Erik Gonzalez

Erik Gonzalez

32-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Erik Gonzalez in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Reds in December of 2023.
Signs with Cincinnati
3BCincinnati Reds  NRI
December 5, 2023
Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
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Gonzalez spent the entire 2023 season with the Triple-A affiliate of the White Sox and slashed .272/.322/.360 with five homers and three steals across 131 games. The 32-year-old will function as organizational infield depth for Cincinnati leading into the 2024 campaign.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+42%
OPS vs LHP
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+107%
OPS vs RHP
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+61%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .689 84 5 2 12 0 .266 .310 .380
Since 2021vs Right .484 186 16 0 12 3 .208 .237 .247
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left .273 11 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .182
2022vs Right .564 30 4 0 3 1 .231 .333 .231
2021vs Left .754 73 5 2 12 0 .294 .342 .412
2021vs Right .468 156 12 0 9 2 .204 .218 .250
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+5%
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+218%
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+6%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .562 126 9 1 13 2 .225 .262 .300
Since 2021Away .534 144 12 1 11 1 .226 .257 .277
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home .651 26 3 0 2 1 .261 .346 .304
2022Away .205 15 1 0 1 0 .071 .133 .071
2021Home .539 100 6 1 11 1 .216 .240 .299
2021Away .572 129 11 1 10 1 .244 .271 .301
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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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Moved to minor-league camp
3BChicago White Sox  NRI
March 27, 2023
Gonzalez was reassigned to minor-league camp by the White Sox on Monday, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Inks deal with White Sox
3BChicago White Sox  NRI
January 8, 2023
Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Saturday.
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Sent to Triple-A
3BMiami Marlins  NRI
July 6, 2022
The Marlins outrighted Gonzalez to Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday after he cleared waivers.
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Designated for assignment
3BMiami Marlins  NRI
July 1, 2022
Gonzalez was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Contract selected, starting Sunday
3BMiami Marlins  NRI
June 26, 2022
Gonzalez had his contract selected by the Marlins and is starting at third base Sunday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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