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Gio Gonzalez
Birthdate: 9/19/1985 (31 y, 6 m, 10 d)     Bats/Throws: R/L     Height/Weight: 5-11/185     Position: P
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 8, Overall: 38, Team: Chicago White Sox
Contract: $42M / 5 Years (2012 - 2016) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Gonzalez gave up five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings during Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros. (3/27/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Gonzalez has been in a slow and steady decline since his spectacular 2012 season. The gap between his fastball and changeup velocities has steadily narrowed, from 10 mph in 2014, 8 mph in 2015, and now only 7 mph in 2016. Towards the later part of the season it was even nearing 6 mph. The vertical and horizontal movements are converging as well. These factors are turning his changeup into something more akin to a slow fastball. Isolated power against both his fastball and changeup are the highest they have been since 2009—he became a full time starter in 2010. Gonzalez’s HR/FB and ERA have each reached full season highs as well. SwStrk% (9%) and K% (22%) are still viable, though, so he should be able to wrack up a good number of strikeouts along the way. Unfortunately, his hard hit rate has been steadily increasing although his exit velocity only saw a modest increase between 2015 and 2016, and remains roughly league average. (Andrew Perpetua)

The Quick Opinion: Losing separation between his fastball and change-up is a bit scary, although it could be corrected through mechanical adjustments. His strikeout totals are enough to make him a viable back end starter, but the overall downward trend is worrying.

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DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
Total- - -- - -32111100177.1765179989019591718.682.990.96.31667.6 %47.6 %12.5 %4.573.763.8050
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2016-09-28WSNARI101003.2218330349.827.360.00.57172.7 %57.1 %0.0 %7.363.424.3334
2016-09-23WSN@PIT100005.0235330359.005.400.00.33362.5 %73.3 %0.0 %5.402.953.6149
2016-09-17WSN@ATL101004.12396600714.540.000.00.64345.5 %50.0 %0.0 %12.461.302.0736
2016-09-11WSNPHI110007.0254111156.431.291.29.167100.0 %52.6 %20.0 %1.294.003.3467
2016-09-06WSNATL100003.01686610412.000.003.00.63630.3 %41.7 %50.0 %18.004.811.5921
2016-08-31WSN@PHI110006.0212111146.001.501.50.067100.0 %56.3 %100.0 %1.504.482.5964
2016-08-26WSNCOL110006.0224220157.501.500.00.25060.0 %56.3 %0.0 %3.001.983.0964
2016-08-21WSN@ATL100005.22664303812.714.760.00.40055.6 %40.0 %0.0 %4.761.913.3851
2016-08-16WSN@COL100003.0134221026.000.003.00.30076.9 %45.5 %33.3 %6.006.153.4839
2016-08-10WSNCLE110005.0237441159.001.801.80.37560.6 %47.1 %14.3 %7.204.354.0840
2016-08-05WSNSFG110007.0232111179.001.291.29.071100.0 %40.0 %14.3 %1.293.433.2473
2016-07-31WSN@SFG101006.0266210211.503.000.00.26175.0 %39.1 %0.0 %1.503.816.3154
2016-07-26WSN@CLE100006.1265320245.682.840.00.25057.1 %35.0 %0.0 %2.842.834.9358
2016-07-20WSNLAD110006.0223110269.003.000.00.21480.0 %50.0 %0.0 %1.502.152.9868
2016-07-10WSN@NYM110005.2244222434.766.353.18.133100.0 %41.2 %22.2 %3.188.796.8542
2016-07-05WSNMIL101006.0267331346.004.501.50.33381.4 %42.1 %25.0 %4.505.484.4244
2016-06-30WSNCIN110006.02764414913.506.001.50.41772.9 %46.2 %33.3 %6.004.813.4846
2016-06-25WSN@MIL101003.01866611515.003.003.00.55639.5 %44.4 %33.3 %18.007.154.4824
2016-06-19WSN@SDP101005.1288650435.066.750.00.42157.1 %63.2 %0.0 %8.445.406.3332
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2016-06-14WSNCHC100006.12753304912.795.680.00.35766.7 %53.8 %0.0 %4.262.202.7359
2016-06-09WSN@CHW101007.028533021012.862.570.00.31357.1 %37.5 %0.0 %3.861.152.3468
2016-06-03WSN@CIN101006.02795510812.000.001.50.44452.6 %38.9 %25.0 %7.502.651.5944
2016-05-28WSNSTL101004.22366614611.577.711.93.41746.5 %38.5 %33.3 %11.575.934.2229
2016-05-23WSNNYM101005.026107730712.600.005.40.46758.8 %50.0 %75.0 %12.608.752.2817
2016-05-18WSN@NYM110006.1255111157.111.421.42.222100.0 %47.4 %20.0 %1.424.093.3661
2016-05-13WSNMIA100005.02462002712.603.600.00.40075.0 %60.0 %0.0 %0.001.552.8854
2016-05-07WSN@CHC100005.2257551123.181.591.59.28645.5 %47.4 %14.3 %7.945.265.0338
2016-05-02WSN@KCR110006.0244000211.503.000.00.200100.0 %42.1 %0.0 %0.004.317.0964
2016-04-27WSNPHI101006.1285210357.114.260.00.25075.0 %61.1 %0.0 %1.422.994.5760
2016-04-22WSNMIN110006.02663201812.001.500.00.35357.1 %47.1 %0.0 %3.000.982.0960
2016-04-17WSN@PHI100007.02641112810.292.571.29.200100.0 %35.7 %16.7 %1.293.583.1568
2016-04-12WSNATL100006.0233000146.001.500.00.167100.0 %44.4 %0.0 %0.002.315.0971