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Alex Gonzalez

37-Year-Old Shortstop – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

AVG

.167

HR

0

RBI

2

R

4

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Alex Gonzalez in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 2/15/1977   BORN: Cagua, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alex Gonzalez Contract Information:

Signed a minor league deal (NRI) with the Orioles in January 2014.

April 18, 2014  –  Alex Gonzalez News

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Alex Gonzalez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 28 MAJ FLA 130 478 435 45 115 35 30 0 5 45 5 3 31 81 4 3 5 .264 .319 .368 .686
2006 29 AAA PAW 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .500 .333 .833
2006 29 MAJ BOS 111 429 388 49 99 35 24 2 9 50 1 0 22 67 7 7 5 .255 .299 .397 .695
2007 30 MAJ CIN 110 430 393 55 107 44 27 1 16 55 0 1 24 75 2 3 8 .272 .325 .468 .793
2009 32 AAA LOU 4 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .077 .200 .077 .277
2009 32 MAJ CIN 68 270 243 16 51 15 12 0 3 26 0 1 15 36 6 4 2 .210 .258 .296 .554
2009 32 MAJ BOS 44 159 148 26 42 15 10 0 5 15 2 0 5 29 4 0 2 .284 .316 .453 .769
2009  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CIN/BOS 112 429 391 42 93 30 22 0 8 41 2 1 20 65 10 4 4 .238 .279 .355 .635
2010 33 MAJ ATL 72 292 267 27 64 25 17 2 6 38 0 2 14 53 3 2 6 .240 .291 .386 .676
2010 33 MAJ TOR 85 348 328 47 85 43 25 1 17 50 1 0 17 65 0 2 1 .259 .296 .497 .793
2010  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ ATL/TOR 157 640 595 74 149 68 42 3 23 88 1 2 31 118 3 4 7 .250 .294 .447 .741
2011 34 MAJ ATL 149 593 564 59 136 43 27 1 15 56 2 0 22 126 4 2 1 .241 .270 .372 .642
2012 35 MAJ MIL 24 89 81 8 21 8 4 0 4 15 1 1 6 15 0 0 2 .259 .326 .457 .783
2013 36 MAJ MIL 41 118 113 14 20 4 3 0 1 8 0 0 3 26 0 1 1 .177 .203 .230 .433
2014 37 MAJ DET 9 32 30 4 5 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .167 .219 .233 .452
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alex Gonzalez
3-Year Averages MAJ   71 265 252 27 59 17 11 0 6 26 1 0 10 55 1 1 1 .234 .265 .349 .614
Career  (View All) MAJ   1609 6247 5776 669 1417 520 332 31 157 688 31 22 300 1168 49 43 79 .245 .290 .395 .686

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Alex Gonzalez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 LAA Did not play.
Apr. 17 Cle 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .219 .233 .452
Apr. 16 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .214 .259 .473
Apr. 15 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 13 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .240 .292 .532
Apr. 12 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .238 .300 .538
Apr. 11 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 9 @LAD 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .294 .375 .669
Apr. 8 @LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .417 .545 .962
Apr. 6 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 5 Bal 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .364 .417 .545 .962
Apr. 4 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 3 KC Did not play.
Apr. 2 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000
Mar. 31 KC 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Last 7 Days 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 .071 .133 .071 .204
Last 14 Days 26 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 .115 .179 .115 .294
Last 30 Days 30 4 5 0 1 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .219 .233 .452

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Alex Gonzalez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1 9
2013 22 11 3
2012 24
2011 149
2010 157
2009 112

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Alex Gonzalez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013375010.135.135.267
2012191151.211.421.671
2011146165130.267.438.725

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013769170.197.276.514
20126273100.274.468.816
20114184310432.232.349.614

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013704170.143.229.393
2012394160.256.385.694
2011283307261.258.392.679

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134310010.233.233.499
2012424391.262.524.864
2011281298301.224.352.605
Alex Gonzalez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 28 MAJ FLA 478 435 6.5% 16.9% 0.38 81% .315 .104
2006 29 AAA PAW 4 3 0% 25% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2006 29 MAJ BOS 429 388 5.1% 15.6% 0.33 83% .288 .142
2007 30 MAJ CIN 430 393 5.6% 17.4% 0.32 81% .301 .196
2009 32 AAA LOU 15 13 13.3% 6.7% 2.00 92% .083 .000
2009 32 MAJ CIN 270 243 5.6% 13.3% 0.42 85% .235 .086
2009 32 MAJ BOS 159 148 3.1% 18.2% 0.17 80% .325 .169
2009  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CIN/BOS 429 391 4.7% 15.2% 0.31 83% .267 .117
2010 33 MAJ ATL 292 267 4.8% 18.2% 0.26 80% .279 .146
2010 33 MAJ TOR 348 328 4.9% 18.7% 0.26 80% .276 .238
2010  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ ATL/TOR 640 595 4.8% 18.4% 0.26 80% .278 .197
2011 34 MAJ ATL 593 564 3.7% 21.2% 0.17 78% .286 .131
2012 35 MAJ MIL 89 81 6.7% 16.9% 0.40 81% .274 .198
2013 36 MAJ MIL 118 113 2.5% 22% 0.12 77% .221 .053
2014 37 MAJ DET 32 30 6.3% 12.5% 0.50 87% .192 .066
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Alex Gonzalez
3-Year Averages MAJ   265 252 3.8% 20.8% 0.18 78% .277 .115
Career MAJ   6247 5776 4.8% 18.7% 0.26 80% .283 .150

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2014 Stat Review for Alex Gonzalez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.167 AVG
TERRIBLE
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.192 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.233 SLG
TERRIBLE
.066 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
12.5% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.452 OPS
TERRIBLE
.219 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Alex Gonzalez (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mitchell Boggs CHI-A 10 6 1 4 0 0 1 .600 1.100 1.700
Aaron Harang ATL 14 9 0 6 1 1 0 .643 .929 1.554
John Lackey BOS 17 8 1 3 0 4 2 .471 .824 1.294
Dillon Gee NY-N 18 6 2 5 1 4 1 .333 .778 1.146
Anibal Sanchez DET 12 4 1 1 1 1 0 .333 .667 1.051
Ricky Nolasco MIN 17 7 1 4 0 4 1 .412 .588 1.000
Joe Saunders TEX 11 5 0 2 0 0 1 .455 .545 1.000
Jake Peavy BOS 18 6 1 1 0 5 0 .333 .611 .980
Edward Mujica BOS 13 5 0 2 1 5 0 .385 .538 .967
John Lannan NY-N 21 8 1 3 0 3 0 .381 .571 .952

Worst Matchups for Alex Gonzalez (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
R.A. Dickey TOR 20 4 0 2 0 5 0 .200 .200 .438
Josh Johnson SD 12 2 0 2 0 2 0 .167 .250 .417
Mat Latos CIN 10 2 0 1 0 2 0 .200 .200 .400
Miguel Batista COL 16 2 0 0 0 4 0 .125 .188 .364
Adam Wainwright STL 15 2 0 0 0 5 0 .133 .200 .333
Johan Santana BAL 12 2 0 0 0 5 0 .167 .167 .333
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 10 0 0 0 2 4 0 .000 .000 .167
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 26 2 0 3 0 7 0 .077 .077 .154
Ervin Santana ATL 14 1 0 0 0 4 1 .071 .071 .143
Matt Cain SF 12 0 0 0 1 4 1 .000 .000 .077

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Alex Gonzalez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gonzalez made the most of his Opening Day start, hitting a walkoff single against Greg Holland to give the Tigers a 4-3 victory.

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Gonzalez will start at shortstop and hit eighth in Monday's season opener against the Royals, the Detroit News reports.

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Gonzalez, who had his contract officially purchased by the Tigers on Tuesday, is expected to be Detroit's primary shortstop this season, the Detroit News reports.

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Gonzalez has been traded to the Tigers for Steve Lombardozzi, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Gonzalez underwent an endoscopy after blood tests from his physical raised concern, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Gonzalez is 10-for-23 with two home runs this spring and is making a favorable impression in the clubhouse, MASN Sports reports.

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Gonzalez signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Friday, which includes an invitation to spring training, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Alex Gonzalez.

2013

Gonzalez knocked in 15 runs through the first 24 games a season ago, but his campaign was cut short after he suffered a torn knee ligament. As a 36-year-old coming off a serious knee injury, Gonzalez is unlikely to open 2013 with a starting job. However, as a quality defender with a little bit of pop, it is likely Gonzalez will have a job somewhere in 2013 if he can prove he is healthy.

2012

Gonzalez declined last season in the field and at the plate with Atlanta, but enters 2012 as the starting shortstop in Milwaukee after signing a one-year deal with the Brewers. Gonzalez hit 15 home runs, but posted the worst OBA (.270) since his second season in the majors. He's never walked much, but made even less contact as he struck out a career-high 126 times. He also slipped in the field, where he declined in most advanced fielding metrics (his UZR went from sixth-best among all shortstops in 2010 to 9th worst in 2011). Still, he may have job security since he'll appear to be an upgrade over Yuniesky Betancourt, especially in the field where he could bounce back to being an asset with the glove. He'll offer power for fantasy owners, but is a batting average risk given his low walk rate and declining contact rate.

2011

Gonzalez put up a career-high 23 home runs and 88 RBI last season and enters 2011 as the starting shortstop for the Braves. Gonzalez hit 17 home runs with a .793 OPS in Toronto before he was traded to Atlanta in July. He didn't hit as well in the NL (.676 OPS), and hit six home runs in 72 games with the Braves. Gonzalez has a strong glove (sixth-best UZR among all shortstops last year) and good power for a shortstop, but there are reasons not to overpay for last year's stats. He doesn't draw walks which makes his batting average a risk, he's been injury prone in his career but was healthy last season and his home-run numbers have been erratic during his career.

2010

Gonzalez is as steady as they come with the glove and he solidified Boston's highly fluid shortstop position when he arrived at the trade deadline. He's still got some pop from the position and will be plying his craft as the Blue Jays' starter in 2010. Injuries have limited him to just 115 games per year over the last five seasons, and that's when you throw out a 2008 that Gonzalez lost entirely to a compression fracture in his knee.

2009

Gonzalez missed the entire 2008 season thanks to a compression fracture in his knee that was slow to heal. The Reds are saying all the right things about him being available for the start of spring training, but he wasn't able to participate in winter ball as first planned. If his knee holds up, and if there's not too much rust from missing an entire season, Gonzalez will provide some power, at the likely cost of a low batting average.

2008

Gonzalez's season was limited last year by knee and arm injuries, and by the extended illness of his infant son. When he was in the lineup, however, he set a personal high in slugging percentage, offset by his usual poor plate discipline. Meanwhile, Jeff Keppinger emerged as a viable alternative (at least offensively) in Gonzalez's absence. Gonzalez has two more years on his deal, so the job is his, but Keppinger could get another shot if he gets off to a slow start at the plate.

2007

Gonzalez hit better than most expected for Boston last season and played stellar defense, which is something the Red Sox missed in 2005 when Edgar Renteria made over 30 errors. All in all, he played well enough to come back, but Boston chose to go in another direction (Julio Lugo) and Gonzalez was snapped up the Reds. He'll be the starting shortstop in 2007, and could get a bump in offense moving to a better hitter's environment at the Great American Ball Park.

2006

His power stroke left him just as suddenly as it arrived, though the elbow injury that cost him 30-odd games probably had something to do with that. Free agency probably came a year too late for Gonzalez, and rather than pulling down a Renteria- or Guzman-sized deal, he might have to settle for something far more modest from a team looking for an old school, defense first shortstop.

2005

Gonzalez maintained the power stroke he found in 2003, and seems to have turned into the NL equivalent of Jose Valentin (low BA, good HR), although with a better glove. The 'other' Alex Gonzalez had some similar numbers around his Age 27 season too, and we suspect a similar quick decline might be coming for Sea Bass in a couple of years.

2004

Sea Bass had an OPS of 1.000 as late as June 7, giving rise to all sorts of alien abduction/gamma-irradiated, sunflower-seed theories, but by season's end his numbers had sunk to about where they were in his rookie year. It was still the best performance of his career, and his glove was still excellent, but when your career year features a .313 OBP, you know offense is not your forte.

2003

If either Alex Gonzalez had ever learned to take a walk, it would be so much less confusing. We could be talking about the good Alex Gonzalez and the bad Alex Gonzalez, instead of the bad Alex Gonzalez and the worse Alex Gonzalez. This is the worse one, a status not helped by shoulder surgery in July. Career high in OBP: .308 in his rookie year. Career OBP: .284 over four seasons. 'Nuff said.