Thursday, May 11, 2006
For KC Prospect Alex Gordon, the Future Is Now
People who live in a House of Glass should not throw baseballs, but Royals owner David Glass' ongoing team shakeup will soon translate into a callup for top prospect Alex Gordon. Gordon, 22, hitting .313 with 17 RBI and seven homers in 32 games for the AA Witchita Wranglers, will push aside starting third baseman Mark Teahen within a matter of weeks, perhaps days. Glass is intensely dissatisfied with the Royals poor start. Gordon plays a respectable third base, runs well and hits for average and power to all fields. Alex Gordon was chosen Baseball America's College Player of the Year after hitting .372 with 23 bags and 19 homers for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Gordon was taken with No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 draft and inked his pact with the Royals after Glass offered him a team record $4 million signing bonus. After Gordon hit only .260 with two homers in the Arizona Fall League some might wonder whether Gordon is being rushed. However, Glass is anxious to start getting his money's worth.