Gordon, son of longtime big leaguer Tom "Flash" Gordon, fell to the fourth round in the 2008 draft because of academic and discipline issues that made it hard for scouts to see him. But at this point the Dodgers appear to have out-scouted the industry, given how pro scouts are reacting to Gordon's play. Two evaluators independently told me they think he's Jimmy Rollins with less power. Gordon is listed, perhaps generously, at 5-foot-11, and is as thin as a rake despite efforts to put on weight, but he's wiry-strong and has shown he can hit line drives deep to both gaps. So while he may never hit 20 homers in the majors, he should produce plenty of extra-base power. He is a plus-plus runner with an above-average arm and has the athleticism and quickness to play shortstop in the big leagues. Gordon's feel for the game is poor, especially for the son of a big leaguer, but he was primarily a basketball player until his senior year in high school. The inexperience shows in all facets of his game, from pitch recognition to high caught-stealing rates. His upside is substantial, but he's more like a 19-year-old player in a 22-year-old body; he has to develop at a faster pace than a typical tools prospect to reach that Rollins-like potential.