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Gorman vs. Liberatore: Who wins BFF battle?

@cdenicola13
March 11, 2020

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore go way back.

JUPITER, Fla. -- Cardinals prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore go way back.

As 5-year-olds, they met while playing on the same coach pitch team in the greater Phoenix area. Before high school graduation, they appeared in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game and for USA Baseball's 18U National Team.

During the first round of the 2018 Draft, Gorman, a third baseman, and Liberatore, a left-handed pitcher, were selected three picks from each other.

This spring, the pair reunited on the diamond after the Cardinals acquired Liberatore from the Rays in a four-player, two-pick trade. Gorman and Liberatore, ranked as the organization's Nos. 2 and 3 prospects per MLB Pipeline, respectively, are rooming together during big league camp like they have over the years.

We decided to test how well the guys actually know each other -- from favorite experiences to secret talents -- in a friendly game among BFFs.

Christina De Nicola is a reporter and game producer for MLB.com based in Miami. Follow her on Twitter @CDeNicola13.