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Birth Date10-24-1995
Height6' 0"
Weight160 lbs
Age23 years, 11 months, 28 days
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MLB Statistics


Statistics for All Levels

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2014 ELZ Rk APP 57 256 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 107 0 0.0 0.0 -6.9 0.0
2015 CDR A MID 120 535 .256 .323 .366 .333 103 -1.5 14.7 6.7 104 0 7.9 2.9 -5.3 2.8
2016 FTM A+ FSL 116 494 .247 .316 .352 .353 96 8.7 14.1 5.1 113 0 4.2 -2.9 -4.2 1.7
2016 SUR Wnt AFL 21 91 .000 .000 .000 .475 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 CHT AA SOU 122 578 .247 .321 .371 .347 100 10.1 15.7 5.8 118 0 0.8 1.1 11.0 3.7
2018 CHT AA SOU 42 181 .246 .320 .376 .366 106 8.3 5.2 1.7 140 0 2.1 -1.4 7.4 1.6
2018 ROC AAA INT 99 410 .249 .317 .389 .264 93 -25.7 12.0 3.7 48 0 6.8 2.8 -20.6 0.5
2019 ROC AAA INT 70 319 .269 .345 .459 .364 100 3.1 10.9 2.6 107 0 0.2 -0.1 3.2 1.5

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2014 ELZ Rk APP 256 235 46 69 6 4 1 86 28 11 45 11 7 .294 .333 .366 .072 4
2015 CDR A MID 535 481 79 133 23 7 1 173 58 39 88 25 8 .277 .336 .360 .083 4 3
2016 FTM A+ FSL 494 461 56 134 23 6 3 178 52 23 87 19 13 .291 .335 .386 .095 0 1
2016 SUR Wnt AFL 91 81 15 28 4 2 0 36 7 8 22 5 4 .346 .418 .444 .099 0 0
2017 CHT AA SOU 578 519 80 140 29 8 9 212 66 53 134 13 7 .270 .341 .408 .139 2 0
2018 CHT AA SOU 181 162 22 54 10 3 5 85 20 11 27 7 2 .333 .381 .525 .191 4 0
2018 ROC AAA INT 410 382 40 81 13 4 2 108 29 23 82 13 3 .212 .262 .283 .071 1 1
2019 ROC AAA INT 319 292 49 87 29 3 4 134 40 18 65 14 4 .298 .342 .459 .161 5 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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Year Team Salary
2019 MIN $


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dRep 1 Baseball1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by Minnesota 11/19/18. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/19.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2014 (1-5) (Olympia HS, Orlando). $3.851M signing bonus (slot amount).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 139 16 33 6 1 4 15 8 33 3 1 .256 .302 .411 63 0.2 SS 1, 2B 1 0.2
80o 118 13 27 5 1 3 12 6 29 2 1 .245 .288 .391 54 -1.4 SS 0, 2B 1 0.0
70o 103 11 22 4 1 2 10 5 25 2 1 .229 .272 .354 48 -2.3 SS 0, 2B 1 -0.1
60o 90 9 20 4 1 2 9 4 22 2 1 .238 .278 .381 43 -2.7 SS 0, 2B 1 -0.2
50o 78 8 17 3 1 2 7 4 20 1 1 .233 .282 .384 39 -3.0 SS 0, 2B 1 -0.2
40o 66 6 12 2 0 1 6 3 17 1 0 .194 .231 .274 34 -3.0 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.2
30o 53 5 10 2 0 1 5 2 14 1 0 .200 .231 .300 29 -2.9 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.2
20o 38 3 7 1 0 1 3 2 10 1 0 .194 .237 .306 23 -2.4 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.2
10o 17 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .188 .235 .250 14 -1.3 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.1
Weighted Mean83818312842111.231.274.37241-2.9SS 0, 2B 1-0.2

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2018-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is this Minnesota's infield in two years? 1B: Sano, 2B: Polanco, 3B: someone not currently on the team, SS: Gordon
(cooldude from Mpls)
Sano will eventually wind up at 1B/DH, although it may not be with the Twins if 2019 goes poorly. Brent Rooker is another option at first base. I'd like to see Jorge Polanco shift to second base, where I think he can be an asset defensively. Nick Gordon is less than a sure thing to be a long-term shortstop in the majors. And of course in two years the hope is that Royce Lewis will be at shortstop (or maybe third base/center field, I guess). (Aaron Gleeman)
2018-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Nick Gordon becomes a decent fantasy asset? I've held him in dynasty for a few years but am beginning to think I should have traded him when his name carried some lustre.
(Warren from Australia)
Let me tell you how tired I am of writing about Nick Gordon. I feel like he's been around longer than Dee at this point. He was never gonna be a huge fantasy producer though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)I've always been kind of meh on Nick Gordon. What k8nd of offensive profile do you foresee for him?
(Dan from Truckee)
At the end of the year, he's basically been xeroxing the same season with small improvements every year, so I think that "medium everything" sort of profile is sort of baked in. I've posited him as a potential long-term power breakout in the past, despite the bloodlines there, and he still could get there. This all plays in the middle infield of course. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)He was repeating AA but has Nick Gordon exceeded expectations this year?
(Ben from MN)
Absolutely. He actually displayed an ISO for once in his life, and he didn't while chopping his whiff rate a ton. That's a combination that is sure to grab your attention. I don't know that it has *moved* expectations significantly just yet (the "it's May" corollary applies to guys performing well, too) but to say he's exceeded them is just a factual statement. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the glut of SS prospects in the Twins farm system, do you see them possibly moving Nick Gordon now?
(John Olson from Virginia)
I mean there's no real reason to actively shop him. If they can turn him into a good MLB pitcher, sure, but that's the motivation, not clearing up the position for Royce Lewis or whoever. (Nicolas Stellini)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Now that Jorge Polanco is hitting, is Nick Gordon a future 2B or does he take short and Polanco shifts to 2B? Are we looking at a future infield of Polanco/Gordon up the middle and Wander Javier at third? And how far off might we see that?
(Jordan from Dakota)
Jorge Polanco is a useful player, but not the kind of guy that blocks your top position player prospects. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-07 20:00:00 (link to chat)Within the context of a deep dynasty, if you were going to load up on prospects with an ETA of late 2018/2019/early 2020 for a single position (CI, MI included), which position would you choose and why? Who would some of the standout names be for you?
(Punchoutpappy from First In Flight)
I'd load up on shortstops because a lot of non-shortstops in the majors started out as shortstops. Plus, the current crop is deep: Gleyber Torres, Kevin Maitan, Delvin Perez, Brandan Rodgers, Willy Adames, Bo Bichette, Jorge Mateo, Nick Gordon, Isan Diaz... (Scooter Hotz)
2017-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name some of the big names you expect to be called up when rosters expand? Anybody you're looking forward to seeing?
(Paddy from Ireland )
As a Phillies fan, I'm kind of excited to see what JP Crawford can do, if anything at all. Brent Honeywell, for the Rays, is going to be interesting too (if they decide to pull the trigger, and that's no sure thing in Tampa Bay). A lot of my favorite guys -- Moncada, Giolito, Rhys Hoskins, et al -- have already been called up before rosters expand, so this is a tough one for me.

I hope some team does a hyper-aggressive promotion, like Nick Gordon or Brendan Rodgers or something. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect do you think has the biggest disparity in real life value from fantasy value? Both ways- more valuable than in real than fantasy and vice versa
(James from CT)
Willy Adames is a name that comes to mind as someone that could be better in real life than in fantasy. On the other side, I think Nick Gordon should be a great fantasy asset (speed, speed, and more speed) even if he doesn't reach his full potential. (Mark Barry)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)I am pretty down on the Twins farm systems talent. Do you agree, or can you make me feel better?
(LucasDad from Mpls)
Nick Gordon should make you feel better. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)20 team dynasty, 7x7 w/OBP & SLG looking toward future. Solid at OF, SS could be sketchy. Trade Derek Fisher for Nick Gordon?
(Bologna Boy from Bed)
I think that's fair if you have the need. (Mike Gianella)
2015-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the upside of Nick Gordon and how confident are you that he can come close to that upside?
(Silverback38 from VA)
The upside is a first-division shortstop who plays plus defense and steals 30 bases. I'm pretty confident he can reach that. A bit of an inauspicious first year, but that's okay. Lots of guys struggle in that first year. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Chris, I'm stuck in Chicago but love following prospects. Outside of Nick Gordon, Gleyber Torres, Grant Holmes, Kodi Modieros, am I missing anybody to watch in the MWL? Closest teams to me are Kane, then South Bend and Beloit. Thanks
(Will from Chicago)
Hi Will. Don't feel bad about being stuck in Chicago. It's a great city. I like how there's beautiful architecture and a beach. You don't get that from many other places. Of course the last time I went someone stole my laptop, so nuts to your stupid city now that I think about it. Also those are pretty much the guys. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mau put a OFP of 70 on Nick Gordon. That's pretty high praise. Is he that well-liked amongst the other BP Prospect writers?
(Steve from Cedar Rapids)
Well Mau is a ridiculous human being. So is Nick Gordon though so that doesn't make it wrong. Let's look at it this way: as it looks now Gordon is showing the skills to be able to stick at shortstop. That puts him in a certain class right there, and it's one that's filled with a bunch of guys, most of whom can't really hit. Gordon shows a potential plus hit tool and some power, which puts him ahead of 90 percent of the guys who can stick at shortstop. Now, as Mau pointed out, there's a lot of development left. Gordon is far away, so he's a high risk prospect. But we assign OFP's without regard to risk. That's what makes it an OFP. Gordon is very good, he's just very far away and there's a lot of development ahead of him. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)What are a few names that will be moving up into the top 50 prospects at midseason?
(noplexus from Missouri)
I think Nick Gordon, Kyle Schwarber and Nick Williams are going to make strong cases for jumping into the midseason top 50. Reynaldo Lopez should have a case as well, and I have a feeling Reese McGuire is going to make a big jump. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Orlando Arcia or Nick Gordon?
(Scott from AZ)
I really like Arcia, but I think I have to go with Gordon's overall upside. (Mark Anderson)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Twins are saying they see Danny Santana as a long-term SS. What does that do for Jorge Polonco? Can he play SS or will he need to move over to 2b or 3b? (And a big bummer about Nick Gordon's finger last night, since we're talking MN middle infield.)
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
I don't think it does anything for Polanco, as he's not knocking at the door quite yet. Santana has been a nice surprise. Polanco is probably better suited at 2B anyhow. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you rank Nick Gordon among Twins prospects right now? Do you see him as a fast mover, or will the Twins take their usual slow approach with him?
(Jim from St Paul)
I don't see the Twins altering their typical developmental strategies for Gordon. He's a really nice player and one of their top prospects right out of the gate, but I don't think you'll see him forcing an accelerated timeline like Buxton has done.

As far as where he ranks in the system, I'd put him in the 5-6 range behind Buxton, Meyer, Sano, and Stewart. At least initially, and because I'm a fan of Berrios, I would be more inclined to place him 6th. (Mark Anderson)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of Potential does Nick Gordon have?
(Russ from Minnesota)
Nick Gordon looks to be an every day SS at the major league level, and I actually had a scout compare his skillset to that of Steven Drew. He's a consummate pro with good makeup, chops to stick at SS, with the ability to play the position at a plus level, and may end up with a solid average hit tool and average big league power. He's likely a "50/55's across the board" type, as opposed to anything impact. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)Does Nick Gordon wind up an Alexei Ramirez bat? +/-?
(Drew from Mpls)
I think the OBP profile could be better and the power could resemble early-MLB career Ramirez. (Draft Wrap Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)JP Crawford or Nick Gordon? Any similarities?
(DH from Pittsburgh)
Crawford is more tools and promise; Gordon is refinement. Not many similarities to my mind, no. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some top position players on the board?
(Frank from New Orleans)
I assign a price tag to each of my top 180 or so draft targets. The top five for me in order are Alex Jackson (C, Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA)), Nick Gordon (SS, Olympia (Orlando, FL)), Michael Chavis (3B/2B, Sprayberry (Marietta, GA)), Braxton Davidson (1B, TC Roberson (Asheville, NC)), and Derek Hill (CF, Elk Grove (Elk Grove, CA)). I'd be shocked if those were the first four position players off the board considering none are collegians. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you tell me about Nick Gordon's offensive potential?
(Myrick from Charleston, SC)
Potential plus hit tool, maybe better depending on how you view the added strength this spring, with a chance for average power if he gets a little more loft in the barrel. Could sacrifice some average for power, or pump the hit in exchange for closer to 40/45 pop on the 20-80 scale. Solid range of outcomes and has the feel for the game and make-up to take in instruction and reach that potential. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were giving a future role grade to Nick Gordon, what would it be? Is he a first-division talent? I know comps are hard, but just for fun, any decent current ML comps?
(danrnelson from MPLS)
First division talent. Potential above-average regular at a high skill position with a 65/50 hit/power ceiling. That's not the most likely outcome, but it's pretty impressive upside. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which players drafted today could we see up in the Majors before the end of the season?
(Sheila from Daly City, CA)
Most likel options would be Nick Burdi, Nick Howard, Aaron Nola, maybe Brandon Finnegan.

Nick Gordon going fifth overall to the Twins. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-05-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Nick, if Cubs draft Nick Gordon next week, do you think it is a reach? Most people say he can't hit, is it true?
(Cubsfan from Chicago)
Gordon struggled to make hard contact last summer and through the fall but has been a different guy this spring after putting on some muscle and starting to wield the barrel with more authority. It wouldn't be a reach to pop him at 4th overall, though I'd hope to save around $1 MM in cap space if I'm doing that. (Pre-Draft Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Nick Gordon and questions regarding his hit tool ?
(Derek from Florida)
I'd like to see Gordon in the spring before killing the hit tool. This summer/fall he's been extending early, putting more heave and less drive into the barrel, which has resulted in missed barrels and a lot of balls being driven into the dirt in front of home. He needs to get a little stronger and get back to a more compact barrel delivery -- if he does there's a potential plus hit tool there. (Nick J. Faleris)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Have you ever seen hs ss Nick Gordon play? If so, what are your thoughts? Thank you very much.
(Jay from Northridge)
I haven't seen him play live but I have heard lots of good things from scouts in that area. He's an athletic kid with very good instincts for the game and he's not short on tools either. He's going to be a high selection in next year's draft. (Mark Anderson)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the #2 guy for 2014 (assuming Rodon is 1), Jeff Hoffman?
(Daniel from Cambridge)
Sure, along with other super early candidates, like Alex Jackson (Rancho Bernardo HS, Calif.), Derek Fisher (UVA), Aaron Nola (LSU), and Nick Gordon (Olympia HS, Fla.)? (Nick Faleris)
2012-11-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite 2014 draft prospects from WWBA in Jupiter ?
(John from Florida)
Loved the WWBA tourney run by Perfect Game, John. have attended it numerous times. I ended up liking the underclassmen as much as the 2013 players. Loved RHP Touki Toussaint the best of anyone there. Also liked Nick Gordon, Justus Sheffield, Grant Hockin, Kei Johnson, Jonah Patton, Cobi Johnson, Dalton Guthrie, and Partick Wiseman. Loved Dazmon Cameron from the 2015 class, chance to be an exceptional player and has great parents. (Dan Evans)

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