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Alex Gordon

Alex Jonathan Gordon

Positions: Leftfielder, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: February 10, 1984 in Lincoln, NE
High School: Lincoln Southeast HS (Lincoln, NE)
School: University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed September 29, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 2, 2007 (Age 23.051)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2007 season [*]
Team: Royals 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 4 yrs/$37.5M (12-15) & 16 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.092, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Casey Close, previously: Damon Thames [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2007 KCR AL 23 3B 137 129 112 1135.0 360 99 247 14 22 .961 -3 6 -3 6 2.74 2.53 .957 2.63 2.60
2007 KCR AL 23 1B 32 16 9 154.0 141 132 8 1 16 .993 2 2 19 16 8.18 4.38 .995 9.37 9.27
2007 KCR AL 23 SS 1 0 0 6.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 4.50 3.00 .970 4.50 4.40
2008 KCR AL 24 3B 133 133 129 1180.0 358 112 230 16 21 .955 1 -8 1 -8 2.61 2.57 .958 2.74 2.71
2008 KCR AL 24 DH 1 1
2009 KCR AL 25 3B 49 48 37 406.0 125 21 94 10 8 .920 -4 -3 -12 -9 2.55 2.35 .957 2.68 2.65
2010 KCR AL 26 OF 58 58 56 511.1 142 137 2 3 1 .979 2 -0 5 0 2.45 2.40 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 KCR AL 26 LF 55 55 53 486.1 136 132 2 2 1 .985 4 3 10 7 2.48 2.44 .983 2.07 2.05
2010 KCR AL 26 3B 10 9 9 84.0 17 3 10 4 0 .765 -3 -4 -46 -56 1.39 1.30 .956 2.64 2.61
2010 KCR AL 26 RF 3 3 3 25.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -2 -3 -77 -149 1.80 1.67 .983 2.09 2.07
2010 KCR AL 26 DH 2 1
2010 KCR AL 26 1B 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00 .990 9.30 9.20
2011 KCR AL 27 LF 148 147 140 1309.0 335 312 20 3 2 .991 11 20 10 18 2.28 2.24 .982 2.13 2.11 MVP-21,GG
2011 KCR AL 27 OF 148 147 140 1309.0 335 312 20 3 2 .991 11 20 10 18 2.28 2.24 .986 2.28 2.26 MVP-21,GG
2011 KCR AL 27 1B 7 2 2 23.0 28 24 3 1 3 .964 -1 -1 -63 -47 10.57 3.86 .993 9.31 9.24 MVP-21,GG
2012 KCR AL 28 LF 160 159 158 1424.1 338 319 17 2 3 .994 2 24 2 20 2.12 2.10 .983 1.94 1.93 GG
2012 KCR AL 28 OF 160 159 158 1424.1 338 319 17 2 3 .994 2 24 2 20 2.12 2.10 .986 2.17 2.16 GG
2013 KCR AL 29 LF 155 155 147 1364.1 341 323 17 1 2 .997 12 16 10 14 2.24 2.19 .989 1.98 1.97 AS,GG
2013 KCR AL 29 OF 155 155 147 1364.1 341 323 17 1 2 .997 12 16 10 14 2.24 2.19 .987 2.24 2.23 AS,GG
2014 KCR AL 30 LF 88 87 84 776.2 206 199 6 1 0 .995 17 17 26 26 2.38 2.33 .987 1.97 1.97 AS
2014 KCR AL 30 OF 88 87 84 776.2 206 199 6 1 0 .995 17 17 26 26 2.38 2.33 .986 2.24 2.23 AS
5 Seasons OF 609 606 585 5385.2 1362 1290 62 10 8 .993 44 77 10 17 2.26 2.22 .986 2.24 2.22
5 Seasons LF 606 603 582 5360.2 1356 1285 62 9 8 .993 46 80 10 17 2.26 2.22 .985 2.01 2.00
4 Seasons 3B 329 319 287 2805.0 860 235 581 44 51 .949 -9 -9 -4 -3 2.62 2.48 .957 2.68 2.65
3 Seasons 1B 40 18 11 180.0 170 157 11 2 19 .988 1 1 9 6 8.40 4.20 .995 9.36 9.26
1 Season RF 3 3 3 25.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -2 -3 -77 -144 1.80 1.67 .983 2.09 2.07
1 Season SS 1 0 0 6.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 4.50 3.00 .970 4.50 4.40
8 Seasons TOT 979 943 883 8376.2 2395 1684 655 56 78 .977 37 69 5 9 2.51 2.39 .976 2.54 2.66
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2007 KCR AL 23 3B -3 -3 -3 -7 5 0 6 6 5 1
2007 KCR AL 23 1B 2 19 2 1 1 0 2 16 2 0
2007 KCR AL 23 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 KCR AL 24 3B 1 1 2 4 -1 -1 -8 -8 -7 -1
2009 KCR AL 25 3B -4 -12 -4 -1 -3 0 -3 -9 -3 0 1
2010 KCR AL 26 LF 4 10 3 4 -2 1 3 7 3 2
2010 KCR AL 26 3B -3 -46 -3 -1 -2 0 -4 -56 -3 0 -1
2010 KCR AL 26 RF -2 -77 -1 0 -1 -1 -3 -149 -2 -1
2010 KCR AL 26 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 KCR AL 27 LF 11 10 3 2 2 8 20 18 5 13
2011 KCR AL 27 1B -1 -63 -1 1 -2 0 -1 -47 -1 0 0
2012 KCR AL 28 LF 2 2 -5 -1 -4 7 24 20 8 9
2013 KCR AL 29 LF 12 10 6 -2 7 6 16 14 5 6
2014 KCR AL 30 LF 17 26 9 6 4 8 17 26 10 6
5 Seasons LF 46 10 16 9 7 30 80 17 31 36
4 Seasons 3B -9 -4 -8 -6 -2 -1 -9 -3 -8 0 0
3 Seasons 1B 1 9 1 2 -0 0 1 6 1 0 0
1 Season RF -2 -77 -1 0 -1 -1 -3 -144 -2 -1
1 Season SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons TOT 37 5 9 5 4 -1 29 69 9 22 0 0 35

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2007 KCR AL 23 151 145 151 149 0 0 32 0 137 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2008 KCR AL 24 134 134 134 133 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2009 KCR AL 25 49 48 49 49 0 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 KCR AL 26 74 68 74 69 0 0 1 0 10 0 55 0 3 58 2 3 3
2011 KCR AL 27 151 149 151 150 0 0 7 0 0 0 148 0 0 148 0 1 0
2012 KCR AL 28 161 159 161 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 160 0 0 160 0 1 0
2013 KCR AL 29 156 155 156 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 155 0 1 0
2014 KCR AL 30 88 87 88 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 88 0 0 88 0 0 0
8 Seasons 964 945 964 953 0 0 40 0 329 1 606 0 3 609 3 9 3
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2010 KCR AL 26 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 31 22 0 19 12 0 23 16 0 6 2 1 11 11 0 90 63 70.0% 26 1 1.1% 1 2170 46% 78% 42% 282 47%
2011 KCR AL 27 3 0 2 1 1 20 0 7 2 10 61 48 2 43 22 5 33 19 3 24 6 1 38 32 1 199 127 63.8% 60 12 6.0% 8 5669 58% 77% 40% 643 51%
2012 KCR AL 28 2 0 1 1 0 17 0 7 4 6 88 73 2 50 21 2 31 22 1 21 4 3 37 35 0 227 155 68.3% 64 8 3.5% 9 6130 58% 75% 40% 705 47%
2013 KCR AL 29 1 0 0 1 0 17 0 9 3 4 81 69 3 50 17 1 21 14 1 20 5 1 33 32 1 205 137 66.8% 62 7 3.4% 10 5704 48% 75% 40% 659 51%
2014 KCR AL 30 1 0 1 0 1 6 0 4 0 2 32 31 0 27 18 1 16 9 1 9 3 0 18 18 0 102 79 77.5% 20 2 2.0% 4 3285 55% 76% 40% 392 52%
5 Seasons 9 0 6 3 2 62 0 28 9 23 293 243 7 189 90 9 124 80 6 80 20 6 137 128 2 823 561 68.2% 232 30 3.6% 32 22958 54% 76% 40% 2681 50%
MLB Averages 63.7% 2.2% 57% 76% 39% 46%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2007 KCR AL 23 4938 59% 78% 31% 360 88% 3 99 71 13 15 247 203 38 1 5 14 0 5 9 9 22 14 4 20 2 0 2 9 67%
2008 KCR AL 24 5044 52% 77% 31% 372 85% 4 112 90 5 17 230 187 36 1 6 16 0 11 5 14 21 17 0 19 2 1 1 12 42%
2009 KCR AL 25 1833 51% 75% 31% 136 79% 0 21 17 2 2 94 74 18 0 2 10 0 8 2 9 8 6 0 6 2 1 1 4 75%
2010 KCR AL 26 396 45% 73% 30% 21 67% 0 3 3 0 0 10 8 2 0 0 4 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
4 Seasons 12211 54% 77% 31% 889 85% 7 235 181 20 34 581 472 94 2 13 44 0 25 19 36 51 37 4 45 6 2 4 26 54%
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 87% 65%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2007 KCR AL 23 652 57% 75% 27% 36 100% 0 132 11 119 3 17 8 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 16 2 0 0 0 2 100%
2010 KCR AL 26 11 55% 55% 9% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 KCR AL 27 100 50% 74% 30% 7 86% 0 24 2 22 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 100%
3 Seasons 763 56% 75% 27% 43 98% 0 157 13 142 3 18 11 9 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 19 2 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 3 100%
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 93% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2010 KCR AL 26 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 3 33.3% 6 0 0.0% 0 131 48% 82% 49% 16 31%
1 Season 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 3 33.3% 6 0 0.0% 0 131 48% 82% 49% 16 31%
MLB Averages 47.1% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2007 KCR AL 23 27 70% 63% 22% 3 100% 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 27 70% 63% 22% 3 100% 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 89%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 AL (21, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Gold Gloves
2011 AL (LF)
2012 AL (LF)
2013 AL (LF)
All multiple winners

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2014 AL  17 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2008 AL  133 (2nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
2007 AL  99 (4th)
2008 AL  112 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
2008 AL  230 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2007 AL  14 (4th)
2008 AL  16 (2nd)
Active  44 (23rd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  148 (3rd)
2012 AL  160 (1st)
2013 AL  155 (1st)
2014 AL  88 (2nd)
Active  606 (9th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  312 (1st)
2012 AL  319 (1st)
2013 AL  323 (1st)
2014 AL  199 (1st)
Active  1,285 (9th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  20 (1st)
2012 AL  17 (1st)
2013 AL  17 (1st)
2014 AL  6 (4th)
Active  62 (4th)
Career  62 (78th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  1 (4th)
2011 AL  2 (3rd)
2012 AL  3 (1st)
2013 AL  2 (1st)
Active  8 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2012 AL  160 (2nd)
2013 AL  155 (2nd)
2014 AL  88 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2011 AL  20 (1st)
2012 AL  17 (2nd)
2013 AL  17 (1st)
Active  62 (20th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2012 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
2007 AL  2.74 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
2007 AL  2.53 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  11 (2nd)
2013 AL  12 (1st)
2014 AL  17 (1st)
Active  46 (3rd)
Career  46 (19th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2011 AL  2.28 (3rd)
2012 AL  2.12 (2nd)
2013 AL  2.24 (2nd)
2014 AL  2.38 (2nd)
Active  2.26 (1st)
Career  2.26 (17th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  2.24 (1st)
2012 AL  2.10 (1st)
2013 AL  2.19 (1st)
2014 AL  2.33 (1st)
Active  2.22 (1st)
Career  2.22 (24th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  .991 (1st)
2012 AL  .994 (3rd)
2013 AL  .997 (2nd)
2014 AL  .995 (4th)
Active  .993 (1st)
Career  .993 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2011 AL  11 (3rd)
2014 AL  17 (1st)
Active  44 (15th)
Career  44 (86th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  .997 (4th)
Active  .993 (11th)
Career  .993 (19th)

             

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