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Gio Gonzalez

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2014 Stats

W-L

3-1

ERA

2.88

WHIP

1.08

K

24

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Gonzalez couldn't duplicate his Cy Young-worthy 2012, as his BABIP, K/9 and HR/9 all returned to the level he'd established during his Oakland stint. Cynics will sneer at his vague association with th...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 203   DOB: 9/19/1985   BORN: Hialeah, FL   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Gio Gonzalez Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $42 million contract with the Nationals in 2012, plus 2017-18 options.

April 18, 2014  –  Gio Gonzalez News

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Gonzalez turned in seven strong innings, allowing one run on just four hits while striking out seven en route to picking up the victory Friday versus the Cardinals.

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Gio Gonzalez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 18 A Kan 6 6 0 32.7 30 11 1 27 13 1 1 0 3.03 1.32
2005 19 A Win 13 13 0 73.1 61 29 5 79 25 8 3 0 3.56 1.18
2005 19 A Kan 11 10 0 57.2 36 12 3 84 22 5 3 0 1.87 1.01
2006 20 AA REA 27 27 0 154.7 140 80 24 166 81 7 12 0 4.66 1.43
2007 21 AA BIR 27 27 0 150.0 116 53 10 185 57 9 7 0 3.18 1.15
2008 22 AAA SAC 23 22 0 123.0 106 58 12 128 61 8 7 0 4.24 1.36
2008 22 MAJ OAK 10 7 0 34.0 32 29 9 34 25 1 4 0 7.68 1.68
2009 23 AAA SAC 12 12 0 61.0 42 17 5 71 34 4 1 0 2.51 1.25
2009 23 MAJ OAK 20 17 0 98.7 113 63 14 109 56 6 7 0 5.75 1.71
2010 24 MAJ OAK 33 33 0 200.7 171 72 15 171 92 15 9 0 0 0 3.23 1.31
2011 25 MAJ OAK 32 32 0 202.0 175 70 17 197 91 16 12 0 0 0 3.12 1.32
2012 26 MAJ WAS 32 32 1 199.3 149 64 9 207 76 21 8 0 0 0 2.89 1.13
2013 27 MAJ WAS 32 32 1 195.7 169 73 17 192 76 11 8 0 0 0 3.36 1.25
2014 28 MAJ WAS 4 4 0 25.0 19 8 2 24 8 3 1 0 0 0 2.88 1.08
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gio Gonzalez
3-Year Averages MAJ   32 32 0 199.0 164 69 14 198 81 16 9 0 0 0 3.12 1.23
Career  (View All) MAJ   163 157 2 955.3 828 379 83 934 424 73 49 0 3.57 1.31

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Gio Gonzalez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 18 StL 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.88 1.08
Apr. 13 @Atl 6.0 9 6 6 2 4 6 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.50 1.22
Apr. 8 Mia 6.0 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.75 0.75
Apr. 2 @NYM 6.0 3 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.50 0.67
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 16 7 7 2 7 18 1 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.32 1.21
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
25.0 19 8 8 2 8 24 1 0 0 3-1 0 0 0 2.88 1.08
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
25.0 19 8 8 2 8 24 1 0 0 3-1 0 0 0 2.88 1.08

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Gio Gonzalez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201317948834804.204
2012178531736813.231
2011179471744515.275

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20136401446813536113.239
2012644154591132726.199
20116561397112917212.225

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201397.3640923672.871.26
201290.7940922432.381.00
2011110.010501104682.701.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201398.354010040103.841.24
2012108.712401155263.311.23
201184.0570764293.961.50
Gio Gonzalez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 18 A Kan 6 6 32.7 7.44 3.58 2.08 0.28 76.2% 3.03 3.14 .308
2005 19 A Win 13 13 73.1 9.73 3.08 3.16 0.62 70.4% 3.56 2.95 .306
2005 19 A Kan 11 10 57.2 13.22 3.46 3.82 0.47 83.6% 1.87 2.10 .299
2006 20 AA REA 27 27 154.7 9.66 4.71 2.05 1.40 71.6% 4.66 4.80 .300
2007 21 AA BIR 27 27 150.0 11.10 3.42 3.25 0.60 73.6% 3.18 2.78 .308
2008 22 AAA SAC 23 22 123.0 9.37 4.46 2.10 0.88 70.3% 4.24 3.92 .300
2008 22 MAJ OAK 10 7 34.0 9.00 6.62 1.36 2.38 1.23 58.3% 89.7 MPH 7.68 6.92 .271
2009 23 AAA SAC 12 12 61.0 10.48 5.02 2.09 0.74 83.1% 2.51 3.76 .268
2009 23 MAJ OAK 20 17 98.7 9.94 5.11 1.95 1.28 1.48 68.4% 91.7 MPH 5.75 4.59 .369
2010 24 MAJ OAK 33 33 200.7 7.67 4.13 1.86 0.67 1.52 77% 91.8 MPH 3.23 3.90 .283
2011 25 MAJ OAK 32 32 202.0 8.78 4.05 2.16 0.76 1.43 78.7% 92.5 MPH 3.12 3.81 .298
2012 26 MAJ WAS 32 32 199.3 9.35 3.43 2.72 0.41 1.61 74.5% 93.1 MPH 2.89 2.93 .283
2013 27 MAJ WAS 32 32 195.7 8.83 3.50 2.53 0.78 1.29 75.4% 92.6 MPH 3.36 3.56 .297
2014 28 MAJ WAS 4 4 25.0 8.64 2.88 3.00 0.72 0.89 76% 92.7 MPH 2.88 3.40 .268
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gio Gonzalez
3-Year Averages MAJ   32 32 199.0 8.95 3.66 2.44 0.63 76.2% 3.12 3.35 .292
Career MAJ   163 157 955.3 8.80 3.99 2.20 0.78 74.7% 3.57 3.75 .297

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2014 Stat Review for Gio Gonzalez    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
8.64 K/9
GOOD
2.88 BB/9
WEAK
92.7 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
0.89 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.88 ERA
ELITE
1.08 WHIP
GREAT
3.40 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.268 BABIP
LOW
76.0% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Raburn CLE 13 7 3 4 1 3 0 .538 1.308 1.879
Matt Wieters BAL 14 8 1 4 2 2 1 .571 .857 1.468
Matt Tuiasosopo TOR 10 4 2 3 1 2 0 .400 1.000 1.455
Alex Gordon KC 10 4 1 4 2 2 0 .400 .900 1.400
Adrian Beltre TEX 19 8 3 8 1 1 0 .421 .895 1.371
Victor Martinez DET 12 7 0 1 0 0 0 .583 .750 1.333
Michael Cuddyer COL 14 6 1 3 5 4 0 .429 .714 1.293
Andrelton Simmons ATL 18 6 2 5 4 1 2 .333 .833 1.288
Ian Kinsler DET 13 5 1 2 1 0 0 .385 .769 1.198
Justin Upton ATL 14 4 2 3 5 3 0 .286 .714 1.188

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

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 15 2 0 0 1 1 0 .133 .133 .321
Peter Bourjos STL 13 2 0 0 0 4 0 .154 .154 .308
Marco Scutaro SF 19 2 0 1 2 2 1 .105 .105 .296
Nelson Cruz BAL 10 0 0 0 4 3 0 .000 .000 .286
Pablo Sandoval SF 10 1 0 1 1 0 0 .100 .100 .282
Justin Turner LA 16 2 0 2 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
Bobby Abreu NY-N 16 1 0 1 1 8 0 .063 .125 .243
Yunel Escobar TB 10 1 0 0 0 3 0 .100 .100 .200
Michael Saunders SEA 10 0 0 0 1 6 0 .000 .000 .091
Drew Stubbs COL 11 0 0 0 1 5 0 .000 .000 .083

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

Gonzalez got roughed up Sunday for six runs on nine hits (including home runs by Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman) and four walks over six innings. He struck out six.

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Gonzalez was crisp Tuesday, allowing zero runs on just five baserunners in six innings while striking out five Marlins en route to the win.

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Gonzalez (flu) is in the starting lineup for his scheduled start Tuesday.

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Gonzalez caught the stomach virus that's been going around the Nationals' clubhouse and left the team to go back to Washington ahead of Tuesday's scheduled start, CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman reports.

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Gonzalez struck out six and walked one while holding the Mets to one run on three hits over six innings to win his first start of 2014 on Wednesday night.

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Gonzalez had a strong outing Sunday, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over 4.2 innings, striking out four.

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Gonzalez pitched two scoreless innings against the Mets in his spring debut.

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Gonzalez will not start Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

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Gonzalez will start Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports.

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Gonzalez (11-8) pitched well Tuesday against the Cardinals, striking out six and allowing two runs on six hits without a walk over seven innings, but took the loss thanks to Michael Wacha's near-no-hitter on the other side.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Some improvement was expected from Gonzalez with his move away from the DH league, but no one saw an ascension quite this dramatic coming. Focusing more on getting ahead of hitters with his fastball made his vicious curve that much more effective, and his 2.7 K/BB ratio was by far a career best. He will likely see some regression in a lucky 5.8 percent HR/FB rate, so an ERA that creeps back above 3.00 would not be a surprise, but if he can continue to refine his control and stay in games longer his overall fantasy value could actually increase. Despite seeming like he has been around forever Gonzalez is still only 27, and the best might be yet to come.

2012

Gonzalez followed up his 2010 breakout with a nearly identical 2011 season, adding nearly 30 strikeouts to his already impressive strikeout rate. He still walks too many, issuing another 91 free passes in 202 innings, and he faded a bit as the season progressed (3.94 ERA, 1.371 WHIP after the All-Star break, though the peripherals remained strong). Gonzalez was traded to the Nationals in the offseason for a package of prospects and should be Washington's No. 2 or No. 3 starter. He's done a better job of getting more groundouts, but landing in a hitter's park with a poor outfield defense could hurt him more than most.

2011

Gonzalez finally had the season many had envisioned, posting 15 wins and fanning 171. The long ball, a long-time nemesis of Gonzalez when combined with his poor control, was largely eliminated in 2010 as he allowed just 15 home runs in 33 starts. He still walks too many, but got away with it by allowing just 171 hits in 200.2 innings this year thanks to a .283 BABIP figure (a drop from the .369 mark the year prior). There are still plenty of warning signs going forward, as his strong August (0.927 WHIP, 1.98 ERA) sat amongst a string of month-by-month WHIPs of 1.472, 1.584 and 1.545 His home ERA (2.56) was a marked improvement from his road figure (3.92). He hasn't turned the corner from prospect to legit starter just yet, and his season was remarkably similar to that of C.J Wilson. The odds of both repeating their 2010 seasons given their poor control are pretty low, though the A's outfield defense gives Gonzalez's flyball tendencies some wiggle room.

2010

Gonzalez shuttled back and forth from Triple-A Sacramento to Oakland early in the season before getting a prolonged look in the A's rotation as the season progressed. His control was shaky at Triple-A (34 walks in 61 innings), but his other numbers (41 hits, 71 K) showed promise. He continued to show upside (81 K over his final 74.1 innings in the majors) and show warts (42 walks and a 1.614 WHIP over the same period) once he reached the majors for good. Unfortunately for Gonzalez, control problems have long been an issue for him and he doesn't show any sign of turning that particular corner. His effectiveness will be limited as a starter until he's able to solve that problem, and his future may come in a relief role as a result. Still, his strikeout potential makes him a better endgame gamble than most.

2009

Acquired in January from the White Sox, Gonzalez struggled with his control at Triple-A Sacramento before a seven-start audition with the A's proved similar. He'll get a prolonged look in the A's rotation in 2009, but he wouldn't be the first pitcher to have his development halted by the inability to throw consistent strikes. The strikeout potential separates him from other endgame options though, so don't dismiss him entirely.

2008

Gonzalez led the Southern League with 185 strikeouts as a 21-year old. The left-hander offers an outstanding curve, a fastball with movement and an improving changeup. He'll need to get some minor control issues ironed out but he showed improvement in that area this season. He limited Double-A hitters to a .230/.305/.336 line away from the pitching-friendly environment in Birmingham so he wasn't a product of his home environment. He instantly becomes one of the top prospects for the A's, following his trade to Oakland as part of the package for Nick Swisher in January. At the very worst he'll start the season at Triple-A and figures to get a look at the big leagues at some point this season.

2007

Gonzalez pitched pretty well at Double-A, especially when one considers the 20-year-old was just in his second full pro season. The lefthander has a low-90s fastball and a good curveball, although his command is erratic (166:81 K:BB). The White Sox, who originally signed him in 2004, re-acquired him in December in the Freddy Garcia deal. Gonzalez needs to control his emotions better -- scouts have noted he tends to throw instead of pitch when under pressure -- but a strong season could see him in the majors in September.

2006

Just as Brandon McCarthy threatened to leave prospectdom behind and join the major league roster, Gonzalez -- a second round pick lured away from a University of Miami scholarship in 2003 -- stepped into the vacuum and assumed the mantle of top pitching prospect in the organization. His time as king of the hill was short-lived, although thankfully not due to the usual arm woes -- he'll get his first crack at the high minors as property of the Phillies.