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Nick Gordon

Born: 10/24/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 160
Primary Position: SS
Physical/Health
Large frame, lean, athletic body, modest physical projection remaining; quality athlete
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 06/17/2016
Dates Seen 6/12-6/15/2016
Affiliate Fort Myers Miracle (High A, Twins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Low 55 50/Quality Regular No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Slightly open stance, low hands just below shoulders; small leg kick, quick hands, above-average bat speed; short stroke, slightly uphill swing plane, hole inside and under the hands, will expand zone and chase; potential above-average hitter
Power 40 Average raw power; generates some loft on hit balls, plays to well below-average at present because of approach and hit utility; chance to play to below-average at full utility
Baserunning/Speed 60 Plus speed, 4.09 home-to-first; raw present base-running skills, gets poor jumps and reads; should improve in time
Glove 55 Not a quick-twitch athlete but makes sound plays; natural instincts and reactions; owns it, confident player, plus run has utility in form of solid range; steady hands, quick transfers
Arm 60 Plus arm, throws have good arc and carry; tends to get lazy and lose his mechanics, accuracy wanders, under-throws to first
Overall

Gordon is a premium athlete and is one of the better shortstop prospects in the league. He's struggling to make contact this year, but is still working quality at-bats and playing solid defense. Potential everyday player.

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