10. Alex Gordon
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 10, 1984 in Lincoln, NE USA
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 02, 2007
  • Final Game: October 02, 2016
  • Gold Glove - 2011
  • Gold Glove - 2012
  • Gold Glove - 2013
  • Gold Glove - 2014
 
AB R H HR RBI SB AVG
4690 667 1238 151 563 890.264
 

At the University of Nebraska, Alex Gordon was considered by all of the experts not just to be the best Cornhusker on the diamond but the best baseball player in all of the NCAA.  It was certainly no surprise that the Kansas City Royals would make the versatile player the second overall pick in the 2005 Amateur Draft.

A three time All Star, Alex Gordon led the American League in Doubles in 2012 and has had a pair of 20 Home Run seasons, and another four where he exceeded 15.  Gordon has not always had the best Batting Average, but he did bat .303 in 2011.  Realistically it was Gordon’s defense that has given him his greatest value to Kansas City.

Gordon played multiple positions in the field for KC, but it was at Leftfield where he has truly shone.  To date he has captured three Gold Gloves, a Platinum Glove and a pair of Wilson Defensive Awards.

As of this writing, Gordon is the highest ranked active Royal.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Third Base, Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 2nd Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/7/05.
  • Games Played: 1412
  • Notable Statistics:

    719 Runs Scored
    1,337 Hits
    298 Doubles
    25 Triples
    160 Home Runs
    608 RBI
    96 Stolen Bases
    .259/.340/.419 Slash Line
    32.7 bWAR

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (2015)

    All Star Game (2013, 2014 & 2015)

    Gold Glove (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2017)

    Wilson Defensive Player (2014 & 2017)

    Platinum Glove (2014)

    Hutch Award (2014)

    Most Doubles (2012)

    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (2008)

    Most Putouts by a Leftfielder (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014)

    Most Assists by a Leftfielder (2011, 2012 & 2013)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Leftfielder (2013, 2014 & 2017)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Leftfielder (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (2011, 2014 & 2016)

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