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Twins sign No. 5 pick Nick Gordon for $3.85 million

Jun 9, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

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Minnesota and first-round draft pick Nick Gordon have agreed to a $3.85 million signing bonus, which is the slot-recommended amount for the No. 5 overall pick.

Gordon is a high school shortstop from Florida. His dad, Tom Gordon, was a three-time All-Star pitcher who played 21 seasons in the majors and his brother, Dee Gordon, is the Dodgers’ starting second baseman and currently leads the National League in stolen bases.

Nick Gordon is several years away from potentially entering into the Twins’ plans, but Baseball America ranked him as a top-10 overall player in the draft class and the Twins believe he’ll definitely be able to stick at shortstop defensively long term.

  1. Hard On For Harden - Jun 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    2019 ALCS

    • happytwinsfan - Jun 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      I don’t know about the Astros, but I’m hoping the calendar can be moved up a little.

  2. dluxxx - Jun 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Hopefully the kid sticks. The Twins haven’t exactly had the best luck drafting shortstops. At least not ones that stick at the position.

    • happytwinsfan - Jun 9, 2014 at 4:17 PM

      It is too bad Plouffe couldn’t stick at the position, but Santana has been a pleasant surprise. We just gotta bring him home from center field.

      And it is nice to see the Twins but a high value on short stop, whether this Gordon kid is for real or not.

  3. mikhelb - Jun 9, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Is he really good or was he rated high because his dad played in MLB? We have seen a lot of “juniors” hyped over the years while just a bunch have had good career, not to even mention a great career (from which there are fewer).

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