Twins sign top pick Nick Gordon

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins have come to terms with the club's first round draft choice.

Twins officials announced Monday that shortstop Nick Gordon from Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla. has signed a deal and will report to Fort Myers, Florida for a rookie mini-camp.

Gordon, selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, was rated as the fifth best prospect in the draft by, as well as sixth best prospect and as having the best infield arm in the 2014 draft by Baseball America.

The 18-year-old infielder is the son of three-time All-Star right-handed pitcher Tom "Flash" Gordon and brother of current Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon. Nick Gordon, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound left-handed hitting shortstop, hit .494 with 10 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 27 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 99 plate appearances as a high school senior. He was named the Gatorade Florida Baseball Player of the Year and was named a Perfect Game All-American.

After completing mini-camp Gordon will join the Elizabethton Twins in the Appalachian League. Elizabethton is scheduled to open their season in Greenville on June 19.


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