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Gio Gonzalez
Birthdate: 9/19/1985 (31 y, 6 m, 3 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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DateTeamOppGSwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
Total- - -- - -3212.911.7     10.2  -0.8  
DateTeamOppGSwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2012-09-27WSN@PHI1-0.10.3     0.5  -0.3  
2012-09-22WSNMIL1-0.22.0     0.3  0.1  
2012-09-16WSN@ATL11.00.4     -1.5  0.1  
2012-09-10WSN@NYM1-1.21.4     0.7  -0.1  
2012-09-05WSNCHC12.10.8     1.0  -0.8  
2012-08-31WSNSTL10.51.3     2.7  -0.5  
2012-08-25WSN@PHI1-0.31.2     -0.3  -0.1  
2012-08-19WSNNYM1-0.1-1.1     0.8  -0.1  
2012-08-13WSN@SFG10.1-0.3     0.2  0.0  
2012-08-08WSN@HOU1-0.11.2     0.6  -0.1  
2012-08-03WSNMIA10.7-0.1     0.3  0.8  
2012-07-29WSN@MIL11.30.3     -1.2  -0.6  
2012-07-24WSN@NYM10.70.9     0.7  0.5  
2012-07-19WSNNYM1-1.80.5     -1.4  -0.2  
2012-07-14WSN@MIA10.40.1     1.4  0.0  
2012-07-07WSNCOL1-0.20.9     0.5  0.0  
2012-07-01WSN@ATL10.3-1.6     -0.2  0.6  
2012-06-26WSN@COL1-0.7-1.1     -0.1  0.4  
2012-06-21WSNTBR1-0.81.7     -0.6  -0.3  
DateTeamOppGSwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2012-06-15WSNNYY10.61.0     0.3  -0.6  
2012-06-09WSN@BOS10.41.3     0.3  -0.1  
2012-06-03WSNATL11.4-2.1     0.0  -0.1  
2012-05-27WSN@ATL12.7-0.3     0.3  0.3  
2012-05-21WSN@PHI11.20.0     1.2  -0.3  
2012-05-16WSNPIT10.90.4     -0.1  0.7  
2012-05-11WSN@CIN10.4-0.2     0.2  -0.7  
2012-05-05WSNPHI10.10.3     0.7  0.0  
2012-04-29WSN@LAD11.50.2     -0.7  0.3  
2012-04-24WSN@SDP11.32.3     -0.2  -0.2  
2012-04-17WSNHOU10.10.4     2.1  0.8  
2012-04-12WSNCIN10.81.1     0.9  0.3  
2012-04-07WSN@CHC1-0.2-1.7     0.6  -0.7