Finally. Hows this for an ill omen though? Check out the close of the AP wire story:
"This is a great day for the organization," Royals senior director of scouting Deric Ladnier said. "I know Alex is excited to start his career and he'll do that today by heading to Phoenix to begin play in the Instructional League."Well, maybe he'll turn out better than those other two guys. Right. Right?
Gordon was the highest first-round selection in Royals history, passing Jeff Austin (fourth overall in 1998) and Mike Stodolka (fourth overall in 2000).