Alex Gordon
LF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 1" 220LBS | Age: 39
Draft: 2005 | Rd: 1, #2, Kansas City Royals | Nebraska Lincoln
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 568 506 56 124 13 12 .245 .324 .370 .694
2019 633 556 77 148 13 5 .266 .345 .396 .741
2020 184 163 15 34 4 0 .209 .299 .307 .606
14 Seasons 7,250 6,391 867 1,643 190 113 .257 .338 .410 .748
AVG HR SB OPS
2018 .245 13 12 .694
2019 .266 13 5 .741
2020 .209 4 0 .606
14 Seasons .257 190 113 .748
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

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 3.0 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 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 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, Sweeper, Slurve, 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 44.6 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 40.2 36.7 22.9 5.2 32.1 24.3 25.0 6.2 5.9 3.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 -2.0 -5 222 31.4 55 .191 .255 .269 17.8 16.4 18.0 .220 .293 .291 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 -0.9 -1 103 14.6 28 .292 .458 .377 18.6 21.4 26.1 .228 .299 .293 38.9
2020 Slider -3.1 -3 100 14.1 32 .143 .179 .267 32.0 28.1 28.1 .191 .270 .262 26.3
2020 Curveball -1.7 -1 82 11.6 13 .083 .083 .123 26.7 15.4 11.1 .163 .209 .203 10.0
2020 Cutter -3.7 -2 59 8.3 14 .143 .214 .154 32.3 28.6 25.0 .251 .446 .298 10.0
2020 Splitter 7.1 1 11 1.6 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .277 .327 .269 33.3
2020 Sweeper -5.1 0 8 1.1 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .114 .130 .108 0.0
2020 Slurve 2.0 0 6 0.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 891 37.9 245 .278 .392 .349 15.0 11.8 11.6 .275 .436 .351 41.5
2019 Sinker -0.3 -1 363 15.4 101 .234 .404 .313 19.4 17.8 25.7 .276 .498 .352 41.6
2019 Slider 1.1 4 318 13.5 79 .239 .408 .301 30.4 25.3 21.1 .208 .366 .285 35.8
2019 Changeup 0.5 1 295 12.6 80 .333 .542 .413 28.3 15.0 18.5 .293 .504 .371 36.7
2019 Curveball 0.2 0 280 11.9 76 .239 .254 .284 27.4 18.4 19.7 .226 .325 .295 29.6
2019 Cutter 1.0 1 141 6.0 35 .281 .406 .359 25.7 14.3 12.5 .193 .340 .266 44.4
2019 Splitter -4.6 -1 30 1.3 8 .143 .143 .200 26.7 12.5 7.7 .126 .132 .190 0.0
2019 Sweeper 4.3 1 18 0.8 2 .500 .500 .450 42.9 50.0 12.5 .118 .138 .106 0.0
2019 Slurve -4.6 -1 11 0.5 3 .000 .000 .233 28.6 0.0 0.0 .081 .169 .308 50.0
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 1 305 13.9 82 .213 .293 .262 29.1 25.6 17.5 .215 .315 .270 33.3
2018 Curveball -0.7 -2 278 12.7 62 .224 .431 .304 42.1 37.1 29.1 .205 .343 .264 42.9
2018 Changeup -1.5 -4 268 12.2 62 .233 .350 .281 31.3 21.0 20.3 .282 .430 .319 36.2
2018 Cutter -2.1 -2 99 4.5 28 .174 .174 .254 29.4 28.6 27.6 .211 .240 .289 26.7
2018 Splitter 5.0 1 28 1.3 8 .333 .500 .356 30.8 25.0 15.4 .216 .252 .283 60.0
2018 Slurve -0.8 0 20 0.9 6 .167 .167 .150 50.0 50.0 60.0 .135 .157 .123 0.0
2018 Sweeper 4.2 0 11 0.5 3 .000 .000 .300 0.0 33.3 20.0 .079 .122 .094 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -1.7 -11 647 29.4 160 .182 .248 .268 15.3 16.3 13.9 .240 .427 .340 37.5
2017 Sinker 0.3 1 515 23.4 129 .286 .438 .342 11.7 16.3 15.8 .282 .458 .356 35.8
2017 Curveball -3.4 -10 300 13.6 69 .109 .109 .157 30.8 26.1 20.0 .215 .299 .256 21.7
2017 Slider -0.3 -1 298 13.5 74 .188 .297 .256 42.3 41.9 27.2 .123 .156 .190 11.8
2017 Changeup -2.0 -5 250 11.4 54 .176 .314 .252 38.8 29.6 21.9 .166 .232 .198 31.4
2017 Cutter -1.6 -2 123 5.6 31 .250 .429 .329 21.0 25.8 21.6 .294 .493 .366 30.0
2017 Splitter 3.8 2 41 1.9 11 .455 .727 .509 22.7 18.2 9.1 .287 .383 .289 33.3
2017 Slurve -1.7 0 12 0.5 4 .000 .000 .175 60.0 50.0 25.0 .032 .032 .197 0.0
2017 Sweeper -5.6 0 8 0.4 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
! 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 8 -17 8 12 10
2009 187 727 -11 -5 5 4 -8
2010 279 1,123 -1 -10 7 7 3
2011 686 2,754 5 -1 17 12 34
2012 718 2,874 -6 -15 20 12 10
2013 690 2,775 1 -24 16 14 7
2014 696 2,870 12 -20 17 16 25
2015 478 1,952 4 -14 15 11 16
2016 503 2,114 -13 -25 15 8 -14
2017 534 2,195 -26 -27 15 11 -26
2018 562 2,184 -16 -16 15 8 -8
2019 629 2,347 -5 -25 18 14 1
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 47.1 64.8 83.4 21.5 56.0 40.8 24.2 41.8 23.9 6.4 77.8
2016 2,126 47.5 65.2 80.4 23.9 46.1 44.1 28.3 43.5 29.4 6.1 79.8
2017 2,200 49.6 69.6 82.8 25.3 60.0 43.4 30.1 47.4 23.0 7.4 77.3
2018 2,191 48.6 65.5 85.0 28.5 55.0 42.7 31.3 46.5 23.9 7.0 76.0
2019 2,350 48.4 71.0 85.2 26.8 58.8 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 48.3 67.7 83.3 25.3 55.8 42.9 29.4 45.8 24.2 6.7 78.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 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 Arm
Strength
2015 65 30 50 54 86 37 50 45 82 45 29 90 33 94 33
2016 48 11 52 67 44 55 73 28 56 48 7 78 12 78 38 82
2017 17 8 10 24 29 28 29 20 72 25 27 47 53 62 34 85
2018 54 53 53 52 57 53 47 42 66 63 44 55 52 48 22 83
2019 49 45 36 32 64 43 24 36 75 46 81 42 70 64 20 15
2020 23 26 15 17 39 11 10 2 88 4 63 59 69 68 13 26 51
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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 18.5 -2 9 11 9 52.9
2017 21.6 9 9.9 -1 3 12 1 11.1
2018 21.4 13 15.4 -2 9 12 6 46.2
2019 22.1 13 16.6 -4 15 14 6 46.2
2020 22.0 4 4.1 0 1 4 1 25.0
Player 21.9 56 64.5 -9 37 53 23 41.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 17 20 19 21 18 16 19 19 16 16 18 25 18 18 17 19 14 15 19 20 19 15 22 21 18 18 19 22 20 19 14
2017 9 9 10 10 11 11 15 9 2 7 10 13 10 9 8 11 9 8 11 9 9 10 15 11 11 9 7 14 10 13 5
2018 13 20 9 12 15 14 17 14 15 10 16 18 16 13 15 15 15 15 18 19 17 20 21 20 11 11 14 17 19 16 11
2019 13 20 14 16 14 16 18 17 11 9 11 19 25 16 16 15 14 14 14 20 18 19 26 22 17 14 12 24 23 15 10
2020 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 5 3 4 5 5 5 4
Player 56 73 56 63 62 61 73 63 47 45 59 80 73 60 60 64 57 56 66 72 68 67 89 78 62 55 56 82 77 68 44
! 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 +/-  
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 -13.0
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 .230 -0.012 .225 -0.005 .253 0.028 .255 0.002 .230 -0.025
BA .271 .220 -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 .330 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 -0.070
SLG .432 .380 -0.052 .315 -0.065 .370 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 -6.0 20.1 4.3
BB% 11.6 10.3 -1.3 8.3 -2.0 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 23.0 -6.4 23.9 0.9 21.8 -2.1 22.5 0.7
In Zone % 47.1 47.5 0.4 49.6 2.1 48.6 -1.0 48.4 -0.2 48.1 -0.3
Out of Zone % 52.9 52.5 -0.4 50.4 -2.1 51.4 1.0 51.6 0.2 51.9 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 21.5 23.9 2.4 25.3 1.4 28.5 3.2 26.8 -1.7 24.0 -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 1.0 59.4 -0.1 61.1 1.7 59.7 -1.4 56.0 -3.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 493 254 51.5 .284 .310
2017 Shifts L 536 315 58.8 .252 .279
2018 Shifts L 564 370 65.6 .318 .297
2019 Shifts L 627 369 58.9 .326 .310
2020 Shifts L 184 160 87.0 .185 .288
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 351 16.0 37.6% 1.4% 212 22.0 1.9% 9.9%
2011 806 14.8 52.2% 0.5% 403 21.7 2.7% 8.9%
2012 935 15.1 49.1% 1.3% 416 22.0 2.4% 7.9%
2013 899 15.4 44.8% 1.1% 394 22.8 1.8% 10.4%
2014 830 16.5 30.2% 2.0% 458 22.0 2.0% 5.9%
2015 529 17.5 31.0% 2.6% 284 22.2 7.0% 13.7%
2016 719 17.2 29.8% 2.2% 325 22.6 6.8% 16.0%
2017 642 17.0 28.7% 2.0% 332 23.2 0.6% 8.7%
2018 675 16.5 32.1% 0.7% 319 22.5 0.3% 7.2%
2019 697 16.8 30.6% 0.9% 337 23.4 1.2% 9.8%
2020 204 17.3 16.2% 1.0% 115 22.8 0.9% 10.4%
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