2014: Nick Gordon, Shortstop, Olympia High School
Gordon is still fresh in the minds of Twins fans. After being taken 5th overall, Gordon quickly became pegged as the Twins shortstop of the future. Having the defensive tools to play the position, it was only a question of whether or not his bat would accelerate him through the minors.
In his first season in the Twins organization, Gordon played in 57 games for Elizabethton and batted .294/.333/.366. He stole 11 bases while hitting three triples and driving in 28 runs. His season came to an end after breaking a finger, but he remains a vital cog for the Twins going forward.