9. 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
 
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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 seven Gold Gloves, a Platinum Glove and three Wilson Defensive Awards.

Gordon retired after the 2020 season, and while COVID-19 rendered his swansong as less than impactful, he was still the heart of the team throughout the 2010s.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Third Base, Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 2nd Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/7/05.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2020 Season.
  • Games Played: 1753
  • Notable Statistics:

    867 Runs Scored
    1,643 Hits
    357 Doubles
    26 Triples
    190 Home Runs
    749 RBI
    113 Stolen Bases
    .257/.338/.410 Slash Line
    35.1 bWAR

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (2015)
    All-Star (2013, 2014 & 2015)
    Gold Glove (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 & 2019)
    Wilson Defensive Player (2014, 2017 & 2018)
    Platinum Glove (2014 & 2020)
    Hutch Award (2014)
    Most Doubles (2012)
    Most Hit By Pitch (2019)
    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (2008)
    Most Putouts by a Leftfielder (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2019)
    Most Assists by a Leftfielder (2011, 2012 & 2013)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Leftfielder (2013, 2014, 2017 & 2020)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Leftfielder (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2019)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (2011, 2014, 2016 & 2020)

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