Nick Gordon has settled in nicely in his second season with the Minnesota Twins. This season, the 26-year-old has played both the infield and outfield and has had success at the plate as well. You can call Gordon a man who wears many hats because wherever you put him in the field, he’s going to go out there and make the plays.
Looking at his numbers he’s really stepped up offensively this season. That’s just the sign of hard work. Gordon has shown a lot of maturity and you can tell he’s a lot more confident.
And he has already seen more playing time than last year and that will continue to happen as the season progresses. He recently had one of his best performances, against the Detroit Tigers. On Monday, Gordon went 3-for-4 with a stolen base.
It was his first three-hit performance this season.
Let’s be real, if you can have success at the plate, you will find yourself in the lineup. And if Gordon can continue that success, the Twins will find a way to make a spot for him. The Twins are in a position to make the playoffs and having a versatile player like Gordon on the team is beneficial.
Gordon stepped up significantly at the beginning of the season when All-Star outfielder Byron Buxton was out due to injury. He held it down out there in centerfield and gave Twins fans something to look forward to. Even when Gordon’s bat isn’t clicking, he can be used as a defensive replacement in close games down the stretch and anywhere on the field.
Our MLBbro had a hot start to July, where he had a six-game hitting streak. He then cooled off a bit and has picked things back up during the last three days of the month. This will be a crucial month for the Twins as the race in the American League Central could potentially come down to the wire.
And look for Gordon’s name to be called on more and don’t be surprised if you see him come up in clutch situations where the game is on the line. Whether he’s running down a fly ball in the outfield or making a diving stop in the infield, Gordon will leave it all out there on the field.
The Twins will be a team you want to keep your eye out for heading into the playoff run. Keep a bold MLBbro eye out for Nick Gordon along with Byron Buxton.
Get your popcorn ready because it’s going to be a show.