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Alex Gordon #4 - LF

Kansas City

  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1984/02/10
  • POB: Lincoln, NE
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 220lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Kansas City in 2005 (1st round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Gordon is hot (.636 in last 11AB).
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date9434649972509454067721.280.363.431.794
On Pace15657481161410157566111123-.280.363.431.794

Scouting Report

AssetsHas phenomenal natural hitting talent. He can go deep to any field and is a very good athlete. Can do it all, including run a little and hit at the top of the batting order. His defense in left field is superb.
FlawsCould stand to improve his walk/strikeout ratio more in order to maximize his output as a hitter. After a shaky display at the hot corner, he has settled down defensively, but it was a struggle in the infield.
Career potentialQuality slugger and runs-creator.

Honours and Awards

2013AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2012AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2011AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2006Minor League Baseball - Player of the Year (Baseball America)
2006Texas League (AA) - Most Valuable Player
2006Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
2005USA Baseball - Golden Spikes Award (Top amateur baseball player in the country)
2005College Baseball - Dick Howser Trophy (Top player)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/18Missed 4 games (sprained right wrist).
2014/07/10Sprained right wrist, day-to-day.
2014/06/20Missed 1 game (flu).
2014/06/19Flu, day-to-day.
2013/11/29Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a two-year contract extension.
2013/08/13Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2013/08/12Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2013/07/06Missed 2 games (head injury).
2013/07/04Head injury, day-to-day.
2012/03/30Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a four-year contract extension.
2012/02/09Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2011/09/29Missed the last 6 regular season games (flu).
2011/09/23Flu, day-to-day.
2011/07/19Missed 1 game (foot injury).
2011/07/18Foot injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/05Missed 1 game (bruised left knee).
2011/07/04Bruised left knee, day-to-day.
2011/01/14Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2010/07/23Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2010/05/02Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2010/04/17Missed 10 games (broken right thumb).
2010/04/03Broken right thumb, early September (retroactive to March 26th, 2010).
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2009/09/08Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2009/08/18Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2009/07/16Missed 79 games (hip injury).
2009/04/16Hip injury, early September.
2009/04/14Missed 2 games (hip injury).
2009/04/12Hip injury, day-to-day.
2009/02/25Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2008/09/12Missed 18 games (right quadricep).
2008/08/23Right quadricep, early September.
2008/08/22Right quadricep, day-to-day.
2008/08/20Missed 1 game (back injury).
2008/08/19Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/03/02Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2007/04/01Contract purchased from Omaha (AAA).
2006/03/27Assigned by the Kansas City Royals to their minor league camp.
2005/09/29Signed by the Kansas City Royals.

Trades

2005/06/07Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2005.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014Kansas CityAL9434649972509454067721.280.363.431.794
2013Kansas CityAL156633901682762081521411133.265.327.422.749
2012Kansas CityAL161642931895151472731401052.294.368.455.823
2011Kansas CityAL1516111011854542387671391785.303.376.502.878
2010Kansas CityAL742423452100820346215-.215.315.355.670
2010OmahaAAA6826059822031444517272-.315.442.5771.019
2010WilmingtonA7177430029310-.235.548.412.960
2009Kansas CityAL491642838606222143508.232.324.378.702
2009OmahaAAA18671721412101316004.313.435.493.928
2009NW ArkansasAA8304113021055002.367.457.6671.124
2009AZL RoyalsR471200135300-.286.538.7141.252
2008Kansas CityAL1344937212835116596612092-.260.351.432.783
2007Kansas CityAL1515436013436415604113714415.247.314.411.725
2006WichitaAA130486111158391291017211322316.325.427.5881.015
2005NebraskaNCAA7225379942241966633823315.372.518.7151.233
2004NebraskaNCAA5921164771851875473412212.365.493.7541.247
2003NebraskaNCAA62216456913274829348911.319.426.495.921
TotalAL970367452799123520111446394849742934.270.346.435.781
TotalAAA863277610324416546488724.315.441.5601.001
TotalAA138516115169421311117711822318.328.429.5931.022
TotalA7177430029310-.235.548.412.960
TotalR471200135300-.286.538.7141.252
TotalNCAA193680188240531144189139106431438.353.483.6571.140

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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