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2014 Avg.
.269
 
Career Avg.
.269
Name  Alex Gordon
Born  2/10/1984
Height  6-2
Weight  220
Number  4
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  R
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.
 
4/2/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is a .393 lifetime hitter against Detroit ace Max Scherzer with a pair of homers and a 1.229 OPS.
Insight: Gordon's .265 average was the lowest since 2010, but he was still a solid across the board contributor with 90 runs, 20 HR, 81 RBI and 11 steals. This is a favorable matchup.
 
9/29/2013 11:33:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is a .150 lifetime hitter against White Sox starter Jose Quintana. UPDATE: Gordon is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Gordon's average is just .265 this season but he has kept his fantasy value up by scoring 90 runs, stealing 11 bases, slugging 20 home runs and driving in 81 runs. However, he's batting .167 over his last nine games and is 3-for-20 against Quintana.
 
9/15/2013 10:24:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon enters play Sunday against the Tigers 9-for-25 (.360) with three doubles, a homer and seven walks against scheduled starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Gordon has scored at least one run in six straight games and hit .287 with eight doubles, a triple and nine home runs in his last 37.
 
Hot9/11/2013 10:17:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon launched his 19th homer of the season Wednesday against the Indians.
Insight: Gordon has picked up 18 extra-base hits, including nine homers, in his last 157 plate appearances (11.5 XBH%). He only had 10 homers and a 6.8 percent extra-base hit rate over his first 474 plate appearances this season.
 
Hot8/29/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is 10-for-27 (.370) with four doubles, a triple, two homers, seven RBI and nine runs over his last six games.
Insight: It's good to see Gordon hitting for extra bases. His extra-base hit production is way down from last season, when he had 70 in 721 plate appearances (9.7 percent). This year, he has 45 in 568 plate appearances (7.9 percent).
 
Cold8/22/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is hitting .301 with an .846 OPS in 156 at-bats against left-handers this season, but he has struggled against Chicago lefty Jose Quintana, going 2-for-17 (.118).
Insight: Gordon's extra-base hit production is way down from 2012, when he had a 9.7 percent rate in 721 plate appearances. His extra-base hit rate is just 7.1 percent in 2013, and he is hitting just .206 with a .243 BABIP over his last 70 games after starting out .340 with a .404 BABIP.
 
Cold8/20/2013 11:42:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is just a .130 hitter (3-for-23) against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: Gordon's numbers are down from 2012. He's batting just .262 this season against .294 last year and has knocked out 38 extra base hits after posting 70 last season, including a league-leading 51 doubles. He's hitting just .203 since the All-Star break and fantasy owners should avoid this matchup.
 
8/16/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: Unlike teammate Billy Butler, Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is just a .200 hitter against Justin Verlander with 21 strikeouts in 55 official at-bats.
Insight: Gordon's numbers are down from 2012. He's batting just .266 this season against .294 last year and has knocked out 37 extra base hits after posting 70 last season, including a league-leading 51 doubles. Fantasy owners should avoid this matchup.
 
8/11/2013 5:53:00 PM
Description: Unlike teammate Billy Butler, Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is just a .200 hitter against Justin Verlander with 21 strikeouts in 55 official at-bats.
Insight: Gordon's numbers are down from 2012. He's batting just .266 this season against .294 last year and has knocked out 37 extra base hits after posting 70 last season, including a league-leading 51 doubles. Fantasy owners should avoid this matchup.
 
8/8/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon faces a difficult matchup Thursday against the Red Sox.
Insight: He usually struggles against Boston lefthander Jon Lester (.133 AVG in 15 at bats). Gordon busted out of a 1-for-23 slump with two hits Wednesday against the Twins.
 
8/1/2013 11:43:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon should get a boost Thursday with Scott Diamond throwing for Minnesota.
Insight: Gordon has always done well against the Twins lefthander (.455 AVG in 11 at bats). He's had a good series so far with four hits in nine at bats.
 
Cold7/26/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBI Thursday, but he's still just 6-for-44 (.136) with 17 K over his last 12 games and has a terrible matchup Friday.
Insight: Gordon will see Jose Quintana of the White Sox Friday. He has gone 2-for-14 with three K against the left-hander.
 
Cold7/25/2013 4:59:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is back in the lineup after sitting out Wednesday.
Insight: Gordon is just 5-for-41 (.122) with 17 K over his last 11 games, so the team gave him a day off Wednesday.
 
Cold7/24/2013 5:55:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon will sit out Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: He's just 2-for-19 since coming back from the All-Star break. Rookie David Lough will get the start in left.
 
Cold7/14/2013 10:37:00 AM
Description: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez has shut down Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon in their previous meetings.
Insight: Gordon is 2-for-17 (.118) with five K against Jimenez, who will start Sunday for Cleveland. He's also 1-for-17 (.059) with eight K over his last five games and 26-for-136 (.191) over his last 38, so make sure he's not in your lineup Sunday.
 
Cold7/11/2013 11:39:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon probably isn't too thrilled to be facing Andy Pettitte on Thursday.
Insight: He's 2-for-15 (.133) lifetime against Pettitte. Gordon is hitting just .200 since his return from a head injury on July 6th.
 
Hot7/7/2013 9:17:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Sunday against Oakland.
Insight: Gordon is 14-for-40 (.350) with three longballs, 11 RBI and a 12/9 K/BB over his last 11 games. The outfielder's extra-base hit rate has dropped off to 7.2 percent from 9.7 last year, but he's still a solid fantasy option.
 
7/6/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Alex Gordon is back in the Royals' starting lineup. He's playing left field and leading off Saturday against Oakland. SOURCE: Dave Skretta, Associated Press
Insight: Gordon missed two games after suffering head and hip injuries on Jason Kipnis' inside-the-park home run on Wednesday night. He's a huge part of the Royals' offense, batting .292 with 8 HR, 46 RBI and 45 runs scored.
 
7/5/2013 5:23:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Alex Gordon suffered head and hip injuries on Jason Kipnis' inside-the-park home run Wednesday night and is questionable for Friday's game against Oakland.
Insight: Gordon has passed his concussion tests, but is expected to miss a few games as he rests his sore hip.
 

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