Kirk Gibson got an early father's day present today when the Diamondbacks drafted his son, Cam Gibson, in the 38th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Cam Gibson is an outfielder from Grosse Point, Michigan, listed at 6'0 and 175-pounds by ESPN recruiting.
"He's got ability," said Kirk Gibson about his son. "His drive and determination will be tested, he has to mature and grow up a little bit." Click the jump to read more comments from Gibby about his son
Like his father, Cam Gibson will play baseball at Michigan State University. His father was adamant in saying that Cam will go to school and get his education, rather than sign with the big league club out of high school.
"He's gonna go to college, I think he'd like to go to school and develop," said Gibson. "I know how good he can be, I think he has the dream to be a major leaguer one day."
Kirk Gibson played both baseball and football Michigan State, earning All-American honors in both sports. Unlike his father, Cam Gibson will focus on baseball while in college.
"He has some similar traits with me," said Kirk Gibson. "(He) got rid of a lot of the bad ones I had."
Kirk Gibson expressed that he won't put any pressure on his son, but he will be there the whole way for support.
"I just try to encourage him if he has a dream to try to realize that dream, but there's no pressure from me."