Gordon has made the Royals opening day roster, so this is a good day to do this one. This projection may seem optimistic, but I fully believe that he can do this if he stays healthy long enough. Think a cross between George Brett and Mark Teixeira.
Disclaimer: The Crystal Ball is an "educated opinion"...not to be taken TOO seriously and mostly for fun. I do put quite a bit of work into them, looking at similar players and trying to figure out how the guy in question might develop. Is there a fancy computer program? No. Do I just slop numbers on the page? No. It is less than a projection/prediction but more than just guesswork. The point is to stimulate discussion about the player.