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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 1, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #577. Bill Russell… #578. Dante Bichette… #579. Nick Markakis… #580. ALEX GORDON… #581. Rick Ferrell… #582. Ferris Fain… #583. Larry Bowa… 

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2007 23 KCR AL 151 601 543 60 134 36 4 15 60 14 4 41 137 .247 .314 .411 .725 90 223 12 13 1 2 4 *53/6
2008 24 KCR AL 134 571 493 72 128 35 1 16 59 9 2 66 120 .260 .351 .432 .783 109 213 8 6 1 5 5 *5/D
2009 25 KCR AL 49 189 164 28 38 6 0 6 22 5 0 21 43 .232 .324 .378 .703 87 62 5 2 1 1 0 5
2010 26 KCR AL 74 281 242 34 52 10 0 8 20 1 5 34 62 .215 .315 .355 .671 84 86 9 2 2 1 1 75/9D3
2011 27 KCR AL 151 690 611 101 185 45 4 23 87 17 8 67 139 .303 .376 .502 .879 140 307 9 7 0 3 2 *7/3 MVP-21,GG
2012 28 KCR AL 161 721 642 93 189 51 5 14 72 10 5 73 140 .294 .368 .455 .822 123 292 14 3 0 3 3 *7 GG
2013 ★ 29 KCR AL 156 700 633 90 168 27 6 20 81 11 3 52 141 .265 .327 .422 .749 103 267 4 9 0 6 7 *7 AS,GG
2014 ★ 30 KCR AL 130 541 479 73 134 29 1 18 63 8 3 49 97 .280 .355 .457 .812 124 219 10 9 0 4 3 *7 AS
8 Yrs 1006 4294 3807 551 1028 239 21 120 464 75 30 403 879 .270 .346 .438 .784 112 1669 71 51 5 25 25
162 Game Avg. 162 691 613 89 166 38 3 19 75 12 5 65 142 .270 .346 .438 .784 112 269 11 8 1 4 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2007 23 KCR AL 151 601 -11 1 -0 8 1 -2 -0.2 23 20 2.0 .498 .499 1.2 0.9 12 $380,000 *53/6
2008 24 KCR AL 134 571 7 4 0 -8 2 6 0.7 21 27 2.8 .504 .503 3.5 -0.5 35 $406,000 *5/D
2009 25 KCR AL 49 189 -3 1 0 -3 1 -4 -0.3 7 3 0.3 .492 .498 0.6 -0.2 6 $457,000 5
2010 26 KCR AL 74 281 -3 -4 -2 -4 -2 -15 -1.5 11 -4 -0.5 .479 .490 -0.1 -0.6 -0 $1,150,000 75/9D3
2011 27 KCR AL 151 690 35 0 -0 19 -7 47 5.0 24 71 7.2 .532 .530 5.3 1.3 52 $1,400,000 *7/3 MVP-21,GG
2012 28 KCR AL 161 721 18 1 -1 24 -7 36 3.8 26 62 6.3 .524 .523 3.9 1.9 38 $6,000,000 *7 GG
2013 ★ 29 KCR AL 156 700 2 0 0 16 -6 12 1.6 24 36 3.9 .508 .508 2.0 1.2 20 $9,000,000 *7 AS,GG
2014 ★ 30 KCR AL 130 541 15 2 0 22 -5 34 4.0 19 53 5.8 .529 .523 3.2 2.1 31 $10,000,000 *7 AS
8 Seasons 1006 4294 59 6 -3 74 -24 113 13.1 154 267 27.9 .512 .512 19.6 6.0 193 $28,793,000

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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 130 129 124 1152.2 297 288 7 2 0 .993 19 22 20 23 2.30 2.27 .987 1.99 1.99 AS
2014 KCR AL 30 OF 130 129 124 1152.2 297 288 7 2 0 .993 19 22 20 22 2.30 2.27 .986 2.25 2.24 AS
5 Seasons OF 651 648 625 5761.2 1453 1379 63 11 8 .992 46 82 10 17 2.25 2.22 .986 2.24 2.23
5 Seasons LF 648 645 622 5736.2 1447 1374 63 10 8 .993 48 85 10 17 2.25 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
2 Seasons DH 3 2
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 1021 985 923 8752.2 2486 1773 656 57 78 .977 39 74 5 10 2.50 2.38 .977 2.53 2.64
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

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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2011 AL  7.3 (9th)
2012 AL  6.5 (7th)
2014 AL  5.8 (4th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2011 AL  7.3 (7th)
2012 AL  6.5 (5th)
2014 AL  5.8 (3rd)
Active  27.9 (50th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2011 AL  5.4 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2014 AL  2.1 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2011 AL  .303 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
2012 AL  161 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
2012 AL  642 (5th)
2013 AL  633 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2011 AL  690 (10th)
2012 AL  721 (3rd)
2013 AL  700 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2011 AL  101 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
2011 AL  185 (8th)
2012 AL  189 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2011 AL  307 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
2011 AL  45 (6th)
2012 AL  51 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
2013 AL  6 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2007 AL  137 (8th)
2011 AL  139 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2011 AL  140 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2011 AL  118 (7th)
2012 AL  108 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  36 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2011 AL  3.5 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2011 AL  72 (6th)
2012 AL  70 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2011 AL  259 (7th)
2012 AL  265 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2011 AL  .687 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2007 AL  13 (8th)
2013 AL  9 (6th)
2014 AL  9 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2011 AL  19.6 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2012 AL  475 (10th)
2013 AL  478 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2011 AL  36.97 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2011 AL  3.7 (6th)
2014 AL  2.9 (8th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2011 AL  3.6 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2011 AL  3.6 (9th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2014 AL  19 (2nd)

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 (24th)

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  130 (1st)
Active  648 (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  288 (1st)
Active  1,374 (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  7 (4th)
Active  63 (4th)
Career  63 (76th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
Active  10 (23rd)

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  130 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2011 AL  20 (1st)
2012 AL  17 (2nd)
2013 AL  17 (1st)
Active  63 (21st)

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  19 (1st)
Active  48 (3rd)
Career  48 (17th)

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  2.30 (2nd)
Active  2.25 (1st)
Career  2.25 (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  2.27 (1st)
Active  2.22 (1st)
Career  2.22 (25th)

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

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2011 AL  11 (3rd)
2014 AL  19 (1st)
Active  46 (14th)
Career  46 (80th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  .997 (4th)
Active  .992 (11th)
Career  .992 (20th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (618), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 21 (1013), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 22 (764), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1195), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (62nd), 27.9 career WAR/28.3 7yr-peak WAR/28.1 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 2005: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed September 29, 2005.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 23 Kansas City Royals $380,000 ?
2008 24 Kansas City Royals $406,000 ?
2009 25 Kansas City Royals $457,000 ?
2010 26 Kansas City Royals $1,150,000 2.162
2011 27 Kansas City Royals $1,400,000 ?
2012 28 Kansas City Royals $6,000,000 4.092 contracts
2013 29 Kansas City Royals $9,000,000 5.092 contracts
2014 30 Kansas City Royals $10,000,000 6.092
201531Kansas City Royals$12,500,000
201632Kansas City Royals*$12,500,000$12.5M Team Option
Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$28,793,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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