Kansas City Royals
2014 Avg.
.271
 
Career Avg.
.269
Name  Alex Gordon
Born  2/10/1984
Height  6-2
Weight  220
Number  4
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  R
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.
 
Hot6/8/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon has reached base in seven of his nine plate appearances against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Gordon has hit .388 with five homers, 18 RBI, 16 runs and 15 walks in his last 20 games and is 6-for-8 with two doubles and a walk against Kuroda. Make sure he's in your lineup Sunday.
 
Hot6/3/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon homered for the second straight game Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Gordon was hitting .250 with one home run and a .655 OPS on May 17, but he's been on an absolute tear ever since. In his last 16 games, he's gone 21-for-57 (.368) with five home runs, 17 RBI, 12 runs, 10 walks and two steals.
 
Hot5/30/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 1-for-2 with a homer, two walks, two RBI, two runs and a steal Friday at Toronto.
Insight: Gordon has batted .395 with three home runs, 13 RBI, seven walks and eight runs in his last 12 games.
 
5/21/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon has underachieved against White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: Gordon checks in with a .150 batting average against the left-hander. Even with eight RBI in his last three games, we wouldn't recommend starting Gordon (.271, 3 HR, 24 RBI) Wednesday versus Quintana.
 
5/18/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Alex Gordon led the charge Sunday in a win against Baltimore.
Insight: Gordon (.268, 3 HR, 22 RBI) finished the day with four hits, three runs scored, a pair of homers and six RBI. The Royals left fielder was started in 86 percent of Yahoo leagues so most owners were able to take advantage of his huge performance.
 
5/3/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon faces a tough matchup Saturday against Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly.
Insight: Gordon is 1-for-12 against Smyly with seven strikeouts. That shouldn't make fantasy owners want to start him on Saturday.
 
4/9/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon had a big day at the plate Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: Gordon had two hits, including a homer, and four RBI in four at-bats. The left fielder has averaged 19 homers, 80 RBI, 95 runs and 13 steals over the past three years. He's batting lower in the order this year, so expect fewer runs and more RBI.