Gio González
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 38
Draft: 2004 | Rd: C-1, #38, Chicago White Sox | Monsignor Edward Pace HS (FL)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 10 11 4.21 32 32 0 171 148 1.44
2019 3 2 3.50 19 17 0 87.1 78 1.29
2020 1 2 4.83 12 4 0 31.2 34 1.86
13 Seasons 131 101 3.70 344 328 0 1,933 1,860 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 32 10-11 4.21 171 148 1.44
2019 19 3-2 3.50 87.1 78 1.29
2020 12 1-2 4.83 31.2 34 1.86
13 Seasons 344 131-101 3.70 1,933 1,860 1.32
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 2947 516 25 4.8 3.3 88.1 111.8 6.4 28.9 .240 .368 .312 .303 .352 34.1 22.3 9.1 3.79 3.77
2016 30 3116 526 31 5.9 4.1 88.7 119.3 9.1 31.2 .251 .406 .317 .316 .375 33.8 22.4 7.7 4.57 4.22
2017 31 3364 553 27 4.9 3.3 86.1 117.3 11.7 29.5 .226 .364 .281 .295 .338 27.9 22.7 9.6 2.96 3.71
2018 32 3022 516 30 5.8 4.0 87.7 113.4 11.2 35.1 .255 .412 .320 .329 .368 34.5 19.8 10.7 4.21 4.63
2019 33 1501 251 16 6.4 4.4 87.4 112.7 9.6 32.3 .245 .413 .304 .319 .368 31.2 21.3 10.1 3.50 4.50
2020 34 618 97 7 7.2 4.6 86.3 112.5 10.9 39.2 .275 .427 .382 .356 .407 33.0 22.2 12.4 4.83 5.55
Player 14568 2459 136 5.5 3.8 87.5 119.3 9.7 31.6 .244 .391 .310 .313 .361 32.4 21.8 9.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gonzalez relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(32.8%) ,
Changeup
(32.8%) ,
Curveball
(19.1%) ,
Sinker
(13.9%) ,
Slider
(1.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 55.2 14.7 26.4 3.7 31.8 42.2 26.0 4.1 39.7 17.8 24.2 5.6 4.8 3.3
2016 49.0 18.6 27.9 4.4 34.2 38.6 27.2 2.5 36.3 18.4 25.3 6.3 5.9 4.1
2017 47.7 20.8 22.6 8.9 37.1 39.4 23.5 5.2 33.5 26.0 23.5 4.5 4.9 3.3
2018 46.9 21.5 24.0 7.6 37.6 37.4 25.0 2.5 35.3 23.1 25.2 6.8 5.8 4.0
2019 47.0 21.5 26.3 5.2 33.9 45.0 21.1 2.0 35.1 19.1 24.7 5.2 6.4 4.4
2020 43.3 19.6 30.9 6.2 36.1 37.1 26.8 3.1 36.1 17.5 26.8 8.2 7.2 4.6
Player 49.2 19.2 25.5 6.1 35.1 39.9 25.0 3.4 36.0 21.0 24.6 5.8 5.5 3.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Slider CWS L 8 85.4 32.2 -3.5 -10 1.9 -2.8 -60
2020 Curveball CWS L 118 76.7 61.3 4.6 8 11.9 1.6 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball CWS L 203 90.0 18.0 -0.7 -4 7.6 0.5 7
2020 Sinker CWS L 86 89.3 23.7 -1.1 -4 14.3 -0.4 -3
2020 Changeup CWS L 203 82.8 34.1 1.0 3 13.0 -0.7 -5
2019 Sinker MIL L 353 88.9 23.7 -1.6 -6 15.0 0.5 4
2019 Curveball MIL L 229 75.3 66.9 6.3 10 11.7 0.7 7
2019 4-Seam Fastball MIL L 372 89.5 18.0 -0.1 0 9.1 2.1 30
2019 Changeup MIL L 445 82.3 33.9 0.9 3 13.0 -0.8 -6
2018 4-Seam Fastball MIL L 884 90.1 18.6 -0.6 -4 9.3 1.9 25
2018 Curveball MIL L 624 75.7 65.4 5.6 9 12.9 2.4 23
2018 Changeup MIL L 691 82.7 34.2 0.6 2 13.5 -0.4 -3
2018 Sinker MIL L 817 89.3 25.1 -0.2 -1 16.0 1.3 9
2017 Sinker WSH L 687 89.3 23.5 -0.8 -3 16.5 1.5 10
2017 Changeup WSH L 627 83.0 29.9 -1.9 -6 13.1 -0.5 -4
2017 Curveball WSH L 830 74.8 63.4 5.0 8 13.1 2.2 20
2017 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 1,213 90.0 16.7 0.4 2 9.9 1.7 21
2016 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 1,128 91.6 17.8 -0.3 -2 11.7 4.3 58
2016 Changeup WSH L 491 84.3 32.2 -0.1 0 14.6 1.8 14
2016 Sinker WSH L 779 91.2 23.7 0.4 2 17.1 3.0 21
2016 Curveball WSH L 606 77.7 60.8 4.7 8 11.1 0.6 6
2015 Curveball WSH L 528 78.7 60.7 6.2 11 11.1 1.1 11
2015 Changeup WSH L 463 84.5 33.7 1.5 5 15.8 2.6 20
2015 4-Seam Fastball WSH L 952 92.8 17.0 -0.4 -3 11.8 4.5 61
2015 Sinker WSH L 933 92.4 22.6 -0.3 -1 17.9 3.5 24
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 4-Seam Fastball -3.3 -7 203 32.8 53 .410 .538 .491 20.5 13.2 13.0 .364 .560 .474 37.5
2020 Changeup 2.1 4 203 32.8 52 .184 .306 .256 41.5 28.8 28.3 .176 .264 .221 23.5
2020 Curveball 1.2 1 118 19.1 24 .182 .364 .298 45.2 45.8 27.5 .190 .363 .300 27.3
2020 Sinker -4.5 -4 86 13.9 22 .526 .842 .633 18.5 4.5 5.9 .437 .637 .496 44.4
2020 Slider -4.0 0 8 1.3 2 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 .436 .604 .447 50.0
2019 Changeup 3.6 16 445 29.6 137 .154 .236 .213 36.1 23.4 27.4 .235 .323 .276 31.9
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -2 372 24.8 86 .253 .560 .385 21.7 22.1 17.1 .258 .616 .397 41.1
2019 Sinker -0.5 -2 353 23.5 78 .349 .571 .449 12.1 9.0 14.6 .302 .475 .395 28.1
2019 Curveball -1.2 -3 229 15.3 43 .209 .256 .226 30.7 30.2 16.0 .209 .292 .213 16.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 11 884 29.3 208 .199 .318 .295 24.4 21.2 16.3 .216 .366 .306 34.8
2018 Sinker 0.1 1 817 27.0 217 .301 .454 .362 12.1 15.7 18.4 .285 .449 .347 36.4
2018 Changeup -0.4 -2 691 22.9 202 .278 .422 .337 29.3 12.9 14.9 .280 .440 .347 29.5
2018 Curveball -1.5 -9 624 20.6 117 .230 .390 .329 31.9 37.6 19.9 .220 .372 .314 42.1
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 20 1,213 36.1 272 .224 .346 .302 17.0 21.3 16.9 .233 .365 .306 29.1
2017 Curveball 0.6 5 830 24.7 164 .161 .208 .222 34.5 36.0 22.1 .173 .262 .236 27.2
2017 Sinker -0.1 -1 687 20.4 190 .259 .470 .349 10.2 14.2 14.7 .272 .473 .354 31.9
2017 Changeup 2.1 13 627 18.6 195 .208 .337 .271 29.7 22.6 25.1 .220 .348 .283 22.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 189 82.8 98 14.4 10:00 9:30 30
2020 Curveball 109 76.7 87 21.6 4:45 4:45 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 168 90.0 91 16.9 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Sinker 51 89.4 88 17.7 10:45 10:00 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 161 703 -4 0 -7 -5 -16
2009 446 1,802 7 -5 -13 -7 -17
2010 839 3,340 27 28 -27 -10 18
2011 861 3,401 26 26 -18 -16 18
2012 863 3,397 24 46 -23 -14 33
2013 817 3,307 8 27 -11 -11 13
2014 670 2,676 11 16 -16 -9 2
2015 755 2,937 3 27 -16 -11 2
2016 781 3,191 2 17 -18 -12 -11
2017 856 3,508 34 49 -30 -16 38
2018 759 3,075 21 17 -23 -15 0
2019 344 1,399 4 24 -12 -7 10
2020 153 618 -9 14 -7 -4 -5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,947 44.9 64.6 84.0 28.8 59.3 43.7 59.9 44.9 23.1 6.0 76.3
2016 3,116 45.1 64.0 81.4 27.8 63.2 44.7 57.6 44.2 23.0 6.0 69.5
2017 3,364 45.9 64.4 81.5 23.6 65.7 43.7 55.3 42.3 22.1 4.8 70.6
2018 3,022 44.6 65.6 80.4 25.4 63.9 42.0 53.9 43.2 23.8 5.7 70.3
2019 1,501 37.2 66.3 80.9 30.0 63.6 40.0 48.1 44.2 25.9 4.2 78.0
2020 618 38.3 59.9 84.5 26.8 44.1 42.4 62.7 39.5 32.4 5.2 59.4
Player 14,568 44.1 64.6 81.8 26.8 62.2 43.2 56.0 43.5 23.7 5.4 71.7
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 57 55 63 65 43 19 55 50 41 63 19 54 43 49 50 98 50
2016 45 45 47 50 41 19 51 44 56 61 53 50 36 26 49 94 51
2017 71 76 74 70 64 19 70 78 88 59 29 34 11 10 48 81 57
2018 26 28 35 42 19 18 63 68 58 32 16 43 21 11 39 81 33
2019 43 47 50 51 37 51 61 79 87 37 21 53 60 6 39 74 42
2020 17 16 38 56 7 38 48 85 74 43 16 81 41 10 38 69 51
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.3 20 22.3 -2 12 18 10 50.0
2017 22.8 23 22.7 0 8 9 16 69.6
2018 22.7 18 18.8 -1 11 14 9 50.0
2019 23.2 9 8.7 0 11 5 4 44.4
2020 23.1 6 3.8 2 0 3 2 33.3
Player 22.7 76 76.2 0 42 49 41 53.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 20 26 19 27 23 20 26 23 20 16 21 25 22 20 22 23 12 17 23 26 19 15 31 31 21 21 22 32 25 26 16
2017 23 24 19 26 24 22 26 22 20 19 21 27 21 21 23 22 20 20 26 24 22 22 25 24 22 21 23 28 25 23 18
2018 18 22 18 16 20 16 19 17 13 14 17 24 21 19 19 20 18 19 20 22 20 20 25 21 18 14 15 19 23 19 15
2019 9 12 7 9 9 9 10 7 7 5 6 12 12 6 8 9 7 7 9 10 7 13 12 12 7 6 7 11 11 7 6
2020 6 4 2 5 4 3 5 4 4 2 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 5 3 2 2 4 5 4 5 3
Player 76 88 65 83 80 70 86 73 64 56 69 92 80 69 76 78 62 67 81 87 71 74 98 91 70 64 71 95 88 80 58
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 91.4 -1.2 89.7 -1.7 89.7 0.0 89.2 -0.5 89.8 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 84.4 -0.1 83.0 -1.4 82.7 -0.3 82.3 -0.4 82.8 0.5
Breaking Velocity 78.7 77.7 -1.0 74.8 -2.9 75.7 0.9 75.3 -0.4 77.2 1.9
Exit Velocity 88.1 88.7 0.6 86.1 -2.6 87.7 1.6 87.4 -0.3 86.3 -1.1
Launch Angle 6.4 9.1 2.7 11.7 2.6 11.2 -0.5 9.6 -1.6 10.9 1.3
Barrel % 4.8 5.9 1.1 4.9 -1.0 5.8 0.9 6.4 0.6 7.2 0.8
Hard Hit % 34.1 33.8 -0.3 27.9 -5.9 34.5 6.6 31.2 -3.3 33.0 1.8
Sweet Spot % 28.9 31.2 2.3 29.5 -1.7 35.1 5.6 32.3 -2.8 39.2 6.9
xBA .240 .251 0.011 .226 -0.025 .255 0.029 .245 -0.010 .275 0.030
BA .269 .262 -0.007 .216 -0.046 .256 0.040 .234 -0.022 .305 0.071
xwOBA .303 .316 0.013 .295 -0.021 .329 0.034 .319 -0.010 .356 0.037
wOBA .312 .317 0.005 .281 -0.036 .320 0.039 .304 -0.016 .382 0.078
xSLG .368 .406 0.038 .364 -0.042 .412 0.048 .413 0.001 .427 0.014
SLG .374 .404 0.030 .345 -0.059 .399 0.054 .397 -0.002 .473 0.076
K% 22.3 22.4 0.1 22.7 0.3 19.8 -2.9 21.3 1.5 22.2 0.9
BB% 9.1 7.7 -1.4 9.6 1.9 10.7 1.1 10.1 -0.6 12.4 2.3
Swing % 44.9 44.2 -0.7 42.3 -1.9 43.2 0.9 44.2 1.0 39.5 -4.7
Whiff% 23.1 23.0 -0.1 22.1 -0.9 23.8 1.7 25.9 2.1 32.4 6.5
In Zone % 44.9 45.1 0.2 45.9 0.8 44.6 -1.3 37.2 -7.4 38.3 1.1
Out of Zone % 55.1 54.9 -0.2 54.1 -0.8 55.4 1.3 62.8 7.4 61.7 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 28.8 27.8 -1.0 23.6 -4.2 25.4 1.8 30.0 4.6 26.8 -3.2
First Pitch Swing % 27.3 27.5 0.2 25.0 -2.5 23.5 -1.5 22.7 -0.8 26.8 4.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.9 57.6 -2.3 55.3 -2.3 53.9 -1.4 48.1 -5.8 62.7 14.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 723 .316 570 27 4.7 153 47 30.7
2017 Shifts 821 .280 640 50 7.8 181 58 32.0
2018 Shifts 744 .320 605 49 8.1 139 33 23.7
2019 Shifts 366 .304 291 74 25.4 75 52 69.3
2020 Shifts 153 .382 107 15 14.0 46 21 45.7
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 1047 15.0 51.7% 2.1% 619 19.4 6.6% 6.3%
2011 1016 14.9 51.0% 1.1% 601 19.7 3.2% 6.8%
2012 953 14.5 56.6% 0.9% 529 22.0 3.2% 8.9%
2013 998 14.8 53.0% 0.3% 577 20.5 3.3% 4.5%
2014 834 15.2 46.6% 0.4% 372 20.7 1.3% 5.1%
2015 823 15.7 45.2% 2.8% 563 22.8 10.3% 19.5%
2016 992 15.5 45.2% 2.0% 525 23.6 9.3% 19.4%
2017 1122 14.5 56.7% 0.3% 572 23.0 1.2% 12.2%
2018 921 14.6 54.4% 0.5% 553 21.6 2.5% 7.6%
2019 481 16.3 36.6% 0.2% 213 22.1 1.9% 5.2%
2020 165 15.1 47.9% 0.6% 147 22.4 0.7% 3.4%
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Pitch Distribution


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