- Alex Gonzalez's Hot Start
Signed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2011 by the Blue Jays this offseason, Alex Gonzalez did not attract much attention on the free agent market after being cut loose by the Red Sox
- Firing Fredi Gonzalez
Yesterday, Fredi Gonzalez became the second third managerial casualty of the year, following Trey Hillman's ouster in Kansas City (update: and Dave Trembley in Baltimore. Thanks, Rob Stratmeyer
- Obligatory Monthly Update on Carlos Gonzalez
It's time for another monthly analysis of Carlos Gonzalez's tumultuous 2015 season. When we first tuned in, Carlos Gonzalez was bad. Like, really bad. Despite peripherals that suggested some bad luck
- Carlos Gonzalez: A Premature Decline, Perhaps
Yesterday, I noted that Carlos Gonzalez's isolated power, as determined by my expected isolated power (xISO) equation, mirrored his current production. This would be great news if we were talking
- Reviewing Alex Chamberlain's 2015 Bold Predictions
and ends up a top-15 outfielder.
I gave this prediction a 0.01-pecent chance of hitting in July. But then Krush gave his best Carlos Gonzalez impression thereafter, hitting 20(!!!!) home runs
- Josh Reddick and Alex Gonzalez: Waiver Wire Help
Alex Gonzalez, MIL |SS| Ownership: ESPN - 21.5% Yahoo - 16.0%
Gonzalez might be a tough sell for a lot of you, but given his power production and the current state of the shortstop
- The Power Will Not Return for Adrian Gonzalez
At the beginning of last year, we took some heat for leaving Adrian Gonzalez near the top of the first base rankings. Our reasoning, if I can speak for the consensus ranking crew, was that power
- Brewers Lose Gonzalez to Injured Knee
disabled list with a left hamstring injury. Finally, over the weekend against the San Francisco Giants, shortstop Alex Gonzalez landed on the disabled list with what appears to be a very serious leg
- The Daily Grind: Duduno, Gonzalez, Danks
, and Alejandro De Aza vs. Alex Colome
Freddie Freeman vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Robinson Cano vs. Samuel Deduno
Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez vs. Chris Young
4. Tomorrow's Targets - Gonzalez, Danks, Norris
- 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
Best Sophomore Pitcher
- The Daily Grind: Marisnick, Martinez, Gonzalez
Farnsworth on Marisnick
Daily DFS - Martinez
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Karns, Gonzalez, Uggla, Stubbs
1. Farnsworth on Marisnick
We're through about
- Blind Résumés: Musings on Perceived Value
Player B is Jorge Soler.
Player C is Adrian Gonzalez.
I included Yahoo! ownership rates (Y! Own%) in the table above to illuminate my point. Soler isn't getting a lot of love
- 2016 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: August
hyperbolic, and perhaps Carlos Gonzalez is, too, but his recent results speak volumes: CarGo more than doubled his home run total between my July re-rank of National League outfielders and now.
- Should MLB Punish A-Rod Based on News Reports?
nicknamed "BALCO East."
Of course, as Cameron notes, "Rodriguez is going to get the most attention, because he’s Alex Rodriguez." The Yankees are reportedly exploring all avenues to void the last five
- Reasserting My Love for Three Unowned NL Outfielders
on the season, as of yesterday. Not that Stubbs isn't any good -- he'll give you 15 home runs and steals apiece in a full season -- but he's not getting any playing time unless (OK, until) Carlos Gonzalez
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: June
I love Guerrero as much as the next guy -- he
- An Expansion on xISO, Plus 10 Noteworthy Names
might expect them to perform, so that's interesting, man:
Carlos Gonzalez, COL OF
- 2015 Roto Overhyped Pitcher
velocity and strikeout rate, his average draft position (ADP) of 36th represented a ceiling rather than a mean. That he declined the way he did only further underscores the point.
Gio Gonzalez has
- Team Preview: Atlanta Braves
3. 3B Chipper Jones^ (38 years old)
4. 2B Dan Uggla (30 years old)
5. C Brian McCann* (27 years old)
6. SS Alex Gonzalez (34 years old)
7. 1B Freddie Freeman* (21 years old)
8. CF Nate McLouth
- 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks: A Review
of Matt Harveys on this list, which is great, but I thought it was too easy.
Winner: Chris Davis (me). Again, for singularity. Carlos Gonzalez had a monster year, but Davis added almost 5 WAR to his
- Wally Pipping Jason Heyward
with more than the Braves' inconsistent offense and the slumping Jason Heyward. Fredi Gonzalez is a first-year manager, and I think he is trying to send a message and set a clear precedent that will last
- A Response to a Diatribe Regarding Player Values
specifically as a valuation method. I don't know of any popular methods that aren't non-linear; this one simply best helps underscore my point.)
This weekend, I made a stupid mistake: I marked Alex
- Arlington Power Struggle: Jon Daniels vs. Nolan Ryan
in team history have been connected to performance-enhancing drugs, including Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez, Alex Rodriguez, and the single best player in team history, Ivan Rodriguez
- Jerry Jr. and The Amazing Hairstons
in his 30s, the 2009 World Championship and his brilliant fill-in play for the Reds in 2008. As Reds Reporter explains, "Due to injuries to Alex Gonzalez, Jeff Keppinger, and Jolbert Cabrera
- Hector Olivera Will Be An OK 2B Option
tens of millions of dollars (albeit at the expense of Alex Guerrero, Olivera's fellow countryman). Adding Olivera to the mix would further complicate the situation, but that's a non-issue to the Dodgers
- Hitter xISO: June Update
identify a smart buy-low candidate -- or reluctantly cut bait on Carlos Gonzalez. I also appreciate the feedback and recommendations for improvement and expansion. I will take care to consider
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: July
Although his timetable is fairly clear, Stanton is still kind of hard to rank. I really have no doubts he'll outperform every outfielder listed below him even
- Three Unowned Starters for the Home Stretch
: Alex Wood
Player 2: Raisel Iglesias
Blind Resume #2Owned%IPWLERAWHIPK%BB%BABIPGB%Hard%SwStr%Contact%O-Swing%Player 187%141.2974.131.4720.60%8.60%0.34753.50%27.90%9.40%79.10%30.90%Player
- The Curious Case of Alex Guerrero
great numbers but hasn’t seen the same hype or support from analyst and in ways, even his team, that the others have. I’m talking about Alex Guerrero of the Los Angeles Dodgers of course. Technically
- Marlins Close Upper Deck: Can Loria Admit Fault?
one year in; his replacement, Fredi Gonzalez, was fired midseason in 2010 after three and a half years' service. Gonzalez's replacement, Edwin Rodriguez, resigned a month ago amid rumors that he too
- Does It Matter If a Manager Was a Major Leaguer?
Of the 30 managers in the major leagues today, eight of them never made the major leagues as players (Manny Acta, Terry Collins, Fredi Gonzalez, Jim Leyland, Joe Maddon, Jack McKeon, Mike Quade
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: March
strikeouts don't inhibit his batting average once pitchers have the book on him.
TIER FOUR: Young Guns and "Old" Injury-Prone Sledgehammers
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: May
Carlos Gonzalez: Seems to be hitting with authority, but not elevating the ball. Chase rate a career low but seeing fewest pitches in the zone.
(Kris Bryant: Outfield-eligible
- NL Outfield Rankings: March (Preseason)
up -- two good ways to sustain a high BABIP. But with such a small sample size, it's wise not to get too excited too soon. (Don't tell anyone, but I am.)
- Airing the Marlins' Dirty Laundry in Public
did," said Dan Uggla. Really, just about everyone, from Uggla to Posnanski to our own Jack Moore approved of manager Fredi Gonzalez's austere treatment of his moody star. Hanley finally apologized
- Nyjer Morgan Wants A Piece of the Marlins. I Don't Blame Him.
Gonzalez at first when Adam Kennedy hit a slow double-play ball to Dan Uggla; Uggla flipped to Hanley Ramirez at second for the first out, but Hanley double-clutched and threw home to get Morgan, who had
- MLB DNA Testing — Is Baseball Breaking the Law?
are understandable: teams want to avoid being defrauded out of millions of dollars by players who falsify their name and age.
The Nationals gave a $1.4 million signing bonus 16-year old Esmailyn Gonzalez
- Yoenis Cespedes Upends the Status Quo
don't know when it was supposed to happen, but surely it wasn't supposed to happen at 22 years old.
And Carlos Gonzalez, at 29, has hit a career-high 37 home runs, a healthy dozen-or-so more than any
- 2016's Biggest xISO Disparities
at one of the shallower offensive positions.
Carlos Gonzalez, COL OF
ISO: .247 / xISO: .168
This is the latter half of 2015 all over again. Remember how miserable the start of that season
- Why the Pirates Always Limp to the Finish
in 2009, and so on.
But they weren't always sellers, and actually have made their share of misguided win-now trades. They traded Mike Gonzalez for Adam LaRoche in 2007, and a few days later traded Rajai
- Is This the Gregory Polanco We've Been Waiting For?
. (Not like he's available in any leagues, but you know what I mean -- who I would trade, straight up, to acquire him.) I certainly like him more than Carlos Gonzalez and, perhaps, more than Lorenzo Cain
- If You Vote for Surhoff and Tino, You Have to Vote for Everyone
, Rafael Palmeiro, and Kevin Brown, not to mention Juan Gonzalez, who after all has more MVP awards than Don Mattingly.
In fact, to vote for Jack Morris, Don Mattingly, Tino Martinez, Edgar Martinez
- 2011 Organizational Rankings: #5 – Atlanta
pretty adept at everything, and well-positioned in the National League with a playoff caliber team for at least the next several years. Time will tell whether new skipper Fredi Gonzalez is a better
- Wilson Ramos Is Home. Now What?
that every player will continue to think long and hard about how long they want their family to live there.
Carlos Gonzalez's reaction may be representative of many players. He returned home
- Ozzie Guillen, Fidel Castro and Why No One Cares
in the Cuban-American community may have had two primary catalysts. First, the Elian Gonzalez case — which demonstrated to many within the community that knee-jerk, anti-Castro sentiment didn't necessarily lead
- Cameron Maybin Wants Your Attention
to the common antiestablishmentarian -- watching y'all sit stoically with your coveted, probably somewhat expensive shares of Matt Kemp (96% owned in Yahoo! leagues) and Carlos Gonzalez (94
- Another Case Study: Joc Pederson v. Kyle Schwarber
conclusions on a comparably small sample size for Carlos Gonzalez, and now I'm pretty sure hired assassins are tracking me. Alas, what follows is not a disagreement with Pod (because his analysis
- NL Outfield Tiered Rankings: September
hitter. But he's also our most likely candidate to hit double digit home runs in a single month.
- 2015 Visualized: Outfield
. So did Ryan Braun and Jason Heyward. And the aforementioned Pittsburgh trio all deviated from their projected wOBAs by five points or fewer. Mike Trout. Adam Jones. Carlos Gonzalez. Dexter Fowler
- 2015 Expected ISO (xISO) in Review
at which you probably obtained him in your 2015 draft.
No, it's harder to find absolute sell-high guys, but I think I can still name a few.
Carlos Gonzalez, COL OF
After perhaps his most
- NL Outfielders: Opening Day Small-Sample Heroes
Field plus more playing time could equal 25-plus home runs.
I'd rather own Santana than... Marwin Gonzalez (17%), David Freese (7%) and Michael Saunders (6%), all of whom underwhelm and could
- NL Outfield Rankings: June
; until July, I won't have a very good idea of what to expect from him.
- Why Haven't We Talked About Jonathan Villar Yet?
opportunity in Houston, ousted by Marwin Gonzalez when he suffered bad luck on BABIP in 2014 and blocked by Jed Lowrie, who ended up hitting a solid .222 before Correa's arrival anyway.
But Villar has
- Which Pitchers to Start Today 9/29/15
Stroman @ Miguel Gonzalez
Stroman is due for all sorts of regression, positive and negative alike. But for the time being, Stroman is a groundball machine facing the league's worst wRC+ over the last
- NL Outfield Rankings: May
Melvin Upton Jr.
This is where things get incredibly clunky. I'm having such a hard time
- When Should San Diego Trade Adrian Gonzalez?
While it has generally been assumed that Adrian Gonzalez won't be in San Diego much longer, the Padres front office confirmed these beliefs with some public comments last week, stating
- Alex Chamberlain's 10 Bold Predictions
"Soler Panels" in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists.
This is a legitimate prediction.
10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero hits 15 home runs.
He's a man without a position
- Revisiting Alex Chamberlain's Bold Predictions
9. Wrigley Field installs “Soler Panels” in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists.
10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero hits 15
- Alex Rodriguez's First 2,999 Hits
Different Batting Order Spots
- Deep League Waiver Wire: Heisey & Gonzalez
as he's starting, he may even earn some shallow mixed league value.
Alex Gonzalez | 3% Owned
What is this, 2010 (when Gonzalez actually earned positive fantasy value)? The 37 year old former
- Trying to Solve The Alex Guerrero Problem
as the projections think he might. At that point, you have Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig in the corners, with an infield of Yasmani Grandal, Adrian Gonzalez, Howie Kendrick, Jimmy Rollins, and Juan
- Alex Liddi and the Greatest European Players Ever
Yesterday, Alex Liddi hit a grand slam, which the AP noted was "the first major league grand slam by an Italian-born player in half-century." That actually understates the true rarity of Liddi's
- Alex Chamberlain's 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
- Field of Streams: Episode 151 – Live With Alex Chamberlain
Episode 151 - Live With Alex Chamberlain
The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live!
In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Brad Johnson are joined by Alex Chamberlain in a live recording
- Crawford and Gonzalez
Sox this week. That's right, over the last five years, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford have been virtually identical in value.
They're nine months apart in age. Gonzalez has a shoulder problem
- Dallas Braden Attacks Alex Rodriguez Again. Is Baseball's "Code" Really Still Relevant?
Every time Alex Rodriguez does anything -- poses in Details Magazine, slaps a ball out of a glove, shouts to distract a fielder from a pop-up, admits to taking banned drugs, runs across the pitcher's
- The Adrian Gonzalez that Isn't Anymore
The Dodgers are still alive in large part thanks to Adrian Gonzalez, and for Gonzalez, it's been a series somewhat defined by the inside pitch. The crucial double he hit off Adam Wainwright
- Is Gio Gonzalez Worth the Hype?
Step aside, C.J. Wilson. There's a new pitcher in town commanding the attention of major league teams. Following his best season as a pro, the Oakland Athletics are looking to deal Gio Gonzalez
- Alex Gordon is...
It's like a mad lib! Alex Gordon is... sexy? Misunderstood? Pretty good with a chance of more? Not as good as last year? Better than this year? Let's try something else. Let's try to answer
- Adrian Gonzalez and the Petco Challenge
When fantasy players think of the top first basemen in the game, Adrian Gonzalez is not the first name that comes to mind. But the first overall pick in the 2000 draft put up his third straight
- Adrian Gonzalez to Boston
While the deal is not quite official, the San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox have agreed in principle to a swap that would send 1B Adrian Gonzalez to Beantown in exchange for RHP Casey Kelly, 1B
- Adrian Gonzalez's Walks
speculation is Adrian Gonzalez, the Padres star first baseman. With two years remaining on an unbelievably team friendly contract (he's owed just $10.25 million over both years), and coming off a +6.3 win
- Gonzalez vs Teixeira
Adrian Gonzalez is the new Roy Halladay. Given his agent's statements that he is not willing to give San Diego a hometown discount and sees Mark Teixeira's contract as the comparison for what his
- Is Gio Gonzalez Learning?
As a lefty who can spin curves that put Beyonce to shame (okay, not really), Gio Gonzalez garners attention. Gio whiffed 10.3 batters per nine innings on the farm and rated among Baseball America's
- Joey Votto or Adrian Gonzalez?
seasons, with one posting the third-best wOBA in the majors at first base, and the other ranking sixth at the position.
Cincinnati's Joey Votto and San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez seem to be valued about
- The ALEX RIOShootthat'sagiantpastramisandwich
and will not collapse under the weight of their fans.
I propose a few new Rangers-player-themed concessions to add to the menu:
1. The ALEX RIOShootthat'sagiantpastramisandwich, a two-foot-long pastrami sandwich
- The Return of a Different Adrian Gonzalez
so significant they just about slap you in the head. You want a story of a player who made an adjustment and kept himself around the top of his game? Embrace the case of Adrian Gonzalez, who is what
- Gonzalez vs Beltre
Faced with a decision between two Adrians, the Red Sox finally settled on the younger, left-handed one, and have agreed to a deal that will bring Adrian Gonzalez to Boston. In return, the Padres
- Mike Gonzalez Potentially an Oriole
it appears likely that Mike Gonzalez will join the fray on a two-year deal worth at least $12M and up to as much as $16M. The deal is currently contingent on Gonzalez passing a physical – usually a given
- Four Factors: Carlos Gonzalez
series, this time a request: Colorado Rockies uber-outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez is in his third season in the majors, and this is the first in which he will likely approach 600 plate appearances
- Adrian Gonzalez: Resetting Expectations
If you’d done nothing in 2012 but read the local papers, you might think that Adrian Gonzalez was among the biggest busts of modern times. Coming off a stellar 2011 Boston debut, his production
- Adrian Gonzalez, Crushing and Missing
has been shockingly useful so far... and because Adrian Gonzalez has been surprisingly powerful.
Gonzalez is currently riding a nine-game hitting streak. He's had at least one extra base hit
- Braves Fire Fredi Gonzalez
The #Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) May 17, 2016
Because I don't think we have a lot of insight into who is a good or bad manager, I don't
- Will Adrian Gonzalez Rebound?
Adrian Gonzalez was a disappointment last season. While his overall slash line of .299/.344/.463 isn't terrible for most players, it represented a pretty big fall from the elite production he's
- Adrian Gonzalez's Power Outage
Adrian Gonzalez has been pretty much everything the Red Sox expected him to be and then some after sending three top prospects (and Eric Patterson) to the Padres to acquire the now-29-year-old
- Adrian Gonzalez's Power Outage
When I published our updated first base tier rankings last week, I mentioned that Adrian Gonzalez had hit just 13 homers in his previous 478 plate appearances dating back to last year. That stretch
- Calling a Pitch to Adrian Gonzalez
disagreement. Moments later, the Dodgers had the only run they'd need.
Make no mistake: the Cardinals lost Game 3 for a variety of reasons. They didn't lose because Adrian Gonzalez fisted a ball over
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Adrian Gonzalez
When I first wrote this, Gonzalez was still on the road to being a Red Sox. Then, I edited it when the deal fell through, and again when the deal ended up getting done. However, the question set I
- Adrian Gonzalez 2.0
or you can roll with the punches, accept the need to adapt and thrive through change. Last season Adrian Gonzalez found himself at one of those evolutionary crossroads, made the conscious decision
- Repeat Bargain: Adrian Gonzalez?
Adrian Gonzalez was pretty fantasy baseball valuable this year. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ first baseman wasn’t, in the preseason, expected to be quite so fantasy baseball valuable. That made him
- Carlos Gonzalez And The Value Of Runs
of the points worth making have already been spoken for, as those three are among the best on earth at discussing issues relating to baseball. And so, when they all tackled Carlos Gonzalez over the last few
- Comparing the Bruce and Gonzalez Extensions
at it again this week, signing Carlos Gonzalez to a seven-year deal for around $80 million. That's a pretty massive contract for a player who has played one full season and parts of two others. It also seems
- Toying with the Adrian Gonzalez Market
(and represented in the Total category) rather than making everyone translate the wOBA to runs and figure things out from there.
Now obviously, we’re talking about acquiring Adrian Gonzalez – who
- Examining Gio Gonzalez
Lost in the improbable and rather infatuating season from R.A. Dickey and yet another commanding performance by Clayton Kershaw sits Gio Gonzalez and his measly 5.4 WAR season.
Gonzalez went 21-8
- Crowdsourcing Results: Gonzalez and Reynolds
Here are your results from this week’s round of topical crowdsourcing.
Adrian Gonzalez (Red Sox / Padres)
My vote: 16 / 25
Average: 13.3 / 23.2
Median: 12 / 23
Std Dev: 5.3 / 6.6
- Carlos Gonzalez and Risk in the Outfield
and the gang, and excited to get cracking.
Everyone forgot about Carlos Gonzalez. Maybe that's not right. How's this: We got tired of dealing with Carlos Gonzalez. Looking at his rankings this year
- Projecting Carlos Gonzalez
There's nothing more exciting than a breakout star both in reality and in fantasy, and that's what Carlos Gonzalez was last season. He took home the National League batting title with a .336 AVG
- How Good Is Gio Gonzalez?
Yesterday, the Nationals gave up four prospects, including three of their top 10 guys, for the right to acquire Gio Gonzalez from the Oakland A's. This follows on the heels of the Mat Latos trade
- Mike Gonzalez Traded to Rangers
Gonzalez from the Orioles for a PTBNL.
On the surface, this is a relatively minor move. Ooo, the Rangers add another veteran arm to help them shore up their bullpen down the stretch -- not such a big
- Q&A Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez is a student of hitting, which should come as no surprise given that he is one of the game’s premier sluggers. The left-handed-hitting first baseman has a career slash line of .288