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!