Minor League Barometer: Down on the Farm
Minor League Barometer: Down on the Farm

This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.

Nick Gordon should be making his way to the big leagues sooner rather than later. The 22-year-old future middle infielder for the Minnesota Twins had an impressive spring, slashing .417/.440/.625 in 15 games. Despite being sent to Double-A, where he spent 122 games in 2017, Gordon did not miss a beat during the season opener. He collected four hits, including a triple, in his 2018 debut for Chattanooga. Gordon doesn't quite have the same speed as his older brother, Dee, though he may have a bit more power. The Twinkies currently have utility man Eduardo Escobar and light-hitting Ehire Adrianza splitting time at shortstop, and Jorge Polanco is serving an 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. As such, it is not entirely outside the realm of possibilitiy that Gordon will be in the majors sometime during the second half of the season.

UPGRADE

Tim Tebow, OF, NYM – Just kidding. The guy certainly does have a flair for the dramatic, though.

Victor Robles, OF, WAS – After sending Robles to Triple-A near the end of March, General Manager Mike Rizzo stated in spring training that Robles would only be called up if he could play a starting role. Well, Adam Eaton has already been injured. Eaton was pulled after five innings Thursday in Washington's loss to the Mets due to an ankle injury. With Daniel Murphy also on the shelf, depth for the Nats is lacking, and Robles could have been called up to start in left field while

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Jesse Siegel
Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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