Michael Gabbard
Michael Gabbard
Michael Gabbard
Michael Gabbard
Michael Gabbard

CLASS OF 2022

C
SS

Michael
Gabbard

Prior Lake (HS) • MN
5-9 • 168LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Starters

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2022 National

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6/21/21

Positional Profile: C, Ranked #137 in MN 2022 class
Body: 5-foot-9, 163-pounds.
Defense: C: 2.0-2.14 pop times. One-knee approach, low center of mass, glove low to high, hard worker, deadens ball well in front when blocking, present athleticism, consistent accuracy on throws. IF: smooth, controlled approach, works through ball w/ fluidity, above avg. feet, carry on throws with consistent accuracy
Arm: C - 76 mph. INF - 82 mph.
Hit: Upright start to slight hip coil load. Athletic at landing and through turn. Clean, direct path to the baseball, present barrel awareness, consistent LD contact to all fields
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60

3/13/21

Positional Profile: SS/C
Body: 5-9, 163-pounds.
C Defense: RH. C - 77 mph. 1.95-2.08 pop times. Quicker feet with clean exchange, tends to work around plate, pie arm action, solid accuracy to base.
Infield Defense: INF - 79 mph. Active feet, fields underneath body at times, works low to ground, shows improved actions, solid accuracy to bag.
Hit: RHH. Slight open stance, easy body load, good early rhythm, arm bar in load, consistent solid contact, line drives off bat, gap to gap approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.6 runner in the 60.

3/08/20

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced and athletic stance Body and hand load. Some rhythm. Mid/pull approach with line drive contact
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. Good barrel contact
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action and accurate
Defense: Sits back and work well to field. Average hands and funnels to field
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60.

10/06/19

'22 Michael Gabbard a C/INF for Starters.  Smaller frame and balanced stance.  Consistent swing with solid contact that flashed pull side pop.  He tallied a triple and single with 3 RBI in their game.  

6/25/19

Lean, athletic build. 5-foot-7, 145 pounds. Right-handed hitting catcher, balanced setup, minimal load, short stride with a toe-tap. Simple and compact swing, doesn’t do too much, quick hands, goes with the baseball, barreled up two doubles to his pull-side. Started behind the dish for Starters in the quarterfinal game against Prairie Gravel. Went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a sac bunt. Used a smooth swing and quick hands to drive two doubles over outfielders’ heads in LF and CF respectively against PBA Wisconsin. Defensively, recorded an in-game pop time of 2.21 where he threw a runner out. Soft receiver, quick and clean exchange, adept blocker. Showed great instincts on a sac bunt, got around the baseball, was vocal, delivered an accurate throw to first base. 

3/16/19

5-foot-7, 145-pound right-handed hitting shortstop and catcher. 7.76 runner. Square stance, solid early rhythm in hands, tends to push barrel through zone, spray contact, shows ability to use whole field, 77 mph exit velocity. Works around and through, softer hands, follows throws, good first step quickness, 75 mph arm across infield. Solid athletic actions, sticks pitches in zone, tends to lose low pitch, longer exchange, throws in front of plate, solid accuracy and carry, 71 mph arm from behind plate with 2.28-2.40 pop times.

3/10/18

5-foot-6, 120-pound right-handed hitting position player. 4.95 home-to-first time. Open stance, body load, strides to square, repeats swing well, easy actions in box, line drive approach, consistent solid contact with gap to gap approach, 79 mph exit velocity. Even stance with balance, short repeatable arm action, above avg. accuracy to bag, online throws, solid receiver, ability to deaden ball on blocks, 65 mph arm strength with 2.21-2.37 pop times. Aggressive routes to ball, covers ground well, sure hands, accurate arm to target, 68 mph arm across infield.

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