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Nolan Gorman

Born: 05/10/2000 (Age: 19)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 210
Primary Position: 3B
Large frame, athletic and muscular build with a strong lower half; projection remains for additional upper body growth.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 07/16/2019
Dates Seen 5/10/19; 6/19/19
Affiliate Peoria Chiefs (Low A, Cardinals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 High 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Slightly open stance, quiet pre-swing with a leg kick timing mechanism. Swing can get a little stiff, lacking fluidity at times, length in the swing; above average bat speed with very quick hands. Recognizes pitches well but will still get out front on secondaries occasionally. There's always going to be some swing and miss in his game but the hit tool will improve with increased experience and exposure to more advanced pitching.
Power 70 Double plus raw power generated from strong frame and above average bat speed; gets loft in the swing, ball jumps off the bat, easy power to all fields. Currently plays down in game due to contact issues.
Baserunning/Speed 45 4.20 clock home to first from the left side; will play fringe average with maturity.
Glove 50 Unspectacular, yet solid at third base. Lacks the range to be anything more than average, but has the instincts and hands to stick at the hot corner.
Arm 60 Above average arm strength, accurate and shows good carry, more than enough for third base.

Gorman has all the tools to eventually become a future all-star. He's still raw at the plate and will need to continue to make adjustments to his swing and approach if he's going to maximize his power. The arm and glove are solid enough to allow him to stick at third but the bat is strong enough to handle a move across the diamond if needed. The high ceiling comes with a strong amount of risk due to his youth but it's an exciting profile due to the exceptional power.

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