Current Roster

Derek Gordon

Position: P
Height: 6' 6"   Weight: 220 lbs
College Experience: Park University (Mo.)
Bats: R
Throws: R



Signed by the Saltdogs April 5, 2017... Gordon, a Lincoln native and Southeast HS alum, spent the last two years in the Royals organization.  He is the younger brother of three-time MLB All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner Alex Gordon.

The 6-foot-6, 25-year old hurler went 2-2 with a 4.38 ERA in 34 games for Class-A Advanced Wilmington (Del.) last year, notching seven saves with 83 strikeouts in 76 innings. 

In 2015 for the Royals' rookie affiliate in Idaho Falls, Gordon posted a 3.47 ERA in 13 starts. He earned's "Pitcher of the Postseason" in the Pioneer League, winning both of his playoff starts and striking out a career-high 10 in his Championship Series outing.

Gordon began his professional career with the Kansas City T-Bones in 2014.  He burst onto the scene by throwing a four-hit complete game shutout in his first start. 

College/Personal: Gordon pitched collegiately for Park University in Parkville, Missouri.  He excelled for the Pirates, setting the school record for career strikeouts (172) and innings pitched (212).  In four seasons he compiled a 24-8 record with a 3.35 ERA across 35 starts.  The youngest Gordon showed impressive longevity, tallying 12 complete games and two shutouts.  He earned all-conference honors all four years.

He joins his cousin, and fellow Lincoln Southeast alum, Jake Kuebler on the Saltdogs pitching staff. Trever Adams, another Southeast graduate and former Creighton Blue Jay is also signed with the 'Dogs for 2017.

In addition to following older brother Alex’s footsteps in professional baseball, another Gordon, older brother Brett, played for Park from 2007-2009.



# Name POS
0 Zeb Sneed P
0 Jake Kuebler P
0 Josh Laxer P
0 Zak Wasserman P
0 Taylor Stanton P
0 Leuris Gomez P
0 Zac Person P
0 Derek Gordon P
0 Michael Wagner P
0 Kyle Anderson P
0 Alex Daniele P
7 J.R. Bunda P
22 Fabio Martinez P
36 Bennett Parry P


# Name POS
0 Dashenko Ricardo C
0 Brent Dean C


# Name POS
0 Trever Adams IF
0 Cody Lenahan IF
0 Casey Chenoweth IF
0 Ivan Marin IF
0 Tommy Mendonca IF
0 David Edwards IF
10 Curt Smith IF
15 Christian Ibarra IF
16 Cesar Valera IF


# Name POS
0 Randolph Oduber OF
0 Chris Garia OF
11 Brandon Jacobs OF

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