OF Miles Gordon 4th Round (115th Overall)- Cincinnati Reds [Signed]

With the 10th pick of the fourth round (115th overall) the Cincinnati Reds selected speedy high school outfielder Miles Gordon.

Gordon has signed with the Reds.

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Hometown: Oakville, Ontario

Teams: Great Lakes Canadians, Oakville Royals, Canadian National Junior Team

Coaches: Adam Stern, Greg Hamilton, Mike Siena, Shawn Lynn, Francis Cubos

College Commitment: San Francisco

Scouts: Bill Byckowski, Dan Bleiwas, Chris Buckley.

Slot Money:$493,400

Signed For: $475,000

Rated: 187th on Baseball America's top 500 list, fourth among Canadian players. 334th on Perfect Game's combined 500 list, fourth among Canadian high school players.

Scouting Reports:

Baseball America

Gordon is a product of the up-and-coming Great Lakes Canadians, though he previously played with the Oakville Royals. An athlete with fast-twitch ability, Gordon burst onto scouts’ radars with impressive performances at Tournament 12 and at the WWBA Championship in Jupiter.

The left-handed hitting outfielder has a short stroke geared for line drives, and has the ability to punch the ball into the gaps with backspin. He flashes above-average bat speed and scouts project him to develop below-average power, as he already shows some ability to drive the ball deep to his pull side.

Gordon is also an above-average runner and knows how to use his speed, showing strong instincts in the outfield and reading situations well on the basepaths. Scouts give Gordon excellent marks for his makeup, and many believe in his ability to develop into a solid regular. He is committed to the University of San Francisco.

Perfect Game

Gordon played with the same youth program as Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey and shares many of the same similarities, including a limited exposure to the national scouting community leading up to his senior draft year. Gordon is a plus runner with 6.6 speed in the 60-yard dash, but his best and most rapidly improving tool is his smooth and quick lefthanded swing. He profiles as a top-of-the-order center fielder in the future.

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