Cayden Gibson
Cayden Gibson
Cayden Gibson

CLASS OF 2024

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OF

Cayden
Gibson

Fort Zumwalt West (HS) • MO
5-9 • 145LBS • L/R
Travel Team: STL Force National

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2024 National

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9/12/21

Positional Profile: MIF/OF

Body: 5-foot-9, 145-pound lean and developing frame with room for added strength and size in the future

Hit: LHH.  At the plate starts with a slightly closed stance and athletic posture.  Hands get set well below shoulder height with a high back elbow and vertical bat angle.  Leg kick stride with short linear push off the back leg.  Stays closed throughout the swing.  Rotational path with the hands and a top hand strong finish.  Plays the ball deep into the zone and gets good extension.  Hands work quickly through the zone.

Power:  87 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  INF-73 mph.  OF-72 mph.   ¾ arm slot with a whippy arm action.

Defense: In the infield attacks the ball with a feel for routes working around the ball.  Uses short and choppy footwork on approach.  Fields the ball out in front with a feel for glove action and soft hands.  In the outfield attacks the ball with controlled rhythm and clean exchanges out of the glove.  Utilizes a shuffle crow hop technique with good momentum headed towards the target.

Run: 7.41runner in the 60.


10/25/20

Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-5, 135-pounds. Lean, developing frame.
Hit: LHH. Tall, closed stance. Quick knee-to-knee toe tap load with short stride. Uphill swing, finishing on back leg. Line-drive and fly-ball contact to the middle of the field.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 72 mph. C - 66 mph. Long arm action, ¾ release.
Defense: 2.19-2.28 pop times. Short, choppy footwork with clean glove, playing through the ball well.. Behind the plate, quiet actions with quick feet, developing exchanges and release.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60.

1/25/20

Gibson is a 5-foot-3 125-pound left-handed hitting catcher and second baseman in Missouri’s 2024 class. He ran a 4.78 home to first and has a 71 mph exit velocity. At the plate, starts closed, leg kick to load, stays against back side, slight rotation, lands slightly closed, level path through the hitting zone, high finish, one handed finish at times, stays balanced, mostly middle of the field contact during hitting evals.  Behind the plate, balanced set up, sits high, fluid transfer on time with footwork, over the top slot, creates momentum with footwork to throw, 62 mph positional velocity. On the infield, 65 mph positional velocity, works behind and through the ball, fluid footwork, clean transfer, high three quarters arm slot, soft hands.

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