Nolan Gorman

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Nolan Gorman
St. Louis Cardinals
Third baseman
Born: (2000-05-10) May 10, 2000 (age 19)
Phoenix, Arizona
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Nolan Brian Gorman (born May 10, 2000) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Career[edit]

Gorman attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Phoenix, Arizona.[1] He committed to play college baseball at the University of Arizona in August 2015.[2] In 2016, as a sophomore at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, he batted .490 with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs, and in 2017, as a junior, he batted .361 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs.[3] That July, he won in the MLB High School Home Run Derby in Miami, Florida.[4] Later in the month he played in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game and won their home run derby.[5] In September, he played for the USA Baseball 18U National Team, helping lead Team USA to their fourth consecutive gold medal.[6] In 2018, as a senior, Gorman slashed .421/.641/.894 with ten home runs,[7] helping lead O'Connor to a 6A baseball state championship.[8]

Gorman was selected 19th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.[9] He signed with St. Louis for $3,231,000 and was assigned to the Johnson City Cardinals of the Rookie Appalachian League.[10][11] He homered in the second at-bat of his first professional game.[12] During his stint in Johnson City, he was named an Appalachian League All-Star along with being named the league's Player of the Week for July 30-August 5.[13] After batting .345/.440/.662 with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs in 37 games, he was promoted to the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League in August.[14] He finished the season with Peoria, batting .202 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 25 games for the Chiefs.[15]

Gorman returned to Peoria to begin the 2019 season.[16] He was named the Midwest League's first Player of the Week for the 2019 season on April 15 after batting .395 with four home runs and 13 RBIs.[17] In June, he was named to the Midwest League All-Star Game,[18] and competed in the Home Run Derby.[19] On June 19, he was promoted to the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[20] In July, he represented the Cardinals in the 2019 All-Star Futures Game alongside Dylan Carlson.[21] Over 125 games between Peoria and Palm Beach, Gorman slashed .248/.326/.439 with 15 home runs and 62 RBIs.

Personal[edit]

Gorman has been friends with fellow 2018 1st round pick, Matthew Liberatore, since they were 5.[22] Gorman was the first player born in the year 2000 to be drafted by a MLB team. [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLB Draft: Sandra Day O'Connor (Phoenix) slugger Nolan Gorman drafted by St. Louis Cardinals". USA TODAY High School Sports. June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Alexander, Ari. "Two Arizona commits drafted in first round of MLB Draft". KVOA. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Arizona commit Nolan Gorman wins High School Home Run Derby". USA TODAY High School Sports. July 11, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Glendale athlete wins MLB High School Home Run Derby". azcentral.com. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Gorman is Home Run king again, wins UA All-America Derby". MLB.com. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mountain Ridge's Matthew Liberatore, SDO's Nolan Gorman lead USA baseball to gold". azcentral.com. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Sanchez, Jesse (May 31, 2018). "The close friendship of two top Draft prospects". MLB.com. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Jackson, Darrell (May 24, 2018). "Mountain Ridge falls one game short of championship". Glendale Star. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Schaeffer, Brenden. "MLB Draft: Cardinals select two sluggers and a fast-rising college pitcher on day one". KMOV. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Cardinals sign top 2018 Draft pick Gorman". MLB.com. June 11, 2018.
  11. ^ Timmerman, Tom (June 12, 2018). "Cards' top draft pick Nolan Gorman visits Busch, signs contract". Herald&Review. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  12. ^ Goold, Derek (June 21, 2018). "Cardinals' top draft pick Gorman homers in pro debut". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  13. ^ "Gorman and Parsons Named to 2018 Appalachian League All Star Team". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  14. ^ Baugh, Peter (August 8, 2018). "Cardinals first-round pick Nolan Gorman promoted to Class A Peoria | Cardinal Beat". stltoday.com. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  15. ^ "Nolan Gorman Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Where will Nolan Gorman and other Cardinals top prospects be as the minor-league season begins?". ksdk.com. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  17. ^ "Minor League Players of the Week: Lowe, Gorman, Ober". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  18. ^ "Gorman, Franco tapped as MWL All-Stars".
  19. ^ https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/sports/nolan-gorman-in-hr-derby/
  20. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/cardinals-nolan-gorman-moves-on-to-florida-state-league/
  21. ^ https://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/birdland/gorman-carlson-selected-to-represent-cardinals-at-futures-game/article_6a9220a2-b14d-51b0-a00e-74d4cb7123f3.html
  22. ^ Morin, Richard (February 15, 2018). "Arizona's Matthew Liberatore and Nolan Gorman: Opponents, draft prospects — and best friends". AZcentral.com.
  23. ^ Cwik, Chris (June 4, 2018). "Ready to feel old? Some of this year's MLB draft class were born in 2000". Yahoo Sports. Yahoo.com.

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