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#6 SS- Nick Gordon
The Twins first round pick in the 2014 Draft, brother of Dee Gordon, and son of Tom Gordon, Nick has plenty of things going for him. Selected out of high school, he still remains a very young talent and probably won’t see the major leagues for a few years yet.
In his first 57 games in the Twins organization, Gordon hit .294 while stealing 11 bases and playing a strong shortstop. His bat is regarded to be behind his fielding ability, but there is little doubt that he will continue to grow and add to his overall game. Although not as fast as his brother Dee, Nick runs well, and should provide a base stealing threat as well. One of his biggest assets may be his arm. A pitcher in high school as well, he has an absolute cannon from short.
Gordon was sent to Elizabethton last season and skipped the Gulf Coast League. Minnesota likely won’t fast track such a young kid to the majors, but there is no reason his talent can’t continue to propel him forward.