Dee Gordon's hitting still a concern
March, 13, 2014
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider
Gregg Forwerck/Getty ImagesDee Gordon can handle second base, but he probably won't hit enough to hold a lineup spot.GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Buster Olney noted earlier this week that Dee Gordon may already have won the Los Angeles Dodgers' second-base job, which may have something to do with the absence of any real competition here. Gordon did add an unusual amount of muscle this offseason, but he doesn't have the hand or wrist strength to turn on major league fastballs.
He loads his hands very deep, nearly barring his lead arm, and drags the bat through the zone. Between the late start and the lack of wrist strength, he can't accelerate enough to make hard contact.