Terrance Gore Kansas City Royals

Age: 27 (June 8, 1991) | 5' 7" | 165lbs. | Bats: Right OF-7 LF-7 DH-1 PH-2 PR-8
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KC A+ 2014 89 252 34 55 20 66 8 1 0 15 36 4 .218 .284 .258 7 25 .293 n/a
KC AAA 2014 17 20 8 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 11 3 .250 .348 .250 8 20 .312 n/a
KC AL 2014 11 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 .500 0.00 0 0 0.00 100/0/0 2 2
KC AA 2015 85 222 42 63 26 50 4 1 0 16 39 2 .284 .367 .311 10 21 .366 n/a
KC AL 2015 9 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 .250 0.00 0 25 0.00 50/0/50 1 1
KC AA 2016 87 253 31 59 26 58 2 1 0 11 44 5 .233 .314 .249 9 22 .303 n/a
KC AL 2016 17 3 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 33 0.00 50/0/50 6 4
KC AA 2017 19 59 9 15 2 13 1 0 0 1 8 0 .254 .279 .271 3 22 .326 n/a
KC AAA 2017 65 166 29 41 16 38 3 3 1 10 13 3 .247 .321 .319 8 21 .310 n/a
KC AL 2017 12 4 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.00 .200 0.00 20 40 0.00 50/50/0 1 1
- AAA 2018 78 176 32 34 19 49 2 2 0 5 21 5 .193 .283 .227 9 26 .268 n/a
CHC NL 2018 14 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 .200 .200 .200 0 20 .250 67/0/33 3 2
Career 5yrs 63 16 19 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 27 4 .062 .211 .062 5 26 .091 n/a
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The closest thing to Herb Washington we'll ever see with Utility Pinch Runner Matt Alexander a distant 2nd. 

van wilhoite LVW
Dec 20 '18

That is one bizarre career stat line ... the ratio of SB/H is ... fantastic!  (27/1)

And given that he's only got *1* hit in his 5 year MLB career, that's not a terrible OBP ... he's been HPB'd as many times as he's gotten on via hit + walk ...

And he only K'd once last year ... give the kid a chance! :-)

Those MiLB stats scream ... no way! :-(

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Dec 19 '18

Has signed an odd contract with the Royals that will bring him $1 million next year: $650 K in the majors, $350 K in the minors.

Does that mean he plays two-thirds of the season in the majors? Who knows?

For sure, it's not a way of avoiding the luxury tax.

Here's Ginny Searle's take at BP:

... Gore could very well be the fastest player in the majors, but has never completed the ten qualified runs to place on Statcast’s Sprint Speed Leaderboard. However, his two available tracked runs in 2018 clocked in at 31.0 and 31.4 feet per second, well above the metric’s “elite” rating of 30 (no qualified player has surpassed 30.9 ft/s in a season since Statcast began collecting data). It is this tool and the instinct Gore pairs it with that led... Kansas City to give a major-league contract to a player who took until his fifth major league season to collect a hit.

Giving Gore a real, extended chance in the majors (potentially on a platoon split with Billy Hamilton) will give Kansas City an opportunity to see if he can do what he’s never really proven he can do before: Hit. If he can, the outfielder could elicit more of a return come next trade deadline than the cash considerations Kansas City got from the Cubs. As a bonus, Gore’s speed, and the myriad of other strong baserunners the Royals have on their roster, are a source of potential excitement for a Royals fanbase that might not otherwise have a lot to look forward to in 2019. Gore notwithstanding, the Royals have two of 2018’s 12 fastest qualified players in Hamilton (30.1 ft/s) and Adalberto Mondesi (29.9), with Whit Merrifield (29.0) not far behind and coming off a season where he led the majors in stolen bases. The AL record for stolen bases in a season is 345 by the 1976 Oakland Athletics, a mark that has seemed untouchable for some time — Cleveland led the AL in stolen bases in 2017 with 135 — but if any team is built to make a run at it, it’s Gore’s new club.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '18