Nick Gordon the draft's top SS prospect
March, 11, 2014
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Four Seam Image/Mike JanesNick Gordon has been getting stronger, which is a good sign for future pop.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Olympia HS shortstop Nick Gordon is no secret within the industry, between his big league father (you know him as "Flash"), brother Dee of the Dodgers, and former teammates Walker Weickel and Jesse Winker, but this year he has come into his own as a legitimate top-half-of-the-first-round prospect, and in my opinion the best middle infielder in the draft class, worthy of a top-10 pick.
Gordon's fastball has been in the low 90s off the mound, so we already know he has the arm to play anywhere on the field, but his footwork and hands have improved every year I've seen him -- my first look was in March 2012 while scouting Weickel and Winker -- and there's no doubt at all that he can stay at short.