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Nick Gordon

Born: 10/24/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 160
Primary Position: SS
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 Video
2018 Low 55 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

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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