KC Royals: Predicting All-Star Selections — Outfield And Designated Hitter

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Apr 30, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of the Los Angeles Dodgers batting gloves before a game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Gordon, Left Field

May 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) hits a home run in the 10th inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Royals won 7-6 in 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

2015 Stats

GP: 37

AB: 132

H: 35

AVG: .265

HR: 4

RBI: 21

R: 18

SB: 0

Slash: .265/.372/.432

Summary: Gordon got off to a horrible start with just one hit in his first 16 at bats. He raised his average to .303 on April 30, but a month of May that has seen him hit just one home run and knock in eight RBI, also has dropped his average down to .265.

He’s fourth among AL left fielders with 21 RBI, but other than that his numbers just don’t stack up with other outfielders. His defense however, is only matched by his teammate Cain.

Will he or won’t he?: Gordon won’t be selected as a starter, unless fans that really love defense vote a lot. But honestly, this play below should be enough to get him a nod.

As amazing as that play was, it most likely isn’t enough alone to get Gordo in the game this year. Interestingly enough, his 2014 all-star season ended with a .266 average, 19 home runs, and 79 RBI, and he’s on pace for .265, 15, and 83 this season. Gordon does have a chance to be listed as one of the Final Vote participants.

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