Dee Gordon is doing his best Ty Cobb impression. Gordon, whose .426 batting average leads the big leagues by 66 points, had four hits on Wednesday night to fuel a resume that is clearly #ASGWorthy.
Miami's second baseman leads the National League in hits (58), and his .452 on-base percentage ranks third in the Senior Circuit. Gordon, 27, was acquired in an offseason deal with the Dodgers, after he first broke through as an All-Star infielder last year.
Gordon didn't start the 2014 Midsummer Classic, but he did pinch-run and ultimately score in the NL's 5-3 defeat. The fleet-footed youngster went on to lead the NL in both triples (12) and stolen bases (64).
Gordon, the son of former All-Star closer Tom Gordon, leapt out of the gates with a .409 average in April, and he's bettered that with a .465 mark thus far in May. He's playing particularly well at home, where he's hit .509 with a .540 on-base percentage and a .596 slugging mark in his first 14 games and 57 at-bats.
But will the fans notice? Gordon may have to keep up his hot streak to make it into the All-Star Game starting lineup.
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