ataraxia wrote:RedSoxNation04 wrote:What's everyone's thoughts on Alex Gordon in his second year? I was just looking at his splits and he is still striking out a ton. Was there a little too much hype on this kid or is it still too soon to tell what he is going to turn into?
He has yet to make the adjustment at the major league level that every player needs to do to become great. It's possible he may never learn, but I for one think he'll come around--just very unlikely that it'll be this year.
I think people expected to much, I also think he had a ton of pressure and that got into his head a bit. Right now he is still figuring everything out, which is alright except lefties have him clueless at the moment. Against righties he is doing pretty well 270ab - 11hr - .278/.363/.478 (this was before the 5bb game).