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Gio Gonzalez
Birthdate: 9/19/1985 (31 y, 6 m, 5 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 allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out two over 4.1 innings during Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves. (3/22/2017)
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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DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
Total- - -- - -329.56.5     -7.9  4.0  
DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
2012-09-27WSN@PHI19.87.2     -6.9  5.3  
2012-09-22WSNMIL18.75.5     -7.4  3.2  
2012-09-16WSN@ATL18.65.6     -8.0  3.2  
2012-09-10WSN@NYM110.97.8     -8.7  5.4  
2012-09-05WSNCHC19.45.6     -8.4  5.3  
2012-08-31WSNSTL19.46.8     -8.5  3.7  
2012-08-25WSN@PHI110.77.5     -5.6  5.8  
2012-08-19WSNNYM18.45.4     -8.5  3.6  
2012-08-13WSN@SFG19.45.5     -7.6  2.6  
2012-08-08WSN@HOU110.06.9     -8.1  3.9  
2012-08-03WSNMIA17.94.6     -8.4  3.4  
2012-07-29WSN@MIL19.16.2     -6.7  4.9  
2012-07-24WSN@NYM110.56.8     -7.9  4.0  
2012-07-19WSNNYM19.06.1     -8.0  4.1  
2012-07-14WSN@MIA110.47.3     -6.8  4.9  
2012-07-07WSNCOL18.66.3     -7.7  4.1  
2012-07-01WSN@ATL18.25.1     -7.4  4.0  
2012-06-26WSN@COL15.93.4     -6.7  0.9  
2012-06-21WSNTBR110.27.3     -6.5  4.3  
DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
2012-06-15WSNNYY110.37.8     -7.6  4.8  
2012-06-09WSN@BOS110.38.2     -8.1  3.7  
2012-06-03WSNATL19.66.7     -7.8  4.1  
2012-05-27WSN@ATL18.95.2     -8.1  4.9  
2012-05-21WSN@PHI110.67.4     -7.5  5.1  
2012-05-16WSNPIT19.96.5     -8.8  4.8  
2012-05-11WSN@CIN110.17.3     -8.7  2.9  
2012-05-05WSNPHI110.27.4     -9.1  4.1  
2012-04-29WSN@LAD110.48.0     -5.5  5.5  
2012-04-24WSN@SDP110.48.0     -9.2  4.2  
2012-04-17WSNHOU18.35.0     -9.9  1.5  
2012-04-12WSNCIN19.36.8     -9.0  4.4  
2012-04-07WSN@CHC110.77.6     -8.4  4.2