MINNEAPOLIS- The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday evening that they picked shortstop Nick Gordon from Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla. with the fifth overall selection in the Major League Baseball Draft.
The 18-year-old was rated as the fifth best prospect in the draft by MLB.com.
Gordon is a native of Windermere, Fla., and the son of three-time All-Star right-handed pitcher Tom "Flash" Gordon and brother of current Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon.
According to the Twins, the 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 senior, and .505 with 15 doubles, six triples and 12 stolen bases as a junior.
In 2013, Gordon was named the Gatorade Florida Baseball Player of the Year.