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Alex Gordon

30-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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.268

HR

1

RBI

9

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8

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Over the last three seasons, Gordon has shown that he has 20-home run power and the ability to steal 15-20 bases while steadily posting an average close to .300. But with a career .344 on-base percent...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 2/10/1984   BORN: Lincoln, NE   COLLEGE: Nebraska   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Alex Gordon Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $37.5 million deal, with a $12.5 player option for 2016, with the Royals in March of 2012

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Alex Gordon Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 22 AA WIC 130 576 486 111 158 69 39 1 29 101 22 3 72 113 0 2 16 .325 .427 .588 1.015
2007 23 MAJ KAN 151 600 543 60 134 55 36 4 15 60 14 4 41 137 1 2 13 .247 .314 .411 .725
2008 24 MAJ KAN 134 571 493 72 128 52 35 1 16 59 9 2 66 120 1 5 6 .260 .351 .432 .783
2009 25 R AZL 4 13 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 5 3 0 1 0 .286 .538 .714 1.252
2009 25 AA NWA 8 35 30 4 11 5 3 0 2 10 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 .367 .457 .667 1.124
2009 25 AAA OMA 18 85 67 17 21 7 4 1 2 10 0 0 13 16 0 2 3 .313 .435 .493 .928
2009 25 MAJ KAN 49 189 164 28 38 12 6 0 6 22 5 0 21 43 1 1 2 .232 .324 .378 .703
2010 26 A Wil 7 31 17 7 4 3 3 0 0 2 1 0 9 3 0 1 4 .235 .548 .412 .960
2010 26 AAA Oma 68 321 260 59 82 37 20 3 14 44 7 2 51 72 2 0 8 .315 .442 .577 1.019
2010 26 MAJ KAN 74 281 242 34 52 18 10 0 8 20 1 5 34 62 2 1 2 .215 .315 .355 .671
2011 27 MAJ KC 151 688 611 101 185 72 45 4 23 87 17 8 67 139 0 3 7 .303 .376 .502 .878
2012 28 MAJ KC 161 721 642 93 189 70 51 5 14 72 10 5 73 140 0 3 3 .294 .368 .455 .823
2013 29 MAJ KC 156 700 633 90 168 53 27 6 20 81 11 3 52 141 0 6 9 .265 .327 .422 .749
2014 30 MAJ KC 15 61 56 8 15 6 5 0 1 9 0 1 4 7 0 1 0 .268 .311 .411 .722
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alex Gordon
3-Year Averages MAJ   156 702 628 94 180 65 41 5 19 80 12 5 64 140 0 4 6 .287 .356 .459 .815
Career  (View All) MAJ   891 3811 3384 486 909 338 215 20 103 410 67 28 358 789 5 22 42 .269 .344 .435 .779

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Alex Gordon Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 Min 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .311 .411 .722
Apr. 17 @Hou 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .316 .404 .720
Apr. 16 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .302 .396 .698
Apr. 15 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .292 .409 .701
Apr. 13 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .318 .450 .768
Apr. 12 @Min 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .350 .500 .850
Apr. 11 @Min 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .333 .438 .771
Apr. 9 TB 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .303 .433 .736
Apr. 8 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .276 .308 .584
Apr. 7 TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .280 .348 .628
Apr. 6 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .286 .368 .654
Apr. 5 CWS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .294 .400 .694
Apr. 4 CWS 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .231 .273 .504
Apr. 3 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .250 .167 .417
Mar. 31 @Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 26 4 7 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .321 .385 .706
Last 14 Days 50 7 14 5 0 1 8 3 7 0 1 0 1 0 .280 .315 .440 .755
Last 30 Days 56 8 15 5 0 1 9 4 7 0 1 0 1 0 .268 .311 .411 .722

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Alex Gordon: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15 15
2013 155 155
2012 160 160
2011 7 148 148
2010 1 10 58 55 3 2
2009 49

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Alex Gordon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013215378330.307.512.877
2012230213232.248.357.668
2011187288284.278.471.829

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201341853124811.244.376.683
20124127211498.320.510.908
201142473155913.314.517.901

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133003710388.247.397.696
2012315486372.308.470.848
201131653125111.329.544.937

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133335310433.282.444.796
2012327458358.281.440.798
20112954811366.275.458.817
Alex Gordon Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 22 AA WIC 576 486 12.5% 19.6% 0.64 77% .375 .263
2007 23 MAJ KAN 600 543 6.8% 22.8% 0.30 75% .304 .164
2008 24 MAJ KAN 571 493 11.6% 21% 0.55 76% .314 .172
2009 25 R AZL 13 7 38.5% 23.1% 1.67 57% .333 .428
2009 25 AA NWA 35 30 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .391 .300
2009 25 AAA OMA 85 67 15.3% 18.8% 0.81 76% .388 .180
2009 25 MAJ KAN 189 164 11.1% 22.8% 0.49 74% .278 .146
2010 26 A Wil 31 17 29% 9.7% 3.00 82% .286 .177
2010 26 AAA Oma 321 260 15.9% 22.4% 0.71 72% .391 .262
2010 26 MAJ KAN 281 242 12.1% 22.1% 0.55 74% .256 .140
2011 27 MAJ KC 688 611 9.7% 20.2% 0.48 77% .361 .199
2012 28 MAJ KC 721 642 10.1% 19.4% 0.52 78% .359 .161
2013 29 MAJ KC 700 633 7.4% 20.1% 0.37 78% .314 .157
2014 30 MAJ KC 61 56 6.6% 11.5% 0.57 88% .292 .143
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alex Gordon
3-Year Averages MAJ   702 628 9.1% 19.9% 0.46 78% .343 .172
Career MAJ   3811 3384 9.4% 20.7% 0.45 77% .323 .166

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2014 Stat Review for Alex Gordon    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.268 AVG
AVERAGE
88% Contact Rate
ELITE
.292 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.411 SLG
WEAK
.143 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.57 BB/K
GOOD
6.6% BB Rate
WEAK
11.5% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.722 OPS
WEAK
.311 OBP
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Best Matchups for Alex Gordon (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joe Saunders TEX 12 5 2 4 1 1 0 .417 1.167 1.628
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 12 6 1 6 2 2 0 .500 .917 1.488
Andrew Miller BOS 10 5 1 6 1 2 0 .500 .900 1.400
Gio Gonzalez WAS 10 4 1 4 2 2 0 .400 .900 1.400
John Lackey BOS 13 6 1 2 0 3 0 .462 .846 1.346
Chris Tillman BAL 9 3 2 3 0 2 1 .333 1.000 1.333
Bartolo Colon NY-N 9 3 1 4 3 5 0 .333 .778 1.316
Roberto Hernandez PHI 33 15 1 2 5 5 0 .455 .727 1.266
Jeremy Guthrie KC 9 4 0 1 0 2 0 .444 .778 1.222
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 9 4 0 4 0 0 0 .444 .778 1.222

Worst Matchups for Alex Gordon (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Quintana CHI-A 20 3 0 2 0 4 1 .150 .150 .300
James Shields KC 22 3 0 1 0 5 1 .136 .136 .273
Phil Coke DET 15 2 0 1 0 4 1 .133 .133 .267
Chris Perez LA 11 1 0 0 1 3 1 .091 .091 .258
Drew Smyly DET 12 1 0 1 1 7 1 .083 .083 .237
Jamey Wright LA 9 1 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .111 .222
Alexi Ogando TEX 13 1 0 0 0 4 0 .077 .077 .220
Jason Hammel CHI-N 10 1 0 0 0 4 1 .100 .100 .200
Boone Logan COL 17 1 0 1 0 5 1 .059 .118 .176
Grant Balfour TB 10 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .091

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Alex Gordon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gordon went 1-for-5 with a double and three RBI against the White Sox on Friday.

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Gordon is hitting .282 (11-of-39) in 15 Cactus League games.

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Gordon is expected to open 2014 as the Royals' No. 5 hitter, FOXSports.com reports.

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Gordon is not in the lineup Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Gordon went 2-for-4 and hit his 20th home run of the season during Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

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Gordon hit a leadoff homer to pace the Royals in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Indians.

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Gordon went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base Monday against the Indians.

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Gordon went 2-for-6 with his 17th homer Thursday in an extra-inning win over Seattle.

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Gordon's hot hitting continued Wednesday, as he went 2-for-5 with a home run, an RBI and two runs scored against the Twins. He's now batting .333 (16-for-48) with two home runs, eight RBI and 11 runs scored over his last 11 games.

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Gordon went 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI against the Twins on Tuesday.

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Gordon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the Nationals on Sunday.

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Gordon went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, four runs scored and a walk against the Nationals on Friday.

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Gordon is back in the Royals' lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, after the birth of his child Monday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Though he failed to build on his 2011 breakout campaign, Gordon still managed to produce solid numbers last season. He struggled for the first two months as the Royals attempted to move him down from the leadoff spot to the three-hole in the order and he hit just .237 over that time. Things clicked finally once the calendar flipped to June and he went on to hit .333 over the next three months. His power, however, never quite returned and although he led the majors with 51 doubles, he hit just 14 home runs on the year and saw his ISO drop back down to .160 by the end of the season. Gordon improved both his walk and strikeout rates in 2012 and should regain some of the lost power and speed totals this season, making him a fantastic asset to your fantasy outfield once again.

2012

Gordon finally had the season that most had been hoping for since he broke into the majors in 2007. He hit .303/.376/.502 with 23 home runs and 17 stolen bases, all of which were career highs. A .358 BABIP definitely helped, but he also helped himself as he made more contact and hit for more power than ever before. It must be noted that Gordon also stayed healthy, which is something that has been difficult for him in seasons past. With a batting average on balls in play that is likely to regress to his career mean, it's unfair for owners to expect Gordon to take the next step and build on what he accomplished in 2011. Instead, they should look for him to maintain the skills that he has developed.

2011

No longer the Royals' third baseman of the future, Gordon will try his hand in the outfield for a second year. He grew into the role last season after receiving a demotion in May and returned to find his struggles still waiting for him at the plate after a strong minor league cameo. At 27 this season, Gordon still has time to develop into a contributor for Kansas City, but few still believe the hype that surrounded him in 2005 when the Royals took him with the second overall pick in the draft.

2010

Gordon, the Royals' 2005 first-round pick, regressed in 2009 after having some success the previous two seasons to start his career. Battling a hip injury through spring training, Gordon underwent surgery in April only to spend the following three months rehabbing. After being activated in July, Gordon struggled to find his way and was demoted to Triple-A Omaha. Gordon was recalled in September and hit safely in 15 of his final 20 games. He has the tools to be an All-Star caliber player and the potential to give the Royals one of the best young corner-infield tandems in the majors (Billy Butler), but the clock is ticking and he may never fully deliver on the hype that surrounded him after his illustrious collegiate career at Nebraska.

2009

The 2008 season was supposed to be the year Gordon took a big step forward. No one was expecting All-Star numbers, but maybe a step or two in that direction. If anything, Gordon took a baby step in 2008, hitting just one more home run than the year before, improving his average by 13 points and boosting his OBP by 47 points, but he hit three fewer triples and stole five fewer bases. Gordon picked up 35 doubles on the year, and some of those should turn into home runs as he continues to mature. In the overall evaluation, keep in mind that 2008 was just Gordon's third professional season - he spent only one year in the minors.

2008

Gordon jumped from Double-A to the majors in 2007, and entered the season in the AL Rookie of the Year mix. However, he did not even get a vote after a campaign in which he hit .247 with a .725 OPS. He did show his combination of power and speed, finishing with 15 home runs and 12 stolen bases. Nine of those home runs came in the second half, to go with a .264 average, suggesting he got more comfortable to the major league environment as the season went on. There's no reason to believe he won't progress in 2008 and he'll have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs hitting at the tail end of the heart of the order.

2007

The second overall pick in the 2005 draft put up monster numbers in his first pro season, including a 1.015 OPS in Double-A Wichita, and looks to be the real deal. Even an average spring will place him on the major league roster, but the Royals will look for any opportunity to start him in Triple-A. Once he arrives, the sky may be the limit. He has shown power, speed, a high average and a great eye at the plate. His defense is solid enough that the Royals plan to move Mark Teahen to the outfield, a player the team has lauded in the past for his defensive work ethic.

2006

The second overall pick in the 2005 draft, Gordon signed after a lengthy contract negotiation, and his first action came in the Arizona Fall League playing first base. He performed decently and will likely land in Double-A to begin 2006. Which position he will play is yet to be determined. The Royals were adamant that he be moved back to third in the spring, but a move to first or to the outfield wouldn't be a surprise with Mark Teahen beginning what looks like a long career as the Royals' third baseman.