How Many All-Stars For Kansas City Royals?

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About two weeks ago, I would have said Alex Gordon’s odds to make the All-Star team were very high, and they probably still are. But since June 20th, Gordon has gone 6-for-39, with only three RBIs and two extra-base hits.

That being said, fangraphs.com still has Gordon as the second most valuable position player in the American League based on his WAR of 4.6, behind only Mike Trout of the Angels. A lot of that is on the basis of how well he plays left field.

Gordon is the MVP of the Kansas City Royals in the first half. He leads the Royals in RBIs, OPS and on-base percentage. The hope with Gordon and his current 10 game slump, is that it wont turn into what happened to him in the second half of 2013. After a torrid first two months last season, Gordon was quite bad offensively after June 1st.

Now he’s trying to avoid letting that happen again in 2014. He is hitting .271/.352/.436, which is fine, but his average has dropped 20 points in the midst of this slump. He’s still the games best left fielder, and because the All-Star game voting is set up to vote for three outfielders rather than one left fielder, one center fielder and one right fielder, getting voted in as a left fielder is very difficult.

But he’s a good late inning replacement for the Farrell to plug in there and deserves a spot on the American League squad.

Gordon’s odds: 3/1