Nick Gordon Is On The Move To Miami Marlins | He’s a Top 5 MLB Utility Guy

Nick Gordon Is On The Move To Miami Marlins | He’s a Top 5 MLB Utility Guy

MLBbro Nick Gordon is on the move to the Miami Marlins. In return, the Minnesota Twins get left-handed reliever Steven Okert. The Marlins are looking for Gordon to make plays on the baseball diamond. That’s what he has done throughout his career. Gordon was drafted in 2014 and broke into the major at 25 on May 6, 2021, with the Minnesota Twins. Gordon is known for wearing many hats on the field as an extraordinary utility man.

 

Nick Gordon From MLB’s Royal Gordon Family

 

Baseball runs in Gordon’s blood with his father, Tom Gordon becoming a three-time all-star and posting a 21-year career in the major leagues from 1988 to 2009.

 

 

Then his brother, Dee Strange-Gordon, was a three-time MLB stolen base leader along with having an 11-year career in the majors. Just how his brother and father made a name for themselves, Gordon has proven himself to be a great utility man.

 

Nick Gordon: Utility Man Supreme

 

When you think or hear the term, “Utility Man” in sports that’s a guy that can do anything for the team no matter what it is. This guy is a playmaker, for example when you see Travis Hunter in Colorado. Hunter plays wide receiver and defensive back; he changes the game on both sides of the field. Just how Hunter changes the game on the gridiron, Gordon changes the game on the baseball diamond. 

 

Nick Gordon Is Officially The Byron Buxton Insurance Policy

 

When looking at where Gordon lined up for the Minnesota Twins, he has played left field, center field, shortstop, second base, and pitcher.

 

Nick Gordon Providing A Spark For First Place Twins | The Saga Continues…

 

During Gordon’s time with the Minnesota Twins, he was considered a top prospect coming out of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. The Twins selected him with the fifth overall pick in the first round. Since making his debut in Major League baseball in 2021 Gordon has had a good career. In almost 700 at bats, Gordon has recorded an .250 batting average and has racked up 174 base hits with 15 Bro Bombs. 

 

 

 

Gordon has had some great games with the Twins, earning the honor of being MLBbro “Home Boi” of the week on August 8th, 2022.

Gordon was on a tear, batting .417 and hitting in 5 of the last 7 games. He was 10-for-24 with a home run and five RBI over that stretch, which gives you an indication of how hot he can get with the bat. 

 

If Gordon gives the Marlins games and stretches like this, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that they have won this trade. 

 

 

AL Central-Leading Minnesota Twins Need These Three MLBbros To Produce Down The Playoff Stretch

AL Central-Leading Minnesota Twins Need These Three MLBbros To Produce Down The Playoff Stretch

The Minnesota Twins are currently 54-50, two games ahead of the Cleveland Guardians in the American League Central. They are in a great position heading into a weekend series against the lowly Kansa City Royals. However, the Twins will not be able to make a sustained playoff push without their MLBbros contributing to the cause.

 

MLBbro Michael A. Taylor On the Move From Kansas City To Minnesota In Offseason Deal

 

Michael A. Taylor

Micheal Taylor has been enjoying his best month of the season in July. With a batting average of .268 and OPS of .821, Taylor has helped the Twins go 13-8 so far this month (as of July 27).  Providing stability at the bottom of the lineup, the MLBbro has been a welcome addition to the Twins in his first year. His solid play in the outfield has also allowed the team to use the injury plagued Buxton at the DH position.

 

Buxton Struggles Post All-Star Break 

 

Buxton Busts Out

 

The Twins are hoping that some of the recent struggles that have plagued their slugger, MLBbro Byron Buxton, will go away. Post All-Star break, Buxton has batted only .091, tallying only three hits in 33 at-bats. There are some concerns with his lower-than-normal OPS (.702). He still has significant power, evidenced by 30 of his 57 hits being extra-base hits. Eliminating some of the strikeouts will go a long way in helping Buxton to get back to himself down the stretch.

Boasting an exit velocity that ranks in the 77th percentile shows that he is hitting the ball hard, just not in the right spots, so a breakout is almost inevitable.

 

The Bro Show In Minnesota Has The Twin Cities Shaking | Big Bux, Nick The Quick, Web Master M.A.T. On The Job

 

Nick Gordon Injury Update 

 

MLBbro Nick Gordon has not played since May 17th. He fractured his right shin and has been on the IL ever since. He is slated to resume baseball activities as early as next week. His versatility will be a welcome addition, especially as a playoff stretch piece that comes from inside the clubhouse, rather than via a trade. The Twins will need all hands on deck to keep their playoff hopes alive and to fend off the pesky Guardians. The return of another solid young player like Gordon, could help them in many ways.

The Bro Show In Minnesota Has The Twin Cities Shaking | Big Bux, Nick The Quick, Web Master M.A.T. On The Job

The Bro Show In Minnesota Has The Twin Cities Shaking | Big Bux, Nick The Quick, Web Master M.A.T. On The Job

LOS ANGELES – The Minnesota Twins have had a terrific start to their 2023 campaign, sitting at 6-3 atop the AL Central, and they have three bros to thank for much of that early success. 

 

 

Byron Buxton: Saving Big Bux 

 

Byron Buxton has been cooking on the offensive end to start the season. He’s been the team’s leadoff man in the last four games, where he’s been batting .324, with one home run, three RBI, an on-base percentage of .361, and a slugging percentage of .500. He’s also managed to score seven runs, which leads his team.

He’s not new to hot starts, just staying healthy.  So Minnesota is taking calculated steps to minimize its franchise player’s potential for injury.

 

 

 

So far this season is that Buxton hasn’t played a single game in his usual centerfield position, as all eight of his games have been as the designated hitter. 

 

Michael A. Taylor 

 

Michael A. Taylor was traded over the offseason from their division rivals in the Kansas City Royals, and his impact has already been crucial. Taylor is not known for his bat, as he currently has a .194 batting average, and a career average of .241, but is known as one of MLB’s better outfielders, winning a Gold Glove back in 2021.

 

 

 

 

Taylor is an exceptional web master int he outfield with World Series cache, so his presence is why the Twins are more willing to play Buxton at DH, with manager Rocco Baldetti telling reporters during spring training that the plan is to ease Buxton into the outfield. 

The team still gets a gold glover to captain centerfield and now have a chance to keep the face of the franchise healthy throughout the season.

 

 

Nick Gordon (Of Baseball’s Royal Gordon Family)

 

With Luis Arraez, who won the 2022 AL batting title, getting traded to the Marlins over the offseason, it meant that Nick Gordon would be relied on more heavily. The first-round pick back in 2014 had a very solid 2022 season, with a .272/.316/.427 slash line, to go with nine home runs and 50 RBI. 

 

 

Gordon’s off to a slow start with the bat, as he has a .091 batting average. Even with his slump, Gordon adds so much value as he can play almost anywhere on the diamond. He played every position last season except for first base and right field, even logging in four games on the mound. This year, he’s played both second base and left field, continuing to have his versatility utilized.

 

The Twins play in one of the weaker divisions in the MLB, and they have a good amount of firepower in addition to the Bros, both at the plate, and on the mound. Plus, fellow MLBbro Royce Lewis, who was sensational in the 12 games he played last season, is expected to be back for the second half of the season. If all goes according to plan, Minnesota can be back playing October baseball and try to win a playoff series for the first time since 2002.

Nick Gordon Has Proven Himself This Season | The Twins Have A Valuable, Multi-Talented Athlete

Nick Gordon Has Proven Himself This Season | The Twins Have A Valuable, Multi-Talented Athlete

If you watched Nick Gordon play this season, you might have noticed that he’s played in numerous positions for the Minnesota Twins. And why is that you might ask? Well to keep it simple, the brother is an athlete and can play multiple positions at a high level. When you are talented like Gordon, switching positions is not a problem and you get to show how high your skillset is.

This season Gordon has really established himself as a player, both at the plate and in the field. In 132 games, the 26-year-old is hitting .272 with nine home runs, 45 RBI, and six stolen bases. And during that span, he’s played second base, shortstop, left field, and center field. He has an above .900 fielding percentage at each position he’s played as well. Which is pretty impressive. 

Oh, and we can’t forget about his pitching debut back in May. He went on to make a total of four appearances on the mound this season. Gordon is the type of player who will do anything you ask him to do. Our MLBbro is a team player, and he wants to win. The fact that you can put him pretty much anywhere on the field and know that he’s going to give 100% effort every time is a great feeling.

 

 

For a good portion of the season, the Twins were a playoff contending team and Gordon played a crucial role, especially when star outfielder and fellow MLBbro Byron Buxton went to the injured list. Gordon has made significant improvements from last year. He has displayed more power at the plate and has shown he can hit to all sides of the field.

With him appearing in more games this season, we got to see an increase in his production. And with six games left in the season, look for Gordon to finish on a strong note. The Twins are very high on Gordon and there was a reason the team selected him with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft.

Gordon can go on to have a successful career in Minnesota and he can develop into a leader on the field. If he can continue to make an impact like he’s been doing, he’s going to put himself in a solid position in the Twins organization.