CHRISTIAN GORDON, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: January 22, 2001
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Drafted: 38th Round, 1144th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Liberty Christian Academy (VA)
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Gordon was listed as a right fielder by MLB, but the Pirates announced him as a left-handed pitcher. Based on some of the changes he’s made this year, that doesn’t seem like a bad call. He sits 87-92 MPH with his fastball, while also throwing a slider, changeup, and a curveball. The curveball is a new pitch, and paired with a more aggressive approach of filling up the zone and challenging hitters, has led to some good results this year. That included a perfect game in April, when he struck out 13 of 15 batters faced on just 64 pitches. He followed that up with a no-hitter in May, finishing with nine strikeouts. In his first four starts, he had 48 strikeouts in 22.1 innings, and the strikeouts continued as the season went on. He also improved his stamina this year, being able to go deeper into games. His head coach is former Pirates pitcher Randy Tomlin. Gordon has a commitment to Liberty University.
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2019: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 38th round, 1144th overall pick.
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