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Alex GordonHigh Level: MLB Current Team: Kansas City Royals MLB Years: 2007-2017
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Arizona Fall League
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1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion
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PositionsLF-1105, 3B-473, 1B-44, CF-15, RF-11, DH-4, SS-1Position when Drafted3bPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAlex Jonathan Gordon
Height6-1Weight220BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 10,1984 [34.010]PlaceLincoln,Nebraska
High SchoolLincoln Southeast (Lincoln,NE)
CollegeUniversity of Nebraska (Lincoln,NE)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$4,000,000Signing ScoutsPhil HuttmannService Time10.092 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2006-MLB-#13 ... 2006-KCA-#1 ... 2007-MLB-#2 ... 2007-KCA-#1
MLB DebutApril 2,2007 [23.052]
OrganizationsKCA [12] Awards25Awards Voting2-47
TBC Player ID54849Retrosheet IDgorda001MLBAM ID460086
RelationshipsCousin of Jake Kuebler, Brother of Derek Gordon
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed58Power74Contact48XBH60RBIs66Runs47Hitting68Durability65Team.493Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2003NebraskaBig12NCAA-1-3lf19622164569132748892934118004.319.426.495.92110722264.354.176.306.40610.9812.881.172.6530.8631.88
2004NebraskaBig12NCAA-1-3lf2059211647718518751224734100404.365.493.7541.24715941272.362.389.659.50917.2812.500.726.6211.7253.25
2005NebraskaBig12NCAA-1-4lf2172253799422419662336338160202.372.518.7151.23318145334.379.343.672.51418.8611.380.605.6913.3247.87
2006Wichita WranglersTexAAkca253b221304861111583912910122372113160204.325.427.5881.01528669576.373.263.451.43212.5019.621.575.0316.7643.67
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca73b23151543601343641560144411371312412.247.314.411.72522355600.303.164.258.3166.8322.833.342.5036.2041.04
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca43b24134493721283511659926612061558.260.351.432.78321352571.309.172.320.34311.5621.021.822.8030.8140.63
2009Arizona RoyalsArizRkkca-3b2547120013005300100.286.538.7141.2525113.250.4281.143.49638.4623.080.607.697.0050.00
2009Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca43b2583041130210005500012.367.457.6671.12420535.391.300.467.47114.2914.291.005.7115.0045.45
2009Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca323b25186717214121000131630220.313.435.493.92833785.373.180.373.40015.2918.821.232.3533.5033.33
2009Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         3010422347152300232430332.327.451.5581.0095813133.372.231.452.42817.2918.051.043.7620.8038.24
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca43b254916428386062250214321105.232.324.378.7026212189.276.146.305.31511.1122.752.053.1727.3331.58
2010Wilmington blue RocksCaroA+kca-3b26717743002109340120.235.548.412.9607331.267.177.765.43229.039.680.330.000.0075.00
2010Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca25lf26682605982203144472517282005.315.442.5771.01915037321.391.262.477.44215.8922.431.414.3618.5745.12
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         7527766862331446826075122125.310.451.5671.01815740352.381.257.495.44217.0521.311.253.9819.7946.51
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca4lf2674242345210082015346222119.215.315.355.6708618281.254.140.264.30312.1022.061.822.8530.2534.62
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca4lf2715161110118545423871786713970329.303.376.502.87830772688.358.199.324.3829.7420.202.073.3426.5738.92
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca4lf2816164293189515147210573140303314.294.368.455.82329270721.356.161.282.35710.1219.421.921.9445.8637.04
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca4lf291566339016827620811135214190674.265.327.422.74926753700.310.157.251.3267.4320.142.712.8631.6531.55
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca4lf30156563871503411974123651261104511.266.351.432.78324354643.310.166.297.34610.1119.601.942.9529.6336.00
2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca25lf318286122015008610001.429.568.6071.17517337.524.178.464.50621.6216.220.752.7028.0025.00
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca4lf3110435440961801348254992140572.271.377.432.80915331422.327.161.291.35111.6121.801.883.0827.2332.29
2016Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca7lf32415351012002400000.333.412.6001.0129217.400.267.400.42811.7623.532.005.8815.0040.00
2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca6lf3227030003003200000.429.600.4291.0293010.600.000.429.47130.0020.000.670.000.000.00
2016Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         622381015005600000.364.481.5451.02612227.467.181.409.44418.5222.221.203.7022.0025.00
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca4lf3212844562981621740815214881039.220.313.380.69316935506.289.160.292.30310.2829.252.853.3626.1835.71
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca4lf3314847652992029457445126142437.208.293.315.60815031541.261.107.208.2698.3223.292.801.6652.8931.31
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1412516671913372982516060896405651274898344090.259.340.419.75921654835862.313.160.280.0009.6421.732.252.7332.2936.13
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter249917208298725501803051682243226512.325.443.5781.0215301271125.382.253.463.00014.9319.911.334.4418.3442.62
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter96362821182641762727596122226.326.455.5611.01620347453.402.235.456.00016.5621.191.283.7521.2939.83
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1425311181744313211322379122160216.328.428.5931.02131576628.375.265.450.00012.5819.431.545.1016.5943.68
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter717743002109340120.235.548.412.9607331.267.177.765.00029.039.680.330.000.0075.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter47120013005300100.286.538.7141.2525113.250.4281.143.00038.4623.080.607.697.0050.00
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter19368018824053114418943141391063786010.353.483.6571.140447108870.366.304.551.00015.9812.180.765.0615.4545.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1412516671913372982516060896405651274898344090.259.340.419.75921654835862.313.160.280.0009.6421.732.252.7332.2936.13
Average MLB - Per 162 games162593821533431870115651461014510.259.340.419.75924855673.313.160.280.0009.6421.732.252.7332.2936.13
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259713519447333117203109146211438.325.443.5781.02134583732.382.253.463.00014.9319.911.334.4418.3442.62

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2006Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca221B4--222-224241.0006.00------1303.12.9
2006Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca223B122--902461626352336.9552.75------13093.887.8
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca233B1371291135992471422360346.9612.530.30-----15190.784.6
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca231B32161541328116141140.9934.380.91-----15121.219.8
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23SS1-621--331.0003.000.50-----1510.70.6
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca243B13313311801122301621358342.9552.570.29-----13499.382.1
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24DH1---------------1340.70.6
2009Arizona Royals ArizRkkca253B2---1--111.0000.50------450.03.6
2009Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca253B5--652-1311.8462.20------862.53.6
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca253B9--427433531.8863.44------1850.06.3
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca253B49484062194108125115.9202.350.28-----49100.030.2
2010Wilmington blue Rocks CaroA+kca263B6--38-111111.0001.83------785.74.3
2010Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca26LF56--114631123120.9762.14------6882.438.9
2010Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca26RF7--14-2-1614.8752.00------6810.34.9
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26RF33255-1-65.8331.670.20-----744.11.9
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26LF5555486132221136134.9852.440.28-----7474.334.0
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26DH1---------------741.40.6
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca263B109843104-1713.7651.300.15-----7413.56.2
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca261B1-31---111.0001.000.33-----741.40.6
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27LF14814713093122032335332.9912.240.25-----15198.091.4
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca271B7223243132827.9643.861.17-----1514.64.3
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28LF16015914243191723338336.9942.100.24-----16199.498.8
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29LF15515513643231712341340.9972.190.25-----15699.495.7
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30LF156155137234182-351349.9942.240.25-----156100.096.3
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca31LF4--61--771.0001.75------850.02.8
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31DH2---------------1041.91.2
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31LF1011008641934-11971971.0001.950.23-----10497.162.3
2016Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca32LF3--7---771.0002.33------475.02.1
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca32LF1--2---221.0002.00------250.00.7
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32LF1261251100222621230228.9911.810.21-----12898.477.8
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33LF140135117825982-269267.9931.910.23-----14894.686.4
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33RF1192---221.0002.000.22-----1480.70.6
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33CF1546115---15151.0001.000.25-----14810.19.3
MLB Totals for LF - 8 season(s)-   LF104110319097210182141021972183.9942.100.24-----10410.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 4 season(s)-   3B32931928052355814451860816.9492.480.29-----3290.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B401818015711219170168.9884.200.93-----400.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF1546115---15151.0001.000.25-----150.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH4---------------40.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF44347-1-87.8751.750.21-----40.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1-621--331.0003.000.50-----10.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF61--122731132129.9772.11------610.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B9--427433531.8863.44------90.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF7--14-2-1614.8752.00------70.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B127--962511826365347.9512.73------1270.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B4--222-224241.0006.00------40.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF3--7---771.0002.33------30.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B6--38-111111.0001.83------60.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2006Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca22--4--122-----
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23--32-1137-----
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24-----133----1
2009Arizona Royals ArizRkkca25-----2-----
2009Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca25-----5-----
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca25-----9-----
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25-----49-----
2010Wilmington blue Rocks CaroA+kca26-----6-----
2010Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca26------56-7--
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26--1--1055-3-1
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27--7---148----
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28------160----
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29------155----
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30------156----
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca31------4----
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31------101---2
2016Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca32------3----
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca32------1----
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32------126----
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33------140151--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2005Scottsdale ScorpionsArizona Fall LgMinor2116501113402900121200000.260.403.460.86323662.306.200.44019.3519.351.003.2325.0046.15
2006Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2218428143005317800001.333.429.405.83417349.412.072.28614.2916.331.140.000.0021.43
2007Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2324631120522121091420001.317.419.556.97535974.383.239.39712.1618.921.562.7031.5045.00
2008Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB242258818311912121010000.310.437.448.88526571.362.138.32816.9014.080.831.4158.0027.78
2009Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2527751724516140081620000.320.400.6531.053491285.340.333.4409.4118.822.007.0612.5050.00
2010Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2624111000010100000.250.250.500.750214.333.250.0000.0025.000.000.000.00100.00
2011Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27247019247162343121530000.343.459.7291.188511485.367.386.57114.1217.651.257.0611.6758.33
2012Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2825711526504141181500200.366.420.6061.02643981.407.240.3529.8818.521.884.9417.7534.62
2013Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2925732232408173251330000.438.494.8221.316601281.462.384.4666.1716.052.609.889.1337.50
2014Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3023631419423140061210000.302.371.571.94236970.333.269.3658.5717.142.004.2921.0047.37
2014Kansas City RoyalsWild CardMLB3015000000101200000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.40016.6733.332.000.000.000.00
2014Kansas City RoyalsDiv SeriesMLB30310232004203200020.300.462.500.9625213.375.200.70023.0815.380.670.000.0066.67
2014Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB30412131015002720000.250.438.5831.0217216.500.333.50012.5043.753.506.2512.0066.67
2014Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB30727453002100510001.185.214.296.5108328.227.111.1480.0017.860.000.000.0060.00
2015Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3110354700132001000000.200.200.286.48610135.250.086.1430.0028.570.002.8635.0014.29
2015Kansas City RoyalsDiv SeriesMLB31517241012002500001.235.316.471.7878219.273.236.35310.5326.322.505.2617.0050.00
2015Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB31619552001001510000.263.333.368.7017221.357.105.1584.7623.815.000.000.0040.00
2015Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB31518341013005400001.222.391.444.8358223.231.222.50021.7417.390.804.3518.0050.00
2016Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32205181610372191410002.314.426.510.93626461.382.196.39214.7522.951.564.9217.0025.00
2017Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB332362112030292281220001.323.417.468.88529572.375.145.27411.1116.671.502.7831.0025.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs16501113402900121200000.260.403.460.86323662.306.200.44019.3519.351.003.2325.0046.15
MLB Spring Training Totals - 12 yrs24366713822141736127191384140150205.331.417.576.99338484768.375.245.37910.9418.231.674.6918.5338.01
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 1 yrs15000000101200000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.40016.6733.332.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs827473016205700021.259.375.481.85613432.316.222.48115.6321.881.403.1327.0057.14
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs10316830160031230000.258.378.452.83014437.389.194.2908.1132.434.002.7031.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs1245794015105910002.200.294.356.65016551.229.156.2899.8017.651.801.9645.0055.56

Awards [25]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2000Appalachian League All-Star (OF)1
20041st Team College All-American (3B) ... Big 12 Conference All-Conference (3B) ... Big 12 Conference Player of the Year3
2005Golden Spikes Award (Nebraska) ... Brooks Wallace Award ... Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year) ... Big 12 Conference Player of the Year ... Big 12 Conference All-Conference (3B) ... Baseball America College Player of the Year ... 1st Team College All-American (3B)7
2006Kansas City Royals Minor League Player of the Year ... Double-A All-Star (3B) ... Texas League All-Star (3B) ... Double-A Player of the Year ... Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (3B) ... Minor League Player of the Year (BA) (KCA) ... Texas League Player of the Year7
2011American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... Kansas City Royals Player of the Year2
2012American League Gold Glove (Left Field) ... Kansas City Royals Player of the Year2
2013American League Gold Glove (Left Field)1
2014American League Gold Glove (Left Field)1
2017American League Gold Glove (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2017-05-24LFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from paternity leave listTeam Roster on 2017-05-24
2017-05-21LFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YPaternityOff-RosterPlaced on paternity leave listTeam Roster on 2017-05-21
2016-06-26LFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2016-06-26
2016-05-24LFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Fractured right wristTeam Roster on 2016-05-24
2016-01-09LFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 4-year contract for 2016-2019 ($72m) [Free Agent] 12--16--20--20 Mutual option for 2020 at $23mTeam Roster on 2016-01-09
2015-11-06LFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency  
2015-09-01LFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2015-09-01
2015-08-28LFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Omaha (AAA) for rehabTeam Roster on 2015-08-28
2015-07-09LFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained left groin muscleTeam Roster on 2015-07-09
2012-03-303BKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 4-year contract for 2012-2015 ($37.5m) [Extension] 6--9--10--12.5 Player option for 2016 at 12.5m. Replaced prior dealTeam Roster on 2012-03-30
2012-02-09LFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($4.775m) [Avoided arbitration]Team Roster on 2012-02-09
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2010-04-03InjuredDisabled -- Right Thumb Fracture 
2009-07-17InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-04-16InjuredDisabled -- Right hip labral cartilage tear 
2008-09-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-08-23InjuredDisabled -- Torn right quadriceps muscle 
2008-03-02ContractSigned by Royals (1-year) 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2005Kansas City Royals-214,000,000-------4,000,000Signing Bonus out of 2005 Draft (1st round - 2nd overall)
2007Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll23380,000-73745-2,459,737380,0004,380,000
2008Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll24406,000-58720352,696,252390,0004,786,000
2009Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll25457,000-51721362,746,792400,0005,243,000
2010Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll261,150,000-39616562,812,412400,0006,393,000
2011Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll271,400,000-3809582,722,607414,0007,793,000
2012Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll284,775,000-198579++2,954,887480,00012,568,0002012-02-09 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($4.775m) [Avoided arbitration]
2012-03-30 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2012-2015 ($37.5m) [Extension] 6--9--10--12.5 Player option for 2016 at 12.5m. Replaced prior deal
2013Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll299,000,000-109388++3,021,531490,00021,568,000
2014Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3011,250,000-90291++3,256,497500,00032,818,000
2015Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3113,750,0008.09264194++3,571,283507,50046,568,000
2016Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3212,000,0009.09288190++3,498,245507,50058,568,0002016-01-09 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2016-2019 ($72m) [Free Agent] 12--16--20--20 Mutual option for 2020 at $23m
2017Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3316,000,000-53194++3,582,271535,00074,568,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red