The KC Royals longtime left fielder may be saying goodbye to the game, but he has one more chance to take home a Gold Glove.
Every year, Rawlings announces its Gold Glove finalists. Fans from all over baseball continuously check to see if their favorite players will be finalists. For the KC Royals, there is always a chance. They are a consistently defensive heavy team, which of course, helps in the journey for a Gold Glove.
While there might not always be a heavy representation from Kansas City, there is always one player that fans can count on, Alex Gordon.
Today, Rawlings announced their Gold Glove finalists for the 2020 season and to absolutely no surprise, Alex Gordon is on the list for American League left fielders.
If Gordon takes home the Gold Glove for the last time this year, he will tie Frank White for the most in franchise history with 8. It’s about time they rename the award for left fielders and stamp Alex’s name on it somewhere.
While Alex struggled with his bat in the final season of his career, he continued to put up outstanding defense, something he has been known for since his switch to left field.
Gordon played in 49 games in left during the 2020 season. He had 81 putouts in 85 chances, 4 assists and one double play, no errors, and was above league average in fielding percentage and range factor per 9 innings.
Gordon is a finalist along with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from Toronto, and Kyle Tucker from Houston.
When the 2019 season ended, it was unknown whether or not Gordon would play again or if he would retire from baseball. Luckily, the fan-favorite outfielder signed with the Royals for one more contract before retiring at the end of the 2020 season.
While Gordon knew that it was the right time for him to go, hopefully, he can get one more Gold Glove beside his name before he kicks his feet up in retirement.
Congratulations to Alex Gordon on being a Gold Glove finalist, and good luck.
Alex Gordon is a finalist for his eighth Gold Glove award.