Minnesota Twins: Ranking the top 5 position player prospects

Minnesota Twins' Nick Gordon (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Minnesota Twins' Nick Gordon (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /
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Following the trade deadline, let’s take a look at who I believe rank as the top 5 position player prospects for the Minnesota Twins.

The Minnesota Twins completed a flurry of deadline trades that not only bolster this year’s bullpen but should help solidify the team in the years to come. Lewin Diaz was shipped out in the trade that brought back Sergio Romo and Chris Vallimont. Jaylin Davis, Prelander Berroa, and Kai Wei Teng were sent to San Francisco as the package that returned reliever Sam Dyson. After retaining most of their top prospects, let’s figure out who the top 5 position players are in the Minnesota Twins system.

Though not far off from the rankings around the baseball world, I’m taking into account quite a few factors when going through my rankings. Many of you may disagree with these rankings and that’s perfectly fine. Who did I miss? Who should be higher? Who should be lower? I love some constructive criticism so let me hear it in the comments section below!

#5 Nick Gordon 2B

Yes Minnesota Twins fans, you read that correctly. Nick Gordon is back and better than ever this year as he’s tearing it up for the Rochester Red Wings. Based on his tools alone, Gordon deserves to be on this list. With a 50 overall hit tool and a 55 in the arm and field categories, Gordon has what it takes to be a major league infielder. Though power is lacking, rated a 40 overall, he has a handful of homers on the year and has enough pop to fill the outfield gaps.

With 28 doubles on the season, Gordon is proving to be more than just a single type of producer. After a blistering hot start to the season in AA last year, Gordon slowed down considerably after receiving his promotion. Through 67 games this year, Nick has a batting average of .301 and continues to get on base.

With 14 stolen bases this year, Gordon is proving the base-stealing ability is there for the middle infielder. With today’s focus in the MLB more reliant on power-hitters, it’s refreshing to see guys with the know-how to do the little things right.