21-Year-Old Shortstop – Minnesota Twins
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Gordon looks on track to be Minnesota's starting shortstop of the future after hitting .291/.335/.386 for High-A Fort Myers. At just 20 years old in High-A, he more than held his own, hitting 12 perce...
Nick Gordon Contract Information:
Signed with the Twins for slot value of $3.851 million in June 2014.
Gordon was selected for the Arizona Fall League, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He's hitting .291/.335/.387 for High-A Fort Myers.
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Nick Gordon: Minor League Games Played By Position
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Minnesota Twins Roster
MajorsBerrios, Jose (P)
AAABaxendale, D.J. (P)
AABard, Luke (P)
A+Gordon, Nick (SS)
AArraez, Luis (2B)
RookieArias, Jean Carlos (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft began the season slow by hitting .250/.325/.301 in the first half at Low-A Cedar Rapids, but bounced back by hitting .302/.347/.416 in the second half. A left-handed hitting shortstop, Gordon offers plus speed and the ability to hit to all fields, but he'll need to add more power to be a star player with the bat. He's had good reviews for his defense and could make up for his lack of power with his glove. He was young for his level at just 19 so his power may develop as he matures. He could be an impact player in the majors in just a few years.
The fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft and brother of Dee Gordon, Nick hit .294/.333/.366 with one homer and 11 steals in 57 games with rookie-level Elizabethon before a broken finger prematurely ended his season. A left-handed hitting shortstop, Gordon offers plus-speed and the ability to hit to all fields, but he'll need to add strength as he advances through the minor leagues in order to avoid being overpowered by opposing pitchers at the highest level. At just 19 years old, it will be a while before Gordon reaches the majors, but there's reason to believe that he could be an impact player in the majors.