By now, Alex Gordon has a big red line across his name on the cheat sheet of many. A highly touted prospect, Gordon was the second overall pick in 2005 and came into the majors with lofty expectations and has failed to live up to the hype. He’s likely sitting on the waiver wire in many leagues.
Gordon has changed positions moving from third base to the outfield, dealt with injuries and is now 27. Gordon is going to hit third in the Royals’ lineup. He made some changes to his swing in the off season and has a great spring, and although we never want to take those stats too serious.
Gordon is hitting .353 with six home runs and 23 RBIs. He’s also walked 12 times in 23 games. He still strikes out a lot, but he does draw walks. His value is low in the eyes of many and he’s a very talented player with upside that is worth the gamble, especially if you can get him off the waiver wire. At worst, keep him reserved and if he starts out strong, you will be rewarded.