TigsTown Q&A: Tyler Gibson

The Tigers went after a high impact prospect loaded with tools in the 15th round as they picked Stratford Academy star Tyler Gibson. An outstanding athlete with tools across the board, Gibson talked with TigsTown's Mark Anderson this week.

TigsTown: It's been a couple of weeks now, but talk to me about how everything felt on draft day.

Tyler Gibson: I was excited! I was relieved. I'm just really happy to be a Tiger!

TT: Did you know the Tigers were a potential suitor for you or was that a bit of a surprise on the second day of the draft?

TG: I worked out with them twice right before the draft. I knew their area scout and knew they liked me, and I liked them.

TT: I know it's early in the game, but have you talked contract terms with the Tigers at all?

TG: Just a little bit, but not much at this point. In July or August we will talk more.

TT: Can you talk to me about what it will take for you to sign with the Tigers and walk away from your commitment to Georgia Tech?

TG: I have to look at the best situation for me and my family. If the situation is good, I'll sign. If not, I'll go to Tech.

TT: What type of playing time do you think you're in line for if you go to Tech?

TG: Obviously I need to go there and earn a spot, but hopefully I can work hard and earn a spot quickly and get to play a lot.

TT: Can you describe yourself as a player?

TG: I'm a left-handed hitter. I hit with power and average. I'm a 6.5 runner that can play center field. I play hard and I play every day giving everything I have.

TT: What's something you believe you will have to work hard to improve if you turn pro?

TG: I think the biggest adjustment will be hitting every day. Seeing 90-95 mph fastballs every day, day in, and day out will be a big adjustment.

TT: What's your final word for Tiger fans?

TG: Let's go ahead and get signed so I can get playing and help the organization!

TigsTown would like to thank Tyler for taking time out of his summer to talk for a few minutes. We wish him the best of luck as he negotiates with the Tigers and hopefully we can see him on the field in Detroit someday!

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