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Alex Gordon | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Alex Gordon has been named the 2014 Platinum Glove winner in the American League.
It's the first time that an outfielder has taken home the honor, which is awarded to the top overall defender in each league. The 30-year-old outfielder has developed into a truly elite defender in recent years and took home his fourth consecutive Gold Glove earlier in the week. Nov 7 - 10:46 PM

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Alex Gordon has been named the 2014 American League Gold Glove winner in left field.

It's his fourth straight award, as Gordon turned himself into an elite defensive outfielder after moving from third base. He beat out Michael Brantley and Yoenis Cespedes for the award.
Nov 4 - 7:07 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that "the expectation within the industry" is that the Royals will listen to trade offers for Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas this offseason.

It would be a difficult decision for the Royals to deal an integral part from a pennant-winning club, but teams with limited payrolls often have to make such moves. Gordon has been the best player of the three over the last few years but also might be the most likely to be dealt. The 30-year-old is probably under control for only one more season, as he's likely to decline his $12.5 million player option for 2016 and test free agency.
Oct 30 - 10:00 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored in the Royals' World Series Game 7 loss to the Giants on Wednesday.

After falling behind 2-0, Gordon delivered the biggest hit of the night for the Royals when he doubled in Billy Butler from first in the second inning. He also had their second-biggest hit when he singled off Madison Bumgarner to represent the tying run in the ninth, winding up on third after a couple of errors. Unfortunately for him and the Royals he was left on third to end the game. Gordon will be back in the Royals' outfield next year looking for a return to the Series.
Oct 29 - 11:39 PM

Alex Gordon had a rough night at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Giants in Game 5 of the World Series, going hitless in four at-bats.

Gordon wasn't the only member of the Royals to struggle, as they scratched out just four total hits in the contest. While he has been able to come through with many timely hits and has plated 10 runs in the playoffs, Gordon is hitting just .170 in postseason play.
Oct 26 - 11:19 PM

Alex Gordon came through with an RBI double in the sixth inning on Friday, helping the Royals to dispatch of the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series.

His one-out double plated Alcides Escobar who had reached on single. It was Gordon’s first hit of the series, as his 1-for-4 effort brings him to 1-for-11 (.091) in the Fall Classic.
Oct 24 - 11:35 PM

Alex Gordon blasted a solo home run in the 10th inning on Friday, powering the Royals to an 8-6 victory over the Orioles in Game 1 of the ALCS.

Gordon, who was drilled in the back of the neck with a pitch during his previous at-bat, exacted revenge on Darren O’Day in the 10th inning by pummeling the game-winning blast into the seats in right field. Gordon was also responsible for giving the Royals an early lead, blooping a bases-clearing double down the right field line in the fourth inning to score three runs. He’s hitting a cool .316 with a homer, eight RBI and three stolen bases now in postseason play.
Oct 11 - 1:10 AM

Alex Gordon delivered the knockout punch in the first inning on Sunday, smashing a two-out three-run double to propel the Royals to an 8-3 victory over the Angels and a three-game sweep of their American League Division Series.

Next on tap for the Royals is a meeting with the Orioles, who are fresh off of a sweep of the Tigers. Gordon's bases-clearing double chased C.J. Wilson from the game in the first inning and turned a 1-0 deficit into a three-run advantage. One of the longest tenured Royals and leaders in the clubhouse, he'll look to continue leading by example as the Royals head to their first Championship Series since the 1985 season.
Oct 5 - 11:42 PM

Alex Gordon drove home a run and swiped a pair of bases on Friday, helping to lead the Royals to an extra-inning victory over the Angels.

Gordon got the Royals on the board in the second inning, delivering an RBI single off of Matt Shoemaker that plated Eric Hosmer. He also drew a walk in the 11th inning, stole second base, took third on a throwing error and scored a valuable insurance run on a Salvador Perez single.
Oct 4 - 1:35 AM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and two runs scored in Tuesday's 7-1 victory against the Indians.

Gordon's seventh-inning double extended the Royals' lead to 7-0, which was more than enough by then. Gordon has been the MVP of the Royals, playing stellar defense in left field while hitting .265/.347/.433 with 19 home runs, 73 RBI, and 12 stolen bases.
Sep 23 - 10:57 PM

Alex Gordon had a two-run single and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

Gordon finished the night 1-for-4, but the hit was a big one, plating two in the third inning to give the Royals a short-lived lead. He walked and stole his 12th base of the season in the fifth inning, eventually coming around to score. Gordon now has 70 RBI and 82 runs scored to go with a .270/.352/.440 line.
Sep 17 - 1:03 AM

Alex Gordon hit his 17th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-5 overall, in the Royals' 10-inning loss to the Twins on Thursday.

Gordon tied the game up at 5-5 in the seventh inning with a solo home run off of Ryan Pressly. The AL MVP candidate now has 17 home runs, 61 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .282/.356/.457 slash line. August has been good to him, as he is batting .305 (29-for-95) with eight home runs and 14 RBI.
Aug 29 - 12:04 AM

Alex Gordon hit a two-run walk-off home run to give the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday.

Gordon hit the two-run shot off Twins closer Glen Perkins. The outfielder finished 2-for-4 in the game, bringing his line up to .283/.356/.454 on the year. He's been especially effective in August, as Tuesday's was his seventh home run to go with 12 RBI and 16 runs scored this month.
Aug 26 - 11:38 PM

Alex Gordon told the Kansas City Star that he intends to forgo free agency after next season and pick up his $13.25 million player option for 2016.

That's easy to say now, but we'll see. Gordon will be 32 in 2016, and if he plays next year like he has this one, he could be in line for something like $72 million over four years. Passing that up to earn $13.25 million and going back on the market at age 33 doesn't seem like a very good idea at all. Perhaps, though, he'll be able to agree to a long-term deal with the Royals before then.
Aug 23 - 12:42 PM

Alex Gordon had a nice day at the plate on Sunday, tripling and homering in four at-bats as the Royals defeated the Twins.

Gordon belted a two-run home run to center field in the fifth, extending the Royals' lead to 9-2 at the time. He then tripled and scored in the seventh. Gordon is having another good season, as he has 13 home runs, 55 RBI, and a .284/.360/.445 slash line.
Aug 17 - 6:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Alex Rios
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Yohan Pino
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson