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Alex Gordon | Outfielder | #4

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (2) / KC
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Alex Gordon went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Angels.
Proving that life is strange and miraculous, Gordon -- who was hitting just .185/.303/.256 entering action on Thursday and was stuck at the bottom of the lineup -- came up big with the bat in this one. He doubled in the second inning off Ricky Nolasco and did considerably more against Nolasco in the fourth inning, when he took him deep for his third home run of the season. Gordon's dreadful year has started to see at least a few silver linings, as his three-hit performance against the Angels was his third multi-hit showing in his last five games. Jun 16 - 1:44 AM

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Alex Gordon finally got off the schneid with his first home run of the season in Tuesday's comeback win over the Astros.

The solo shot came off of David Paulino in the third inning, ending a 50-game homerless streak to start the season for the three-time All-Star. It was Gordon's lone hit on the night, although he drew a walk and scored twice. He's sporting an embarrassing .177/.291/.229 batting line.
Jun 6 - 11:56 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 in Wednesday's shutout loss to the Yankees.

This has been a brutal season for Gordon. His days as a good fantasy hitter seem like ages ago. He has been moved to the ninth spot in the batting order and it is hard to argue with that decision when looking at his .179/.294/.214 slash line with zero homers and seven RBI in 163 plate appearances. He is in the second year of a $72 million, four-year contract.
May 24 - 11:11 PM

Royals activated OF Alex Gordon from the paternity leave list.

Gordon was excused from the club on Sunday to welcome a new member of his family. He returns Wednesday to a rough .175/.294/.212 batting line.
May 24 - 2:15 PM

Royals placed OF Alex Gordon on the paternity leave list.

He'll be away from the club for three days. Raul Mondesi has been recalled from Triple-A and will fill in while Gordon is out.
May 21 - 6:18 PM

Alex Gordon will be placed on the paternity leave list after the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Twins.

He'll be away for three days. Raul Mondesi will take Gordon's roster spot, and Jorge Bonifacio figures to pick up extra playing time.
May 21 - 11:47 AM

Alex Gordon (groin) went 0-for-4 with a hit-by-pitch and a run scored in his return to action Sunday against the Orioles.

Gordon left Friday's game due to minor tightness in his right groin, but he's feeling better now. The 33-year-old has been stunningly bad this season, batting just .152 with a .456 OPS through 35 games.
May 15 - 8:16 AM

Alex Gordon was removed from Friday's contest against the Orioles due to minor right groin tightness.

The Royals are considering him day-to-day, calling his exit purely precautionary. Look for him to return to the lineup on Saturday.
May 12 - 10:57 PM

Alex Gordon finished 0-for-4 on Thursday and is hitting just .158 in 120 at-bats.

It was remarkable that Gordon finished with just 40 RBI in 506 at-bats despite hitting in the middle of the order last year. Right now, though, he's on pace for 33 RBI in 571 at-bats. Granted, he has hit leadoff half of the time this year. Still, he's been incredibly bad. He's currently slugging .200. Even Alcides Escobar is at .254.
May 11 - 4:20 PM

Alex Gordon is batting sixth for the Royals for the second straight game Monday.

Gordon had hit leadoff in every game prior to Sunday, but he's been among the worst regulars in the game so far this season with an ugly .169/.244/.211 batting line. Whit Merrifield is in the leadoff spot for the second game in a row and might remain there for a while as the Royals attempt to jump-start a stagnant offense.
Apr 24 - 4:16 PM

Alex Gordon went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Royals' loss to the A's on Monday.

Gordon had a productive weekend in Houston, but he set the table poorly for the Royals in their home opener on Monday afternoon in Kansas City. The 33-year-old outfielder is batting .207/.258/.276 through seven regular-season games.
Apr 10 - 7:25 PM

Alex Gordon finished 2-for-4 with a double, walk and two RBI in Friday's win in Houston.

It was Gordon's first multi-hit game of the season, as he was just 1-for-12 with a single and three strikeouts in the first series at Target Field to open 2017. Gordon didn't pick up his first extra-base hit until April 11 last season, also in Houston. He hit .387 with a .500 OBP and 1.038 OPS in Minute Maid Park last season, so he is a decent low-end DFS play when the Royals visit the Astros.
Apr 7 - 11:31 PM

Alex Gordon is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Royals in Friday's game versus the Astros.

The Royals are going with their regulars in this one. Gordon has just one hit in his first 12 at-bats this season.
Apr 7 - 4:28 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Cactus League action against the Indians on Saturday.

The double was Gordon's third of the spring. Nothing doing outside of that hit, as he struck out in his other two at-bats. Gordon has been stinging the ball in Cactus League work, where he has now picked up 15 hits in 35 at-bats, good for a .405 average. He is looking to improve upon a miserable 2016 season in which he hit just .220 and missed significant time with a broken wrist.
Mar 18 - 6:59 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Friday’s 8-5 win over the Brewers in Cactus League action.

Gordon stung an RBI double in the first inning and later added an RBI single in the fourth inning as the Royals pulled away for good. After collapsing to the tune of a .692 OPS last season, the 33-year-old is batting .412 (14-for-34) with a 1.033 OPS this spring. It’s obviously a small sample, but he’s certainly capable of a bounceback campaign.
Mar 17 - 7:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
7Matt Strahm
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Neftali Feliz
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Kevin McCarthy
9Brian Flynn