GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Too bad Dee Gordon's father, Tom, had the nickname "Flash" in his more than two decades as a major league pitcher. It would fit his stunningly speedy son perfectly.
The younger Gordon might be the fastest player in the game. Entering his first full season in the majors, the 23-year-old will be the leadoff batter and everyday shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Manager Don Mattingly says Gordon can cause havoc on the base paths, as evidenced by his 24 stolen bases in just 56 games with the team last season. Gordon accomplished that despite a .325 on-base percentage.
No telling what he could do if he made it safely to first more often.