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Left Field Age: 32 Exp: 8.092 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2005 College: Nebraska Agent(s): Casey Close (Excel Sports Management)
  • Current Contract

    Alex Gordon signed a 4 year / $72,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $72,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $18,000,000. In 2016, Gordon will earn a base salary of $12,000,000. Gordon has a cap hit of $12,000,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $72,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $18,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 32 $12,000,000 $12,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year 33 $16,000,000 $16,000,000
    2018 Contract details by year 34 $20,000,000 $20,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 35 $20,000,000 $20,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 36 $23,000,000 $23,000,000
    2020 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Deferred money (unconfirmed)
    • 2020 Mutual option includes a $4M buyout

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2015

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $37,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $9,375,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Incentive Total Salary
    2012 Contract details by year 28 $6,000,000 $25,000 $6,025,000
    2013 Contract details by year 29 $9,000,000 $50,000 $9,050,000
    2014 Contract details by year 30 $10,750,000 $50,000 $10,800,000
    2015 Contract details by year 31 $14,000,000 - $14,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year 32 $14,000,000 - $14,000,000
    • All Star: $50,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings - $4,000,000 - $4,000,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $380,000 - - $380,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $406,000 - - $406,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $457,000 - - $457,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $1,150,000 - - $1,150,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $1,400,000 - - $1,400,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - $25,000 $6,025,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 - $50,000 $9,050,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $10,750,000 - $50,000 $10,800,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    Est. Earnings (10 seasons) $55,543,000 $4,000,000 $125,000 $59,668,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $23,000,000 - - $23,000,000
    $134,543,000 $4,000,000 $125,000 $138,668,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Alex Gordon ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($12,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #92
    Kansas City Royals: #1
    Left Field: #9

    Total Cash ($12,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #91
    Left Field: #10

    Average Annual ($18,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #42
    Left Field: #4
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
    2016 KC 66 64 226 28 46 9 1 7 16 27 5 74 .204 .309 .345 .654
    2015 KC 104 102 355 40 98 18 0 14 51 48 2 92 .276 .378 .445 .823
    2014 KC 156 155 563 87 150 34 1 19 74 65 12 126 .266 .351 .432 .783
    2013 KC 156 155 633 90 168 27 6 20 81 52 11 141 .265 .327 .422 .749
    2012 KC 161 159 642 93 189 51 5 14 72 73 10 140 .294 .368 .455 .823
    2011 KC 151 149 611 101 185 45 4 23 87 67 17 139 .303 .376 .502 .878
    2010 KC 74 68 242 34 53 11 0 8 20 34 1 62 .219 .319 .364 .683
    2009 KC 49 48 164 28 38 6 0 6 22 21 5 43 .232 .324 .378 .702
    2008 KC 134 134 493 72 128 35 1 16 59 66 9 120 .260 .351 .432 .783
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 5 yrs, $95,731,184
    • Avg. Salary: $19,146,237
    • MLB Rank: 38

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2020
    • Avg. Salary: $18,000,000
    • MLB Rank: 42

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Alex Gordon to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Andre Ethier 5 $85,000,000 $17,000,000 30
    Hunter Pence 5 $90,000,000 $18,000,000 30
    Jacoby Ellsbury 7 $153,000,000 $21,857,143 30
    Jason Heyward 8 $184,000,000 $23,000,000 26
    Averages 6.3 $128,000,000 $20,480,000 29


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Gordon's current age (32), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    5 $101,428,572 $20,285,714


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Gordon statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Hits per game, Runs per game, Doubles per game, RBIs per game, Strikeouts per game, Batting Average, On-Base %

    Player H R 2B RBI K AVG OBP
    Andre Ethier 2011-2012, LAD 1.06 0.51 0.23 0.53 0.8 0.288 0.359
    Hunter Pence 2012-2013, SF 1.04 0.55 0.19 0.63 0.81 0.268 0.329
    Jacoby Ellsbury 2012-2013, NYY 1.22 0.65 0.24 0.38 0.65 0.289 0.341
    Jason Heyward 2014-2015, CHC 1.04 0.5 0.19 0.39 0.62 0.281 0.355
    Average 1.09 0.55 0.21 0.48 0.72 0.28 0.35
    Alex Gordon 2014-2015 0.95 0.49 0.2 0.48 0.84 0.270 0.362
    % Change -12.84% -10.91% -4.76% 0.00% -16.67% -3.57% 3.43%
    Median Prime % Change -4.76%
    Average Prime % Change -6.47%


    Alex Gordon's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    5 years, $95,731,184 19,146,237