Kansas City Royals
2014 Avg.
.266
 
Career Avg.
.268
Name  Alex Gordon
Born  2/10/1984
Height  6-2
Weight  220
Number  4
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  R
9/20/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is a .389 career hitter (14-for-36) with three home runs against Detroit ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Not many players can say they own a 1.261 OPS versus last year's Cy Young Award winner. Gordon's numbers are down from his 2011-12 days, but he's still a productive outfielder at .268, 19 HR, 70 RBI, 83 runs scored and a favorable matchup.
 
9/15/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is just a .172 career hitter (5-for-29) versus White Sox left-hander John Danks.
Insight: Gordon has broken out of his slump over the past two days with multi-hit games, but is still batting just .193 over the past four weeks and is in an unfavorable matchup. Avoid him Monday.
 
9/14/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a RBI-double and scored twice as the Royals beat the Red Sox, 7-1, on Saturday.
Insight: Gordon broke out of his slump as the left fielder came into the game hitless in his last 20 at-bats. He still was getting on base during that stretch though with six walks. Gordon is batting .269 with 19 home runs and 67 RBI this year.
 
Cold9/11/2014 1:13:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is a career .455 hitter (5-for-11) against Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Gordon has also taken Buchholz deep once in his career. The left fielder is hitless in his last 13 at-bats so perhaps this matchup will get Gordon going again. He leads Kansas City with 19 home runs and 66 RBI.
 
Hot9/9/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is a career .412 hitter (14-for-34) with three home runs against Detroit ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Gordon is putting together another productive season (.274, 19 HR, 66 RBI, 77 runs), but has been cold over the past two weeks , atting just .175 over the past dozen games.
 
Hot8/26/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon hit a walk-off two-run homer off Twins closer Glen Perkins Tuesday night.
Insight: The Royals hadn't scored all night until Gordon connected for his 16th homer of the season. He's hit seven balls out of the park in August and is a legitimate MVP candidate. He ranks second in the AL with 5.6 WAR.
 
8/23/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Gordon's home run came in the first inning and is his 15th of the season. The left fielder is hitting .310 with five home runs in August.
 
Hot8/13/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon has batted .333 with eight extra-base hits (3 HR) over his last 28 games, but his matchup Wednesday isn't favorable.
Insight: Gordon has been good against left-handers over the past two years, but he's 6-for-28 (.214) with a .516 OPS against Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir. Avoid him Wednesday.
 
8/12/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is just a .136 hitter (3-for-22) with eight strikeouts against Oakland left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Gordon has been on fire of late, batting .391 with three homers and a 1.019 OPS over the past dozen games, but this matchup should be avoided. Hopefully this one poor matchup won't kill his momentum.
 
Hot8/10/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon has homered in three of his last four games.
Insight: Gordon hit zero home runs from June 22 to Aug. 6, a span of 33 games in which he batted .233 with seven RBI, 12 runs and a .600 OPS. He's raised his OPS from .766 to .793 over the last four games.
 
8/2/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is just 2-for-19 (.105) with eight strikeouts against A's left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Gordon has batted .323 over the past four weeks (17 games), but has an unfavorable matchup Saturday against a tough left-hander.
 
Hot7/23/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon has reached base 21 times (15 H, 6 BB) in his last nine starts.
Insight: Gordon went 3-for-3 with a walk Wednesday against the White Sox and is hitting .280 with a .794 OPS this season. However, he hasn't homered since June 21.
 
7/20/2014 12:46:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon has batted just .118 against Red Sox starter Jon Lester.
Insight: Gordon is 2-for-17 with seven Ks against Lester. He's also batting .234 against left-handers this season, so avoid him Sunday.
 
7/13/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon (wrist) is not in Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Gordon is dealing with a sprained right wrist and will miss his fourth straight game. He'll sit out Tuesday's All-Star Game as well.
 
7/10/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is just 2-for-17 with nine strikeouts versus Detroit starter Drew Smyly.
Insight: Gordon went for an MRI on a sprained right wrist Wednesday so combined with this poor matchup should have him sitting again Thursday.
 
7/9/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a sprained right wrist. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, KC Star
Insight: Gordon is going for an MRI. He hurt himself sliding against the Indians and said he currently cannot swing the bat.
 
Cold7/7/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI Monday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Gordon (.269, 9 HR, 44 RBI) had just three hits in his previous 40 at-bats (.075). His inclusion on the 2014 AL All-Star team is as much about his defense as it is his hitting. According to FanGraphs, he leads baseball with a UZR of 23.9.
 
7/6/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon will not be in Sunday's starting lineup against Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians.
Insight: Just a routine day off for Gordon in an unfavorable matchup. He is just 4-for-22 (.182) against Kluber, so this is a well-timed day of rest.
 
6/20/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon was a late scratch for Thursday afternoon's game due to the flu and is questionable for friday's game with Seattle.
Insight: Gordon is batting .288 with eight homers, 39 RBI and 40 runs this season to lead a suddenly explosive Royals offense. Jarrod Dyson would get the start if Gordon is still sidelined.
 
6/19/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon was a late scratch for Thursday afternoon's game due to the flu.
Insight: Gordon is batting .288 with eight homers, 39 RBI and 40 runs this season to lead a suddenly explosive Royals offense. Jarrod Dyson got the start.