Nick Gordon

#1 SS / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-0 Weight: 160 lb Age: 22 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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    Nick Gordon, the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft, could make his major-league debut in 2018 after a productive season at Double-A Chattanooga where he hit .270/.341/.408 with a career-high nine home runs. He played some second base at Double-A to accommodate other shortstop prospects, but he'll probably be given the chance to stick at shortstop in the majors. Gordon added some needed power to his repertoire at the expense of more strikeouts (a career-high 23.2 percent rate), but also began drawing free passes at a decent clip (9.2 percent walk rate). He adds some speed on the bases (13 steals on 20 attempts), but he's not a burner like his brother Dee. It's not the profile of an All-Star, but he has a chance to be an average regular at shortstop, which few upper-level prospects can claim. A strong first half at Triple-A could lead to a late-season callup for the 22-year-old, but his tools aren't loud enough for him to realistically provide much fantasy help this season.

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    • Twins' Nick Gordon: Invited to big-league camp
      By RotoWire Staff

      Gordon will be joining the Twins' major-league camp for spring training, Rhett Bollinger of reports. The highly touted shortstop prospect hit well at Double-A Chattanooga last year, posting a .270/.341/.408 slash line with nine homers and 13 steals. He's unlikely to open the year on the major-league roster, but a strong showing in the minors could get him promoted later this season.

    • Twins' Nick Gordon: Struggling of late at Double-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      Gordon, 21, is hitting just .152 over his last 10 games for Double-A Chattanooga. The Twins have used plenty of different players at shortstop in 2017, meaning Gordon's path to the big leagues remains as clear as ever. Overall, he is hitting .277/.350/.428 with a career-high eight home runs this season, and should make his MLB debut in 2018.

    • Twins' Nick Gordon: Hitting over .300 at Double-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      Gordon, 21, is batting .302/.370/.464 with six home runs, 45 RBI and nine steals through 77 games for Double-A Chattanooga. Gordon is enjoying arguably his best season as a professional, as he is poised to set career highs in walks, RBI and batting average, and he has already doubled his previous career best in home runs. His uptick in strikeouts at this level remains something to keep an eye on, though overall Gordon has placed himself firmly back on the prospect map.

    • Twins' Nick Gordon: Sizzling at Double-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      Gordon, 21, is batting .306/.377/.490 with four home runs, 27 RBI and three steals through 49 games for Double-A Chattanooga. Gordon has certainly shown he can handle the bat during his time in the minors, and he has already established a new career high in home runs this season. That being said, his stolen base production has been a tad disappointing. Nevertheless, he remains on track to be the leadoff hitter of the future for the Twinkies, possibly as early as 2018.

    • Gordon is hitting .270/.349/.351 with a home run for Double-A Chattanooga. He started at second base in Sunday's game, where he's played four games now; he's played five at shortstop. Gordon had a good first week of the season, as he also posted a 5:7 BB:K. Gordon has been shifting between playing second base and shortstop with fellow shortstop prospect Engelb Vielma on the roster. His playing time at second base raises questions about whether he'll stay at shortstop at higher levels.

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