player photo

4 Alex Gordon LF

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
28%9%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
55613.26676775
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018KC14150656124135450124122.324.370.245
2019KC1505567714813765110053.345.396.266

Player Updates

March 22, 2020 11:40 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Solid spring showing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon had a .300/.462/.350 slash line with one home run through 20 at-bats in spring training.

The veteran outfielder also had eight strikeouts in 26 plate appearances, but he may have just been shaking off the rust after posting the best strikeout rate (15.8 percent) of his career in 2019. Gordon re-signed with the Royals on a one-year deal in January and is poised to be the team's starter in left field for the 10th straight season.

January 22, 2020 10:24 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Back with KC on one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon agreed Wednesday with the Royals on a one-year, $4 million contract, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Though Gordon became a free agent when the Royals declined his $23 million option for 2020 earlier this offseason, the three-time All-Star never seemed to seriously entertain continuing his career anywhere other than Kansas City. As anticipated, the 35-year-old will be back with the Royals on a more club-friendly deal after he posted a .741 OPS -- his highest mark since 2015 -- this past season. Gordon can be penciled in as the Royals' Opening Day left fielder, though he may have a shorter leash atop the depth chart than he's enjoyed in previous seasons.

October 31, 2019 04:44 PM
Alex Gordon: Club option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon's $23 million club option for 2020 was declined by the Royals on Thursday, making him a free agent, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Although the team opted to buy Gordon out instead of exercising his option, Heyman reports that the team will attempt to bring him back at a more reasonable rate next season. The 35-year-old recorded a .741 OPS with 76 RBI last year.

September 22, 2019 12:24 PM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon is not in Sunday's lineup against the Twins.

Gordon will sit for the first time since Sept. 15. He has hit well over the last week, collecting seven hits in 26 plate appearances, driving in five and scoring three runs. The Royals will start an outfield of Whit Merrifield, Bubba Starling and Ryan McBroom in his place.

September 15, 2019 11:00 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon will sit Sunday against the Astros.

The Royals will load the lineup with righties against southpaw Wade Miley. Ryan McBroom gets the start in left field.

September 12, 2019 10:44 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon is not in Thursday's lineup against the White Sox.

He is hitting .360 with one home run, five walks and four strikeouts in seven games this month. Brett Phillips gets the start in left field while Ryan McBroom gets the nod in right.

September 11, 2019 01:36 PM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Ends power drought in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the White Sox.

It was the veteran's 13th homer of the year but his first since Aug. 8, and Gordon slashed a tepid .227/.327/.261 with only five RBI in the 24 games between long balls. His early season hot streak is ancient history, but the 35-year-old's .745 OPS is still his best performance since 2015.

September 8, 2019 10:48 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon will sit Sunday against the Marlins.

Gordon sits for the second time in the last four games, with the Royals seemingly wanting to get looks at younger players down the stretch. Ryan McBroom starts in left field on this occasion.

September 5, 2019 11:08 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon is not in Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.

He is hitting .286 with zero home runs and zero steals over his last 10 games. Bubba Starling will start in left field while batting seventh.

August 18, 2019 02:04 PM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Resting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

Gordon will head to the bench amid a 4-for-55 (.073 average) skid at the plate over his past 14 games. Bubba Starling will shift over to left field in place of Gordon, who could end up losing playing time to the Royals' other young outfielders if he fails to get going at the plate in the near future.

August 9, 2019 11:52 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Hits 12th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Royals lost 10-8 to the Tigers on Thursday.

Gordon had been in a 1-for-23 skid at the dish coming into this contest, and he only recorded one hit in the game, but he made it count with a three-run blast off Jose Cisnero in the sixth inning. The veteran has cooled considerably after a red-hot start to the season, but he still sports a respectable .270/.343/.427 slash line in his age-35 season.

August 7, 2019 02:44 PM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Gets day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Gordon will head to the bench for what appears to be a routine day off following a string of 17 consecutive starts. Over that stretch, the outfielder is hitting .229 with a .570 OPS. Hunter Dozier and Whit Merrifield are covering the corner outfield spots in this one.

July 29, 2019 02:44 PM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Scores twice in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs Sunday in the Royals' 9-6 win over the Indians.

Gordon isn't posting any eye-popping counting stats, but the 35-year-old has been an underrated fantasy asset in his age-35 season in large part to his solid run production and high contact rate. The veteran's .287 batting average -- his best showing in the category since 2012 -- is buoyed by a career-low 16.6 percent strikeout rate, suggesting some level of sustainability to what he's been able to do thus far. He'll be back in the lineup as the Royals' No. 2 hitter for Monday's series opener versus the Blue Jays.

July 24, 2019 12:04 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Two extra-base hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Braves.

Gordon kicked off his productive evening with an RBI double in the fourth inning and followed that up with a solo home run in the sixth frame. It was his 11th homer of the season but first since June 6. While he has gotten on base a strong .397 clip in July, Gordon entered Tuesday's contest with just a .400 slugging percentage, an indication of just how much his power has fallen off of late. For the season, Gordon is now hitting .283/.358/.454 across 409 plate appearances.

July 18, 2019 10:28 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox.

Manager Ned Yost is likely just extending Gordon a routine breather after the veteran started in each of the Royals' last 16 games. With Gordon riding the pine, Whit Merrifield will cover left field while Billy Hamilton re-enters the starting nine in center.

July 4, 2019 11:00 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Seeking third straight two-hit game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon will serve as the Royals' designated hitter and will bat third Thursday against the Indians.

Gordon will get a day out of the field as the Royals and Indians wrap up their series with a day game after a night game. The 35-year-old has been a nuisance for the Indians in the first two contests of the series, cracking a pair of base hits in both games.

June 26, 2019 11:52 AM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Takes seat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

With the Royals and Indians wrapping up their series with a day game after a night game, manager Ned Yost viewed Wednesday as an ideal time to hand Gordon an off day. The veteran will sit for just the third time in June, opening up left field for Whit Merrifield.

June 24, 2019 02:28 PM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Five-game RBI streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run Sunday in the Royals' 6-1 win over the Twins.

Gordon plated a run for the fifth straight contest, a welcome development after he contributed only two RBI between May 29 and June 17. He'll look to extend the streak Monday, when he'll start in left field and bat third in the Royals' series opener in Cleveland.

June 21, 2019 04:16 PM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Day off Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.

Gordon started the last seven games after being briefly sidelined with a back injury, but he's struggled with a .379 OPS in that stretch. Terrance Gore is starting in left field and batting eighth in his absence.

June 14, 2019 09:48 PM
Royals' Alex Gordon: Rejoins lineup as DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon (back) will bat third as the designated hitter Friday versus the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Gordon was held out of the lineup Thursday due to a compressed nerve in his back from a hit-by-pitch, but he'll be eased back into action Friday as the DH. Recent call-up Jorge Bonifacio will start in left field for the Royals.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Minnesota59131 .333 .356 .220
vs Perez (Career)14000.0670
vs LHP152383 .329 .362 .250
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/21@MIN4210100
9/22@MIN1000000
9/24ATL3110100
9/25ATL4010000
9/27MIN3000100
9/28MIN3020010
9/29MIN1000010
Fantasy Points By Week
11

25

28

22

19

18

20

24

6

16

14

3

21

14

17

7

19

21

3

9

4

11

13

14

8

18

9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020KC0000000000------------
2019KC1505567714813765110053.266.345.3960.741
2018KC14150656124135450124122.245.324.3700.694
2017KC14847652999454512674.208.293.3150.608
2016KC128445629817405214881.220.312.3800.692
2015KC10435440961348499225.271.377.4320.809
2014KC15656387150197465126123.266.351.4320.783
2013KC15663390168208152141113.265.327.4220.749
2012KC16164293189147273140105.294.367.4550.822
2011KC151611101185238767139178.303.377.5020.879
2010KC742423452820346215.215.315.3550.671
2009KC491642838622214350.232.325.3780.703
2008KC1344937212816596612092.260.351.4320.783
2007KC15154360134156041137144.247.314.4110.725
Total170362288521609186738666149811345.258.339.4130.752
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020KC000000000
2019KC1503112206119413
2018KC141240187201047
2017KC148202150421437
2016KC12816216910839
2015KC104180153501472
2014KC1563412434011511
2013KC15627626760974
2012KC161515292303314
2011KC15145430730729
2010KC741008612219
2009KC49606211205
2008KC13435121351658
2007KC1513642232113412
Total170335326257243811848110
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2006AA-Wichita1304861111583912910172113223.325.427.589
2009R-Azl Royals471200135300.286.538.714
2009AA-Northwest Arkansas830411302105500.367.457.667
2009AAA-Omaha1867172141210131600.313.435.492
2010AAA-Omaha Royals6826059822031444517272.315.442.577
2010AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock7177430029310.235.548.412
2015AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers82861220158600.429.568.607
2016AA-NW Arkansas4153510122400.333.412.600
2016AAA-Omaha270300033200.429.600.429
2018AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers392210022200.222.364.333
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/220
Birthdate:
2/10/1984
Age:
36
Hometown:
Lincoln, NE
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
Nebraska
MLB Experience:
13
Awards:

2005: Golden Spike
2006: Minor League Player of the Year
2011: AL Gold Glove-LF
2012: AL Gold Glove-LF
2013: AL Gold Glove-LF
2014: AL Gold Glove-LF
2017: AL Gold Glove-LF
2018: AL Gold Glove-LF
2019: AL Gold Glove-LF