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Chart: Nick Gordon at a glance

  • June 9, 2014 - 10:51 PM

Nick Gordon at a glance

Age: 18; Position: Shortstop

Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 170 pounds

Drafted: First round by Twins, No. 5 overall

Signed: Monday for $3.85 million

In the family: Father Tom “Flash’’ Gordon had a 21-year major league career as a relief pitcher; brother Dee Gordon is Dodgers second baseman who leads NL with 36 SB, six triples.

High school stats: .494 BA with 10 doubles, six triples, 10 homers in 99 plate appearances for Olympia High School in Windermer, Fla.

Plan B: Gordon was also a top prep pitcher, hitting 94 mph with his fastball.

Starting date: He’ll being his pro career with Elizabethton of the Appalachian Rookie League, which opens play June 19.

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