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Mike Gonzalez

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

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Gonzalez struck out over a batter per inning for the second consecutive season, but he was far less effective than the year before, as he allowed runners to reach base at the highest rate of his big l...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 5/23/1978   BORN: Robstown, TX   COLLEGE: San Jacinto (TX) JC   DRAFTED: 30th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Nationals in March of 2014.

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Mike 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 26 AAA NAS 14 0 0 20.0 12 2 0 35 7 2 0 2 0.90 0.95
2005 27 AAA IND 2 0 0 3.3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2005 27 MAJ PIT 51 0 0 50.0 35 15 2 58 31 1 3 3 2.70 1.32
2006 28 MAJ PIT 54 0 0 54.0 42 13 1 64 31 3 4 24 2.17 1.35
2007 29 MAJ ATL 18 0 0 17.0 15 3 0 13 8 2 0 2 1.59 1.35
2008 30 AA MIS 4 0 0 5.0 7 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.40
2008 30 AAA RIC 5 0 0 6.0 5 1 0 8 1 1 0 1 1.50 1.00
2008 30 MAJ ATL 36 0 0 33.7 26 16 6 44 14 0 3 14 4.28 1.19
2009 31 MAJ ATL 80 0 0 74.3 56 20 7 90 33 5 4 10 2.42 1.20
2010 32 R Gul 2 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2010 32 A Abe 2 1 0 5.0 7 3 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 5.40 1.40
2010 32 AA Bow 2 0 0 4.0 2 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.25 0.75
2010 32 AAA Nor 2 1 0 1.2 3 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.80 4.17
2010 32 MAJ BAL 29 0 0 24.7 18 11 1 31 14 1 3 1 2 10 4.01 1.30
2011 33 MAJ TEX 7 0 0 7.0 5 4 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 5.14 1.14
2011 33 MAJ BAL 49 0 0 46.3 46 22 7 46 18 2 2 1 1 6 4.27 1.38
2011  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ TEX/BAL 56 0 0 53.3 51 26 7 51 21 2 2 1 1 8 4.39 1.35
2012 34 AAA Syr 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2012 34 MAJ WAS 47 0 0 35.7 31 12 2 39 16 0 0 0 2 7 3.03 1.32
2013 35 MAJ MIL 75 0 0 50.0 58 26 10 60 25 0 3 0 3 11 4.68 1.66
3-Year Averages MAJ   59 0 0 46.3 46 21 6 50 20 0 1 0 2 8 4.08 1.42
Career  (View All) MAJ   493 0 0 436.0 364 148 38 505 199 17 23 56 3.06 1.29

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Mike Gonzalez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201311831829604.274
20127523712301.179
201111027622402.214

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013117291729606.293
20127616919711.297
2011120241529905.287

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201326.701035944.731.35
201221.300023801.691.22
201129.0211221034.031.34

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201323.3020251664.632.01
201214.300016825.021.47
201124.3010291144.811.36
Mike 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 26 AAA NAS 14 0 20.0 15.75 3.15 5.00 0.00 89.5% 0.90 .75 .359
2005 27 AAA IND 2 0 3.3 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 .20 .000
2005 27 MAJ PIT 51 0 50.0 10.44 5.58 1.87 0.36 79.7% 2.70 3.32 .284
2006 28 MAJ PIT 54 0 54.0 10.67 5.17 2.06 0.17 0.84 83.3% 2.17 2.85 .317
2007 29 MAJ ATL 18 0 17.0 6.88 4.24 1.63 0.00 0.80 87% 1.59 3.13 .300
2008 30 AA MIS 4 0 5.0 7.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.60 .409
2008 30 AAA RIC 5 0 6.0 12.00 1.50 8.00 0.00 83.3% 1.50 1.03 .359
2008 30 MAJ ATL 36 0 33.7 11.76 3.74 3.14 1.60 0.81 70.6% 92.3 MPH 4.28 4.19 .282
2009 31 MAJ ATL 80 0 74.3 10.90 4.00 2.73 0.85 0.86 84.1% 92.6 MPH 2.42 3.38 .291
2010 32 R Gul 2 2 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .20 .275
2010 32 A Abe 2 1 5.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 3.60 80% 5.40 6.40 .355
2010 32 AA Bow 2 0 4.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 2.25 100% 2.25 5.20 .121
2010 32 AAA Nor 2 1 1.2 30.00 15.00 2.00 0.00 60% 10.80 1.53 1.258
2010 32 MAJ BAL 29 0 24.7 11.31 5.11 2.21 0.36 0.79 67.7% 92.6 MPH 4.01 2.92 .306
2011 33 MAJ TEX 7 0 7.0 6.43 3.86 1.67 0.00 1.50 50% 92.6 MPH 5.14 3.06 .253
2011 33 MAJ BAL 49 0 46.3 8.94 3.50 2.56 1.36 1.12 73.7% 92.6 MPH 4.27 4.47 .315
2011  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ TEX/BAL 56 0 53.3 8.61 3.54 2.43 1.18 1.16 70.8% 92.6 MPH 4.39 4.21 .307
2012 34 AAA Syr 1 0 1.1 16.36 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -.44 .000
2012 34 MAJ WAS 47 0 35.7 9.84 4.04 2.44 0.50 0.90 77.8% 91.5 MPH 3.03 3.09 .320
2013 35 MAJ MIL 75 0 50.0 10.80 4.50 2.40 1.80 0.81 78.1% 90.9 MPH 4.68 5.02 .372
3-Year Averages MAJ   59 0 46.3 9.71 3.88 2.50 1.17 75% 4.08 4.02 .332
Career MAJ   493 0 436.0 10.42 4.11 2.54 0.78 79% 3.06 3.43 .310

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Worst Matchups for Mike Gonzalez (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dexter Fowler HOU 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 .750 1.750 2.550
Brandon Phillips CIN 5 3 1 1 1 1 0 .600 1.200 1.867
Denard Span WAS 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 .750 1.000 1.750
Ike Davis PIT 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
David Wright NY-N 7 4 0 0 3 0 0 .571 .857 1.557
Jose Reyes TOR 4 2 0 0 3 1 0 .500 .750 1.464
Jayson Werth WAS 6 2 1 2 3 3 0 .333 .833 1.389
Joey Votto CIN 5 1 1 1 3 1 0 .200 .800 1.300
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.250
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.250

Best Matchups for Mike Gonzalez (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Raul Ibanez ANA 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Emilio Bonifacio CHI-N 6 0 0 1 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Kubel MIN 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Garrett Jones MIA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Everth Cabrera SD 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Wilson Betemit TB 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Corey Hart SEA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeremy Hermida MIL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Freddie Freeman ATL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Gordon KC 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Gonzalez was released by the Nationals on Tuesday.

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The announcement that Ross Detwiler will begin the season in the bullpen likely ends any chance Gonzalez had of winning a spot on the Opening Day roster.

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Gonzalez and the Nationals have agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, reports Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington.

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Gonzalez has posted a 7.88 ERA in 14 appearances since the beginning of August.

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Gonzalez tossed a scoreless inning in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

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Gonzalez has posted a 1.69 ERA and 15:5 K:BB ratio in 10.2 innings over 16 appearances out of the Brewers' bullpen during May.

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Gonzalez did not allow a runner to reach base over 1.1 scoreless innings in Monday's victory over the Padres.

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Gonzalez allowed just one hit in one inning during Monday's spring training game.

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Gonzalez agreed to a contract with the Brewers on Friday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Gonzalez gave up a run on two hits and a walk in an inning of work Sunday. He struck out two in the effort.

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Gonzalez threw a shutout inning of relief Tuesday, giving up one hit and striking out one.

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Gonzalez threw a shutout inning of relief in his season debut, allowing one hit.

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The Nationals have recalled Gonzalez, the team's official site reports.

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2013

The veteran lefty churned out a season at the upper end of his normal range as a low-leverage reliever with the Nationals, but he will be hard-pressed to repeat it much less find his way into a more fantasy-friendly role. Dwindling velocity on both his fastball and slider are bright red warning signs, and batters swung at a lower percentage of his pitches than ever before. The Brewers signed him to a one-year deal in December, where Gonzalez provides a second option from the left side along with fellow offseason addition Tom Gorzelanny.

2012

Gonzalez enters the offseason as a free agent, though Texas has expressed some initial interest in bringing him back after he provided some solid late-inning relief after a trade from Baltimore (21:6 K:BB in 22 innings after the All-Star break). He's unlikely to return to his former role as a closer regardless of where he signs, so his sole value will come as a decent staff-filling option for those in deeper leagues that reward strikeouts.

2011

A shoulder injury sidelined Gonzalez for most of the 2010 season and he was unable to regain the closer's role when he finally made it back. His walk rate ballooned to 5.1 BB/9IP last season, which had a significant role in his disappointing campaign. With Kevin Gregg signed in free agency and Koji Uehara back in the picture, Gonzalez appears to be third in line for save opportunities. He'll enter his second campaign in Baltimore as an expensive left-handed setup man barring some unforeseen changes during spring training.

2010

In his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, Gonzalez became the dominant reliever he was before the injury. He struck out over a batter per inning with good control and showed mid-90s velocity similar to before his injury. He recorded just 10 saves as he initially split closing duties with Rafael Soriano and then was later used more in a set-up role. He'll get his shot to be a regular closer again after signing a two-year deal with Baltimore. He's got the stuff to be a top closer, but his effectiveness against lefties is always a risk to get him pigeonholed into a setup role.

2009

Gonzalez returned from Tommy John surgery in June and took over the closer's job while Rafael Soriano struggled with an elbow injury. He had a quick return to form less than a year after surgery with an outstanding strikeout rate (11.76 K/9IP) and surprising control. He did give up too many home runs, but he still looked like the dominant reliever that he was before the surgery. He enters 2009 likely to open the season as the closer, but Soriano could split the role with Gonzalez if he's able to stay healthy.

2008

Gonzalez underwent Tommy John surgery in June and could be back by midseason if all goes well. When healthy he features a mid-90's fastball with a biting slider and would be the primary set-up man for Rafael Soriano and top closer in waiting should he falter. However, it may be too much to ask him to make a significant impact in 2008 and he may not offer much fantasy value until 2009.

2007

Gonzalez excelled in his first season as Pittsburgh's closer in 2006. However, he'll work in a set-up role after being traded to the Braves this offseason. The 28-year-old lefthander went 24-for-24 in save opportunities and gave the Pirates a reliable stopper in the pen. Gonzo mixes a mid-90s fastball with a biting slider to keep batters at bay. He battles himself on the mound occasionally, working deep in counts rather than mowing down opponents. He walked 31 batters in 54 innings, a number that needs to be reduced. He didn't pitch after Aug. 24 because of elbow tendinitis. Watch his progress at spring training to make sure he's 100 percent.

2006

Gonzalez battled a sprained left knee injury for much of the 2005 season. As a result, he wasn't nearly as effective as he was in 2004, when he fashioned a 1.25 ERA and struck out 55 batters in 43 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old lefty still finished with a respectable 2.70 ERA, but his WHIP jumped from 0.95 to 1.32. Former manager Lloyd McClendon stuck with veteran Jose Mesa as his lone stopper for much of the year, limiting Gonzo's progress as a closer. He still saved three games, however, and enters the season as part of a closer-by-committee along with Salomon Torres, Damaso Marte and Roberto Hernandez. Gonzalez is likely to save more games than any other Pirates reliever in 2006.

2005

The feisty Gonzalez, who can bring it in at 95 MPH, has electric stuff and could be groomed as a closer by the Pirates. In 47 appearances in 2004, the lefty was 3-1 with a sparkling ERA of 1.25 with 55 strikeouts and six walks in 43.1 innings. What’s scary is that with some refinements he could get even better. Those in keeper leagues might want to keep Gonzalez on their radar because Jose Mesa is no spring chicken and if the Bucs fall out of contention, Gonzalez could be a fire sale away from closing.

2004

The lefthander can bring it in the mid-90s and has a decent breaking ball, but the knock on him, like so many other pitchers on the bubble, is his lack of command. Improvement in that aspect of his repertoire could land him a job in Pittsburgh this season, where it wouldn't be hard to top the performances turned in last year by Bucs' southpaws.

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