Miles Gordon is being called up to Dayton to replace Michael Beltre on the roster for the playoffs. Beltre had been on fire in September, going 18-28 with three walks and just four strikeouts since the month began – including time in the playoffs. Last night after a single he slid into second base on a double play and injured his leg. He was helped off of the field and replaced in the lineup by Zeke White.

Taking his spot on the roster will be Miles Gordon, who was the best hitter on the Billings Mustangs this season and just completed his 2017 season with them over the weekend. The 19-year-old hit .319/.389/.530 for the Mustangs in 262 plate appearances.

The left handed hitter spent time in both center and right fields in Billings. He had 21 stars in center with another 33 in right field. He showed off a good amount of power, hitting 15 doubles, five triples and eight home runs. Gordon also had 27 walks to go with 55 strikeouts during the year. It’s been a breakout season for the Canadian teenager, drawing good reports from scouts during the season.

There’s a chance that Miles Gordon will only see one game with the Dragons. They play later tonight in a win-or-go-home series finale against the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The winner will move on to play for the Midwest League Championship against the winner of the other game in the Midwest League tonight: Quad Cities and Cedar Rapids.

Great American Dream Podcast

I’ve mentioned it before, but it warrants mentioning again: If you aren’t listening to the Great American Dream podcast done by C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, you’re missing out. The series focuses on second base prospect Shed Long and his journey coming up through the minor leagues as he tries to advance to the Major Leagues. But, Trent also expands on various topics that revolve around things that Long experiences in his journey by talking with other minor and Major Leaguers about similar experiences.

The most recent episode was just published, so go check it out. You can find it on iTunes, or just about any app you use for podcasts simply by searching for Great American Dream.

6 Responses

  1. Greenfield Red

    I continue to say that I’ve been somewhat critical of the rebuild. At the same time, it’s undeniable there is a lot of talent at all levels, especially at the lower levels of the organization. They brought up Gordon, but truth is they could have brought up any of 6 or 8 guys including two other outfielders who had good years. It’s nice to see.

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  2. Brad

    Gordon has been a pleasant surprise this season. In spring training I was concerned he could hit the ball out of the infield.

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