Originally posted on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 8/17/12
KANSAS CITY, MO - The open auditions for the Royals' No. 3-hole hitter march on. Next up: Alex Gordon. Gordon, entrenched in the leadoff spot where he flourished the past two months, now will get a serious look in the three spot. We knew Gordy wasnt a prototypical leadoff hitter, but hes a guy who has high on-base (percentage) and puts the ball in play, Yost said. But we also think hes going to be a run-producer. He doesnt really get the opportunity to produce runs from the one hole. Yost has tried several hitters in that three spot throughout 2012 with less-than-stellar results. Mike Moustakas hit just .160 through 14 games in that position. Eric Hosmer, who many envision as the player most likely to eventually assume the role, hit just .165 in 32 games. Lorenzo Cain, who got off to a hot start after coming back from injury, cooled off in the three spot, hitting just .233 in 16 games. By far, Billy Butler, the team's best hitter, has been the most productive in the three spot...
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