Monday, February 5, 2007

Top Prospect Royals

Alex Gordon
Kansas City Royals
BATS/THROWS:Right / Right

Gordon signed too late to play in the minors 2005 after being drafted second overall out of the University of Nebraska, but a solid showing in the AFL gave the Royals few reservations about having him begin 2006 in Double-A and he was one of the best players in the Texas League from day one. Gordon combines 30-homer power with some terrific on-base skills. It shouldn't be long before he's hitting .290-.300 in the majors, and he'll be a factor on the basepaths, though odds are that he's not going to last as a basestealer. With questions about his ability to stay at third base seemingly answered, he has a chance to be an MVP candidate at his peak. The Royals will give him every opportunity to make the team out of the spring training. -rotoworld

Batting: Gordon is simply a monster at the plate. He has the ability to hit more high average, high power, and still maintain good strike zone disapline. He will be an offensive force for years to come with his mooth approach and ability to go the other way.

Defense: Gordon is a solid 3rd baseman. Nothing much more or less. He will not make a bunch of game saving plays but he will make bad errors often. His fielding isnt exactly gold glove caliber but i wouldnt be surprised if he put it all together one year and snagged one.

Speed: Gordon is actually a very good runner for a guy with his offensive ability. He is a smart baserunner who was very effecient stealing bases last year. He could go on to steal 12 plus bags a year which is great for a guy with his aprroach.

Projection: Gordon projects to be one of the best players in the game in a few years. He could be compared to David WRight in many ways.

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