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Alex Gordon

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

2018 Stats

AVG

.259

HR

3

RBI

9

R

12

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After hitting a respectable .269/.348/.435 across his first eight major-league seasons, the veteran has experienced a sharp drop-off at the plate over the past two years. In 2017, he failed to hit 10 ...

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Alex Gordon Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Royals in January of 2016.

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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 156 643 563 87 150 54 34 1 19 74 12 3 65 126 0 4 11 .266 .351 .432 .783
2015 31 AAA OMA 8 37 28 6 12 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 8 6 0 0 1 .429 .568 .607 1.175
2015 31 MAJ KC 104 422 354 40 96 31 18 0 13 48 2 5 49 92 0 5 14 .271 .377 .432 .809
2016 32 AA NOR 4 17 15 3 5 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .333 .412 .600 1.012
2016 32 AAA OMA 2 10 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .429 .600 .429 1.029
2016 32 MAJ KC 128 506 445 62 98 35 16 2 17 40 8 1 52 148 0 1 8 .220 .312 .380 .692
2017 33 MAJ KC 148 541 476 52 99 31 20 2 9 45 7 4 45 126 2 4 14 .208 .293 .315 .608
2018 34 AAA OMA 3 11 9 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .222 .364 .333 .697
2018 34 MAJ KC 31 123 112 12 29 7 4 0 3 9 2 0 8 26 0 0 3 .259 .325 .375 .700
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3-Year Averages     126 488 425 51 97 32 18 1 13 44 5 3 48 122 0 3 12 .228 .322 .367 .689
Career  (View All)     1443 5,985 5,278 731 1,366 490 302 25 163 617 98 40 573 1,300 7 35 92 .259 .340 .418 .758

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Alex Gordon Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 19 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .325 .375 .700
May. 18 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .336 .389 .725
May. 16 TB 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .348 .404 .752
May. 15 TB 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .333 .392 .725
May. 14 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .327 .394 .721
May. 13 @Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .340 .411 .751
May. 12 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .333 .407 .740
May. 11 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .344 .420 .764
May. 10 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .352 .440 .792
May. 9 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .313 .368 .463 .831
May. 8 @Bal 5 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .361 .474 .835
May. 6 Det Did not play.
May. 5 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .333 .411 .744
May. 4 Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .351 .435 .786
May. 3 Det 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .352 .439 .791
May. 2 @Bos 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .328 .371 .699
May. 1 @Bos 6 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .317 .362 .679
Apr. 30 @Bos 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .316 .308 .624
Apr. 29 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .321 .327 .648
Apr. 28 CWS 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .306 .326 .632
Apr. 28 CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .289 .286 .575
Apr. 27 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .211 .268 .263 .531
Apr. 26 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .206 .250 .265 .515
Apr. 25 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .250 .290 .540
Apr. 24 Mil 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .250 .296 .546
Apr. 22 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 21 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 18 @Tor Did not play.
Last 7 Games 24 2 4 1 0 0 1 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .259 .208 .467
Last 14 Games 46 5 9 1 0 1 4 6 14 1 0 0 0 0 .196 .288 .283 .571
Last 30 Games 89 12 25 3 0 3 9 7 20 1 0 3 0 1 .281 .354 .416 .770
Alex Gordon Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 22 Nashville 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Apr. 21 Nashville 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250
Apr. 20 Memphis 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 9 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 .222 .364 .333 .697

Alex Gordon: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 29 19 11 2
2017 147 140 15 1
2016 126 126
2015 101 101 2
2014 156 156
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: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 3

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Alex Gordon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018335020.182.182.432
201711410091.202.254.602
201614013582.214.357.665

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018797382.291.456.812
2017362429366.210.334.608
20163054912326.223.390.704

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018626150.274.387.725
2017222233212.198.284.566
2016210288183.190.348.627

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018506242.240.360.669
2017254296245.217.343.646
2016235349225.247.409.749
Alex Gordon vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sonny Gray NY-A 11 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .182 .250 .182 .432

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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% .373 .263
2007 23 MAJ KAN 600 543 6.8% 22.8% 0.30 75% .303 .164
2008 24 MAJ KAN 571 493 11.6% 21% 0.55 76% .309 .172
2009 25 R AZL 13 7 38.5% 23.1% 1.67 57% .250 .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% .373 .180
2009 25 MAJ KAN 189 164 11.1% 22.8% 0.49 74% .276 .146
2010 26 A WIL 31 17 29% 9.7% 3.00 82% .267 .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% .254 .140
2011 27 MAJ KC 688 611 9.7% 20.2% 0.48 77% .358 .199
2012 28 MAJ KC 721 642 10.1% 19.4% 0.52 78% .356 .161
2013 29 MAJ KC 700 633 7.4% 20.1% 0.37 78% .310 .157
2014 30 MAJ KC 643 563 10.1% 19.6% 0.52 78% .310 .166
2015 31 AAA OMA 37 28 21.6% 16.2% 1.33 79% .524 .178
2015 31 MAJ KC 422 354 11.6% 21.8% 0.53 74% .327 .161
2016 32 AA NOR 17 15 11.8% 23.5% 0.50 73% .400 .267
2016 32 AAA OMA 10 7 30% 20% 1.50 71% .600 .000
2016 32 MAJ KC 506 445 10.3% 29.2% 0.35 67% .288 .160
2017 33 MAJ KC 541 476 8.3% 23.3% 0.36 74% .261 .107
2018 34 AAA OMA 11 9 18.2% 18.2% 1.00 78% .286 .111
2018 34 MAJ KC 123 112 6.5% 21.1% 0.31 77% .313 .116
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3-Year Averages     488 425 9.8% 25% 0.39 71% .287 .139
Career     5,985 5,278 9.6% 21.7% 0.44 75% .312 .159

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Alex Gordon Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2015 864.7 7 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1100.3 4 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1178.7 9 4 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 112 2 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2017 61 3 - 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 33.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 9 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Alex Gordon    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
6.5% BB Rate
WEAK
21.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.700 OPS
POOR
.325 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.259 AVG
WEAK
.313 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.375 SLG
POOR
.116 ISO
POOR

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

Gordon is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Gordon went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in a 5-2 win over the White Sox in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

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Gordon (hip) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

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Royals manager Ned Yost acknowledged Sunday that Gordon (hip) is "very close" to returning from the 10-day disabled list, perhaps as soon as Tuesday's series opener against the Brewers, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports. "It could very well be the next series," Yost said of Gordon's impending activation. "But we just have to wait and see."

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Gordon (hip) will embark on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

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Gordon was given a shot to alleviate pain and inflammation in his left hip Thursday and will resume baseball activities Friday, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Gordon could miss up to two weeks due to a left hip labral tear, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.

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Gordon was placed on the disabled list Monday with a left hip labral tear.

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2018

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2017

For the second straight season, the usually dependable Gordon had an extended stint on the disabled list, playing in only 128 games after missing just over a month with a sprained wrist in the first half. More alarmingly, in contrast to 2015 when his skills remained stable despite appearing in just 104 contests, the veteran outfielder's contact rate plummeted to 67 percent, well under his career mark of 76 percent, contributing to a miserable .220 average. Gordon's batting average on balls in play also dropped despite his usually high line drive rate and a hard-hit percentage above his career norm, suggesting when bat struck ball, he truly hit into some bad luck. His power metrics remained stable so if Gordon can straighten out his strikeout issues, he's in line for a bounce-back season. That said, expecting the 150-plus games Gordon played from 2011-2014 is aggressive. The cost will no doubt be depressed so there's a buying opportunity here, just have Plan B at the ready.

2016

After appearing in 150 games or more for the previous four seasons, Gordon played in just 104 games in 2015, largely due to a groin injury suffered in July. When healthy, Gordon was basically the same hitter he was in 2015, using great patience and above-average power to turn in a solid line. Gordon hasn't approached his breakout 2011 season (.303/.376/.502, 23 homers, 17 steals) since then, but he has settled in as an above-average line drive hitter. Gordon stole only two bases in 2015, however, breaking a streak of four straight years in double digits. He re-signed with the Royals, ensuring several more years of patrolling the large outfield of Kauffman Stadium.

2015

Gordon continued to rack up the hardware in 2014, making a trip to the All-Star game for his second year in a row and collecting his fourth straight Gold Glove award. He also made solid contributions in most important fantasy categories, posting totals of 87 runs, 74 RBI, 19 homers and 12 steals, with his homer and RBI numbers both being good enough to lead the team. The outfielder finished the year with a three-year high in isolated power (.165), and showed better plate discipline, improving his walk rate nearly three percentage points to 10.1%, and posting his best BB/K ratio (0.52) since 2012. Though he doesn't excel in any single category, his all-around play makes him a quality fantasy asset to own in rotisserie formats, and a solid middle-round pick. Gordon once again projects to be manager Ned Yost's everyday left fielder and should hit in the heart of the Royals' lineup in the 2015 season.

2014

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 percentage and the Royals lacking any other impressive options, he continues to be miscast as a leadoff hitter most of the time and spends his seasons being flipped between that and the three-hole, where he seems to make more sense. For the most part, his batted ball data indicates that he is a strong line-drive hitter with good gap power, but he is continuously making adjustments to his approach based on his lineup spot so the consistency is sometimes lacking. With additional options atop the order this season, Gordon appears to be headed for the three-hole on a more consistent basis. He should be able to stay there for much of the season which will, in turn, afford him greater RBI opportunities and a chance to focus on hitting for a little more power. He was a top-20 outfielder in 2013 and there is no reason that he shouldn't be considered as such for 2014.

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.