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Alex Gordon
LF | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 220LBS | Age: 37

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

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 % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 31 1683 267 14 5.2 88.4 110.8 15.7 33.7 .235 .383 .351 .323 .356 34.7 21.8 11.6
2016 32 2126 298 26 8.7 87.8 107.6 15.2 35.2 .228 .418 .303 .321 .408 36.9 29.2 10.3
2017 33 2200 356 16 4.5 86.3 109.6 13.8 34.6 .221 .353 .269 .292 .331 31.3 23.3 8.3
2018 34 2191 384 26 6.8 88.5 109 10.9 36.5 .252 .423 .305 .328 .381 39.7 21.8 8.8
2019 35 2350 463 25 5.4 88.7 110.6 9.3 33.5 .252 .415 .319 .326 .343 38.4 15.8 8.1
2020 36 707 126 4 3.2 82.8 112.3 11.6 34.1 .230 .352 .275 .301 .322 25.4 20.1 9.8
11257 1894 111 5.9 87.6 112.3 12.4 34.6 .238 .397 .306 .317 .359 35.7 22 9.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 388 55.0 97 85 18 14 2 0 2 19 66 .212 .227 .306 .317 .280 .292 80.3 13 20.5 20.9
2020 Breaking 190 26.9 46 41 5 4 1 0 0 11 30 .122 .180 .146 .248 .181 .242 80.2 13 27.9 19.0
2020 Offspeed 128 18.1 41 37 11 8 1 0 2 7 30 .297 .292 .486 .548 .367 .388 85.0 0 20.8 18.9
2019 Fastballs 1388 59.4 378 332 88 59 22 0 7 52 284 .265 .267 .395 .443 .320 .342 89.4 10 17.0 14.5
2019 Breaking 626 26.8 160 142 34 26 5 1 2 35 110 .239 .212 .331 .338 .281 .282 87.3 12 29.5 19.8
2019 Offspeed 322 13.8 86 77 25 18 3 0 4 13 64 .325 .279 .519 .467 .388 .354 86.9 4 28.5 17.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 40.8 24.3 26.2 8.6 45.3 36.3 18.4 3.4 27 28.1 27 5.2 5.2
2016 38.6 28.5 27.9 5 42.6 34.9 22.5 4 29.2 22.8 26.8 7.4 8.7
2017 44.7 20.8 27 7.6 40.2 37.6 22.2 5.1 31.2 26.4 23.6 6.7 4.5
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
2019 46.9 24 27 2.2 36.9 37.8 25.3 5.2 35.6 23.1 23.1 5.6 5.4
2020 46.8 15.1 30.2 7.9 42.1 37.3 20.6 15.9 31 25.4 20.6 4 3.2
43.8 23 27.6 5.6 40.4 36.7 22.9 5.2 31.9 24.2 25 6.1 5.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Splitter 7.1 1 11 1.6 3 .333 .333 .3 0 0 0 .277 .327 .269 33.3
2020 Curveball -1.6 -1 90 12.7 14 .077 .077 .114 22.9 14.3 8.7 .167 .21 .202 9.1
2020 Cutter -3.3 -2 64 9.1 15 .133 .2 .143 30.3 26.7 23.5 .244 .426 .287 9.1
2020 Sinker -0.7 -1 107 15.1 29 .28 .44 .364 22.7 24.1 28 .218 .287 .283 38.9
2020 Slider -2.9 -3 101 14.3 32 .143 .179 .267 31.4 28.1 25.7 .186 .265 .258 26.3
2020 Changeup 1 1 117 16.5 38 .294 .5 .401 22.1 18.4 20 .293 .568 .397 33.3
2020 4-Seamer -2.1 -4 217 30.7 53 .2 .267 .279 16.2 15.1 16.3 .226 .297 .298 21.6
2019 Splitter -3.3 -1 28 1.2 7 .167 .167 .229 28.6 14.3 7.7 .137 .144 .21 0
2019 Cutter 1.1 2 142 6 35 .281 .406 .359 25.4 14.3 12.5 .189 .337 .263 46.2
2019 Curveball 0.2 1 287 12.2 78 .235 .25 .282 26.4 17.9 18.7 .221 .317 .294 29.1
2019 Changeup 0.4 1 297 12.6 81 .329 .534 .403 28.1 14.8 18.5 .283 .481 .358 35.6
2019 Slider 1.2 4 339 14.4 82 .243 .405 .301 32.1 25.6 20.6 .204 .358 .278 36.4
2019 Sinker -0.9 -3 369 15.7 103 .229 .406 .301 19 18.4 26.8 .261 .477 .337 41.6
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 -4 886 37.7 243 .28 .391 .347 15.1 11.5 11.2 .277 .437 .353 41.4
2018 Splitter 11.2 2 19 0.9 4 .667 1 .713 33.3 25 12.5 .348 .411 .424 50
2018 Cutter -2.2 -2 95 4.3 28 .174 .174 .254 28.6 28.6 27.6 .211 .24 .289 26.7
2018 Changeup -2 -6 276 12.6 65 .226 .339 .254 31.3 21.5 20.6 .275 .417 .31 36.7
2018 Curveball -0.5 -2 299 13.6 68 .231 .415 .293 42.3 38.2 31.3 .199 .325 .244 38.5
2018 Slider 0.4 1 320 14.6 86 .192 .269 .258 28.8 25.6 17.3 .208 .307 .268 33.9
2018 Sinker 0.4 2 406 18.5 100 .284 .398 .345 14.7 14 16.3 .27 .504 .374 44.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -4 766 35 208 .268 .415 .343 15.5 17.3 17.3 .282 .502 .377 42.2
2018 N/A 1 0
2017 Splitter 1 0 35 1.6 10 .4 .4 .36 25 20 10 .275 .308 .255 25
2017 Cutter -1.4 -2 121 5.5 30 .259 .444 .34 18.3 23.3 19.4 .305 .512 .378 30
2017 Changeup -1.4 -4 256 11.6 55 .192 .385 .284 38.2 29.1 21.3 .171 .249 .206 33.3
2017 Curveball -3.2 -10 309 14 71 .108 .108 .161 31.7 26.8 19.8 .209 .289 .255 21.7
2017 Slider -0.4 -1 312 14.2 78 .176 .279 .251 42.6 43.6 28.3 .115 .146 .179 11.4
2017 Sinker 0.1 0 520 23.6 133 .284 .431 .343 11.9 15.8 15.8 .282 .454 .353 35.4
2017 4-Seamer -1.5 -10 641 29.1 157 .179 .246 .268 15.5 17.2 14.4 .235 .422 .338 38
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 551 2170 8 -17 8 12 10
2009 188 727 -11 -4 5 4 -7
2010 279 1123 -1 -9 7 7 3
2011 686 2754 7 -2 17 12 34
2012 718 2874 -7 -14 20 12 10
2013 690 2775 0 -23 17 14 7
2014 696 2870 12 -20 17 17 26
2015 465 1893 5 -18 15 10 13
2016 497 2097 -12 -24 15 8 -12
2017 534 2195 -24 -28 15 11 -25
2018 562 2184 -16 -16 14 8 -9
2019 624 2335 -6 -26 18 13 0
2020 184 706 -9 -9 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 1683 47.2 65.1 83.3 21.8 56.5 40.5 24.2 41.8 23.9 6.4 76.9
2016 2126 47.6 65.2 80.1 23.8 46.8 44.1 28.3 43.5 29.4 6 79.4
2017 2200 49.7 69.7 82.8 25.2 60.1 43.3 29.9 47.4 23 7.4 77.3
2018 2191 48.8 65.6 84.9 28.2 54.9 42.7 31.2 46.5 23.9 7 76
2019 2350 48.5 70.9 85.3 26.7 58.4 43.2 31.4 48.1 21.8 6.5 82.4
2020 707 48.1 72.4 81.7 24 63.6 42.6 29.3 47.2 22.5 6.2 79.5
11257 48.4 67.8 83.2 25.2 55.9 42.9 29.3 45.8 24.2 6.7 78.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 63 27 48 53 85 37 50 45 44 29 90 33 33
2016 51 13 53 66 45 55 73 29 47 7 78 12 38
2017 16 6 10 23 28 27 29 20 25 27 47 53 34 74
2018 55 54 54 53 58 52 46 42 63 44 55 52 22 79
2019 48 43 35 30 61 45 24 36 46 81 42 70 21 12
2020 24 28 16 17 40 11 10 2 4 63 59 69 13 14
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.1 13 15.6 -3 15 12 7 53.8
2020 22 4 4 0 0 4 1 25

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 13 22 21 19 20 14 15 18 13 19 16 17 9 10 12 16 11 18 11 19 9 14 11 15 19 18 15 15 17 16 19
2020 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 5 1 4 5 5 2 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 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 and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.4 87.8 -0.6 86.3 -1.5 88.5 2.2 88.7 0.2 82.8 -5.9 undefined
Launch Angle 15.7 15.2 -0.5 13.8 -1.4 10.9 -2.9 9.3 -1.6 11.6 2.3 undefined
Barrel % 5.2 8.7 3.5 4.5 -4.2 6.8 2.3 5.4 -1.4 3.2 -2.2 undefined
Hard Hit % 34.7 36.9 2.2 31.3 -5.6 39.7 8.4 38.4 -1.3 25.4 -13 undefined
Sweet Spot % 33.7 35.2 1.5 34.6 -0.6 36.5 1.9 33.5 -3 34.1 0.6 undefined
xBA .235 .228 -0.007 .221 -0.007 .252 0.031 .252 0 .23 -0.022 undefined
BA .271 .22 -0.051 .208 -0.012 .245 0.037 .266 0.021 .209 -0.057 undefined
xwOBA .323 .321 -0.002 .292 -0.029 .328 0.036 .326 -0.002 .301 -0.025 undefined
wOBA .351 .303 -0.048 .269 -0.034 .305 0.036 .319 0.014 .275 -0.044 undefined
xSLG .383 .418 0.035 .353 -0.065 .423 0.07 .415 -0.008 .352 -0.063 undefined
SLG .432 .38 -0.052 .315 -0.065 .37 0.055 .396 0.026 .307 -0.089 undefined
K% 21.8 29.2 7.4 23.3 -5.9 21.8 -1.5 15.8 -6 20.1 4.3 undefined
BB% 11.6 10.3 -1.3 8.3 -2 8.8 0.5 8.1 -0.7 9.8 1.7 undefined
Swing % 41.8 43.5 1.7 47.4 3.9 46.5 -0.9 48.1 1.6 47.2 -0.9 undefined
Whiff% 23.9 29.4 5.5 23 -6.4 23.9 0.9 21.8 -2.1 22.5 0.7 undefined
In Zone % 47.2 47.6 0.4 49.7 2.1 48.8 -0.9 48.5 -0.3 48.1 -0.4 undefined
Out of Zone % 52.8 52.4 -0.4 50.3 -2.1 51.2 0.9 51.5 0.3 51.9 0.4 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 21.8 23.8 2 25.2 1.4 28.2 3 26.7 -1.5 24 -2.7 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 24.2 28.3 4.1 29.9 1.6 31.2 1.3 31.4 0.2 29.3 -2.1 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 58.5 59.5 1 59.1 -0.4 60.9 1.8 59.6 -1.3 56 -3.6 undefined
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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 622 277 44.5 .331 .300
2020 L 184 139 75.5 .162 .311

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