Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
4 days ago

Gordon went 1-for-3 with a solo homer Tuesday in Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon's eighth-inning long ball was too little too late, as it concluded the scoring in a 5-2 defeat. It did, however, get his name into the record books by eclipsing the record for total home runs hit in a major league season at 5,694. Ironically, the 2005 second overall pick is in the midst of the worst season of his career, slashing just .209/.286/.314 with eight home runs in 137 games at age 33.

Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
2 weeks ago

Gordon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run Saturday during the Royals' 5-2 victory over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon put on a rare power display with his sixth big fly of the year. Despite a four-game hit streak, he remains stuck in a disappointing campaign (.203/.285/.297 in 473 plate appearances) over which he's been a majority starter chiefly because he bats left-handed and plays stout defense. If only the latter counted in standard fantasy games.

Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
3 weeks ago

Gordon is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon will be on the bench for a fourth time in five games, an indication that manager Ned Yost is no longer viewing the veteran as the primary option in left field. Though he brings plenty of defensive value, Gordon's .197/.281/.283 slash line on the season has made him one of the least-productive everyday players in baseball, and it appears the Royals could be inclined to kick the tires with other options as they look to chase down a playoff berth. Jorge Bonifacio and Paolo Orlando would probably be the main beneficiaries if Gordon's phaseout continues.

Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
3 weeks ago

Gordon is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Rays, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon's grip on a starting outfield gig may be slipping, which will come as no surprise to those who have rostered him in fantasy this season. He is hitting .181/.224/.194 in the month of August and has a 52 wRC+ on the season. Jorge Bonifacio is starting in right field while Melky Cabrera gets the start in left.

Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
4 weeks ago

Gordon is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon is 0-for-9 with five strikeouts over his last three starts, so he'll get the day off to clear his head after starting six of the last seven games. Brandon Moss will take over for him in left field for the contest, batting eighth.

Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
1 month ago

Gordon went 3-for-3 with a double in Friday's 4-0 loss to Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran left fielder had been hitting just .169 (10-for-59) in August prior to the outburst, and Friday's double was his first extra-base hit of the month. Gordon still has two years and $40 million left on the contract he signed prior to the 2016 season, plus a $4 million buyout on a 2020 option, but that's about the only thing keeping him in a starting role for the Royals right now.

Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
1 month ago

Gordon is not in the Royals' Thursday lineup, 610 Sports Radio KC reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jorge Bonifacio enters the lineup in right field, and Melky Cabrera slides over to left. Gordon hovers below the Mendoza Line at .198/.285/.285 with only five homers in 433 plate appearances, giving him tenuous trust even in AL-only fantasy games.

Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Gordon will head to the bench after going 0-for-4 Saturday and dropping his season average (.198) below the Mendoza Line. Manager Ned Yost already said Gordon will remain a starter, though he may choose to give him more frequent rest until his bat wakes up a little bit. Melky Cabrera will slide over to man left field in his stead, opening up a spot for Jorge Bonifacio to start in right field for the contest.

Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
1 month ago

Manager Ned Yost announced that Gordon (.200/.288/.290) being absence from Thursday's lineup was only to give the outfielder rest, and was not a benching because of poor play, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the veteran's increased absences from starting lineups recently, Yost insists Gordon remains a starter. Everyday at-bats give him limited value in deeper formats, but the outfielder's performance doesn't warrant a role in mixed formats.

Alex Gordon
LF/CF KC
1 month ago

Gordon is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon will cede duties in left field to Melky Cabrera in the series finale, marking the third time he'll be on the bench in the last six games. Only Cabrera and Lorenzo Cain appear to be locked into full-time roles in the Royals outfield, meaning that manager Ned Yost will likely be forced to bench one of Gordon, Brandon Moss and Jorge Bonifacio in most games while the other two players fill the remaining spot in the outfield or DH. Gordon's stellar defense may give him a leg up over his competition, but his .199/.289/.293 batting line on the season has rendered him an easy out at this stage of his career.