A&M Commit with 973 total views. Below is a recent look at Gillman's profile and video. To view a past Q/A we did with Gillman Click Here


Currently ranked No. 9 for 2016, the 5-foot-11, 180 pound senior shows good quick feet at both positions up the middle.  We saw him at Short and he made several plays on slow hit balls causing him to have to field and throw on the run.  An 86 mph arm velocity compliments his quick feet and hands.  A switch hitter at the plate with gap-to-gap power and good pull power from the left side.


Currently ranked No. 9 in the 2016 class and committed to Texas A&M. 5-foot-10, 170-pound switch-hitting shortstop. Gillman started off the tournament slow at the plate but it did not effect his defense as he showed great range glove hand side at ss the whole tournament making plays few high school shortstops could make. Attacks the ball well. After the first day his bat got going which included a homerun against Georgia on Saturday, and for the rest of the tournament got on base by singles or walks. Led off for Team Colorado the whole tournament.

5-foot-10, 170-pound switch-hitting shortstop.  Hits from a wide base with a short stride and simple approach from both side. Left-handed swing is fluid, short to the baseball, with several line drives to the opposite field gap during batting practice. From the right side Gillman has one handed high finish with good extension, hands go right to ball with short stride. Same approach from left but stands taller.  Gillman shows more bat speed from the right side then the left then the right. Was 90 mph exit velo off tee from right, and 82 mph from the left off the tee.   Defensively, threw 83 MPH across the diamond from short, loose, ¾ arm slot with accuracy and more in the tank arm strength wise.  Possesses plus fielding actions for the middle infield, with a good feel for when to use full arm. Good actions.  Hands are soft, quick footwork, ranges well both up the middle and in the hole, solid body control on run through ball.  Ran a flat 7.00 60 time. Gillman is as versatile player there is in Colorado. Was chosen for the Junior Sunbelt Classic Team.