What they’re saying: Plays better than his pure speed: "gets to balls you don’t think he’ll reach" .... "He's a guy you can dream on and what he has going for him is that he has hit -- moreso than some of the other outfielders on the team." .... On Dominican tour: Facing the Tigers hit home run over the right field fence ... Against the Mariners had two hits ... Two hits against the Mets ... Against the Rays had two hits ... Two hits against the Brewers, including a triple ...5-for-5 with a double, INF hit, two runs scored and an RBI vs. Twins ... Single against the Blue Jays ... Facing MLB Prospects who are eligible to sign as free agents July 2, doubled off the left field wall of Estadio Tetelo Vargas ... Runs 6.67 60 .... Denard Span-like body ... Led Junior team in hits in April ... 7 hits in March vs. pro pitching.
On other lists
Listed 187th on Baseball America's top 500 combined list.
Ranked 334th on Perfect Game's 500 combined list of HSers and collegians
Fourth on Baseball America top Canuck list
Fourth on Perfect Game HS Canuck list.
Baseball America, 187
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 righthanded 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 Scouting Report
334. Miles Gordon, of, St. Ignatius S.S.
L-R, 6-0/170, Oakville, Ont.
College Commitment: San Francisco
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.