Dee Gordon, Second Base, Miami Marlins, #9

Date of Birth: 4/22/1988
Birthplace: Windermere, Florida
College: Southeastern University
Current Salary: $7,800,000

Dee Gordon, second baseman for the Miami Marlins, is following his father to the major leagues. Tom Gordon had a successful career as a major league pitcher from 1988-2009. His son, Dee, was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 and he played full-time in the minor leagues through 2010.

In 2011, Gordon made his first appearance with the Dodgers, playing in 56 games with them. He started as a shortstop, replacing the injured Rafael Furcal that year. The following year, he was the starting shortstop for the Dodgers until he suffered a thumb injury. After the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez, Gordon became a pinch runner. His statistics for 2012 include 69 hits, 32 stolen bases, and a .228 batting average in 87 games.

Gordon spent most of the 2013 season in the minor leagues. In 38 games with the Dodgers in 2013, he batted .234 with 22 hits and 10 stolen bases. He finished the 2014 season with 176 hits, 24 doubles, 12 triples, and a .289 batting average. He led all of major league baseball in stolen bases with 64. In the postseason, he batted .176 with three hits in four games.

On December 10, 2014, Gordon was traded to the Miami Marlins. He had an outstanding season in 2015, batting .333 with 205 hits, 24 doubles, 58 stolen bases, and 46 RBIs in 145 games. He led all major league baseball players in hits and stolen bases and he led the National League in batting average. On June 30th, he hit an inside-the-park home run. He won his first Silver Slugger award in 2015.

Gordon also had a strong defensive season in 2015. He won his first Gold Glove as a second baseman. In 145 games at second base, he made 434 assists, 111 double plays, 293 putouts, and 6 errors and he had a .992 fielding percentage.

Gordon was suspended on April 28, 2016, for 80 games for testing positive for PEDs. He played in 79 games with the Marlins in 2016, finishing the season with 87 hits, 30 stolen bases, and a .268 batting average. Defensively, as the Marlins' second baseman in 78 games, he made 186 assists, 51 double plays, 150 putouts, and 7 errors.

Career batting statistics for Gordon through 2016 include:

  • 553 games played
  • 627 hits
  • 74 doubles
  • 128 RBIs
  • 218 stolen bases
  • 363 strikeouts to 111 walks
  • .289 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Gordon at second base through 2016 include:

  • 370 games played
  • 999 assists
  • 1,723 putouts
  • 247 double plays
  • 25 errors

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Dee Gordon
ESPN - Dee Gordon