Mini Profile and Scouting Report of the Twins 2014 1st Round Draft Pick: SS Nick Gordon.

With the 5th overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft, the Minnesota Twins select...

Nick Gordon, SS from Olympia High School, Orlando, FL.  The 6-2, 175 lbs left hand hitter, is the son of former long time MLB reliever Tom (Flash) Gordon, and younger brother of Dodgers' middle infielder Dee Gordon.   Scouts admire his globe, speed and arm, however there are several worries about both his contact and plate discipline skills.  Nick is a different player than Dee, but Dee's career .262/.308/.328 MLB slash line should be surpassed to justify a 5th overall first round draft pick.  I am disappointed by the selection, especially when C/OF Alex Jackson, whom I had on top of my draft board, was still available. I hope that the Twins will prove me wrong here.

You can see MLB.com's scouting video of Nick Gordon here.

Here are three recent videos of Gordon:



You can find all the Twins' 2014 MLB Draft coverage including commentaries, profiles and scouting report for each player picked here.


Twins Eduardo Nunez was a Yankee Killer Today and it was Payback Time

Earlier this season the Minnesota Twins were happy to claim 26 year old Eduardo Nunez off waivers from the New York Yankees. Nunez had been billed as the heir apparent to Derek Jeter at Shortstop by the Yankees and has been a great corporate citizen for them, going out of his way to train with Robinson Cano, even though it meant a 3 hour daily round trip for him 2 winters in a row or flying to the States from the Dominical and then back the next day to participate in an official/unofficial fundraiser last February, for example. So, even though Nunez is too nice (and too smart) of a guy to say something about it, I am certain that when the Yankees chose Dean Anna over him this Spring, was not a peaceful, easy feeling. And today, when he hit with the bases loaded in the 9th inning off the Yankees reliever Matt Daley with the Twins just up 3-2 on the top of the 9th, he took his revenge full time: He pulled a two run double in the right field corner, putting his former team in a 5-2 hole that was proven too deep for them to climb out of, even in their familiar Bronx' surroundings. I am sure that a lot of accolades will (and should) be written about former Yankees' top prospect's Phil Hughes' return to the Bronx, not sure that enough will be written about Eduardo Nunez' return, so here is one.

Here are some of Nunez' highlights both with the bat and glove when he wore Yankee pinstripes last season: