Minnesota Twins outfielder Nick Gordon is building a legacy of his own in his first season in the league.
The 25-year-old rookie has given the Twins a reason to keep him around. Whether he’s started games or has come off the bench, Gordon has gone out there given full effort.
The Twins can utilize Gordon in numerous ways. He has the ability to play in the infield and outfield. You can use him as a pinch runner with the speed he possesses and he can be used as a defensive replacement.
We told you back in May, he was here to stay.
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This brother adds a lot of value to this Twins team and that’s a big reason why he is on the roster.
Because of injuries to players like Byron Buxton, the rookie has seen his number called on multiple times this season.
Despite his hitless performances in two of the four games he’s played in, he has still put together some impressive numbers in his first year.
Through 33 games, Gordon has a .250 batting average with a home run, five RBI, and five stolen bases.
For a rookie who is not an everyday player, those are some pretty good numbers.
— Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) July 24, 2021
Don’t pay attention so much to the numbers because Gordon is a valuable asset to the Twins. He understands his role on the team and he knows that he has to stay ready at all times.
This is a critical season for Gordon because how he performs will help determine his future. It’s all about making the most of your time on that field. Gordon did that on July 23 against the Los Angeles Angels. That game, he went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
This brother can play and is very talented. It’s really no surprise that he’s still on the Twins roster. After all, they’re still trying to figure out how their outfield is going to look, with Team MVP Byron Buxton still on the injured list.
After only appearing in two games during May, Gordon hit the ground running in June. During the month of June he hit .318 in 44 at-bats. At that time, he was out to prove himself and show that he belongs in the league.
Well, he did just that and he started to put himself on notice throughout the league. This is a long season and as long as Gordon can continue to stay healthy, he will continue to see playing time on the field, especially towards the end of the season.