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The Minnesota Twins sign their first-round draft pick

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The Minnesota Twins wasted no time signing their first-round draft pick. The Minnesota Twins wasted no time signing their first-round draft pick.
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The Minnesota Twins wasted no time signing their first-round draft pick. Monday the Twins agreed to terms with their first-round draft pick, fifth overall selection Nick Gordon. The slot value of the fifth pick for this season's draft was $3.851 million, and that's exactly what Gordon signed for, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Gordon additionally gets future collegiate tuition money, which is standard for high school signees.

The 18-year-old phenom is the son of former big-league closer Tom Gordon and the younger brother of Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon. Nick is a natural shortstop with excellent all-around athleticism and great gap power. He's said to have legitimate All-Star potential.

The Twins have announced that Gordon will first participate in mini-camp in Fort Myers before reporting to the Rookie Ball Elizabethton Twins in the Appalachian League. Those Twins begin their season June 19.

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