Erik Gonzalez

Erik Gonzalez

30-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Miami Marlins
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Erik Gonzalez in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year, $1.23 million contract with the Pirates in December of 2020.
Signs with Miami
SSMiami Marlins  AAA
January 13, 2022
Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins in November, per the MLB transactions log.
ANALYSIS
Gonzalez spent the last three seasons with Pittsburgh, though he was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis in August. He elected free agency this offseason and will now look to earn a roster spot in Miami with a strong performance in spring training. Prior to being cast off the 40-man roster in Pittsburgh, Gonzalez posted a .232/.258/.300 line across 229 plate appearances in 2021.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
1
17
6
5
2
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
7
4
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+53%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+61%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+67%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .785 169 15 4 20 2 .308 .345 .440
Since 2019vs Right .514 402 31 2 26 6 .207 .238 .276
2021vs Left .754 73 5 2 12 0 .294 .342 .412
2021vs Right .468 156 12 0 9 2 .204 .218 .250
2020vs Left .891 46 5 2 7 0 .302 .333 .558
2020vs Right .533 140 9 1 12 2 .206 .236 .298
2019vs Left .735 50 5 0 1 2 .333 .360 .375
2019vs Right .559 106 10 1 5 2 .213 .272 .287
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+42%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .612 283 22 3 31 2 .246 .275 .337
Since 2019Away .582 291 24 3 16 6 .229 .266 .316
2021Home .539 100 6 1 11 1 .216 .240 .299
2021Away .572 129 11 1 10 1 .244 .271 .301
2020Home .602 102 6 1 14 0 .242 .265 .337
2020Away .658 87 8 2 6 2 .220 .256 .402
2019Home .722 81 10 1 6 1 .292 .333 .389
2019Away .510 75 5 0 0 3 .214 .267 .243
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Stat Review
How does Erik Gonzalez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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 and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
BB/K
0.20
 
BB Rate
3.5%
 
K Rate
17.5%
 
BABIP
.274
 
ISO
.068
 
AVG
.232
 
OBP
.258
 
SLG
.300
 
OPS
.558
 
wOBA
.248
 
Exit Velocity
80.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.1%
 
Barrels/PA
2.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
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2015
Despite 2020 being a short season, Gonzalez logged a career high in PA, coming to the plate 37 more times than he did in 2019 for the Pirates. It's not like Gonzalez was forcing the team's hand with his play. The 29-year-old can provide value on the field with his glove, but his offensive limitations are well established at this point.
Gonzalez was once again limited to a utility role in 2018. He appeared in 81 games for the Indians, slashing .265/.301/.375 with one homer and three stolen bases in 143 plate appearances. He was 20% worse than league average at the dish (80 wRC+) thanks to a 23.8% strikeout rate and 3.5% walk rate. Cleveland shipped the infielder to Pittsburgh in the offseason, putting Gonzalez in a position to compete with Kevin Newman for the starting shortstop role in spring training. He's an above-average defender at shortstop and is just two years removed from posting a 122 wRC+ in 104 games at Triple-A Charlotte. At the very least, his glove and defensive versatility should keep Gonzalez on the roster to begin the season. A 10-homer/10-steal season would be within reach if he is proves to be a better option than Newman, making him worthy of a late-round pick in NL-only leagues.
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 in 104 games at Triple-A Columbus. Gonzalez parlayed this success into a cup of coffee in the big leagues, going 5-for-16 in limited at-bats. You may have heard of the Indians current shortstop, Francisco Lindor, who should be a fixture in the Cleveland middle infield for years to come. That makes Gonzalez more of a utility player heading into the 2017 campaign, though he could also be used as trade bait. He is a plus defender at shortstop, so he will be valuable as a defensive replacement at second base or third base, and would be the obvious replacement if Lindor suffers an injury.
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.
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.
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Goes on injured list at Triple-A
SSPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
Undisclosed
August 29, 2021
Triple-A Indianapolis placed Gonzalez on its 7-day injured list Sunday due to an unspecified issue, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Remains in organization
SSPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
August 10, 2021
Gonzalez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
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Designated for assignment
SSPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
August 7, 2021
Gonzalez (side) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and designated for assignment Saturday.
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Beginning rehab stint
SSPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
Side
July 31, 2021
Gonzalez (side) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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Nearing rehab assignment
SSPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
Side
July 27, 2021
Gonzalez (side) said he's feeling "about 95 percent" on Tuesday and hopes to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis by the end of the week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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