With the 2014 MLB Draft just a few days away, the Chicago Cubs find themselves with another early pick. With the fourth overall selection, there are many options that the team can go with in order to continue the building of their farm system. One player who deserves serious considerations to be taken in that spot is high school shortstop Nick Gordon. If selected, Gordon has the potential and makeup to help the Cubs with their future plans.
Over the last few years, the Cubs have been hitting on their first-round selections. Those picks, along with several trades, have helped the Cubs’ farm systems to being one of the best in the league. Adding Gordon would likely only add more praise from various top-100 lists.
Gordon is the son of former Cubs player Tom “Flash” Gordon, and the brother of current stolen base leader Dee Gordon. Gordon also has prior experience playing in Wrigley Field as he was a part of the Under Armour All-American Game last year. He is a left-handed bat who has plus speed on the bases.
Gordon also has pitching experience, but will projects as an infielder down the road. Playing every day, he will feature a strong arm at any infield position along with a quality bat and speed.
Currently, his brother Dee is lapping the field in stolen bases. That type of speed from the leadoff spot is something the Cubs have not seen in a long time. If Nick is able to develop into a similar player, the selection will be another success for the Cubs. Gordon will be present at the MLB Draft festivities, and if still available at no. 4, he could very well be holding up a Cubs jersey standing next to the commissioner.
Nick Schaeflein is a Chicago Cubs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ptchr2424 or add him to your network on Google.