Former Husker baseball player and Lincoln native Alex Gordon was picked by the Royals as their nominee for major league baseball’s Hank Aaron award given to the most outstanding performer in each league. You can help vote for Gordon by going to MLB.com.
Gordon hit .303 with 23 homers and 86 RBIs after spending most of last year in the minors learning to play left field. This year may have been Gordon’s last chance at catching on with the club that made him a number one draft pick. Gordon credits his work with Royals hitting coach Kevin Seitzer last offseason for his success at the plate.
“It was a couple little things here and there. If you look at my swing, you might not be able to tell a big difference,” Gordon said. “I definitely think I’m looser, I think I’m freer, which allows me to have better bat control. I think the biggest thing has been my approach, just what I go up there trying to do every time.”