Has Alex Gordon Finally Figured It Out?

Apr 24, 2011


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One of the most interesting storylines so far this year has been the resurrection of Alex Gordon. As of April 23rd, he is hitting .361 with 14 RBI and is entrenched in the number three hole for the Royals.
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The second overall pick in the 2005 draft hit the majors in 2007, with people calling him the next George Brett. Injuries and prolonged slumps have had Gordon back and forth between Triple-A and the majors. In 2010, Gordon made the switch from third base to the outfield.
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In spring training Gordon led the majors in RBI with 23, and he has carried the momentum into the regular season. Those who think this is a fluke point to 2008, where he also had a hot April only to have it fall apart and hit .235 from May 1st on. The optimistic ones point to the fact that for all the ups and downs Gordon has now hit the magical 27 year old hitter’s prime and he may be blossoming late a la Jose Bautista last year.
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While Gordon has only hit one  HR, he has ten doubles and a triple. He mashed 35 HRs in his only full season in the minor’s, so the potential is there for the doubles to start going over the fence. At some point Gordon will cool off, but the talent has always been there and it seems his confidence is at an all-time high. He should put together a productive season if he remains healthy.
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