Aaron Gates

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 1 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 1 mos
Position(s) LHP  OF
Ht/Wt 6-0, 185 lb
School  Orange County Lutheran
Hometown  Villa Park, CA USA
Summer Team  Trombly Braves
Fall Team  NY Yankees Scoutball
MLB Draft 
Round 33 by Rockies in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 California - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - LHP
Good arm, can play, shows power potential, 91 in Jupiter, needs to be higher on this list maybe
CA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - LHP

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
Aaron Gates is a 2008 OF/P with a 6'0'', 185 lb. frame from Villa Park, CA who attends Orange Lutheran HS. He has an average athletic frame but very good present strength. Gates tool is his left handed bat. He hits from a wide base with a quiet load and has a loose, easy swing with very good bat speed. Gates gets the bat going easily and has excellent timing getting the barrell into the zone. He handled a couple of high velocity pitchers with no problem and stayed closed well against a top left hander's breaking ball. Gates has a line drive swing plane right now but his bat speed and feel for hitting is such that he'll be able to develop plenty of power in the future. He's a confident hitter with all the physical tools to stand out with the bat. Gates profiles as a corner outfielder, with 7.21 running speed and some arm strength.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 91 mph
95.04% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.21 sec
64.90% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
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