Missouri's Gibson a top prospect - KMOV.com

Missouri's Gibson a top prospect

COLUMBIA - It's the question every major league baseball player gets asked.

"How'd you make it to the big leagues?"

For Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson, who is projected to be chosen in the first half of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 9, it has been a matter of good fortune and hard work.

Too often people sit on the set of Oprah and tell the story of how they went from nothing to everything. According to the Malcom Gladwell best seller "Outliers," that's just not true. People just don't come from nowhere. Gibson, who grew up in Greenfield, Ind., went through a lot as he changed from a tall skinny kid into Missouri's ace, an all-American and a pitcher scouts point their radar guns at every weekend.

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