Mesa, Arizona —— On Friday afternoon at Sloan Park, we caught up with Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Cam Gibson — a true character of the game who has some kind of unique, refreshing outlook on life. The son of longtime big league player, coach, and manager Kirk Gibson, Cam is representing the Tigers in Mesa at the prestigious Arizona Fall League. Here, he’s quickly developing a reputation as a hard-nosed ballplayer, and a throwback to a different time in the game.
Cam Gibson spoke to Baseball Census on-air host Sande Charles about his early impressions of the Arizona Fall League, and plenty more — including the differences between his mom and his big league dad in preparing him for pro ball, and the polar-opposite encouragement they give once he got to this level.
The Detroit Tigers prospect reveals to us a little insight into why he thinks he should have been born in 1952, and how he wishes he could have gone to Woodstock and then played baseball in the 1980s. Like I said — this guy is a character, but with a very good head on his shoulders and a gritty on-field persona that could have him overachieving through the rest of his professional career.
He also shares his more immediate thoughts on the Detroit Tigers’ new managerial hire and direction — a decision that could have a serious impact on the prospect and his cohorts over the next few years.
Watch the full Cam Gibson video interview here:
In addition to our sit-down with Kyle Lewis a few days ago, Cam Gibson has made for one of the best interviews here early in the AFL season. Hope you enjoyed it!
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