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30 Questions: Kansas City Royals

Updated: February 24, 2011, 12:50 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

Is it time to write off Alex Gordon as a career bust?

We as a baseball community can be terribly unfair to prospects.

We track these youngsters, scout them and eagerly await drafting them. We rank 'em, hype 'em, apply labels such as "can't-miss prospect" -- setting up, in many cases, outrageously unrealistic expectations. We swap them frequently, oftentimes for players who, ironically enough, didn't miss. The very possibility that they could wind up as good as the "didn't-miss" ...

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