Future Watch: Nolan Gorman Rookie Baseball Cards, CardinalsFuture Watch: Nolan Gorman Rookie Baseball Cards, CardinalsNolan Gorman was drafted 19th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft. After the draft, he reported to the Johnson City Cardinals.

In Johnson City, he had 143 at-bats, slugging 10 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, and 28 RBI in 38 games. That coupled with a .350 batting average got him promoted to Class A.

He finished out 2018 playing for the Peoria Chiefs. He hit three doubles, six homers and 16 RBI with a .426 slugging percentage. It was a good end to his first professional season.

In 2019, the 6-1, 210-pound third baseman started out in A-ball. At 19, this was a good course of action. Back with Peoria, getting 242 at-bats did show dividends; 14 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 41 RBI with a .344 OBP and a .448 slugging percentage.

Collectors can find his cards in 2018 Bowman Draft, 2019 Bowman Chrome, 2019 Topps Pro Debut, 2019 Bowman’s Best, 2019 Onyx Vintage Collection, 2019 Topps Heritage Minor Leagues and more!!

Here’s a look at his sweet swing:

Getting a promotion to A + ball with the Palm Beach Cardinals was a good way to end the season. His 215 at-bats netted 16 doubles, three triples, five homers, and 21 RBI. His .428 slugging percentage showed consistency.

According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:

Gorman has light-tower power from the left side of the plate, with some scouts giving his raw power a 70-grade on the 20-to-80 scale. That power does come with some holes in his swing and leads to some swing-and-miss tendencies, but there’s no denying that Gorman has ultra-quick hands and bat speed. He proved that he could make hard contact against good competition over the summer (when pitchers weren’t avoiding him) and continued to do so during his pro debut, all while demonstrating a quality approach. Some evaluators wonder whether Gorman will remain a third baseman on account of his rigid actions and the likelihood of decreased mobility as he matures physically. He does have the arm strength for the position, however, and is praised for his instincts. If Gorman can continue to refine his approach enough to tap into that power consistently, he has the chance to perfectly fit the profile of a run-producing third baseman in the middle of a big-league lineup. ETA 2022.

This player has the right stuff and the Cardinals don’t miss on too many first rounders. Make sure his cards are a part of your collection!

Future Watch: Nolan Gorman Rookie Baseball Cards, Cardinals – Stats

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2018 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A STL 63 274 237 49 69 13 1 17 44 1 5 34 76 .291 .380 .570 .949 135 1 1 0 2 0
2018 18 -3.4 Peoria MIDW A STL 25 107 94 8 19 3 0 6 16 0 2 10 39 .202 .280 .426 .706 40 1 1 0 2 0
2018 18 -2.3 Johnson City APPY Rk STL 38 167 143 41 50 10 1 11 28 1 3 24 37 .350 .443 .664 1.107 95 0 0 0 0 0
2019 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ STL 125 512 456 65 113 30 6 15 62 2 1 45 152 .248 .326 .439 .765 200 5 9 0 2 3
2019 19 -3.4 Palm Beach FLOR A+ STL 58 230 215 24 55 16 3 5 21 0 1 13 73 .256 .304 .428 .732 92 3 2 0 0 0
2019 19 -2.3 Peoria MIDW A STL 67 282 241 41 58 14 3 10 41 2 0 32 79 .241 .344 .448 .792 108 2 7 0 2 3
All Levels (2 Seasons) 188 786 693 114 182 43 7 32 106 3 6 79 228 .263 .345 .483 .828 335 6 10 0 4 3
A+ (1 season) Minors 58 230 215 24 55 16 3 5 21 0 1 13 73 .256 .304 .428 .732 92 3 2 0 0 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 92 389 335 49 77 17 3 16 57 2 2 42 118 .230 .326 .442 .768 148 3 8 0 4 3
Rk (1 season) Minors 38 167 143 41 50 10 1 11 28 1 3 24 37 .350 .443 .664 1.107 95 0 0 0 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/27/2020.

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