"A lot of power, a lot of walks, little strikeouts; that's kind of the whole goal to it," scouting director Nick Hostetler told Chicago reporters. "Gavin was an interesting guy for us. He's a guy we identified early on as a guy we wanted to target. After we made the pick of [Missouri State third baseman Jake] Burger [at No. 11 overall], we actively pursued Gavin right away. He was an instant target. We made the phone call right after and were able to get him back down to us at 49."