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Erik Gonzalez

25-Year-Old Shortstop – Cleveland Indians

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Gonzalez is a free-swinging shortstop who had a career-best season while still on the fringes of prospect status. He turned 25 in August after posting a 122 wRC+ with 11 home runs and 12 stolen bases ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 8/31/1991   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year deal with the Indians in March 2016.

March 30, 2017  –  Erik Gonzalez News

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Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Erik 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
2011 19 R GOO 41 176 159 28 41 7 2 3 2 14 5 1 12 31 2 1 2 .258 .316 .346 .662
2012 20 A MAH 60 230 214 30 47 12 9 1 2 18 9 1 11 50 3 0 2 .220 .264 .299 .563
2013 21 A LAK 93 383 355 59 92 39 23 7 9 49 10 4 24 71 2 1 1 .259 .307 .439 .746
2013 21 A CAR 39 163 153 16 37 14 9 5 0 27 1 2 5 38 1 4 0 .242 .259 .366 .625
2014 22 A CAR 74 336 308 44 89 24 14 7 3 46 15 6 23 65 3 2 0 .289 .336 .409 .745
2014 22 AA AKR 31 136 129 21 46 10 6 3 1 16 6 1 7 23 0 0 0 .357 .390 .473 .863
2015 23 AA AKR 72 327 311 38 87 28 18 4 6 46 10 5 11 56 1 3 1 .280 .304 .421 .725
2015 23 AAA COL 65 261 238 32 53 12 6 3 3 23 8 2 15 47 5 0 3 .223 .277 .311 .588
2016 24 AAA COL 104 460 429 62 127 43 31 1 11 53 12 10 19 88 7 2 3 .296 .329 .450 .779
2016 24 MAJ CLE 21 17 16 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 .313 .353 .313 .666
2017 25 AAA COL 15 66 62 6 16 8 3 2 3 5 2 1 2 18 1 1 0 .258 .277 .516 .793
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3-Year Averages     21 17 16 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 .313 .353 .313 .665
Career  (View All)     21 17 16 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 .313 .353 .313 .665

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Erik Gonzalez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Erik Gonzalez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 5 2 8 2 2

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Erik Gonzalez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201652000.200.200.533

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016110000.364.364.727

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201641000.000.000.200

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016121000.417.417.833
Erik 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
2011 19 R GOO 176 159 6.8% 17.6% 0.39 81% .310 .088
2012 20 A MAH 230 214 4.8% 21.7% 0.22 77% .278 .079
2013 21 A LAK 383 355 6.3% 18.5% 0.34 80% .302 .180
2013 21 A CAR 163 153 3.1% 23.3% 0.13 75% .322 .124
2014 22 A CAR 336 308 6.8% 19.3% 0.35 79% .358 .120
2014 22 AA AKR 136 129 5.1% 16.9% 0.30 82% .429 .116
2015 23 AA AKR 327 311 3.4% 17.1% 0.20 82% .325 .141
2015 23 AAA COL 261 238 5.7% 18% 0.32 80% .266 .088
2016 24 AAA COL 460 429 4.1% 19.1% 0.22 79% .352 .154
2016 24 MAJ CLE 17 16 5.9% 47.1% 0.13 50% .625 .000
2017 25 AAA COL 66 62 3% 27.3% 0.11 71% .317 .258
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3-Year Averages     17 16 5.9% 47.1% 0.13 50% .625 .000
Career     17 16 5.9% 47.1% 0.13 50% .625 .000

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Erik Gonzalez Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 2B 11 1 1 1 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 0 1
2016 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SS 18.3 -1 5 -1 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 -1
2016 RF 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 2B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SS 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Gonzalez is among a handful of players battling for the starting third base job on Opening Day, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Gonzalez says he is fine after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Gonzalez exited Friday's Cactus League game after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.

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Gonzalez, who's competing for the team's utility role, is hitting .295 (13-for-44) with nine RBI and five runs through 19 spring games.

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Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in Tuesday's exhibition game against Oakland.

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Gonzalez will have a fair shot to make the Opening Day roster as the team's top utility man, Keith Law of ESPN reports.

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Gonzalez was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.

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Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.

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Gonzalez was recalled by the Indians on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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2016

Gonzalez has been pushed rapidly by the Indians despite some pretty ugly numbers in his minor league career, as he's basically served as Francisco Lindor's Organizational Backfill . Ramirez started the season at Double-A Akron before getting a taste of the slightly more comfortable bus rides and healthier paychecks at Triple-A Columbus, chasing Lindor's ascension to the big leagues. He can handle shortstop, second and third defensively which gives him a chance to have a brief career as a glove man if he can crack a big league roster down the line. The Indians let utility man Mike Aviles walk away via free agency but Jose Ramirez is around to step into that role, so Gonzalez figures to start the season at Triple-A waiting for a call that may never come.

2015

Following an elite prospect at a premium position, it's easy to be overlooked. Gonzalez replaced Francisco Lindor at Double-A Akron in 2014, more than holding his own over 31 games following the promotion with a .357/.390/.473 line over 129 at-bats. Heralded as a good defender with a projectable body and bat, Gonzalez's future as a member of the Tribe is at a different position. For now, he will continue to play short as a way of maximizing his long-term value to other clubs. Gonzalez's most useful rotisserie asset is speed, as he went 21-for-28 on the basepaths between Carolina (High-A) and Akron last season. At 23, he will likely spend a good share of 2015 back at Akron, but he may end up replacing Lindor as the organization's Triple-A shortstop at some point during the upcoming season.