Top 100 Countdown: Number 30 Micah Gibbs (LSU)

MicahGibbsLSU The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 30 with LSU junior catcher Micah Gibbs. He is from Pflugerville, Texas where he graduated from Pflugerville High School. He never actually played high school baseball at Pflugerville High School because he transferred to the school before his senior season. According to Texas transfer rules, he was not ineligible to play. He was named a Rawlings High School All-American and Rawlings Pre-Season All-Region team member even without his eligibility. He won all-state, all-county and all-district honors as a sophomore and junior at Leander High. In his junior season, he hit .500 with eight homers and 34 RBI while having a career batting average of .408 including 13 homers.

 

Gibbs headed to LSU to continue his education where he has been playing under Paul Mainieri for the last two seasons. As a freshman, Gibbs appeared in 54 games including 48 starts. He finished the season with a .322 average with 16 doubles, two homers, and 35 RBI. He was even better in SEC play as he led the Tigers with a .345 average. He picked up several awards as he was named Baseball America First-Team Freshman All-American, Rivals.com First-Team Freshman All-American, and Freshman All-SEC Team. He spent the summer of 2008 with the USA Collegiate National Team where he hit .264 (19-for-72) for the U.S. with three doubles, two homers and 17 RBI in 23 games.

Gibbs continued to succeed on the field as a sophomore as he hit .294 (70-for-238) with 16 doubles, two triples, six homers, 42 RBI and 58 runs in 71 games (68 MicahGibbsLSUAction starts). He was also strong on the Tigers run to the 2009 NCAA Championship as he hit .333 with one double, five RBI and 10 runs. He was also strong defensively behind the plate as he had a fielding percentage of .989 while throwing out 22 potential base stealers. He was honored as a member of the ABCA Gold Glove Team and SEC All-Defensive Team. Gibbs is also an accomplished student in the classroom as he was named to the 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

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  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Donald J. Boyles

    I really like this kid as a catcher! More info on Gibbs as Brian noted he played his Junior year at Leander and then transferred to Pflugerville for his senior year since they play in the same district, the UIL determine he transferred for athletical reason which is a no-no in Texas.

  • waltgreenberg

    Gibbs is without question one of the best catchers in the country, but in what world is he ranked ahead of guys such as Holt, McGee and Jungmann as college players?

  • BKMHOXX (Aman Reaka)

    I personally would place Gibbs slightly ahead of Holt and ahead of McGee.
    I do however like Jungmann a bit more.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    Jungmann’s little neck twitch scares the heck out of me….Very odd to see.

  • waltgreenberg

    Yeah, Brian– and that neck twitch effects his college performance and ranking? Again, thanks for once again reaffirming that your ranking has nothing to do with actual college performance, and instead, everything to do with pro projectability.

  • http://absolutelyobknoxious.com William Knox

    So Walt, when can we expect your perfect Top 100 list? You seem to make yourself out to be the ultimate judge of the list, so I think maybe you should give it a try.