DEREK GORDON2018-07-03T11:36:55+00:00

DEREK GORDON #21

Derek Gordon
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Position: Pitcher
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230 lbs
Bats/Throws: R/R
Birthday: June 14, 1991
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.

Gordon, a Lincoln native and Southeast HS alum, spent two years in the Royals organization. He is the younger brother of three-time MLB All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner Alex Gordon.

Gordon anchored the Saltdogs’ rotation in 2017, going 9-4 with a 3.46 ERA. He was an ‘iron man’ who posted three complete games including one shutout. The right-hander was 5-0 with a 1.54 ERA over six starts in July. The team won eight straight games in which Gordon started, from June 27-August 5.

Gordon was named the Saltdogs Pitcher of the Year in 2017.