Nick Gordon Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 160 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/24/1995 (28)
Nick Gordon Season Stats
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Minnesota Twins infielder/outfielder Nick Gordon (tibia) was seen shagging fly balls in center field during Friday's batting practice at Target Field. The 27-year-old is working his way back from a right tibia fracture he sustained on May 17. It's encouraging to see Gordon progressing through his rehab from such a significant injury, but he remains without a return timetable at this stage. The former first-round pick can be ignored for fantasy purposes, as he likely wouldn't have a clear role if he makes it back during the regular season. Gordon was batting just .176 with two home runs, seven RBI, and 13 runs scored covering 91 at-bats before going down this spring.
Minnesota Twins infielder Nick Gordon (shin) was forced to exit early during Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gordon was removed from the contest after he fouled a ball off his shin. The X-rays revealed that Gordon has suffered a fractured right shin. At the moment, it's uncertain how much time Gordon is going to miss because of this injury. Fantasy managers can expect Gordon to be placed on the injured list later this week. The 27-year-old was solid last season, but has been off to a cold start to the 2023 campaign.
Minnesota Twins utility man Nick Gordon has endured a tough start to the 2023 campaign, slashing .127/.143/.200 with no home runs, eight runs, two RBI, and zero stolen bases across 20 games. And after starting 10 of the first 13 contests, he's only started three of the last 16. Gordon was solid last season, posting a .272 batting average and .743 OPS while swiping six bags over 138 games. However, fantasy managers that were banking on an even bigger breakout this year might have to give up hope and let loose of the 27-year-old.
Minnesota Twins second baseman/outfielder Nick Gordon had a mini breakout in 2022 when he hit .272, smashed nine home runs, and stole six bases while collecting 45 runs and 50 RBI over 138 contests. He posted solid contact stats; 80th-percentile average exit velocity, 61st-percentile barrel rate, and 74th-percentile hard-hit rate. Although Gordon went deep nine times, Statcast expected him to hit 13.6 home runs, and he owned a .464 xSLG. He never showed much power in the minors, homering 28 times across 644 games, so what he displayed in 2022 is likely his ceiling. Gordon's plate discipline has been poor during his major league career. The 27-year-old has whiffed 28% of the time and chased at an absurd 38.7% of pitches, with a 39.2% mark this season, leading to a career 24.3% strikeout rate and 4.7% walk rate. Gordon's .272 average was fueled by a .340 BABIP, as his .261 xBA shows. It's hard to trust a player with little track record and poor discipline numbers to maintain that level of play. Even if the former fifth-overall pick can sustain his moderate power, his playing time will likely be an issue. There isn't a clear opening at any position on the field, and Gordon's defense won't keep him in the lineup if his offense falters, as Steamer projects him to play in just 87 games. It's a safer bet to draft players such as Chris Taylor (381 ADP) or Luis Garcia (392 ADP), who can produce similar numbers with more guaranteed playing time, instead of Gordon, who is about 100 picks more expensive (288 ADP).