Alex was drafted by the Royals following his junior season at the University of Nebraska where he swept the collegiate baseball awards for college player of the year – the Golden Spikes Award, the Dick Howser Award, the Brooks Wallace Award and the ABCA Rawlings Player of the Year.
Alex has 160 career home runs, second most among Royals left-handed batters behind only Hall of Famer George Brett (317). He recorded eight outfield assists in 2017, his most since 2014 (also eight), and has 82 career outfield assists to Gerardo Parra for most in the Majors since 2010. Alex played in 148 games (140 starts) in 2017, his most since 2014. In 2015, he was elected to his third straight American League All-Star Game and then started all 16 games of the postseason in left ﬁeld for the Royals in ’15. Alex hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning in Game One of the ’15 World Series oﬀ Mets’ closer Jeurys Familia and also drove in the go-ahead run in Game Four of the ’15 ALDS at Houston with a ground out as the eventual World Champion Royals rallied from a four-run deﬁcit in the eighth inning.
Alex provided funding for the Alex Gordon Training Complex at the University of Nebraska, which was completed in 2011.