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Marwin Gonzalez

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

AVG

.254

HR

13

RBI

51

R

55

SB

12

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Gonzalez offered some fantasy viability as a utilityman with eligibility at upwards of five positions, depending on league rules, while offering a double-double (10-plus HR and SB), though that obfusc...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 203   DOB: 3/14/1989   BORN: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Marwin Gonzalez Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.725 million contract with a $5.125 million team option in February of 2017.

February 8, 2017  –  Marwin Gonzalez News

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Gonzalez agreed to a one-year, $3.725 million deal with the Astros on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Marwin 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
2010 21 A+ DAY 23 96 85 7 23 3 3 0 0 5 7 1 7 13 2 1 1 .271 .330 .306 .636
2010 21 AA TEN 86 330 305 24 75 18 11 3 4 41 6 4 17 40 3 4 1 .246 .284 .341 .625
2011 22 AA TEN 64 239 216 29 65 21 18 1 2 20 4 2 17 27 2 1 3 .301 .359 .421 .780
2011 22 AAA IOW 60 226 197 24 54 15 12 1 2 19 3 1 16 21 8 4 1 .274 .326 .376 .702
2012 23 AAA OKL 13 43 39 2 13 5 4 0 1 10 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 .333 .395 .513 .908
2012 23 MAJ HOU 80 219 205 21 48 15 13 0 2 12 3 3 13 29 1 0 0 .234 .280 .327 .607
2013 24 AAA OKL 44 183 172 16 45 12 10 1 1 15 4 1 8 23 2 1 0 .262 .293 .349 .642
2013 24 MAJ HOU 72 222 204 22 45 12 8 0 4 14 6 2 9 37 8 1 0 .221 .252 .319 .571
2014 25 MAJ HOU 103 310 285 33 79 22 15 1 6 23 2 4 17 58 4 0 4 .277 .327 .400 .727
2015 26 MAJ HOU 120 370 344 44 96 31 18 1 12 34 4 5 16 74 7 0 3 .279 .317 .442 .759
2016 27 MAJ HOU 141 518 484 55 123 42 26 3 13 51 12 6 22 118 6 1 5 .254 .293 .401 .694
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3-Year Averages     121 398 371 44 99 30 19 1 10 36 6 5 18 83 5 0 4 .267 .308 .404 .712
Career  (View All)     516 1,639 1,522 175 391 122 80 5 37 134 27 20 77 316 26 2 12 .257 .298 .389 .687

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Marwin Gonzalez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Oct. 2 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .293 .401 .694
Oct. 1 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 30 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .293 .402 .695
Sep. 28 Sea 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .294 .403 .697
Sep. 27 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .252 .292 .403 .695
Sep. 26 Sea 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .290 .403 .693
Sep. 25 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .289 .401 .690
Sep. 24 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .289 .403 .692
Sep. 23 LAA 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .251 .289 .404 .693
Sep. 22 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .288 .404 .692
Sep. 21 @Oak 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .287 .404 .691
Sep. 20 @Oak 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .251 .288 .407 .695
Sep. 19 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .286 .407 .693
Sep. 18 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .286 .409 .695
Sep. 17 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .289 .412 .701
Sep. 16 @Sea 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .291 .416 .707
Sep. 14 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .289 .408 .697
Sep. 13 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .290 .410 .700
Sep. 12 Tex 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .255 .291 .413 .704
Sep. 11 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .290 .413 .703
Sep. 10 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .293 .417 .710
Sep. 9 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .255 .293 .417 .710
Sep. 8 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .292 .418 .710
Sep. 7 @Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .295 .422 .717
Sep. 6 @Cle 4 1 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .293 .423 .716
Sep. 5 @Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .289 .407 .696
Sep. 4 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 31 Oak 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .289 .408 .697
Last 7 Games 22 0 7 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 .318 .375 .364 .739
Last 14 Games 45 3 12 1 0 0 8 4 8 1 0 1 1 2 .267 .333 .289 .622
Last 30 Games 89 7 24 4 0 2 16 5 21 2 1 1 1 3 .270 .313 .382 .695

Marwin Gonzalez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 92 14 22 11 19 18 1 3
2015 43 15 21 32 15 15 3
2014 1 11 10 71 4 4 1 3
2013 10 4 53
2012 6 14 47

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Marwin Gonzalez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016170165176.253.429.724
2015139186140.295.496.843
2014396030.333.410.776

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016314398346.255.385.678
2015205266204.268.405.701
2014246276202.268.398.719

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016240288284.258.413.721
2015153246183.261.431.738
201414413391.278.389.714

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016244275238.250.389.666
2015191206161.293.450.775
2014141203141.277.411.740
Marwin 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
2010 21 A+ DAY 96 85 7.3% 13.5% 0.54 85% .319 .035
2010 21 AA TEN 330 305 5.2% 12.1% 0.43 87% .272 .095
2011 22 AA TEN 239 216 7.1% 11.3% 0.63 88% .337 .120
2011 22 AAA IOW 226 197 7.1% 9.3% 0.76 89% .299 .102
2012 23 AAA OKL 43 39 7% 16.3% 0.43 82% .387 .180
2012 23 MAJ HOU 219 205 5.9% 13.2% 0.45 86% .264 .093
2013 24 AAA OKL 183 172 4.4% 12.6% 0.35 87% .297 .087
2013 24 MAJ HOU 222 204 4.1% 16.7% 0.24 82% .252 .098
2014 25 MAJ HOU 310 285 5.5% 18.7% 0.29 80% .330 .123
2015 26 MAJ HOU 370 344 4.3% 20% 0.22 78% .326 .163
2016 27 MAJ HOU 518 484 4.2% 22.8% 0.19 76% .312 .147
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3-Year Averages     398 371 4.5% 20.9% 0.22 78% .320 .137
Career     1,639 1,522 4.7% 19.3% 0.24 79% .303 .132

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Marwin Gonzalez Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 212.7 1 25 3 0 1 111 1 58 0 -1 1 3
2015 2B 103 -1 24 0 -1 0 37 0 34 2 0 -1 1
2015 3B 134.3 -1 18 0 0 -1 46 0 36 -1 0 1 -1
2015 SS 251 -2 50 -2 0 0 134 0 80 0 1 1 -3
2015 LF 97.3 2 20 1 2 59 1 30 1
2016 1B 677 0 51 1 -1 1 397 1 98 -1 -2 0 3
2016 2B 79 0 7 -1 1 0 37 0 13 0 0 -1 -1
2016 3B 158.3 1 24 2 0 1 89 1 32 0 0 1 1
2016 SS 66.3 2 9 1 1 0 14 0 10 1 1 -1 1
2016 LF 109.7 1 25 1 1 48 2 14 0
2016 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SS 0 0 1 -1 0 0
2015 LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
2016 1B 0 1 0 0 0 1
2016 2B 0 1 0 0 0 1
2016 3B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 SS 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 LF 0 2 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
2016 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2016 Stat Review for Marwin Gonzalez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.19 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.2% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
22.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.694 OPS
POOR
.293 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.254 AVG
WEAK
.312 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.401 SLG
WEAK
.147 ISO
WEAK

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Marwin Gonzalez

Overall Ratings

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

Gonzalez will remain a part of the Astros' lineup despite several offseason acquisitions designed to bolster the offense.

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Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a three-run homer in a 4-2 win over Cleveland on Tuesday.

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Gonzalez (hamstring) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians.

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Gonzalez remains out of the lineup Monday against the Indians.

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Gonzalez (hamstring) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Gonzalez (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday, according to Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle.

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Gonzalez (hamstring) is out of the lineup Friday against the Rangers.

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Gonzalez left Wednesday's contest against the Athletics due to hamstring discomfort.

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Gonzalez exited Wednesday's game with an undisclosed injury, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Gonzalez went 3-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

After spending a good chunk of 2014 as the Astros' starting shortstop, Gonzalez filled a super-utility role for the club last season, playing all over the diamond while adding 15 appearances from left field as a bonus to his fantasy owners in deeper leagues. The 26-year-old logged career highs in games played, plate appearances, batting average, home runs and RBI. Gonzalez didn't display much patience at the dish (4.3-percent walk rate) and he struck out at a 20 percent clip, but his .759 OPS far exceeded expectations. The Astros certainly value his versatility, and he should see plenty of action at third base and first base while the team awaits the arrival of prospects A.J. Reed and Colin Moran to take over at the infield corners.

2015

Gonzalez played all over the diamond in 2014, logging starts at every position except pitcher, catcher, and center field for the Astros. Most of them came as the team's primary shortstop, however, as he took over the position upon Jonathan Villar's demotion to Triple-A. Gonzalez delivered a solid, yet unspectacular .277/.327/.400 batting line with six homers and 23 RBI in 285 at-bats (103 games) for the Astros. With the return of Jed Lowrie via free agency, Gonzalez may face an uphill battle to match his 2014 workload, as the front office found a veteran shortstop capable of holding the job until Carlos Correa is ready for the call.

2014

Gonzalez opened the season in a timeshare with veteran shortstop Ronny Cedeno, but a hot-hitting April (.297/.388/.516) earned him enough starts (19) that it looked like he was separating himself from Cedeno as the clear-cut starter. When the calendar flipped to May, Gonzalez disappeared at the plate (.179/.188/.209) and was subsequently demoted to the minors when his struggles continued into June. Gonzalez was recalled later in the season, but he was relegated to a bench role with Jonathan Villar taking over as the Astros' starting shortstop. Should he return to that role, Gonzalez's fantasy upside is limited. That is, of course, assuming he makes the roster out of spring training, which is no guarantee.

2013

In his first taste of big league action, the 23-year-old Gonzalez found his way into 80 games, filling in for an injured Jed Lowrie and spelling Jose Altuve at second. His numbers were far from overwhelming, but it looks like Gonzalez could be a decent role player across the infield, or in a pinch, fill in for longer stretches at short or second. With the burden of being a Rule 5 pick lifted, Gonzalez can start the year in Triple-A if need be. Even if he doesn't break camp with the team, he will likely wind up coming off the bench for the Astros at some point this season.