Jacob Gatewood – 2014 MLB Draft

Jacob Gatewood

Jacob Gatewood – 2014 MLB Draft – Twitter Username: Jake_Gatewood2

Position: Shortstop

Draft Watch Article: Jacob Gatewood

School: Clovis HS (CA)

Dan Kirby’s thoughts:

With maybe the worst farm system in baseball, the White Sox have a chance to add a franchise player here and should go after the kid with perhaps the highest ceiling among the prep bats. Gatewood is a 6’-5”, 190 pound right-hander with some serious raw power, as well as excellent bat speed. He won the Junior Home Run Derby at Citi Field, slugging 13 home runs — three of them reaching the third deck. I also got to see him launch several bombs out of Wrigley Field as he won the home run derby at the 2013 Under Armour All American Game. He most likely will have to move off shortstop but his canon arm and instincts should play well at the hot corner or a corner outfield spot where his bat will more than justify the position. High character kid who is committed to USC. – From MLB Mock Draft 2.0

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