Alex Gordon
LF | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 220LBS | Age: 38

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 1, #2, Kansas City Royals | Nebraska Lincoln

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 184 163 15 34 4 11 0 .209 .299 .307 .606
14 Seasons 7250 6391 867 1643 190 749 113 .257 .338 .410 .748
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .209 4 11 0 .606
14 Seasons .257 190 749 113 .748

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 31 1683 267 14 5.2 3.3 88.4 110.8 15.7 33.7 .242 .396 .351 .331 .371 34.1 21.8 11.6
2016 32 2126 298 26 8.7 5.1 87.8 107.6 15.2 35.2 .230 .423 .303 .323 .414 36.6 29.2 10.3
2017 33 2200 356 16 4.5 3 86.3 109.6 13.8 34.6 .225 .358 .269 .296 .338 31.3 23.3 8.3
2018 34 2191 384 26 6.8 4.6 88.5 109.0 10.9 36.5 .253 .423 .305 .329 .382 39.7 21.8 8.8
2019 35 2350 463 25 5.4 3.9 88.7 110.6 9.3 33.7 .255 .422 .319 .330 .348 38.4 15.8 8.1
2020 36 707 126 4 3.2 2.2 82.8 112.3 11.6 34.1 .230 .352 .275 .301 .322 25.4 20.1 9.8
Player 11257 1894 111 5.9 3.9 87.6 112.3 12.4 34.7 .241 .402 .306 .320 .365 35.6 22.0 9.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 40.8 24.3 26.2 8.6 44.9 36.7 18.4 3.4 27.3 28.5 27.0 5.2 5.2 3.3
2016 38.6 28.5 27.9 5.0 42.3 34.9 22.5 4.0 29.2 22.8 26.8 7.4 8.7 5.1
2017 44.7 20.8 27.0 7.6 40.2 37.6 22.2 5.1 31.2 26.4 23.6 6.7 4.5 3.0
2018 44.3 21.4 28.6 5.5 39.1 35.9 24.7 3.9 33.9 21.6 27.1 6.5 6.8 4.6
2019 46.9 24.0 27.0 2.2 36.9 37.8 25.3 5.2 36.3 23.3 23.1 5.8 5.4 3.9
2020 46.8 21.4 23.8 7.9 42.1 37.3 20.6 15.9 31.0 25.4 20.6 4.0 3.2 2.2
Player 43.8 23.4 27.1 5.6 40.3 36.7 22.9 5.2 32.1 24.3 25.0 6.2 5.9 3.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 4-Seamer -1.9 -4 218 30.8 54 .196 .261 .274 16.3 14.8 16.3 .225 .299 .297 21.1
2020 Changeup 1.1 1 115 16.3 37 .303 .515 .412 22.4 18.9 20.0 .297 .573 .402 34.6
2020 Sinker -1.2 -1 108 15.3 29 .280 .440 .364 21.7 24.1 28.0 .218 .287 .283 38.9
2020 Slider -2.9 -3 101 14.3 32 .143 .179 .267 31.4 28.1 25.7 .186 .266 .258 26.3
2020 Curveball -1.7 -2 90 12.7 14 .077 .077 .114 22.9 14.3 8.7 .167 .210 .202 9.1
2020 Cutter -3.8 -2 64 9.1 15 .133 .200 .143 30.3 26.7 23.5 .244 .426 .287 9.1
2020 Splitter 7.1 1 11 1.6 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .277 .327 .269 33.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 893 38.0 245 .278 .392 .349 15.0 11.8 11.6 .275 .436 .351 41.5
2019 Sinker -0.3 -1 362 15.4 101 .234 .404 .313 19.4 17.8 26.1 .276 .498 .352 41.6
2019 Slider 1.1 4 340 14.5 82 .243 .405 .301 31.6 25.6 20.4 .204 .358 .278 36.4
2019 Changeup 0.3 1 296 12.6 81 .329 .534 .408 28.1 14.8 18.5 .290 .497 .367 36.1
2019 Curveball 0.1 0 286 12.2 78 .235 .250 .286 26.6 17.9 18.9 .224 .321 .298 29.1
2019 Cutter 1.0 1 142 6.0 35 .281 .406 .359 25.7 14.3 12.5 .193 .340 .266 44.4
2019 Splitter -3.3 -1 29 1.2 7 .167 .167 .229 28.6 14.3 7.7 .137 .144 .210 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -3 764 34.9 207 .269 .418 .349 15.6 17.4 17.3 .284 .504 .379 42.5
2018 Sinker 0.3 1 408 18.6 101 .281 .393 .342 14.6 13.9 16.3 .267 .499 .371 44.0
2018 Slider 0.3 1 320 14.6 86 .192 .269 .258 28.8 25.6 17.3 .208 .307 .268 33.9
2018 Curveball -0.6 -2 299 13.6 68 .231 .415 .293 42.3 38.2 31.3 .199 .325 .244 38.5
2018 Changeup -1.7 -5 274 12.5 65 .226 .339 .268 30.9 21.5 20.6 .275 .417 .310 36.7
2018 Cutter -2.2 -2 95 4.3 28 .174 .174 .254 28.6 28.6 27.6 .211 .240 .289 26.7
2018 Splitter 10.1 2 21 1.0 4 .667 1.000 .713 42.9 25.0 12.5 .348 .411 .424 50.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.6 -10 644 29.3 159 .184 .250 .270 15.4 17.0 14.4 .241 .427 .341 38.2
2017 Sinker 0.1 1 517 23.5 131 .281 .430 .337 11.9 16.0 15.8 .278 .453 .352 35.1
2017 Slider -0.5 -1 312 14.2 78 .176 .279 .243 42.6 43.6 28.3 .117 .148 .181 11.4
2017 Curveball -3.2 -10 309 14.0 71 .108 .108 .163 31.7 26.8 19.8 .212 .294 .258 21.7
2017 Changeup -1.5 -4 256 11.6 55 .192 .385 .284 38.2 29.1 21.3 .171 .249 .206 33.3
2017 Cutter -1.4 -2 121 5.5 30 .259 .444 .340 18.3 23.3 19.4 .305 .512 .378 30.0
2017 Splitter 0.8 0 35 1.6 10 .400 .400 .360 25.0 20.0 10.0 .275 .308 .255 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 551 2,170 7 -17 8 12 10
2009 187 727 -11 -5 5 4 -8
2010 279 1,123 -2 -10 7 7 3
2011 686 2,754 7 -2 17 12 34
2012 718 2,874 -6 -15 20 12 10
2013 690 2,775 1 -24 17 14 7
2014 696 2,870 11 -20 17 17 25
2015 478 1,952 4 -15 15 11 16
2016 503 2,114 -13 -25 15 8 -14
2017 534 2,195 -25 -28 15 11 -26
2018 562 2,184 -16 -15 16 8 -8
2019 629 2,347 -5 -25 18 14 2
2020 184 706 -10 -10 6 3 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,683 47.0 65.0 83.4 21.4 55.8 40.8 24.2 41.8 23.9 6.4 77.6
2016 2,126 47.5 65.3 80.1 23.9 46.6 44.1 28.3 43.5 29.4 6.0 79.5
2017 2,200 49.7 69.7 82.8 25.2 60.1 43.3 30.1 47.4 23.0 7.4 77.3
2018 2,191 48.8 65.6 84.9 28.2 54.9 42.7 31.3 46.5 23.9 7.0 76.0
2019 2,350 48.5 70.9 85.3 26.8 58.6 43.1 31.5 48.1 21.8 6.6 81.9
2020 707 48.1 72.4 81.7 24.0 63.6 42.6 29.3 47.2 22.5 6.2 79.5
Player 11,257 48.4 67.8 83.3 25.2 55.9 42.9 29.4 45.8 24.2 6.7 78.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.4 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA
2015 65 30 50 54 86 37 50 45 81 45 29 90 33 94 33
2016 48 11 52 67 44 55 73 28 56 48 7 78 12 79 38
2017 17 8 10 24 29 28 29 20 72 25 27 47 53 64 34 86
2018 54 53 53 52 57 53 47 42 66 63 44 55 52 50 22 80
2019 49 45 36 32 63 43 24 36 74 46 81 42 70 63 20 11
2020 23 27 15 17 39 11 10 2 88 4 63 59 69 68 13 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.3 17 17.8 -1 7 11 9 52.9
2017 21.6 9 9.3 0 5 11 1 11.1
2018 21.4 13 15.3 -2 8 10 7 53.8
2019 22.1 13 16.0 -3 12 13 7 53.8
2020 22.0 4 4.2 0 1 4 1 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 17 18 20 17 17 18 16 20 17 19 20 18 16 15 18 19 18 19 13 18 22 13 15 19 18 19 21 17 15 18 21
2017 9 10 14 10 8 10 10 8 8 10 10 9 8 2 9 13 8 10 4 10 13 8 8 9 10 7 10 8 9 11 14
2018 13 13 19 11 15 16 14 20 15 12 12 16 10 15 15 17 14 18 13 16 17 13 16 17 17 19 20 10 18 13 19
2019 13 23 19 15 14 15 17 18 15 15 15 17 9 10 11 17 12 22 9 14 21 14 12 14 19 17 20 14 18 17 26
2020 4 4 5 5 4 4 0 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 5 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.4 87.8 -0.6 86.3 -1.5 88.5 2.2 88.7 0.2 82.8 -5.9
Launch Angle 15.7 15.2 -0.5 13.8 -1.4 10.9 -2.9 9.3 -1.6 11.6 2.3
Barrel % 5.2 8.7 3.5 4.5 -4.2 6.8 2.3 5.4 -1.4 3.2 -2.2
Hard Hit % 34.1 36.6 2.5 31.3 -5.3 39.7 8.4 38.4 -1.3 25.4 -13
Sweet Spot % 33.7 35.2 1.5 34.6 -0.6 36.5 1.9 33.7 -2.8 34.1 0.4
xBA .242 .23 -0.012 .225 -0.005 .253 0.028 .255 0.002 .23 -0.025
BA .271 .22 -0.051 .208 -0.012 .245 0.037 .266 0.021 .209 -0.057
xwOBA .331 .323 -0.008 .296 -0.027 .329 0.033 .33 0.001 .301 -0.029
wOBA .351 .303 -0.048 .269 -0.034 .305 0.036 .319 0.014 .275 -0.044
xSLG .396 .423 0.027 .358 -0.065 .423 0.065 .422 -0.001 .352 -0.07
SLG .432 .38 -0.052 .315 -0.065 .37 0.055 .396 0.026 .307 -0.089
K% 21.8 29.2 7.4 23.3 -5.9 21.8 -1.5 15.8 -6 20.1 4.3
BB% 11.6 10.3 -1.3 8.3 -2 8.8 0.5 8.1 -0.7 9.8 1.7
Swing % 41.8 43.5 1.7 47.4 3.9 46.5 -0.9 48.1 1.6 47.2 -0.9
Whiff% 23.9 29.4 5.5 23 -6.4 23.9 0.9 21.8 -2.1 22.5 0.7
In Zone % 47 47.5 0.5 49.7 2.2 48.8 -0.9 48.5 -0.3 48.1 -0.4
Out of Zone % 53 52.5 -0.5 50.3 -2.2 51.2 0.9 51.5 0.3 51.9 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 21.4 23.9 2.5 25.2 1.3 28.2 3 26.8 -1.4 24 -2.8
First Pitch Swing % 24.2 28.3 4.1 30.1 1.8 31.3 1.2 31.5 0.2 29.3 -2.2
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 59.5 1 59.4 -0.1 61.1 1.7 59.7 -1.4 56 -3.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 493 215 43.6 .298 .297
2017 L 536 257 47.9 .263 .272
2018 L 564 324 57.4 .310 .300
2019 L 627 280 44.7 .333 .297
2020 L 184 139 75.5 .162 .311

Pitch Tempo