Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.279
 
Career Avg.
.270
Name  Alex Gordon
Born  2/10/1984
Height  6-2
Weight  220
Number  4
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  R
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.
 
Hot6/17/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and two RBI Tuesday at Detroit.
Insight: He came in with excellent numbers against Max Scherzer and added to them in the second and fifth innings Tuesday. The Royals' offense has suddenly turned on the juice and has averaged 7.4 runs per game during a nine-game winning streak. Gordon has batted .350 with seven homers, 22 RBI and 22 runs over his last 28 games.
 
Hot6/17/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is a career .387 hitter (12-for-31) with a pair of homers against Detroit ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: The Royals scored a season-high 11 runs on Monday and Gordon was right in the thick of things with a double and two singles. His .286 batting average is a noticeable improvement from last year when Gordon hit just .265.
 
6/16/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon shredded the Tigers for three hits on Monday night.
Insight: The Royals scored a season-high 11 runs on Monday and Gordon was right in the thick of things with a double and two singles. His .286 batting average is a noticeable improvement from last year when Gordon hit just .265 over 633 at bats.
 
6/13/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is a lifetime .130 hitter (3-for-23) versus left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Gordon is posting another solid, though unspectacular season - .283, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 35 runs, .816 OPS, but this matchup should be avoided.
 
Hot6/11/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon has hit .370 with five doubles, six homers, 19 RBI, 17 runs and 16 walks in his last 22 games.
Insight: Gordon went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, his seventh of the season, Tuesday against the Indians.
 

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