Victor Gonzalez
Victor Gonzalez
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Gonzalez wasn't on many radars heading into 2020 despite impressing in a run through three minor-league levels the previous season. The talented rookie failed to make the Dodgers' Opening Day roster but eventually emerged as LA's top lefty reliever, finishing with a 1.33 ERA and 0.74 WHIP. Gonzalez's 1.67 FIP nearly matched his minuscule ERA thanks to peripherals that fly off the charts. He held hitters to a .214 xwOBA and .229 xSLG, both top-10 marks among MLB relievers. Gonzalez also gave up zero barrels all season, registered a minuscule 2.5 BB% and yielded a .063 average against his slider. The Dodgers were not shy about going to him in the postseason, and Gonzalez ended up as the winning pitcher in the decisive game of the World Series. He'll be hard-pressed to match his magical rookie campaign but should fill a high-leverage role with the opportunity to build upon his success. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a contract with the Dodgers in October of 2019.
Reinstated from COVID-19 IL
PLos Angeles Dodgers
April 28, 2021
Gonzalez (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.
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Gonzalez was dealing with COVID-19 vaccine side effects Tuesday, but he'll be available once again Wednesday. Outfielder DJ Peters was sent down in a corresponding move.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
12
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does Victor Gonzalez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Victor Gonzalez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-45%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-49%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-44%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .130 60 12 5 7 1 0 0
Since 2019vs Right .236 62 19 4 13 3 0 0
2021vs Left .143 24 1 3 3 0 0 0
2021vs Right .278 22 8 4 5 2 0 0
2020vs Left .121 36 11 2 4 1 0 0
2020vs Right .216 40 11 0 8 1 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-61%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 0.77 0.86 11.2 2 0 0 12.3 2.3 0.0
Since 2019Away 1.96 1.04 18.1 1 0 1 7.4 2.9 0.0
2021Home 2.70 1.50 3.1 0 0 0 10.8 5.4 0.0
2021Away 1.23 1.36 7.1 0 0 1 6.1 6.1 0.0
2020Home 0.00 0.60 8.1 2 0 0 13.0 1.1 0.0
2020Away 2.45 0.82 11.0 1 0 0 8.2 0.8 0.0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Victor Gonzalez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
1.29
 
K/9
7.6
 
BB/9
5.9
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
94.5 mph
 
ERA
1.69
 
WHIP
1.41
 
BABIP
.275
 
GB/FB
4.75
 
Left On Base
86.7%
 
Exit Velocity
76.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.8%
 
Spin Rate
2457 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
14.5%
 
Swinging Strike
13.8%
 
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Out due to vaccine side effects
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Undisclosed
April 28, 2021
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed after Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Reds that Gonzalez was placed on the injured list earlier in the day due to COVID-19 vaccine-related reasons, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Lands on injured list
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Undisclosed
April 27, 2021
Gonzalez was placed on the injured list Tuesday for undisclosed reasons.
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Records crucial save
PLos Angeles Dodgers
April 17, 2021
Gonzalez recorded the save in Saturday's win over the Padres, walking one and recording the final two outs of the game.
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Picks up third hold
PLos Angeles Dodgers
April 10, 2021
Gonzalez was credited with the hold Friday against Washington as the result of a perfect inning during which he struck out two batters.
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Yet to allow a run this spring
PLos Angeles Dodgers
March 16, 2021
Gonzalez has pitched in five Cactus League contests, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings.
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