Josh Gibson
Josh Gibson

CLASS OF 2019

SS
2B

Josh
Gibson

Jefferson JC
O'Fallon (HS) • IL
5-8 • 165LBS • R/R
Travel Team: St. Louis Gamers

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3/14/19

Jefferson JC commit. 5-foot-8, 165-pound shortstop, compact frame, dynamic athletic build, live body. Plays the game faster than his peers, feet are light and quick, moves well on the diamond, both defensively and around the bases. Hands play out front, works through the baseball, good angles. Arm action is short, carries well, plus arm strength for age. Three-hole, right-handed hitter, athletic setup. Took quality at bats, quiet takes, sees the baseball well. Above average runner showed ability to change the game with his speed, stole three bases and scored two runs. 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.

3.17.18 - Missouri State commit. 5-foot-8, 165-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop with a strong, compact, athletic frame. Hits leadoff for O’Fallon and finished the game 2-for-4 with a two-run single off of the third base bag. Quiet, relaxed setup, short stride and good feel for the barrel. Stays short to present bat speed and bat strength. Jumped on the first pitch he saw in his last at-bat and singled sharply up the middle. Was 4.40 on a ground out and on his single off the third base bag was 4.51 on the turn. Steady defender at shortstop, ranges well, athletic actions and soft, confident hands. Short, firm arm action, carries across the diamond at times.

2.11.18 - Missouri State commit. 5-foot-8, 165-pound, middle infielder with a strong frame, thick lower half. At the plate, narrow, slightly open setup, long leg-lift trigger and maintains balance through contact. Present bat speed, level bat path through the zone, line drive approach and fluid rhythm throughout. 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. On the infield, steady hands, athletic actions, quick transfer at times and ranges well to both sides. Throws from a high ¾ slot and clocked at 86 mph across the diamond. 6.94 runner in the 60, laser-timed.  

2.1.17 - Verbally committed to Missouri State.

1.15.17 - 5-foot-8, 155-pound infielder with a strong lower half. Plays with confidence and energy. Ran a 7.05 laser-timed 60. Right-handed hitter, compact swing, gap-to-gap approach, present bat speed and strength through contact; 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Open, balanced setup, minimal stride, short path to the ball and good balance through contact. Defensively, natural infield actions, fluid footwork, good body control on the move, soft hands and quick, clean transfer. Arm works short and quick, high ¾ slot, accurate with carry clocked at 79 mph.

4.14.16 - 5-foot-6, 145-pound right-handed hitting infielder. Starts on varsity as a freshman for No. 2 ranked O’Fallon high school. Offensively, had quality at-bats all day. Handled velocity and is a tough out at the plate. Finished the day 2-for-2, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB and 2 SB. In his second at-bat took an 88 mph fastball and hit a line-drive single to right field. Defensively, has feel for the middle infield, steady hands and fluid footwork. High follow 2019 prospect.

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