Gio González
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2004 | Rd: C-1, #38, Chicago White Sox | Monsignor Edward Pace HS (FL)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 2 4.83 12 4 0 31.2 34 1.86
13 Seasons 131 101 3.70 344 328 0 1933.0 1860 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 1-2 4.83 31.2 34 1.86
13 Seasons 344 131-101 3.70 1933.0 1860 1.32

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 4.25
2017 31 3364 553 27 4.9 3.3 86.1 117.3 11.7 29.5 .226 .363 .281 .295 .337 27.9 22.7 9.6 2.96 3.71
2018 32 3022 516 30 5.8 4 87.7 113.4 11.2 35.1 .255 .412 .320 .329 .369 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 .246 .413 .304 .320 .368 31.2 21.3 10.1 3.50 4.54
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 5.52
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 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gonzalez relies on 5 pitches.
Changeup
(32.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(32.8%) ,
Curveball
(19.1%) ,
Sinker
(13.9%) ,
Slider
(1.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Changeup 203 150 53 32.8 82.8 52 49 9 7 0 0 2 15 34 .184 .176 .306 .265 .235 .221 81.5 3 1581 6.3 41.5 28.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 203 147 56 32.8 90.0 53 39 16 13 2 0 1 7 32 .410 .364 .538 .560 .482 .470 90.5 22 2202 6.4 20.5 13.0
2020 Curveball 118 90 28 19.1 76.7 24 22 4 2 1 0 1 11 11 .182 .190 .364 .363 .267 .272 88.8 4 2708 6.2 45.2 27.5
2020 Sinker 86 39 47 13.9 89.3 22 19 10 8 0 0 2 1 18 .526 .438 .842 .638 .596 .497 87.4 8 2189 6.3 18.5 5.9
2020 Slider 8 7 1 1.3 85.4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .500 .437 1.000 .604 .619 .447 78.7 28 2383 6.2 0.0 0.0
2019 Changeup 445 387 58 31.8 82.3 137 123 19 13 3 2 1 32 94 .154 .236 .236 .323 .206 .275 85.7 4 1623 5.9 36.1 27.4
2019 4-Seam Fastball 372 284 88 26.6 89.5 86 75 19 8 4 2 5 19 56 .253 .258 .560 .617 .374 .396 92.3 24 2261 6.0 21.7 17.1
2019 Sinker 353 274 79 25.2 88.9 78 63 22 14 4 2 2 7 57 .349 .302 .571 .475 .437 .394 85.9 9 2145 6.0 12.1 14.6
2019 Curveball 229 195 34 16.4 75.3 43 43 9 7 2 0 0 13 30 .209 .209 .256 .293 .198 .213 84.5 1 2688 5.6 30.7 16.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Curveball CWS L 118 76.7 61.3 4.6 8 11.9 1.5 15
2020 Slider CWS L 8 85.4 32.2 -3.6 -10 1.9 -3.0 -61
2020 Sinker CWS L 86 89.3 23.7 -0.6 -2 14.3 -0.1 -1
2020 4-Seamer CWS L 203 90.0 18.0 -0.7 -4 7.6 0.6 8
2020 Changeup CWS L 203 82.8 34.1 1.0 3 13.0 -0.6 -5
2019 4-Seamer MIL L 372 89.5 18.0 -0.1 0 9.1 2.3 33
2019 Changeup MIL L 445 82.3 33.9 0.9 3 13.0 -0.8 -6
2019 Sinker MIL L 353 88.9 23.7 -1.2 -5 15.0 0.8 5
2019 Curveball MIL L 229 75.3 66.9 6.4 11 11.7 0.7 6
2018 Sinker MIL L 817 89.3 25.1 -0.1 -1 16.0 1.3 9
2018 Changeup MIL L 691 82.7 34.2 0.6 2 13.5 -0.3 -2
2018 Curveball MIL L 624 75.7 65.4 5.6 9 12.9 2.4 23
2018 4-Seamer MIL L 884 90.1 18.6 -0.7 -4 9.3 2.0 27
2017 4-Seamer WSH L 1,213 90.0 16.7 0.3 2 9.9 1.8 22
2017 Changeup WSH L 627 83.0 29.9 -1.9 -6 13.1 -0.4 -3
2017 Curveball WSH L 830 74.8 63.4 5.0 9 13.1 2.1 19
2017 Sinker WSH L 687 89.3 23.5 -0.7 -3 16.5 1.5 10
2016 Changeup WSH L 491 84.3 29.2 -0.9 -3 13.2 -0.3 -2
2016 Sinker WSH L 779 91.2 20.5 -0.6 -3 15.4 0.7 5
2016 Curveball WSH L 606 77.7 58.3 4.4 8 10.8 2.4 28
2016 4-Seamer WSH L 1,128 91.6 15.3 0.2 2 10.7 2.0 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 Changeup -2.1 -4 203 32.8 52 .184 .306 .256 41.5 28.8 28.3 .176 .265 .222 23.5
2020 4-Seamer 3.3 7 203 32.8 53 .410 .538 .491 20.5 13.2 13.0 .364 .560 .474 37.5
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 .438 .638 .497 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 .236 .323 .276 31.9
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 2 372 24.8 86 .253 .560 .385 21.7 22.1 17.1 .258 .617 .397 41.1
2019 Sinker 0.5 2 353 23.5 78 .349 .571 .449 12.1 9.0 14.6 .302 .475 .396 28.1
2019 Curveball 1.2 3 229 15.3 43 .209 .256 .226 30.7 30.2 16.0 .209 .293 .213 16.7
2018 4-Seamer -1.2 -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 .281 .440 .347 29.5
2018 Curveball 1.4 9 624 20.6 117 .230 .390 .329 31.9 37.6 19.9 .220 .372 .314 42.1
2017 4-Seamer -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 0.2 1 687 20.4 190 .259 .470 .349 10.2 14.2 14.7 .272 .472 .353 31.9
2017 Changeup -2.1 -13 627 18.6 195 .208 .337 .271 29.7 22.6 25.1 .220 .344 .281 22.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 1 7 5 16
2009 446 1,802 -7 5 13 7 18
2010 838 3,339 -27 -28 27 10 -18
2011 861 3,401 -24 -28 18 16 -18
2012 863 3,397 -24 -45 22 14 -34
2013 817 3,307 -8 -27 11 11 -13
2014 670 2,676 -11 -17 16 9 -2
2015 755 2,937 -3 -27 16 11 -2
2016 781 3,191 -2 -17 18 12 10
2017 856 3,508 -34 -50 30 16 -37
2018 759 3,075 -21 -17 23 15 0
2019 344 1,399 -4 -24 12 7 -10
2020 153 618 9 -13 6 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 44.8 64.6 83.9 28.8 59.5 43.6 59.9 44.9 23.1 5.9 75.9
2016 3,116 45.1 64.1 81.3 27.8 63.4 44.8 57.6 44.2 23.0 6.0 68.6
2017 3,364 45.9 64.4 81.6 23.7 65.6 43.8 55.3 42.3 22.1 4.8 70.8
2018 3,022 44.6 65.6 80.4 25.3 63.8 42.1 53.9 43.2 23.8 5.7 70.3
2019 1,501 37.3 66.3 80.9 30.0 63.5 40.0 48.1 44.2 25.9 4.1 79.3
2020 618 38.3 59.9 84.5 26.8 44.1 42.7 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 71.5
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 57 55 63 65 43 19 55 50 41 63 19 54 57 51 50 98
2016 44 44 46 50 41 19 51 44 56 61 53 50 44 29 48 94
2017 71 76 75 70 64 19 70 78 88 59 29 34 71 14 46 81
2018 26 28 34 41 19 18 63 68 58 32 16 43 26 14 37 81
2019 43 46 50 52 37 51 61 79 87 37 21 53 43 7 37 74
2020 17 17 39 56 7 38 48 85 74 43 16 81 17 14 36 70
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 9 9.1 0.0 8 8 3 33.3
2020 23.1 6 4.2 2.0 0 3 2 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 10 13 7 11 8 9 11 6 10 10 8 5 10 6 11 5 12 7 11 4 8 7 10 7 14 13 7 12 7 13
2020 6 4 5 4 5 4 0 5 4 4 5 4 2 5 5 5 4 5 3 5 2 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 91.4 -1.2 89.7 -1.7 89.7 0 89.2 -0.5 89.8 0.6 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 84.4 -0.1 83 -1.4 82.7 -0.3 82.3 -0.4 82.8 0.5 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 78.7 77.7 -1 74.8 -2.9 75.7 0.9 75.3 -0.4 77.2 1.9 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.1 88.7 0.6 86.1 -2.6 87.7 1.6 87.4 -0.3 86.3 -1.1 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 6.4 9.1 2.7 11.7 2.6 11.2 -0.5 9.6 -1.6 10.9 1.3 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.8 5.9 1.1 4.9 -1 5.8 0.9 6.4 0.6 7.2 0.8 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 34.1 33.8 -0.3 27.9 -5.9 34.5 6.6 31.2 -3.3 33 1.8 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 28.9 31.2 2.3 29.5 -1.7 35.1 5.6 32.3 -2.8 39.2 6.9 undefined undefined
xBA .24 .251 0.011 .226 -0.025 .255 0.029 .246 -0.009 .275 0.029 undefined undefined
BA .269 .262 -0.007 .216 -0.046 .256 0.04 .234 -0.022 .305 0.071 undefined undefined
xwOBA .303 .316 0.013 .295 -0.021 .329 0.034 .32 -0.009 .356 0.036 undefined undefined
wOBA .312 .317 0.005 .281 -0.036 .32 0.039 .304 -0.016 .382 0.078 undefined undefined
xSLG .368 .406 0.038 .363 -0.043 .412 0.049 .413 0.001 .427 0.014 undefined undefined
SLG .374 .404 0.03 .345 -0.059 .399 0.054 .397 -0.002 .473 0.076 undefined undefined
K% 22.3 22.4 0.1 22.7 0.3 19.8 -2.9 21.3 1.5 22.2 0.9 undefined undefined
BB% 9.1 7.7 -1.4 9.6 1.9 10.7 1.1 10.1 -0.6 12.4 2.3 undefined undefined
Swing % 44.9 44.2 -0.7 42.3 -1.9 43.2 0.9 44.2 1 39.5 -4.7 undefined undefined
Whiff% 23.1 23 -0.1 22.1 -0.9 23.8 1.7 25.9 2.1 32.4 6.5 undefined undefined
In Zone % 44.8 45.1 0.3 45.9 0.8 44.6 -1.3 37.3 -7.3 38.3 1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 55.2 54.9 -0.3 54.1 -0.8 55.4 1.3 62.7 7.3 61.7 -1 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 28.8 27.8 -1 23.7 -4.1 25.3 1.6 30 4.7 26.8 -3.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 27.3 27.5 0.2 25 -2.5 23.5 -1.5 22.7 -0.8 26.8 4.1 undefined undefined
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 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 723 .316 570 23 4.0 153 42 27.5
2017 821 .280 640 21 3.3 181 50 27.6
2018 744 .320 605 38 6.3 139 20 14.4
2019 366 .304 291 64 22.0 75 48 64.0
2020 153 .382 107 11 10.3 46 19 41.3

Pitch Distribution