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Gio Gonzalez
Birthdate: 9/19/1985 (31 y, 6 m, 8 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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DateTeamOppGSWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
Total- - -- - -322.65-11.0713.7226.502.890.960.960.870.80303.19-0.4300
DateTeamOppGSWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2012-09-27WSN@PHI10.00-0.490.49-0.14-0.011.081.080.920.6610.11-0.1100
2012-09-22WSNMIL10.20-0.080.281.360.140.510.510.870.0310.260.1300
2012-09-16WSN@ATL1-0.15-0.440.29-1.11-0.121.031.030.871.121-0.03-0.1200
2012-09-10WSN@NYM10.18-0.220.401.540.180.800.800.870.5810.050.1800
2012-09-05WSNCHC10.23-0.070.303.360.350.540.540.870.0210.340.0800
2012-08-31WSNSTL10.18-0.080.264.320.460.330.330.87 00.270.2800
2012-08-25WSN@PHI1-0.12-0.510.38-0.14-0.010.970.970.870.7210.01-0.1400
2012-08-19WSNNYM10.20-0.220.421.660.180.820.820.870.4610.040.2000
2012-08-13WSN@SFG10.11-0.060.170.800.090.330.330.940.0010.180.1500
2012-08-08WSN@HOU10.40-0.711.111.290.141.561.560.92 00.110.1500
2012-08-03WSNMIA1-0.15-0.690.54-0.16-0.021.061.060.870.1210.11-0.2500
2012-07-29WSN@MIL1-0.26-0.540.28-1.98-0.201.091.090.920.401-0.02-0.2200
2012-07-24WSN@NYM10.18-0.170.351.960.230.710.710.870.4810.230.0200
2012-07-19WSNNYM1-0.35-0.500.14-3.74-0.390.740.740.870.461-0.32-0.1500
2012-07-14WSN@MIA10.01-0.340.350.870.090.950.950.870.7310.14-0.1400
2012-07-07WSNCOL10.22-0.260.481.880.201.131.130.870.8910.120.0700
2012-07-01WSN@ATL1-0.06-0.370.30-1.65-0.180.770.770.691.361-0.05-0.0300
2012-06-26WSN@COL1-0.04-0.450.41-1.15-0.100.790.790.870.211-0.190.1400
2012-06-21WSNTBR10.07-0.550.620.880.091.421.420.871.3210.06-0.0100
DateTeamOppGSWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2012-06-15WSNNYY10.03-0.330.360.510.050.930.930.871.5110.14-0.1100
2012-06-09WSN@BOS10.24-0.250.492.500.250.880.880.871.7310.210.0600
2012-06-03WSNATL1-0.17-0.660.48-1.02-0.111.421.420.871.781-0.130.0000
2012-05-27WSN@ATL10.10-0.220.321.290.140.780.780.870.3010.17-0.0500
2012-05-21WSN@PHI10.35-0.420.772.860.301.461.460.871.5110.190.0500
2012-05-16WSNPIT10.13-0.450.580.360.041.101.100.870.4710.100.0300
2012-05-11WSN@CIN10.10-0.230.330.450.050.720.720.830.481-0.040.1800
2012-05-05WSNPHI10.19-0.230.432.360.250.850.850.870.1310.190.0400
2012-04-29WSN@LAD10.00-0.480.480.630.071.241.240.870.3410.10-0.1000
2012-04-24WSN@SDP10.32-0.110.432.420.290.970.970.871.4110.280.0500
2012-04-17WSNHOU10.45-0.140.593.360.351.181.180.872.1510.40-0.0200
2012-04-12WSNCIN10.41-0.100.513.360.350.890.890.871.4210.360.1000
2012-04-07WSN@CHC1-0.33-0.710.38-2.45-0.251.221.220.871.141-0.21-0.0600