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Marwin Gonzalez

29-Year-Old Shortstop – Houston Astros

2018 Stats

AVG

.230

HR

6

RBI

37

R

29

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Gonzalez, the former Rule 5 pick, had a breakout year in 2017 for the World Series champs. 2016 was a sign of things to come when the versatile fielder went for double-double homers and steals, but he...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 208   DOB: 3/14/1989   BORN: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By CHC In 2005   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.

July 13, 2018  –  Marwin Gonzalez News

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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
2017 28 MAJ HOU 134 515 455 67 138 57 34 0 23 90 8 3 49 99 3 2 6 .303 .377 .530 .907
2018 29 MAJ HOU 89 335 296 29 68 22 13 3 6 37 2 2 32 80 4 2 1 .230 .305 .355 .660
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3-Year Averages     131 466 427 55 119 43 26 1 16 58 8 4 29 97 5 1 4 .279 .330 .457 .786
Career  (View All)     739 2,489 2,273 271 597 201 127 8 66 261 37 25 158 495 33 6 19 .263 .315 .413 .728

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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
Jul. 15 Det 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .230 .305 .355 .660
Jul. 14 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .302 .352 .654
Jul. 13 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .302 .352 .654
Jul. 12 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .302 .350 .652
Jul. 11 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 10 Oak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .306 .355 .661
Jul. 9 Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .306 .355 .661
Jul. 8 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .303 .356 .659
Jul. 7 CWS 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .304 .358 .662
Jul. 6 CWS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .303 .354 .657
Jul. 5 CWS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .305 .359 .664
Jul. 4 @Tex 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .302 .357 .659
Jul. 3 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .304 .362 .666
Jul. 1 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .305 .364 .669
Jun. 30 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .306 .365 .671
Jun. 29 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .310 .371 .681
Jun. 28 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .314 .377 .691
Jun. 27 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .315 .379 .694
Jun. 26 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .316 .369 .685
Jun. 25 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .321 .375 .696
Jun. 24 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .326 .381 .707
Jun. 23 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .331 .388 .719
Jun. 22 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .329 .393 .722
Jun. 20 TB Did not play.
Jun. 19 TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .331 .398 .729
Jun. 18 TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .333 .402 .735
Jun. 17 @KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .331 .403 .734
Jun. 16 @KC 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .328 .404 .732
Jun. 15 @KC 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .321 .393 .714
Jun. 14 @Oak 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .318 .389 .707
Last 7 Games 15 0 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .353 .333 .686
Last 14 Games 36 4 8 2 0 0 3 4 5 0 1 0 0 1 .222 .300 .278 .578
Last 30 Games 88 9 18 4 1 1 6 11 19 0 1 0 0 3 .205 .293 .307 .600

Marwin Gonzalez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 22 7 2 28 42 42 1 1
2017 31 22 19 38 48 47 2
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
201810130111.248.327.607
2017120175160.250.467.795
2016170165176.253.429.724

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018195266261.221.369.686
20173355018748.322.552.946
2016314398346.255.385.678

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018148134151.209.345.629
20172343515474.282.543.881
2016240288284.258.413.721

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018148162221.250.365.690
2017221328434.326.516.932
2016244275238.250.389.666
Marwin Gonzalez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .315 .035
2010 21 AA TEN 330 305 5.2% 12.1% 0.43 87% .268 .095
2011 22 AA TEN 239 216 7.1% 11.3% 0.63 88% .335 .120
2011 22 AAA IOW 226 197 7.1% 9.3% 0.76 89% .292 .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% .295 .087
2013 24 MAJ HOU 222 204 4.1% 16.7% 0.24 82% .250 .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% .311 .147
2017 28 MAJ HOU 515 455 9.5% 19.2% 0.49 78% .343 .227
2018 29 MAJ HOU 335 296 9.6% 23.9% 0.40 73% .292 .125
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3-Year Averages     466 427 6.2% 20.8% 0.30 77% .327 .178
Career     2,489 2,273 6.3% 19.9% 0.32 78% .309 .150

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Marwin Gonzalez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 193.7 -1 - -2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 165 1 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B 2017 136.7 0 - -1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 40 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 138.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 18 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2017 281.3 -3 - -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 207.7 -4 - -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 331 0 - -2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 292.3 6 8 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2018 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 4 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.40 BB/K
AVERAGE
9.6% BB Rate
GOOD
23.9% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.660 OPS
TERRIBLE
.305 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.230 AVG
TERRIBLE
.292 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.355 SLG
TERRIBLE
.125 ISO
POOR

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

Gonzalez (wrist) will start at shortstop and bat seventh against Oakland on Thursday.

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Gonzalez (wrist) was available off the bench Wednesday, but did not play in Houston's 8-3 loss to Oakland, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Gonzalez (wrist) isn't in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Athletics.

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Gonzalez suffered left wrist and elbow bruises in Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.

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Gonzalez left Tuesday's game against the Athletics with a left hand injury, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.

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Gonzalez entered Thursday's game as a pinch hitter and singled before scoring the game-winning run in a 4-3 win over the White Sox.

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Gonzalez is out of the lineup against the White Sox on Thursday.

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Gonzalez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Blue Jays.

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Gonzalez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 obfuscates the fact that all three of his rate stats dropped and it was actually his worst season since 2013 by OPS. He hit just one more homer than 2015 despite 148 more plate appearances. He was much worse against fastballs and changeups, which drove his rise in strikeouts and drop in power. Gonzalez has seen his strikeout rate rise yearly while his walk rate has held at a weak four-to-five percent. He will also enter 2017 with just first base and third base eligibility, which certainly curbs his draft day value. His utility role, modest power offerings and career 47 percent success rate on the basepaths make it hard to envision a repeat of his 2016. Without middle infield eligibility, he is an AL-only end-gamer at best.

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.