Skinny frame with room for a little projection but not much. Can add some good weight (~10 lbs). High-waisted player. Sets up at the plate with high hands and a slightly open stance.
Mauricio Rubio Jr.
04/09/2015 - 04/11/2015
Cedar Rapids Kernels (Low A, Twins)
60 - First Division Starter
Short and compact swing; direct to the ball. Can get aggressive in approach; possesses plus plate coverage; plus feel for the barrel; gets the barrel to the ball in all quadrants of the zone and shows an ability to turn around on velocity in. Goes with the pitch and stings the ball.
Linear swing but has more power than expected given frame and swing. Compact swing, can muscle up on the ball. Power will be gap oriented but has strong wrists. Won’t get bat knocked out of hands.
11.81 home to third on a triple, has natural quickness, is a good athlete. Speed will be a factor on the base paths, will take the extra base.
Glove is still raw as he can speed the game up sometimes but shows plus potential. Fluid actions, fields the ball out front, good glove to hand transfer. Has first step quickness and instincts to play the position. Nose for the ball.
Strong arm, easy throwing motion. Can rush throws at times but shows plus accuracy potential.
Gordon is still early in the development curve but the tools are there for a special player. He teases an advanced feel for the barrel and an ability to use the whole field. Gordon has a high baseball IQ, more power than you’d think by looking at him and the glove will stick at shortstop.