Nolan Gorman

Born: 05/10/2000 (Age: 18)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1
Weight: 210
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#19 overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (STL)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 13th, 2018
Dates Seen: August 2-7, 2018
Level: Rk
Affiliate: Johnson City Cardinals
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Average build; physique does not stand out. Strong with some room up top to add. Above-average athlete at present.
Swing Mechanics
Slightly open set up, feet shoulder width with hands off body. High leg-raise, sturdy back leg, moderate load behind ear, gets hands out early to create length, bat speed compensates to get bathead through zone with minimal barrel drag; swing path to elevate. Excellent weight transfer creates fluid swing.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 60 1st Division Regular Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 55 Excellent pitch recognition, manipulates barrel around zone, doesn't expand early in count. Showed ability to hit spin and offspeed in hitter and pitcher's counts. Swing has length that will expose him away to plus velocity up/away; will yield above-average Ks on .265-.270 hitter.
Excellent pitch recognition, manipulates barrel around zone, doesn't expand early in count. Showed ability to hit spin and offspeed in hitter and pitcher's counts. Swing has length that will expose him away to plus velocity up/away; will yield above-average Ks on .265-.270 hitter.
Game Power 40 60 Barrel feel, bat speed to do damage. Stays back, launch angle for HRs. Lethal power on inner half; showed it CF; oppo should come.
Barrel feel, bat speed to do damage. Stays back, launch angle for HRs. Lethal power on inner half; showed it CF; oppo should come.
Raw Power 60 70 Strong legs, fluid swing with plus bat speed and barrel feel; elevates easily with slight uppercut bat path to clear fence. Has enough patience to find hitters counts. Will add to frame, physically mature for near elite raw power.
Strong legs, fluid swing with plus bat speed and barrel feel; elevates easily with slight uppercut bat path to clear fence. Has enough patience to find hitters counts. Will add to frame, physically mature for near elite raw power.
Run 45 40 Solid 4.25 range from LH batters box. Will lose a step with maturity
Solid 4.25 range from LH batters box. Will lose a step with maturity
Field 55 50 Makes plays; solid first step, above-average hands, average lateral movement; made diving play down line. Fringy on charge. Will lose some quickness sticks.
Makes plays; solid first step, above-average hands, average lateral movement; made diving play down line. Fringy on charge. Will lose some quickness sticks.
Throw 60 60 Gets ball to 1B on line from behind bag; shows arm strength, carry, accuracy from different spots and on move.
Gets ball to 1B on line from behind bag; shows arm strength, carry, accuracy from different spots and on move.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Potential all-star at 3B who will hit 30 home runs and make consistent hard contact with average defense. Will be vulnerable to elite velocity away, will need to adjust swing length and recognize when to go to opposite field. Projects to make these adjustments with excellent barrel feel and bat speed.