Alex Gordon

Alex Gordon #4

  • LF
  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 1"/220
  • Age: 31


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Alex Gordon Stats

.271 13 47 2 .806

Alex Gordon MLB Career Stats

.269 134 522 81 .783

Alex Gordon Bio

  • Full Name: Alex Jonathan Gordon
  • Born: 2/10/1984 in Lincoln, NE
  • Draft: 2005, Kansas City Royals, 1st rd. (2nd overall)
  • College: Nebraska
  • Debut: April 2, 2007
  • Relationship(s): brother of Derek Gordon
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2015 Stats 351 39 95 13 47 2 .271 .376 .806
MLB Career Stats 4242 604 1139 134 522 81 .269 .348 .783

Alex Gordon 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 25 2 6 1 4 3 6 1 .240 .321 .400
Last 15 Games 55 3 9 1 5 7 20 1 .164 .270 .236
Last 30 Games 107 11 31 4 16 12 28 1 .290 .371 .449
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
9/30 @ CWS 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 0
10/1 @ CWS 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
10/2 @ MIN 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Last 3 Games
9/30 @ CWS
10/1 @ CWS
10/2 @ MIN
2015 Games by Position: LF (100)

Alex Gordon Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Royals AL 418 193 89.40 224.22 0.12 13.41 39.52
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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Alex Gordon 2015 Projections

Rest of Season
1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
104 354 39 95 151 17 0 13 47 48 7 92 2 5 .268 .373 .427 .799
Rest of Season

Alex Gordon News

Alex Gordon Fantasy News

September 15, 2015 at 1:06 AM ET

Gordon leads off game with homer

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs against the Indians on Monday.

September 12, 2015 at 8:09 PM ET

Gordon returns to top spot in lineup, scores two runs

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, a DraftKings Daily Pick, went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored against the Orioles on Saturday.


Alex Gordon Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Kansas City AL
2014 Kansas City AL
2015 Kansas City AL

Rawlings AL Platinum Glove

Year Team League
2014 Kansas City AL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2011 Kansas City AL
2012 Kansas City AL
2013 Kansas City AL
2014 Kansas City AL

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2014 Kansas City AL

The Hutch Award

Year Team League
2014 Kansas City AL

MLBPAA Royals Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2011 Kansas City AL
2013 Kansas City AL
2014 Kansas City AL
2015 Kansas City AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2006 Wichita TEX

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year

Year Team League
2006 Wichita TEX

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Wichita TEX Double-A Offensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2006 Wichita TEX

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Wichita TEX

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Omaha PCL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/17/2010 Omaha PCL

TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/30/2006 Wichita TEX
08/27/2006 Wichita TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Wichita TEX

TEX Player of the Year

Year Team League
2006 Wichita TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Wichita TEX

Alex Gordon Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2011 .303 10th in AL
2012 .294 15th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2011 87 20th in AL
2013 81 22nd in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2011 .879 12th in AL
2012 .822 22nd in AL
2014 .783 20th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2011 .376 11th in AL
2012 .368 13th in AL
2014 .351 17th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2011 .502 13th in AL
2014 .432 24th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2011 101 10th in AL
2012 93 11th in AL
2013 90 11th in AL
2014 87 13th in AL


Season BB Rank
2008 66 20th in AL
2011 67 20th in AL
2012 73 11th in AL
2014 65 14th in AL


Season H Rank
2011 185 8th in AL
2012 189 6th in AL
2013 168 19th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2007 36 23rd in AL
2008 35 22nd in AL
2011 45 6th in AL
2012 51 1st in AL
2014 34 16th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2011 4 25th in AL
2012 5 14th in AL
2013 6 6th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2012 161 4th in AL
2013 156 21st in AL
2014 156 17th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2011 611 12th in AL
2012 642 5th in AL
2013 633 6th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2011 690 10th in AL
2012 721 3rd in AL
2013 700 5th in AL
2014 643 25th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2011 307 8th in AL
2012 292 14th in AL
2013 267 18th in AL


Season SO Rank
2007 137 8th in AL
2008 120 17th in AL
2011 139 8th in AL
2012 140 15th in AL
2013 141 12th in AL
2014 126 25th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2011 8 16th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2007 13 8th in AL
2011 7 23rd in AL
2013 9 6th in AL
2014 11 4th in AL

Alex Gordon Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2015 Kansas City Royals activated LF Alex Gordon from the 15-day disabled list.
August 23, 2015 Kansas City Royals sent OF Alex Gordon on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 9, 2015 Kansas City Royals placed LF Alex Gordon on the 15-day disabled list. Strained left groin muscle
July 23, 2010 Kansas City Royals recalled LF Alex Gordon from Omaha Royals.
May 2, 2010 Kansas City Royals optioned Alex Gordon to Omaha Royals.
April 17, 2010 Alex Gordon roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
April 16, 2010 Wilmington Blue Rocks sent 3B Alex Gordon on a rehab assignment to Omaha Royals.
April 8, 2010 Alex Gordon assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks.
April 3, 2010 Kansas City Royals placed 3B Alex Gordon on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2010. Right thumb fracture.
September 8, 2009 Kansas City Royals recalled Alex Gordon from Omaha Royals.
August 18, 2009 Kansas City Royals optioned Alex Gordon to Omaha Royals.
July 17, 2009 Alex Gordon roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
July 4, 2009 Omaha Royals sent 3B Alex Gordon on a rehab assignment to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
July 3, 2009 3B Alex Gordon assigned to Omaha Royals from AZL Royals.
June 26, 2009 Alex Gordon assigned to AZL Royals from Kansas City Royals.
April 16, 2009 Kansas City Royals placed 3B Alex Gordon on the 15-day disabled list. Right hip labral cartilage tear

Alex Jonathan Gordon Bio Info

Alex Jonathan Gordon resides in Lincoln, Neb., with his wife, Jamie...the couple has one son, Max, who was born in September, 2010...Was drafted following his junior season at Nebraska where he swept the collegiate baseball awards for college player of the year, winning the Golden Spikes Award, the Dick Howser Award, the Brooks Wallace Award and the ABCA Rawlings Player of the Year...was also an ESPY Award Finalist for the Best Male College Athlete...Earned first-team All-America honors in his sophomore and junior seasons...hit .372 (94-253) in 72 games with 22 doubles, 4 triples, 19 home runs and 66 RBI as a junior...Led Huskers to 2005 Big 12 regular season and tournament titles and the school's third College World Series appearance in 2005...Was only the second 2-time 1st-team All-American in Nebraska history and finished the season as the Big 12 leader (conference games) in walks and on-base pct., while ranking third in home runs, total bases and slugging pct...Was the highest draft pick out of Nebraska since Darin Erstad was taken first overall in the 1995 draft...He was named the No. 1 college draft prospect by Baseball America as well as the second-best overall prospect, best pure collegiate hitter, the second-best collegiate five-tool talent, second-best collegiate power hitter, best collegiate strike-zone judgment and second-closest to the Majors among collegiate players...Member of 2004 U.S. National Team and helped lead Team USA to an 18-7 overall record, seeing a majority of his playing time at first base...hit .388 with 4 home runs, 12 RBI and 18 runs scored in 24 games...named the top offensive player at FISU World University Baseball Championships in Tainan, Taiwan after leading all players with a .524 average (11-for-21)...Was a two-time Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year at Lincoln Southeast (Neb.) High School...The son of Leslie and Mike Gordon, both his father (Nebraska), older brother (Eric, Nebraska-Omaha) and younger brothers (Brett and Derek, Park University) played or play college baseball, while his grandfather (Charlie) was the long-time coach at Lincoln Southeast...Participated in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Royals Caravans...also participated in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 Royals FanFest...Gordon was the Royals 2012 Roberto Clemente Award nominee...he and his wife have co-chaired the annual Royals Coat Drive, volunteered at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, worked with Alex's Lemonade Stand charity and also hosted the Playing for Pink Casino Night in Lincoln that benefited the Nebraska Diamond Dawgs Baseball Team and the American Cancer Society.


Alex had another All-Star season, leading the club in homers (19), RBI (74) and tying for second in doubles (34)...Selected to his second-straight All-Star game, but did not participate due to a wrist injury...Became the first Royals outfielder named to consecutive American League All-Star teams since Willie Wilson in 1982 and 1983...Named the American League's Platinum Glove winner, becoming the first outfielder to win that award…Won his fourth-consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove, joining Frank White (1977-82) as the only other Royal to win at least four in a row...He's the first American League outfielder to win four-straight Gold Gloves since Torii Hunter and Ichiro Suzuki both won eight-straight (2001-08)...Ranked sixth in the A.L., hitting .338 (44-for-130) with runners in scoring position…Also ninth among A.L. outfielders in RBI (74)...His RBI came at clutch times, as he tied for sixth in the league with 14 game-winning RBI...He also tied with Seattle's Robinson Cano for 14th in the A.L. with 22 go-ahead RBI...13 of his 19 home runs either tied the game or gave Kansas City the lead...Batted .309 (101-for-327) when he hit in the No. 5 spot in the batting order with a .385 on-base percentage and a .489 slugging pct. (24 doubles, one triple, 11 homers)...Slugged nine home runs during the month of August, second-most in the Major Leagues behind only Houston's Chris Carter (12)...Hit safely in a season-best nine-straight games, May 23-31, batting .364 (12-for-33) with two doubles, a homer and five RBI during his streak...Enjoyed a career day vs. the Orioles on May 18, going 4-for-4 with a pair of 3-run homers...Became first Royal since Jermaine Dye (1999) to collect 6 RBI in a game where he was 4-for-4 or better...Gordon's 4 hits matched a career high, while it was his first multi-homer game since August 11, 2012 and KC's first of 2014...Blasted his second-career walk-off home run on August 26, a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth off Twins' closer Glen Perkins...It marked his first walk-off homer since he hit one vs. Baltimore on July 30, 2010...Became the 10th player in franchise history to record 1,000 hits in a Royals uniform with a fifth-inning single on August 5 at Arizona...He will enter 2015 ranked ninth on KC's all-time list with 1,044 career hits...His 34 doubles tied for 16th in the American League...since the start of 2011, his 157 doubles are fourth in the Majors, behind only Robinson Cano (172), Miguel Cabrera (166) and Adrian Gonzalez (165)...Since becoming a full-time outfielder prior to the 2011 season, his 61 assists are the most in the Major Leagues...He tied for the team lead and 11th in the A.L. with eight assists in 2014...Started all 15 postseason games in left field with a Royals postseason record six doubles, a homer and 11 RBI...RBI total was the second-most by a Royal in a single postseason, behind Eric Hosmer's 12...Also recorded four steals which led all players in this year's postseason and tied for the most by a Royal...Slugged the go-ahead home run in the 10th inning in Game 1 of the ALCS at Camden Yards... Also collected a bases clearing double in the game to match the KC postseason record with four RBI in the game, tying Jim Sundberg (Game 7 of 1985 ALCS) and Willie Aikens (Game 1 of 1980 World Series)...Collected three RBI in Game 3 of the ALDS, becoming the first player to drive in at least three runs in consecutive postseason games since Mike Lowell did it for Boston in Games 1 and 2 of the 2007 ALCS vs. Cleveland.

Alex got off to a fast start and was selected to his first All-Star Game, batting .329 over the first two months of the season...led team in at bats (633), runs scored (90) and homers (20)... Earned his third straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award, becoming just the third Royal to earn a Gold Glove in three seasons joining Frank White (1977-82, 1985-86) and Amos Otis (1971, 1973-74)... Topped the American League with 17 outfield assists, which tied with Arizona's Gerrardo Parra for the Major League lead...his 54 assists since the start of 2011 are the most in baseball... Tied for ninth in the league with 52 multi-hit games...his 162 multi-hit games since 2011 are the fourth-most in the Major Leagues... Also tied for sixth in the league with a career-high six triples...finished second in the A.L. with 63 RBI in the leadoff spot... Blasted first two grand slams of his career, April 25 at Detroit and July 2 vs. Cleveland...became first Royals player with multiple slams in a season since Yuniesky Betancourt hit three in 2010... Hit four home runs to lead off games, giving him 13 in his career, which is the most in club history... Recorded team-best three walk-off hits, collecting game-winning RBI vs. Toronto (April 14), vs. Chicago-AL (May 5) and vs. Atlanta (June 26)... Collected four hits in a game for the ninth time in his career, May 19 at Oakland...also matched a career-high with four runs scored vs. Washington, August 23.  He signed a four-year contract extension through 2015 with a player option for 2016 on March 30, 2013.
2012 Alex recovered from a slow start to post his second-straight solid campaign...led all of MLB with a career-high 51 doubles, which tied Billy Butler (2009) for the second-most doubles in a season by a Royals player...both trail Hal McRae (54 in 1977)...Earned his second consecutive American League Rawlings Gold Glove in left field...joined Amos Otis (3 times) as the only Royals outfielders to win multiple Gold Gloves and is the first Royal since Frank White (1986-87) to win in back-to-back seasons...Was second in baseball to teammate Jeff Francoeur (19) with 17 outfield assists...led all A.L. left fielders in games (160), innings (1424.1), total chances (338) and putouts (319) while committing just 2 errors for a .994 fielding pct., the best in league among players with at least 125 games in left field...Alex has a big league-best 96 doubles since the start of 2011, two ahead of the Yankees' Robinson Cano...has joined George Brett (2), Billy Butler (2) and Hal McRae (2) as the only Royals to post multiple 45+ double seasons and joins Brett (9) and McRae (7) as the only Royals to post at least four 35+ double seasons...Was tied for third in the A.L. with a career-high 60 multi-hit games (5th-highest total in Royals history), sixth in the league with 189 hits, tied for seventh with 70 extra-base hits and eighth with a .320 mark (132-for-412) against right-handers...set career highs in games (161), at bats (642), hits (189), doubles (51), triples (5) and walks (73)... accumulated 721 plate appearances, the sixth-most in a season in franchise history...Hit .323 (136-for-421) with 34 doubles, a .381 OBP and .499 SLG in his last 104 games since June 10...was hitting .240 (53-for-221) with 17 doubles in 57 games with a .344 OBP and .371 before that...began season hitless in first 18 at bats and just 4-for-34 (.118) in his first 9 games...Drew 5 walks on June 17 at St. Louis...the 5 walks tied both a career high (also 7/30/08 at Oakland) and Royals franchise high...Gordon is the only Royals player to record 5 walks in a game...Gordon is just the fifth player in baseball since 1980, joining Barry Bonds (3 times), Dale Murphy, Rickey Henderson and Mark Teixeira, and 11th player in baseball history to record multiple 5-walk games...He signed a 4-year contract extension through 2015 with a player option for 2016 on March 30. 2011 Alex posted a breakout season, setting career highs in every offensive category, and was rewarded by being named the Royals Les Milgram Player of the Year by the KC Chapter of the BBWAA ... was 1 of 5 players in the A.L. up for the All-Star Game Final Vote, finishing third. ... Won the American League Rawlings Gold Glove in left field in his first full season in the outfield ... the Gold Glove is the 19th all-time awarded to a Royal and the seventh to an outfielder. ... Was 1 of 5 players in baseball with a greater than .300 average, 45+ doubles and 20+ home runs (Cabrera-DET, Gonzalez-BOS, Ellsbury-BOS & Cano-NYY) the fourth Royal in history, joining Hal McRae (1982), Mike Sweeney (2001) and Billy Butler (2009) and the was the only one of the four with more than 15 stolen bases. ... Finished 10th in the A.L. in batting average (.303) ... also ranked tied for sixth in the Majors in doubles (45), tied for sixth in the league in extra-base hits (72), eighth in hits (185) and total bases (307), 10th in runs (101), tied for 10th in multi-hit games (50) and fifth in home batting average (.329). ... With 101 runs scored, became the first Royal with 100+ runs since David DeJesus scored 101 in 2007. ... Finished in the top 5 among all A.L. outfielders (numbers as an OF) in runs (t-3rd), hits (3rd), doubles (3rd), RBI (t-4th), average (2nd) and OBP (2nd). ... Led the Majors with 20 outfield assists, which also shattered the club's single-season record of 17 which was held by Jermaine Dye (1999) and Mark Teahen (2007) ... with 20 assists, Gordo was just the 24th player since 1969 to have 20 or more in a season and the first since Alfonso Soriano had 22 in 2006 for the Nationals ... of his 20, half cut off a run at home plate. ... Hit five leadoff home runs, the first five of his career ... scored at least one run in 9 straight games from July 26-August 4. ... Set a career high by posting a 19-game hitting streak from April 3-26, tied for the 8th-longest streak in club history. ... Recorded his first career 3-double game on July 27 at Boston. 2010 Alex appeared in 74 games for the Royals due to injury and a demotion to Omaha (AAA) for 68 games...while in Omaha, he switched positions from third base to the outfield...Was originally returned from a rehab assignment and reinstated from the 15-day D.L. on April 17...he had missed the Royals' first 10 games of the season recovering from a fractured right thumb suffered on a head-fi rst slide in a March 6 spring training game...Optioned to Omaha following the May 2 game and was named as a PCL All-Star after hitting .315 with 14 home runs...recalled on July 23 for the remainder of the season...Delivered a 3-run, 2-out walk-off homer on July 30 vs. the O's, his first career game-ending blast and first for KC since July 12, 2008 (David DeJesus)...Recorded his fi rst career pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning on August 8 at Seattle. 2009 Struggled with a hip injury a majority of the season, offi cially missing 79 games after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip on April 17...Hit a solo home run in his fi rst at bat of the season off Mark Buerhle in Chicago on April 7, the second straight season he has homered on Opening Day...drove in both KC runs in the Royals 4-2 loss...injured his hip on Opening Day and following that was just 1-for-17 before being placed on the D.L...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. on April 16...played 4 games for Surprise (R), 1 game for Omaha (AA) and 8 games with Northwest Arkansas on an injury rehab assignment at the beginning of July...returned from his rehab assignment on July 14 and was reinstated from the D.L. on July 16...Optioned to Omaha on August 18 after hitting just .227 (17-for-75) with 2 home runs and 8 RBI in 22 games...Returned from Omaha on September 8 and hit in 15 of his fi nal 20 games of the season...homered in each of the final 2 games of the year in Minnesota. 2008 Made his second straight Opening Day roster...despite playing in 17 fewer games due to a late-season injury, saw noticeable improvements from his rookie season, improving both his on-base pct. and slugging pct. while setting a career high with 16 home runs...Led club in runs (72) and walks (66) while fi nishing second to Jose Guillen in doubles (35) and home runs (16)...Finished third in the A.L. among regular third basemen with a .352 on-base pct. and fi fth with a .786 OPS...Had a productive second half of the season, hitting .277 (38-for-137) with a .392 on-base pct. and .496 slugging... his .888 OPS led the Royals and was the fourth-best among A.L. third basemen...Went 1-for-5 on Opening Day, the hit a 2-run home run in the sixth off Justin Verlander, in an eventual 5-4, 11- inning win...Named the Royals April Player of the Month...Tied his career high by driving in 4 runs (3rd time), including a solo home run, at home against the Cardinals on June 27...Hit the 45th Eutaw Street home run in Baltimore Camden Yards' history on July 1...Set a franchise record by drawing 5 walks (2 intentional) on July 30 in a 10-inning win at Oakland...he and Milton Bradley (April 16 @ Toronto) were the only players in the Majors to walk 5 times in a game in 2008...Placed on the 15-day D.L. on August 23 with a torn right hip fl exor muscle...was reinstated on September 12 after missing 17 games...Finished the season strong, hitting .311 (14-for-45) with 5 doubles, 2 homers and a .556 slugging pct. in September...Hit in a career-high 12 straight games from August 20-September 24, batting .326 (15-for-46)...Set a career high with his 16th home run on September 23 at Detroit. 2007 Made his 1st career Opening Day roster...became just the fourth Royal in franchise history to make his debut in the starting lineup on Opening Day, joining Joe Zdeb (1977), Michael Tucker (1995) and teammate Mark Teahen (2005)...Had a solid rookie season, hitting .247 with 36 doubles, 4 triples, 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 60 runs scored...also stole 14 bases in 18 attempts...He compared favorably to all A.L. rookies in most offensive categories, including extra-base hits (55, 1st), home runs (15, 2nd), RBI (60, 3rd), doubles (36, 3rd), triples (4, 3rd), stolen bases (14, 3rd) and total bases (223, 3rd)...His 36 doubles led the team and set a new Royals rookie record while his 55 extra-base hits fell one shy of tying Kevin Seitzer (1987) and Carlos Beltran's (1999) Royals rookie record...Was 1 of just 3 Royals rookies to have 14+ homers and 14+ steals in a season (also Beltran in 1999 and Berroa in 2003)...Defensively, Gordon committed 8 errors in his fi rst 35 games before righting the ship to post a .973 fi elding percentage the remainder of the season, good for third-best in the American League among third basemen...After struggling to a .173 start with 3 homers and 8 RBI through his fi rst 53 games, Gordon rebounded to hit .285 with 12 home runs and 52 RBI in his final 98 games...After hitting just .129 (4-for-31) in his 1st 43 plate appearances with runners in scoring position, rebounded to hit .287 (29-for-101) the remainder of the year...Recorded his fi rst Major League hit (a single) in the 5th inning off the Red Sox Daisuke Matsuzaka on April 5...Hit a 2-run home run, the first of his Major League career, in the 6th inning in Toronto off the Blue Jays' Josh Towers on April 10...Named Royals Player of the Month for June after hitting .327 (32-for-98) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 14 RBI and 15 runs...posted 10 multi-hit games... also stole 5 bases in 5 attempts...Recorded 4 hits in 4 at bats with a double and a triple and 2 runs scored on June 7 at Cleveland...Began the month of June by going 1-for-17 in his 1st 4 games...hit .383 (31- for-81) the remainder of the month...Hit homers in back-to-back games on June 13-14 vs. St. Louis...Grounded into his fi rst double play on June 14 vs. St. Louis after not hitting into a twin killing in the first 206 at bats of his career...Equaled his career high with 4 hits on June 20 at St. Louis...tied it again on Sept. 11 vs. Minnesota...Posted a pair of 7-game hitting streaks in the span of 15 games...had his 1st streak from June 10-17, hitting .444 (12-for-27), and his 2nd from June 19-26, hitting .448 (13-for-29)...Posted a 43-game errorless streak from July 3 to Aug. 24...Stole his 10th base of the season (13 attempts) on July 17 at Boston, becoming the 11th Royals rookie to reach double-digits in steals and the 1st since Angel Berroa swiped 21 in his Rookie of the Year season of 2003...also went 3-for-4 in the game and scored a career-best 3 runs...Went 3-for-4 on July 26 vs. New York, falling a single shy of the cycle after collecting a double, triple and a home run good for a team-high 9 total bases...Hit the game-winning 2-run homer in the top of the 10th on Aug. 1 at Minnesota...Recorded his first career multi-homer game on Sept. 2 at Minnesota...Suffered a fractured nose on a hard-hit grounder in the ninth inning of the final game of the season on Sept. 30 vs. Cleveland. 2006 Had a tremendous 1st professional season taking both the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year...Joined Johnny Damon in 1995 as the only Wichita players to win the Spink Award...joins Tom Gordon in 1988 as the only Royals farmhands to win the Baseball America Award since it debuted in 1981...Became the 1st player in history to win Baseball America's College Player of the Year (2005) and Minor League Player of the Year (2006) in consecutive seasons...Was also named the Alex George Royals Minor League Player of the Year and the Texas League Player of the Year...Tabbed by Baseball America as the Royals top prospect for the 2nd season in a row...also named Best Power Hitter and Best Strike-Zone Discipline by Baseball America...also named the top prospect from the Texas League...Named the top prospect in baseball by Sports Illustrated and the number 2 prospect by, trailing the Devil Rays Delmon Young...Named by Texas League managers as the best defensive third baseman...Played the entire season at Wichita (AA) and helped lead the Wranglers to the Texas League Championship series...hit .325 (158-486) with 39 doubles, 1 triple, 29 home runs, 101 RBI and 22 stolen bases...Ranked 2nd among all minor leaguers in total bases (286) and 4th in runs scored (111)...also was tied for 4th in slugging pct. (.588), 5th in extra-base hits (69), tied for 8th in home runs and tied for 11th in RBI...He was 1 of just 5 individuals in the U.S. minor league system to record at least 20 homers and 20 stolen bases...Turned it up in the 2nd half of the season, hitting .346 with 20 home runs, 20 doubles, 70 RBI and 65 runs scored in 67 games as Wichita won the 2nd-half title in the Texas League...Hit equally well against both right-handed and left-handed pitchers, recording .321 (121-377) and .339 (37-109) averages, respectively...also hit .329 (82- 249) with 16 home runs in road games and .321 (76-237) with 13 home runs in home games...Hit .355 (39-110) with 9 home runs in July and then .355 (38-107) with 10 home runs in August...hit .353 (84-238) with runners on base...Recorded a 16-game hitting streak from July 19-Aug. 4...hit .403 (27-67) with 7 home runs and 20 RBI during the streak...hit home runs in 4-straight games from July 24-28...also had an 8-game streak and three 6-game streaks during the season. 2005 Played in 16 games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .260 (13-50) with 4 doubles, 2 homers, 9 RBI, 12 walks and 12 strikeouts...was named the 2nd-best prospect in the Arizona Fall League by Baseball America...Was selected by the Royals as the 2nd overall pick in the June Free Agent Draft, the highest 1st round pick in Royals history, passing Jeff Austin (4th, 1998) and Mike Stodolka (4th, 2000)...signed Sept. 29 by Phil Huttmann...Tabbed by Baseball Amercia as the Royals top prospect entering the 2006 season...also named Best Hitter for Average and Best Strikezone Discipline.