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Alex Gordon (LF)

Kansas City Royals - 28% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: R

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals lineup against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Looks like just a day off for Gordon as the team eases him back from his stint on the disabled list. Expect Gordon to be back in the lineup on Wednesday.

 

Alex Gordon could return from the disabled list as soon as this weekend, according to the Royals. He's been sidelined by a wrist injury since late May. (Source: KansasCity.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Royals have been decimated by injuries this season, and it would be good to get Gordon back despite his early struggles. Hopefully he's able to return and be effective as he was last season, but the wrist injury, even if recovered, won't help his cause.

 

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Alex Gordon was placed on the disabled list with a broken bone in his wrist. He's expected to miss more than the required minimum due to the injury.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon could be out for as long as a month as a result of the injury. He was already off to a slow start, so this continues his disappointing 2016 campaign. He'll be replaced in the OF by Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando.

 

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Alex Gordon exited Sunday's game after colliding with teammate Mike Moustakas. The injury was determined to be a sprained left wrist following the game. (Source: Scott Merkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's unclear how much time, if any, Gordon will miss as a result of the injury. He's considered day-to-day by the team. He's struggled so far this season, posting an ugly batting average of .211 with limited power, resulting in an OPS of only .650.

 

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Alex Gordon homers Wednesday

Thu, Apr 21st 11:12am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Alex Gordon hit his first home run of the season on Wednesday in his 2-for-4 effort against the Tigers. He scored a run, drove in another and also struck out.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon has shown improvement of late after his extremely slow start. Hopefully he and the hitters around him will start heating up at the plate, as the Royals are off to a slower start offensively overall.

 

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Alex Gordon only has a .267 batting average to open the season, but he has two multi-hit games over his last four games. Although he has not hit for that high of an average, Gordon's patience at the plate has led to a .371 OBP in 2016.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon has two doubles in his last four games, a sign that Gordon is looking to drive the ball a bit more. He has shown good discipline with a .371 OBP, but has also struck out 14 times this season, striking out in each of his nine games. Some leagues take points away for strikeouts, reducing Gordon's value a bit, but an OBP around .360 for the World Champion Royals should provide for runs scored for Gordon and a top-25 OF valuation.

 

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Alex Gordon went 1-for-4 with a RBI-single, a strikeout, and a run scored against the Mets on Opening Day.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon had a nice start to the season, driving and scoring in a run in the opener, which is about as much as you can ask for against someone like Matt Harvey. Gordon will have another tough test on Tuesday when the Royals take on Noah Syndergaard.

 

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Alex Gordon went 1-for-2 with a RBI-single, a stolen base, and a strikeout against Seattle on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Gordon is quietly having a great Spring, batting .318 with two stolen bases and three homers. Yes, Gordon had a down year in 2015, but prior to that he had two seasons of 20-homer/10-steal production, something he should get back to this season. If he does, he will be a steal where he is going in drafts (192nd overall ADP).

 

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Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout against Seattle on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Gordon is one of the least interesting players to own in fantasy baseball. Over the last three years he has hit .265-.271, in the two healthy seasons 19 & 20 homers, and between 2012 and 2014 stole 10-12 bags, scored 87-93 runs, and drove in 72-81. Simply put, Alex Gordon is ridiculously consistently good, and that's it. There is not any real upside, there is a slight injury risk after last year, but he is a stable high floor guy. Do whatever you normally would with Gordon (191 overall ADP).

 

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Alex Gordon went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts against the Cubs on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Gordon struggled last year, mostly due to injuries, but when healthy he is as stable (if dull) as they come. A healthy Gordon is a near lock for a .265-.270 average, 20 homers, and 10-12 SB, making his current ADP (52nd OF/194th overall) a bargain. There is not much upside here, but do not sleep on stability.

 

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Gordon was re-signed with the Royals for four years and $72 million. Gordon was reportedly talking with a variety of team this offseason but ends up staying in Kansas City. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon played in 104 games last season for the Royals, batting .271 with 13 home runs and 48 runs batted in. For his career, he has a .269/.348/.435 slash line. Gordon has also won four consecutive gold gloves in the outfield.

 

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Alex Gordon with a HR in Game 3

Mon, Oct 12th 5:05am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Gordon went 1-for-4 with the lone hit being a solo HR in the ninth inning to pull the Royals within two.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid hitter who had some injury concerns that lead to some missed time this season.

 

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Alex Gordon with a RBI Sunday

Mon, Sep 28th 5:55am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Gordon went 1-for-4 with a RBI in the 3-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He is still getting on base but he has missed more than 50 games this season and he only has one steal this season after 12 last season. He is a better real life player for the Royals than he is a fantasy asset, where he is merely a solid depth type.

 

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Gordon went 4-for-5 with a solo HR. He added another run knocked in during the game. The HR was his 12th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is hitting .292 on the season. He is not an elite option but he is a solid player who has missed time this season.

 

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Alex Gordon has been playing in Triple-A Omaha and rehabilitating for a return to the Royals within the week. The Royals are 31-17 without Gordon, but the All-Star's bat will improve the Royals' chances at repeating as AL Champions in 2015. (Source: Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon had a .279 batting average and 24 extra-base hits in 79 games before getting injured and will slide right back into the top half of the Royals' lineup. His .852 OPS to open the season put him on pace for his second-best season of his career and his addition will boost fantasy teams as well as the Royals.

 

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Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon told reporters that he expects to start a rehab assignment this weekend. Gordon has been on the DL since early July with a strained groin. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon was having another productive season prior to the injury. His ownership has dropped to 62% in ESPN leagues, so his availability is worth monitoring as he continues his recovery. He could be a cheap add for those in need of OF help.

 

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Gordon was carted off during the fourth inning after injuring his groin in the Royals 9-7 win over the Rays. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Manager Ned Yost indicated Gordon could be sidelined for months, meaning he is likely headed for the DL. He's not worth stashing in season long leagues unless you have multiple DL spots.

 

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Alex Gordon is an OBP monster

Mon, Jun 29th 2:46am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Alex Gordon has an OBP of .388 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Gordon has great potential for better counting stats if he keeps getting on base and someone around him gets hot. He is a better real-life player than fantasy but he has his place in some leagues.

 

Gordon went 2-for-4 with two singles and a stolen base against the Brewers Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon extended his hitting streak to nine games and raised his BA to .271 and also picked up his first stolen base of the season. Gordon, along with the rest of the Royals, have heat up lately and offer strong under the radar options in season long and daily leagues.

 

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Alex Gordon went 2-for-5 with a run in the Royals 7-2 win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: With two more hits on Tuesday, Gordon has recorded a hit in seven straight games and increased is BA to .263. However, after double digit steals the last four years, he is still yet to steal a bag this year.

 

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Gordon hit his eighth home run of the year against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon has hit well this year, with eight HRs, twelve doubles, twenty-nine RBIs, and a 0.830 OPS. Unfortunately, he hasn't stolen bases like last year, which boosted his fantasy value, being caught on both tries this year.

 

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Gordon made his one hit count as it was a three run HR that put the Royals up 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: In shallow leagues, he should not be owned. In medium leagues, he is a solid low-end OF who should be owned.

 

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Gordon went 0-for-2 with a walk as the Royals lost 6-2 to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon was held without a hit for the third straight game, but salvaged his value with a walk. He came up empty in the 3rd with runners on the corners, but has hit well with RISP (.298) which has helped him maintain some fantasy relevance.

 

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Alex Gordon hit his 5th home run during the Royals rain-shortened 3-2 win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon remains a solid hitter for the Royals. He will not blow you away with his numbers at the plate but is worth having on your fantasy roster for depth.

 

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In an 8-1 Royals win over the Tigers, Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Gordon is now hitting .303 and sports a .925 OPS (to go along with three home runs, 13 RBI, nine runs and a .425 OBP). The stolen bases haven't come yet, but be patient. It'll only be an added bonus once that happens too, which it should. Continue to start him in all leagues, unless you have other players to also consider that are top 70 ECR (Expert Consensus Ranking) fantasy players.

 

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Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon went 1-for-4 with one run scored in a 7-5 Royals loss to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Gordon is currently batting .290 with 9 runs, 3 home runs and 11 runs batted in, but has yet to steal a single base. While those number may not blow anyone away, his OBP (.413) and OPS (.913) numbers should and should give fantasy owners confidence in owning him and starting him in all fantasy leagues right now.

 

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LF Alex Gordon went 0-for-4 against the Angels on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: With many of the Royals exceeding even the level that took them to the post-season, Alex Gordon is struggled to get going (1-for-13). He will attempt to kick start his season on Sunday against CJ Wilson.

 

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Alex Gordon back on track

Tue, Mar 31st 9:43am EDT
By Brad Pitzl

Alex Gordon hit his first home run of the spring and had three hits in the Royals 11-7 victory over the Rangers. After a late start due off season surgery, Gordon has logged a few extra innings in games like these to get ready for the season.

Fantasy Impact: This is a good sign for fantasy players as Gordon had gotten off to a slow start this spring. All signs point to him starting the season ready to put up solid numbers.

 

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After passing the final hurdle of taking live batting practice, Alex Gordon is set for his spring debut on Saturday. With off season wrist surgery behind him, this marks the return of a vital part of the Royals offense and defense. (Source: The Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: Alex Gordon has put up solid fantasy numbers over the past four years and should be set to do the same in 2015. The only question will be is if two weeks is enough time to get into mid-season form. His status will need to be monitored at the start of the season.

 

Alex Gordon still has a couple hurdles to clear, but he's getting closer to joining his teammates on the field in Arizona. According to the Kansas City Star, Gordon could be on the field taking batting practice as soon as next Tuesday. (Source: Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: If all goes as planned, Gordon should only miss a week or two of Cactus League games. Alex is a workout warrior, so until you hear something differently, I would expect him to be 100% by Opening Day.

 

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Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Tuesday that he is not sure if Alex Gordon will be 100 percent for the start of spring training, but does expect him to start on Opening Day. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon projects to be a solid second or third OF option on fantasy teams. Zeile Consensus Projections have Gordon slashing .268/.338/.429 with 18 HR, 80 RBI, and 10 SB. Although the low average might hurt, Gordon is crucial to the Royals lineup and gets solid numbers in every other category.