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Dee will be wearing that Los Angeles uniform for a long time once his bat comes alive.
Dee Gordon: Albuquerque Isotopes (Triple-A ballclub)
The blur of a human being speeding past others in Arizona this spring was most definitely Dee Gordon, the highly regarded shortstop prospect for the Dodgers.
Devaris is the son of major league relief pitcher Tom Gordon, who was nicknamed "Flash," and passed on his uber-quick genetics to his extraordinarily gifted son.
Although wafer-thin at a mere 150 pounds, and standing at 5'11'', Gordon has taken the minors by storm, and according to Baseball America, he is the Dodgers' best overall prospect.
Gordon has been the MVP of the Midwest League, a Southern League All-Star and has set the standard high for 2011 in Triple-A. In all of his three professional seasons, Gordon has led his respective teams in stolen bases and has had very solid batting averages (averaging out to be a .297 in his three seasons).
Gordon struggled with the bat in spring training, posting a meager .167 batting average with only one extra base hit in 24 at-bats. Little Dee did make some very nice plays in the field, and he brings a lot of range and agility to his home, roaming the dirt between second and third base.
So far in this young season, Gordon is 11-for-34 this season, with 10 runs scored, four RBIs and five stolen bases. Gordon has struck out 10 times and walked twice, along with four defensive errors.
Expect Gordon to try to mold his game to become a legitimate leadoff hitter with some gap to gap power this year, along with trying to cut down strikeouts, walking more and becoming more consistent on defense.
Gordon could be getting a taste of the big club soon, and I fully expect him to be a 2012 producer in Los Angeles.