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Alex Gonzalez

41-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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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: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 165   DOB: 4/8/1973   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Royals in January of 2007. Gonzalez was released by the Royals in March of 2007.

March 30, 2007  –  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
2004 31 AAA IOW 8 28 24 7 8 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 .333 .429 .458 .887
2005 32 MAJ TAM 109 383 349 47 94 30 20 1 9 38 2 1 26 74 2 3 3 .269 .323 .410 .733
2006 33 MAJ PHI 20 38 36 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .269
2007 34 AAA COL 5 18 18 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .167 .167 .222 .389
2013 40 R Gul 41 161 146 22 34 7 6 0 1 8 8 6 10 22 2 0 3 .233 .296 .295 .591
Career  (View All) MAJ   1396 5527 4977 623 1209 438 274 27 137 536 97 48 392 1165 81 32 45 .243 .303 .391 .694

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Alex Gonzalez: MLB Games Played By Position

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Alex Gonzalez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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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
2004 31 AAA IOW 28 24 14.3% 25% 0.57 71% .471 .125
2005 32 MAJ TAM 383 349 6.8% 19.3% 0.35 79% .320 .141
2006 33 MAJ PHI 38 36 5.3% 26.3% 0.20 72% .154 .000
2007 34 AAA COL 18 18 0% 27.8% 0.00 72% .231 .055
2013 40 R Gul 161 146 6.2% 13.7% 0.45 85% .268 .062
Career MAJ   5527 4977 7.1% 21.1% 0.34 77% .292 .148

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

Best Matchups for Alex Gonzalez (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Randy Wolf AZ 6 3 1 1 1 1 0 .500 1.000 1.571
Ryan Vogelsong SF 9 3 1 4 0 3 0 .333 .778 1.111
Brett Tomko KC 10 3 1 2 0 3 0 .300 .700 .973
Ryan Dempster BOS 12 3 1 2 0 3 0 .250 .583 .833
Luis Vizcaino BAL 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .833
Erik Bedard TB 9 3 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Mark Buehrle TOR 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .444
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 .143 .286 .429
Bruce Chen KC 8 1 0 1 2 2 0 .125 .125 .425
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 .200 .200 .400

Worst Matchups for Alex Gonzalez (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Dempster BOS 12 3 1 2 0 3 0 .250 .583 .833
Luis Vizcaino BAL 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .833
Erik Bedard TB 9 3 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Mark Buehrle TOR 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .444
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 .143 .286 .429
Bruce Chen KC 8 1 0 1 2 2 0 .125 .125 .425
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 .200 .200 .400
Miguel Batista COL 11 1 0 1 0 4 0 .091 .182 .273
Cliff Lee PHI 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
Jamey Wright LA 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Gonzalez was 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in the Royals' spring loss to the Brewers on Sunday.

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The trade for Tony Pena Jr. likely means that Gonzalez will not make the team.

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As the Royals scramble to determine an alternative to Angel Berroa at shortstop this season, it looks like neither Andres Blanco nor Gonzalez are viewed as even short-term answers, according to The Kansas City Star.

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Gonzalez has a clause in his contract that allows him to be released rather than sent to Triple-A Omaha, according to the team's official site.

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Manager Buddy Bell said Gonzalez has a shot to take Angel Berroa's starting shortstop spot, the Associated Press reports.

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Gonzalez credits a coaching stint in little league for getting him excited about returning to baseball, according to The Kansas City Star.

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Gonzalez is hitting .571 with a pair of doubles so far this spring for the Royals.

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The knee injury to Mark Grudzielanek could keep an Opening Day roster spot available for Gonzalez.

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Gonzalez signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Alex Gonzalez.

2006

Gonzalez proved that he could be a defensive asset at third base in 2005. That means, unless defense counts at your league, Gonzalez can go at the bottom of your cheatsheet at two positions this year, short and third. Unemployed at press time but should get a spring NRI from someone.

2005

Gonzalez performed in 2004 similar to his career, hitting for power at times - seven home runs in 285 at-bats -- without a batting average or an ounce of discipline. At age 31, his trademark defense looks to be slipping, something that may ultimately force him into a reserve role. He has little fantasy value as a regular and virtually none as bench player. Nevertheless, the Devil Rays signed him late in the off-season and intend to use him as their starting third baseman for at least the 2005 season.

2004

Gonzalez did most of what he usually does in 2003 -- fail to get on base, hit for a little power and play pretty good defense (his major gaffe in the notorious eighth inning of NLCS, Game 6, aside). The problem for roto owners is that Gonzalez no longer runs much -- just three steals in 2003 and five in 2002, and that made his .228 batting average (God forbid that you're in a league where strikeouts count against you) especially hard to absorb. He did hit 20 home runs, and at age 31 he should be good for at least that many in 2004, but unless he hits closer to .260, it's just not worth the damage. Incidentally, Gonzalez is in the final year of his contract if you believe in that angle.

2003

From a fantasy perspective, Gonzalez had always been a decent choice if you can stomach the hit to your batting average because he provided some speed and pop from the shortstop position. But last season, Gonzalez hardly ran at all, and at age 30, that trend may continue. Without the speed, Gonzalez is essentially a bad hitter with 15-20 home run power, and given his tendency to swing at bad pitches, we don't see him improving in 2003.