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Hamilton Southeastern (HS) • IN
6' 4" • 205LBS
R/R • 26yr 6mo
2016 National

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4/16/16 GAME NOTES: The 6-foot-4, 190 pound senior continues to impress at the plate. Against rival Fishers and 2017 LHP Luke Duermit (Ohio State commit) the Indiana recruit went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI, a 2B and a 3B.  Gorski has a wiry frame with tons of athleticism.  Possesses plus bat speed with power potential and an explosive lower half.  Ball jumps off his bat.  Also shows good speed in the field and on the bases.  At the Super 60 workout in February he was clocked running a 6.67 laser-timed 60 . 

2/7/16 SUPER 60- The wiry-strong 6-foot-4, 190-pound Indiana recruit showed raw, plus athleticism in all phases, including shattering the Super 60 exit velocity record with 106 mph with wood off a tee. Gorski opened the day by running a 6.67 laser-timed 60. Offensively, Gorski displayed big raw pull-side power potential. Hits from a slightly open setup, gets square, significant arm bar in load but manages to pull his hands through; generates plus bat speed, explosive lower half and gets extended through contact well; basically, he takes man-hacks. Ball jumps off his bat with backspin carry; struggles to repeat swing, but with some fine-tuning and as he fills into his frame, Gorski has big right-handed power potential. Defensively, he plays both MIF and outfield – recorded 89 mph from both positions – though likely will profile as a right fielder at the next level.

4/3/15 GAME NOTES:
 6-foot-4, 180 pounder is an athlete and serves as the Royals lead-off hitter.  Runs well, possesses arm strength.  Good approach at the plate, gets the barrel through the zone.  Showed good speed on the bases.  Went 2-4 with 2 RBI including a double to the right-center gap.  High follow uncommitted 2016.

6/25/14: 6 foot 4 inches/ 180 pounds, 4.50-H-1st. Athletic with a long ¾ arm that is on target with carry. Average hands and feet with plus actions. Hits from a balanced stance with a slight top hand wrap. Short stride with average bat speed and long path to the ball.

5/12/19: Athletically built at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Gorski could easily pack on 20 pounds of added strength, giving him the look of a major league outfielder. He also has the tools to match with plus speed, an above average-to-plus arm with very good accuracy and above average raw power to his pull side. After two seasons of improvement in the batter's box, Gorski has hit a snag this season. He's currently slashing .286/.385/.513 during his junior season, down from last year's .356/.404/.554 line. With a spread stance, Gorski works uphill with a long swing path and a dead pull approach of hitting around the baseball. In conjunction with the new Indiana coaching staff philosophy that mirrors a current MLB trend (the Hoosiers lead Division I baseball with 84 home runs and also have struck out 543 times in 2050 plate appearances; 26.5%), Gorski has sold out for more power this spring. His ISO has benefited (.238 in 2019 vs .198 in 2018), but it has come with a tradeoff. His batting average has declined and strikeout rate has risen (22.2% in 2019 compared to 16% career rate entering this spring season). During batting practice, the ball jumped off his bat, but lacked good carry. His power is generated with more length/leverage than bat speed. He did show a bit more bat speed on this latest look than the slider bat speed I saw in the Cape last summer, however it could just be the difference between using a metal and wood bat. The book on Gorski has been his lack of ability to hang with the breaking pitch. At times during the series, he struggled to pick up spin, and at other times he hung with the breaking pitch, either taking for a ball or fouling it off to get to the next pitch. With more experience and a change to his approach, he looks to have the pitch recognition and hand/eye skills to improve his deficiency against the breaking stuff. Defensively, he is smooth and steady with sure hands. He also has a plus run tool with a shorter stride. He uses his speed both on the basepaths and in the outfield. In center field he showed above average range gap-to-gap, but slightly misjudged the carry on a ball directly over his head, which ended up landing for a double. As a baserunner he has 57 career stolen bases, including 18-for-21 this season. Overall, Gorski has lost some luster to his draft status that followed him to the Cape after his tremendous sophomore spring season. With that said, he has much to offer with his five-tool potential and will still likely be selected in the middle rounds of Day Two this June. (Seifert)

3/3/19: A super-athletic outfielder with a 6-foot-4, 195-pound frame, Gorski looks like a prototypical big league right fielder, with tools to match. He has improved his offensive production every year at Indiana, posting a .748 OPS as a freshman, a .958 OPS as a sophomore, and a 1.109 OPS through 16 games as a junior (he's hitting .354/.447/.662 with five homers, five doubles, 15 RBIs and nine stolen bases in nine attempts this year). He's an above-average to plus runner with an uncommonly advanced feel for basestealing (he's 38-for-44 in his career). His speed also translates to good range in right field, where he made one highlight-reel over-the-shoulder catch on a hard line drive to deep right-center at the Seattle Baseball Showcase. He also owns a legitimate plus arm with easy carry. At the plate, he has an upright, spread setup with a quiet load and decent bat speed, and he made hard contact to the middle of the diamond and opposite field repeatedly last weekend — an encouraging sign after he was pull-happy last summer in the Cape Cod League. He did get fooled on a few sliders and changeups, but he's a very good fastball hitter, and he did show the ability to make some adjustments against offspeed stuff. His frame offers room for further strength gains, and he could grow into above-average power as he matures. Gorski's five-tool ability is rare in college baseball, and that tool set along with his strong performance track record could make him a Day One pick this June. (Fitt)

8/15/18Tall, athletic bodied outfielder with solid tools and plenty of projection remaining to his frame. At six-foot-four and a wiry strong 205 pounds, Gorski could easily pack on 20 additional pounds of added strength, giving him the look of a major league ready corner outfielder. Presently, he’s a smooth defender with an above average arm who can track it down into the gap. Also, an above average runner; 3.95 down the line on a bunt. With added weight he may slow in the future, but speed will not ultimately be his game. He will be paid to mash. Has power potential with present slider bat speed. Pull approach at the plate with an off-balance, on his heels swing at times. Showed some fear, appeared to not see the ball well. Struggled with breaking balls and amassed 29 strikeouts in 70 at-bats this summer. Overall, Gorski lost some helium from his lofty pre-summer draft status, but another big spring should elevate him back into top round consideration. There are just not too many athletes with his tools and body type out there. (Seifert)

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