Chi Chi Gonzalez

Chi Chi Gonzalez

29-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Gonzalez's first season with the Rockies in 2019 didn't go as planned, and he fared even worse during his second season at Coors Field. He dealt with a biceps injury in August that kept him out for three weeks, but his 6.82 ERA over 19.2 innings would have ranked worst among major-league starters if he would have qualified. While his 5.61 xFIP suggests that he was slightly unlucky in 2020, he had a career-worst 33.3 GB% during the abbreviated season, which would have ranked second-worst among qualified starters. The right-hander gave up at least three earned runs in each of his last three starts of the season, and he narrowly held on to his spot in the rotation. He hasn't had much success as a starter or reliever with the Rockies and was non-tendered in December before re-upping with Colorado on a minor-league deal. Regardless of his role, he's unlikely to be a very appealing fantasy option. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Rockies in December of 2020.
Outrighted Wednesday
PColorado Rockies  AAA
October 7, 2021
Gonzalez was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Gonzalez was designated for assignment Sunday. After passing through waivers unclaimed, he'll move to the Triple-A roster, though his future with the Rockies organization is unclear. In 101.2 innings with the big-league club this season, Gonzalez posted a 6.46 ERA and 1.52 WHIP.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
68
Last 10 Games
63
Last 5 Games
41
How many pitches does Chi Chi Gonzalez generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Chi Chi Gonzalez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .291 409 55 43 105 23 3 12
Since 2019vs Right .283 408 63 28 103 30 1 20
2021vs Left .305 239 29 17 67 12 2 6
2021vs Right .317 209 27 11 60 23 0 12
2020vs Left .333 38 5 4 11 3 0 1
2020vs Right .256 53 11 6 11 2 1 2
2019vs Left .250 132 21 22 27 8 1 5
2019vs Right .242 146 25 11 32 5 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-6%
ERA at Home
2021
Even Split
2020
 
 
-54%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.91 1.57 91.1 3 5 0 5.1 3.3 1.4
Since 2019Away 6.29 1.46 93.0 2 10 0 6.4 3.7 1.7
2021Home 6.45 1.61 51.2 2 2 0 3.5 2.6 1.0
2021Away 6.48 1.44 50.0 1 5 0 6.5 2.3 2.2
2020Home 5.14 1.36 14.0 0 1 0 7.1 3.2 1.9
2020Away 11.12 2.29 5.2 0 1 0 7.9 7.9 0.0
2019Home 5.26 1.60 25.2 1 2 0 7.4 4.6 1.8
2019Away 5.30 1.37 37.1 1 4 0 6.0 4.8 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Chi Chi Gonzalez compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.00
 
K/9
5.0
 
BB/9
2.5
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
91.8 mph
 
ERA
6.46
 
WHIP
1.52
 
BABIP
.321
 
GB/FB
1.39
 
Left On Base
62.4%
 
Exit Velocity
82.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.6%
 
Spin Rate
2338 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.7%
 
Swinging Strike
7.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Back in action after missing most of the last two years while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Gonzalez got his first big-league opportunities since 2016 last season, making 12 starts and two relief appearances for the Rockies. Coors Field got the best of him, as it does for most pitchers, as he finished the year with a 5.29 ERA. That was good enough for a respectable enough park-adjusted 105 ERA-, but that doesn't help fantasy owners, who have to deal with the pitcher in the park in which he actually pitches. Gonzalez's peripherals weren't particularly inspiring, either, as he struck out just 16.6% of opposing batters while walking 11.9%. The Rockies don't have much rotation depth, so Gonzalez could earn a fair number of starts again this season. That theoretically gives him value, but between his difficult home park and lack of track record, he won't be a very appealing option.
Gonzalez lost his entire 2017 campaign due to elbow issues that led to Tommy John surgery. Recovery from that surgery cost him most of 2018 as well, as he returned to throw just 10 rehab innings in the low minors late in the year. Signed to a minor-league deal by the Rockies in the offseason, Gonzalez is now three seasons removed from his last big-league pitch and four seasons removed from his last effective showing. Even during that 2015 season in which he recorded a 3.90 ERA in 67 innings for the Rangers, there were red flags, as it included an ugly 30:32 K:BB. The righty's injury struggles and performance cast doubt on the idea that he'll throw a significant number of major-league innings this season, and his difficult new home park makes any innings he does throw less appealing. Gonzalez did have some prospect pedigree, but that was a lifetime ago in the baseball world.
Once viewed as a top pitching prospect in the Rangers' farm system, Gonzalez has fallen on hard times since submitting a 3.90 ERA over 67 innings with Texas in 2015. Gonzalez had maneuvered around poor strikeout and walk rates at every stop of his career to that point, but the shaky command caught up with him in 2016, resulting in the right-hander languishing at Triple-A Round Rock for most of that season. He never received the chance to rebound from that setback to his development, as he suffered a partial UCL tear last spring that ultimately required Tommy John surgery in July. With Gonzalez set to spend the entire 2018 campaign rehabbing, the organization elected to remove him from the 40-man roster in December. The Rangers subsequently re-signed him to a minor-league deal in order to monitor his recovery, but it's hard to imagine Gonzalez resurfacing as even a back-end rotation piece for the Rangers or any other big club once he's healthy again in 2019.
Just a season removed from making 10 starts in his first taste of the major league level, Gonzalez took a major step backward in 2016. The 2013 first-round draft pick was unable to claim the Rangers final rotation spot out of spring training, and even upon his relegation to Triple-A Round Rock, he struggled significantly to the tune of a 4.70 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. This poor showing limited him to just three starts in the big leagues, where he averaged just over three innings per start while walking more batters than he struck out. Gonzalez was once a prized prospect in the Rangers system, although his window to make good on that promise is closing. The 24-year-old should open 2017 at Triple-A, where he will have to earn to right to be considered should a rotation spot open up in Arlington.
At first glance it looks like a stone-cold fluke that Gonzalez was able to muster a 3.90 ERA and 1.21 WHIP despite more walks than strikeouts. Both his walk and strikeout rate were terrible, however that didn’t stop him from posting passable results in 67 innings. His .206 BABIP was a big reason for that, and while it would never sustain over a full season, he does deserve some credit. His sinker and slider kept hitters off balance and combined for a .146 average — eighth-best among 139 pitchers who threw 300 combined sinkers and sliders. Those pitches were tough to square up, leading to a lot of weak contact (he managed just a 17 percent K rate with them), 114th among those same 139 pitchers. The strikeouts have to improve for fantasy viability, but Gonzalez was a heralded prospect so it is too early to write him off.
Gonzalez is the most advanced starting pitcher in the minors who has yet to reach Triple-A. He does not have the upside of a No. 1 or No. 2 starter, but he could be a very good third starter on a contending team in the near future. His strong four-pitch arsenal sets him apart, highlighted by a low-to-mid 90s fastball and a slider that are already big-league caliber pitches, and a curveball with the potential to be a third plus offering. In his age-22 season, Gonzalez posted a 2.62 ERA in 65.1 innings at High-A Myrtle Beach and a 2.70 ERA in 73.1 innings at Double-A Frisco. Over those two stops, he managed just 113 strikeouts in 138.2 innings, demonstrating his limitations in that department, but preventing runs should not be a problem for the 6-foot-2 righty. Given the Rangers’ lack of quality starting pitching depth, Gonzalez is a good candidate to join the rotation after a couple months at Triple-A Round Rock.
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DFA'd Sunday
PColorado Rockies  AAA
October 3, 2021
The Rockies designated Gonzalez for assignment Sunday.
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Reinstated by Rockies
PColorado Rockies  AAA
October 2, 2021
Gonzalez (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
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Placed on 10-day IL
PColorado Rockies  AAA
Oblique
September 8, 2021
Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain Wednesday.
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Crushed in loss
PColorado Rockies  AAA
September 7, 2021
Gonzalez (3-7) took the loss Tuesday against the Giants. He pitched 1.1 innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits without a strikeout.
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Lasts 3.2 innings in no-decision
PColorado Rockies  AAA
September 3, 2021
Gonzalez didn't factor into the decision Thursday against Atlanta after allowing three runs on four hits and four walks while fanning one across 3.2 innings.
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