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Nick Gordon

Born: 10/24/1995 (Age: 19)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 160
Primary Position: SS
High waisted player; skinny frame; room to add lean muscle.
Evaluator Brandon Decker
Report Date 06/22/2015
Dates Seen 5/26/15-5/28/15
Affiliate Cedar Rapids Kernels (, Twins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 High 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Short compact, linear swing. Quick hands; plus feel for the barrel; ability to barrel up and hit foul line to foul line; aggressive approach.
Power 40 Linear swing, but able to turn inside fastballs with power. Potential for power to grow with age and body maturity; line drive swing will limit power; gap power.
Baserunning/Speed 55 4.16 to first; solid quickness defensively; ability to go first to third on base paths well. High baseball IQ; smart and aggressive base runner.
Glove 60 Fields ball out front; smooth, quick transfer; soft with the glove; good quickness defensively; High IQ stood out. Should stay at SS.
Arm 60 Strong accurate arm; ability to make the throw from the hole; arm stood out considering his frame. Definitely good enough for the left side of the infield.

Gordon is raw, but the tools are there for a very special player. He shows a plus feel for the barrel and ability to hit to all fields. The linear, line drive swing shows potential for a plus hit tool. The power will likely be minimal and more of gap-to-gap power, but has more power than you would think from his frame. Above average speed. Quick out of the box as well as quick defensively. Smart base runner. High baseball IQ stood out. Strong arm and good fundamentals defensively that profile as plus from the SS position, and strong enough to stay at short.

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