Nolan Gorman

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  1. knightedsoldier5000

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    http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=t443&player_id=669357#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL

    Looks like a future star at 3B for the Cardinals. Currently in A ball. Hitting .329 / .398 / 1.081 OPS / 7 HR in 82 AB

    The best part? He's still only 18 years old!!!

    Unfortunatley, the Cardinals are notorious for keeping great young kids down in the minors for too long. Hopefully Gorman doesn't get stuck in the minors and can hit his way up to majors in the next year or 2.
     
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    Nolan Gorman Jumps On Elite Prospect Path

    https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/nolan-gorman-jumps-on-elite-prospect-path/

    In the last 10 years, only five other high school draftees selected in the top two rounds have posted a .900 OPS or better in their draft year followed by an .800 OPS or better in the Midwest League the following April.

    Nolan Gorman has played 84 professional games through Wednesday, May 1. That’s all he’s needed to jump on an elite prospect track.

    Gorman, the Cardinals' No. 1 prospect following the graduations of Alex Reyes, Tyler O’Neill and Dakota Hudson, has been on an offensive tear since being selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2018 draft. He hit .291 with 17 home runs, 44 RBIs and a .949 OPS in 63 games after signing last year while becoming just the seventh high school draftee in the last decade to reach low Class A in his draft year.

    He’s followed up this season by hitting .325 with a .389 on-base percentage and .650 slugging percentage in the Midwest League, which is known to freeze out even the best prospects during a frigid April.
     
  3. Bucky

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    Impressive and he's only 18! Should be in the Majors by the the time he's old enough to legally order a beer.
     

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