Alex Gordon
LF KC
6 days ago

Gordon homered for the third straight day Thursday, this time socking a fourth-inning grand slam in an 8-2 win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

He's also hit safely in nine straight and scored a run in seven straight, lifting his average 20 points in the process. Gordon's season stats are still ugly, but he seems to have finally returned to form on the back end of an injury-marred campaign and thus is worth deploying in fantasy lineups the rest of the way.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 week ago

Gordon is hitting .269/.333/.423 so far in August after coming into the month hitting .206/.313/.335.

EDGE Analysis

Most of the 32-year-old's improvement can be attributed to his batting average on balls in play jumping from .272 to .387. Although unconfirmed, Gordon's early-season struggles could stem from a broken bone in his right hand that sent him to the DL on May 23

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 week ago

Gordon went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Monday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon has lacked power with just 20 extra-base hits all season, but has come on with four multi-hit games during his current six-game hitting streak. The veteran still has a long way to go to make up for a pitiful .216/.317/.341 line through 86 games.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
2 weeks ago

Gordon is out of the lineup against the White Sox on Thursday, Scott Chasen of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon will get his first day off since July 20. In his place, Billy Burns mans left field while batting eighth.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
3 weeks ago

Gordon went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon hadn't homered since July 10, and was just 3-for-24 on the current road trip when he went deep off Drew Smyly in the fourth for the Royals only offense of the day. The outfielder's 10th MLB season has been a disaster so far. Through 262 at-bats, Gordon holds career-worst numbers in strikeout rate and isolated power. He's also fallen off post All-Star break over the last three years, so counting on him to fix those numbers down the stretch might be a long shot.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 month ago

Gordon went 3-for-4 with two runs against the Angels on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Those three hits have his average back over .200 as Gordon continues trying to get his injury-shortened campaign on track. This has been the worst season of his career, narrowly beating out his disastrous 2010 season, but perhaps the big day will help Gordon find himself down the stretch.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 month ago

Gordon is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Indians, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It will be the first day off for Gordon since before the All-Star break, as the Royals go with Brett Eibner in left field. He'll be flanked by Jerrod Dyson in center, with Paulo Orlando getting the nod in right.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
2 months ago

Gordon is not in Saturday's lineup against the Mariners, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon will get a regular day off after starting the past 10 games for the Royals. The 32-year-old will be replaced in the lineup by Whit Merrifield in left field, batting in the leadoff spot.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
2 months ago

Gordon supplied all the Royals' offense in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Phillies, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run off Vince Velasquez.

EDGE Analysis

Things haven't gone smoothly for Gordon since he came off the DL in late June, and he's hitting just .229 (8-for-35) in nine games with two homers, three RBI and four runs. The Royals will need him to heat up in the second half if they're going to remain in the AL playoff chase.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
2 months ago

Gordon (wrist) went 2-for-5 with a double and a solo homer Saturday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

In his return from the disabled list, which he's been on since May 23, Gordon's fifth homer of the year did little to help the Royals in a blowout loss. Before being sidelined, he was only slashing .211/.319/.331, but if he can remain healthy, he has the ability to provide fantasy teams a mid-season boost.