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.