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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored as the Royals thumped the Padres 13-3 on Thursday.

He is now batting .400 with one homer and five RBI in 30 spring at-bats. Gordon was a big disappointment to his fantasy owners last season, struggling to a .220 batting average with 17 home runs and 40 RBI in 128 games and missing time with a broken wrist. Now 33 years old, Gordon still tops the depth chart in left field for the Royals.
Mar 16 - 9:07 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Monday’s loss to the Diamondbacks.

His eighth-inning knock was the only offense of the game for the Royals. Gordon missed time with a fractured wrist last season and struggled with a .220/.312/.380 batting line over 128 games. While he showed some pop (17 homers) and his usual patience, he saw his strikeout rate jump all the way up to 29.2 percent. It’s not crazy to think his wrist impacted his production all year, so it’s fair to expect some improvement, but probably not enough for him to be of much use in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 6 - 6:56 PM

Alex Gordon will be used some in center field during spring training.

Royals manager Ned Yost said the move allows Gordon "to live out his fantasy." Gordon has never played the position as a pro, and it's hard to see him being used much, if at all, there during the season with Lorenzo Cain around. However, Cain has been injury-prone and is slated for free agency next winter, so it doesn't hurt to give Gordon a test run.
Feb 17 - 12:24 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

He's on the bench with the White Sox throwing lefty Chris Sale. Whit Merrifield is in left field.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Alex Gordon drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in the Royals' loss to the Tigers on Sunday.

Gordon made an early exit from Saturday's game due to soreness in his right ankle. He remains day-to-day.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 09:18:00 AM

Alex Gordon left Saturday's game against the Tigers with right ankle soreness.

Billy Burns took his place in left field at the start of the ninth inning. The Royals are saying he left as a precaution so Gordon shouldn't miss much time. He went 1-for-4 with a single before exiting on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:05:00 PM

Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs scored in a 10-0 rout of the Twins on Saturday.

There isn't a hotter hitter in the game than Gordon, who has five home runs in his last five games as part of an 11-game hitting streak. He's scored 13 runs and drive in eight during the streak. Gordon started the year ice cold, but a strong August has his numbers headed in the right direction.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 11:11:00 PM

Alex Gordon hit a grand slam and the Royals sailed to an 8-1 win over the Twins on Thursday.

Gordon is really feeling it right now, as Thursday's homer was his third in as many games. He's also hit in nine straight games, going 13-for-34 (.382) with six RBI and eight runs scored in that nine-game stretch. The streak has raised his batting average from .199 to .219, and Gordon now has 11 homers to go with a .689 OPS in 89 games overall.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 12:50:00 AM

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer off Drew Smyly to give the Royals their only runs Thursday against the Rays.

He struck out in his other three plate appearances. With the season two-thirds over, Gordon has 18 RBI and 87 strikeouts in 77 games. Fortunately for him, his horrible season in the first year of a big contract hasn't gotten nearly as much attention as Jason Heyward's or even Justin Upton's.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Soler
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Chris Young
5Mike Minor
6Kevin McCarthy
7Peter Moylan
8Scott Alexander
9Matt Strahm
10Brian Flynn