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Gio Gonzalez
Birthdate: 9/19/1985 (31 y, 6 m, 9 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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DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
Total- - -- - -322182.89323221000199.182214969649763510120759
DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
2012-04-07WSN@CHC1009.8211000003.221744030010634
2012-04-12WSNCIN1000.0011000007.024200000000783
2012-04-17WSNHOU1100.0011000007.024200020010880
2012-04-24WSN@SDP1100.0011000006.022200020000672
2012-04-29WSN@LAD1013.0011000006.026322050010759
2012-05-05WSNPHI1101.2911000007.027411010000774
2012-05-11WSN@CIN1103.6011000005.024522040000953
2012-05-16WSNPIT1103.8611000007.0274331200001063
2012-05-21WSN@PHI1100.0011000006.024300030110971
2012-05-27WSN@ATL1102.5711000007.0251220300001076
2012-06-03WSNATL1015.7911000004.224733031020542
2012-06-09WSN@BOS1102.8411000006.125322020010565
2012-06-15WSNNYY1014.5011000006.024533020000859
2012-06-21WSNTBR1103.0011000006.027722020010454
2012-06-26WSN@COL1106.0011000006.027854210000736
2012-07-01WSN@ATL1107.2011000005.024544140000436
2012-07-07WSNCOL1101.5011000006.024311030000665
2012-07-14WSN@MIA1013.0011000006.023522000000967
2012-07-19WSNNYM10116.2011000003.118666231000212
DateTeamOppGSWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSOGSv2
2012-07-24WSN@NYM1100.0011000007.025210020000473
2012-07-29WSN@MIL1006.0011000006.030554051200443
2012-08-03WSNMIA1014.5011000008.0329440000001066
2012-08-08WSN@HOU1103.0011100009.038933020111768
2012-08-13WSN@SFG1102.7011000006.227622120000454
2012-08-19WSNNYM1101.5911000005.226711020000354
2012-08-25WSN@PHI1014.5011000006.026533120100752
2012-08-31WSNSTL1100.0011110009.032500030000884
2012-09-05WSNCHC1100.0011000007.025300000000983
2012-09-10WSN@NYM1101.5011000006.025311150000655
2012-09-16WSN@ATL1013.6011000005.023422040000551
2012-09-22WSNMIL1100.0011000007.026320010000571
2012-09-27WSN@PHI1104.5011000006.027633030010653