MLB.com Sees Twins Prospects Favorably In Top 100
#33 Nick Gordon
Ten spots higher than Keith Law has him, MLB.com sees the Twins 2014 first round draft pick as a top third prospect. Minnesota accelerated Gordon to a certain extent in 2014, having him surpass the Gulf Coast League, and head straight to Elizabethton. While Gordon is going to be considered the Twins shortstop of the future, he still has a ways to go.
Already possessing major league level fielding abilities, he doesn’t quite have the speed that his brother Dee Gordon has shown. He is capable with the bat, and his .294 average was a good start in his first major league season. That being said, he is going to continue to need to hit should he want to rise through the system. He could slot in anywhere from leadoff to the 8 or 9 hitter in the lineup depending on how his bat progresses. With Tom Gordon and Dee as family lineage, Gordon has plenty of natural ability on his side. A late 2017 or early 2018 debut is realistic.