GIDEON, RONNIE

Position: First Base

DOB: September 20, 1994

Height: 6’2″ / Weight: 225

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (23rd round, 2016)

Profile: Drafted out of high school by Colorado in the 35th round in 2013, Gideon spurned the Rockies and instead decided to head to college at Texas A&M. After three years with the Aggies, the Brewers tabbed Gideon in the 23rd round in 2016 and he inked a deal with Milwaukee, passing up his senior season at A&M and heading to Helena in the Pioneer League to begin his pro career. Gideon has baseball in his bloodlines as his father Ron spent seven years in the minor leagues as a player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets and currently serves as a coach for the Rockies. Big and strong with plus bat speed, Gideon put up some of the best power numbers in the Brewers system in 2016, despite only playing about two months of the year. He has the strength to hit the ball out of the yard at any time but strikeouts may turn out to be a problem for him long-term as he faces more advanced pitching.

2016: After signing with the Brewers, Gideon went right to work with their rookie affiliate in Helena. He saw action in 59 games and feasted on less experienced pitchers, posting an OPS of 1.010. 37 of his 72 hits went for extra-bases as he collected 20 doubles and 17 home runs, driving in 41 runs in the process.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#37)