Kansas City Royals Week Six Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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3. Alex Gordon

Not every week can be stellar from Alex Gordon. Yet, when he does go through the occasional struggle, it seems completely unexpected; at least, if he is not injured. Perhaps it is because we hold Gordon to such a high standard and expect him to be the best player on the field for the Royals at any given moment that an off week stands out so blatantly.

Lat week, in his six games, Gordon produced a .217/.308/.478 batting line. While he only had five hits in his 23 at bats, Gordon made them count, hitting three doubles and a home run. Yet, even with the extra base hits, this just was not the type of week we expect.

However, what Alex Gordon contributes is not always easy to quantify statistically. He is the face of the new generation of the Kansas City Royals. His defense in left is unrivaled, and has been the basis for what the Royals have become. In fact, it may be fair to say that Alex Gordon is the most important member of the Royals.

Chances are, Gordon will get back to being that all around threat that we have come to know and love. After all, anyone can have one bad week.

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