Twins assign six players to Arizona Fall League

Nick Gordon was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2014.

Bill Kostroun

The Minnesota Twins have named six players to the Arizona Fall League, including a pair of high draft picks.

Shortstop Nick Gordon, outfielder Tanner English, catcher Mitch Garver, left-handed pitchers Mason Melotakis and Randy Rosario, as well as right-handed pitcher John Curtiss are headed to the AFL.

Gordon was a first-round pick of the Twins in 2014, and currently plays for the High Single-A Fort Myers Miracle, and is batting .296 with 131 hits and 50 RBI.

Melotakis was a second-round pick in 2012 and missed last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has a 3.06 ERA through 32 1/3 innings and 35 games for Double-A Chattanooga.

English has hit .248 with Fort Myers this season, while Rosario has made two relief appearances since being called up from Single-A to Double-A two weeks ago.

Garver was also on the move recently, and joined the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings after spending 95 games in Double-A.

He’s hitting .306 for the Red Wings through 17 games and 62 at-bats with 19 hits and seven RBI.

Curtiss started the season with the Single-A Midwest League’s Cedar Rapids Kernels before being sent to Fort Myers, and has a 3.06 ERA through 36 games and 50 innings.