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Gio Gonzalez
Popularity: ↓ 17%
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 0" 205LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2004 | Rd: C1, #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 Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 2947 516 24 4.7 88.2 6 28.1 .244 .373 .312 .309 .361 34.5 22.3 9.1 3.79 3.77
2016 3116 526 31 5.9 88.7 9 31.2 .256 .415 .317 .325 .388 33.8 22.4 7.7 4.57 4.28
2017 3364 553 27 4.9 86.1 11.7 29.5 .228 .366 .281 .298 .342 27.9 22.7 9.6 2.96 3.61
2018 3022 516 30 5.8 87.8 11 35.1 .258 .419 .320 .335 .376 34.5 19.8 10.7 4.21 4.63
2019 1501 251 17 6.8 87.4 9.9 34.3 .253 .428 .304 .328 .377 31.2 21.3 10.1 3.50 4.60
2020 618 97 7 7.2 86.3 10.9 39.2 .276 .426 .376 .344 .390 33.0 22.2 12.4 4.83 5.54
ALL 14568 2459 136 5.5 87.6 9.6 31.6 .248 .398 .309 .319 .368 32.5 21.8 9.5
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Changeup 203 150 53 32.8 82.8 52 49 9 7 0 0 2 15 34 0.184 0.177 0.306 0.267 0.232 0.217 81.5 3 1588 41.5 28.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 203 147 56 32.8 90.0 53 39 16 13 2 0 1 7 32 0.410 0.365 0.538 0.557 0.475 0.451 90.5 22 2206 20.5 13.0
2020 Curveball 118 90 28 19.1 76.6 24 22 4 2 1 0 1 11 11 0.182 0.191 0.364 0.361 0.263 0.263 88.8 4 2708 45.2 27.5
2020 Sinker 86 39 47 13.9 89.3 22 19 10 8 0 0 2 1 18 0.526 0.439 0.842 0.643 0.587 0.481 87.4 8 2185 18.5 5.9
2020 Slider 8 7 1 1.3 85.4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.500 0.418 1.000 0.554 0.609 0.394 78.7 28 2383 0.0 0.0
2019 Changeup 445 387 58 31.8 82.3 137 123 19 13 3 2 1 32 94 0.154 0.240 0.236 0.335 0.206 0.284 85.7 4 1623 36.1 27.4
2019 4-Seam Fastball 372 284 88 26.6 89.5 86 75 19 8 4 2 5 19 56 0.253 0.262 0.560 0.621 0.374 0.400 92.3 24 2261 21.8 17.1
2019 Sinker 353 274 79 25.2 88.9 78 63 22 14 4 2 2 7 57 0.349 0.306 0.571 0.483 0.437 0.399 86.6 9 2145 12.3 14.6
2019 Curveball 229 195 34 16.4 75.3 43 43 9 7 2 0 0 13 30 0.209 0.207 0.256 0.291 0.198 0.214 84.5 1 2688 30.7 16.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 76.6 61.3 4.6 8 11.9 1.5 14
2020 Slider CWS L 8 85.4 32.2 -3.3 -9 1.9 -3 -61
2020 4-Seamer CWS L 203 90 18 -0.7 -4 7.6 0.6 9
2020 Sinker CWS L 86 89.3 23.7 -0.5 -2 14.3 -0.1 0
2020 Changeup CWS L 203 82.8 34.1 0.8 2 13 -0.7 -5
2019 Sinker MIL L 353 88.9 23.7 -1.2 -5 15 0.8 5
2019 Changeup MIL L 445 82.3 33.9 0.7 2 13 -0.9 -6
2019 4-Seamer MIL L 372 89.5 18 0 0 9.1 2.3 34
2019 Curveball MIL L 229 75.3 66.9 6.2 10 11.7 0.7 6
2018 Sinker MIL L 817 89.3 25.1 -0.2 -1 16 1.3 9
2018 4-Seamer MIL L 884 90.1 18.6 -0.6 -3 9.3 2 27
2018 Curveball MIL L 624 75.7 65.4 5.5 9 12.9 2.4 22
2018 Changeup MIL L 691 82.7 34.2 0.6 2 13.5 -0.3 -2
2017 Sinker WSH L 687 89.3 23.5 -0.8 -3 16.5 1.5 10
2017 Curveball WSH L 830 74.8 63.4 4.9 8 13.1 2.1 19
2017 4-Seamer WSH L 1213 90 16.7 0.5 3 9.9 1.6 19
2017 Changeup WSH L 627 83 29.9 -1.9 -6 13.1 -0.4 -3
2016 Curveball WSH L 606 77.7 58.3 4.3 8 10.8 2.3 28
2016 Changeup WSH L 492 84.3 29.2 -0.9 -3 13.2 -0.3 -2
2016 4-Seamer WSH L 1128 91.6 15.3 0.3 2 10.7 2 24
2016 Sinker WSH L 779 91.2 20.5 -0.6 -3 15.4 0.7 5
2015 4-Seamer WSH L 943 92.8 14.3 0.5 4 10.8 2.3 27
2015 Curveball WSH L 523 78.7 58.5 5.6 11 10.8 3.1 40
2015 Changeup WSH L 459 84.5 31.4 1.4 5 14.4 0.8 6
2015 Sinker WSH L 938 92.4 19.7 -1 -5 16.3 1.3 9
! 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 Slider 4.2 0 8 1.3 2 0.500 1.000 0.625 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.418 0.554 0.394 50.0
2020 Sinker 4.9 4 86 13.9 22 0.526 0.842 0.633 18.5 4.5 5.9 0.439 0.643 0.483 44.4
2020 Curveball -2.2 -3 118 19.1 24 0.182 0.364 0.269 45.2 45.8 27.5 0.191 0.361 0.263 27.3
2020 Changeup -2.0 -4 203 32.8 52 0.184 0.306 0.256 41.5 28.8 28.3 0.177 0.267 0.218 23.5
2020 4-Seamer 3.6 7 203 32.8 53 0.410 0.538 0.491 20.5 13.2 13.0 0.365 0.557 0.457 37.5
2019 Curveball 1.2 3 229 15.3 43 0.209 0.256 0.226 30.7 30.2 16.0 0.207 0.291 0.214 16.7
2019 Sinker 0.7 3 353 23.5 78 0.349 0.571 0.443 12.3 9.0 14.6 0.306 0.483 0.401 28.1
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 2 372 24.8 86 0.253 0.560 0.385 21.8 22.1 17.1 0.262 0.621 0.401 41.1
2019 Changeup -3.4 -15 445 29.6 137 0.154 0.236 0.213 36.1 23.4 27.4 0.240 0.335 0.285 31.9
2018 Curveball 1.6 10 624 20.6 117 0.230 0.390 0.329 32.4 37.6 19.9 0.226 0.383 0.322 42.1
2018 Changeup 0.4 3 691 22.9 202 0.278 0.422 0.337 29.4 12.9 14.9 0.282 0.442 0.350 29.5
2018 4-Seamer -1.3 -12 884 29.3 208 0.199 0.318 0.291 24.6 21.2 16.3 0.215 0.368 0.307 34.8
2018 Sinker 0.0 0 817 27.0 217 0.301 0.454 0.362 12.4 15.7 18.4 0.289 0.461 0.357 36.4
2017 Curveball -0.9 -8 830 24.7 164 0.161 0.208 0.213 35.3 36.0 22.1 0.177 0.267 0.232 27.2
2017 Sinker 0.2 2 687 20.4 190 0.259 0.470 0.349 10.3 14.2 14.7 0.272 0.475 0.356 31.9
2017 Changeup -2.0 -12 627 18.6 195 0.208 0.337 0.271 29.8 22.6 25.1 0.222 0.346 0.284 22.4
2017 4-Seamer -1.6 -19 1213 36.1 272 0.224 0.346 0.300 17.3 21.3 16.9 0.233 0.367 0.309 29.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Curveball 114 76.7 87 21.4 4:45 4:45 0
2020 Sinker 67 89.3 86 17.7 10:00 10:45 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 188 90.0 91 16.9 11:00 10:45 -15
2020 Changeup 198 82.8 98 14.4 9:30 10:00 30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 742 3057 -8 -10 19 9 10
2017 849 3484 -34 -48 31 14 -38
2018 754 3061 -21 -17 25 15 2
2019 344 1395 -4 -23 13 7 -8
2020 151 616 9 -13 5 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 2947 45.0 63.8 85.0 28.1 60.7 43.7 59.9 44.1 23.5 6.0 75.1
2016 3116 45.1 62.4 83.5 27.7 63.6 44.8 57.6 43.4 23.5 6.0 68.4
2017 3364 45.9 63.4 82.9 23.6 65.7 43.8 55.3 41.8 22.3 4.8 69.4
2018 3022 44.6 64.9 81.2 24.9 64.7 42.1 53.9 42.7 24.1 5.7 70.3
2019 1501 37.3 65.9 81.4 29.8 64.0 40.0 48.1 44.0 26.1 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
ALL 14568 44.1 63.7 83.0 26.5 62.8 43.2 56.0 42.9 24.0 5.4 71.0
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 55.2 14.7 26.4 3.7 32.0 42.2 25.8 3.7 40.3 17.2 24.0 5.6 4.7
2016 49.0 18.6 27.9 4.4 34.2 38.6 27.2 2.3 36.7 18.4 25.3 6.3 5.9
2017 47.7 20.8 22.6 8.9 37.1 39.4 23.5 5.1 33.5 26.0 23.5 4.5 4.9
2018 46.9 21.5 24.0 7.6 37.6 37.4 25.0 2.1 35.3 22.9 25.2 6.8 5.8
2019 47.0 21.5 26.3 5.2 33.9 45.0 21.1 1.6 37.1 20.7 26.3 5.2 6.8
2020 43.3 17.5 32.0 7.2 36.1 37.1 26.8 3.1 36.1 17.5 26.8 8.2 7.2
ALL 49.2 19.2 25.6 6.1 35.1 39.9 25.0 3.1 36.4 21.0 24.8 5.8 5.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 56 53 63 68 42 22 60 46 36 63 19 56 56 50 50 98
2016 42 44 44 48 40 19 51 43 56 61 53 51 42 28 47 94
2017 74 76 76 73 67 18 69 78 88 59 29 35 74 13 45 83
2018 27 29 35 40 19 18 63 65 58 32 16 43 27 12 36 83
2019 39 44 44 48 36 47 53 79 87 37 21 54 39 6 36 77
2020 17 17 38 57 8 38 48 85 74 43 16 81 17 14 33 72
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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 8.3 0.7 8 7 3 33.3
2020 23.1 6 4.1 1.9 0 3 2 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 10 10 9 10 7 6 10 7 9 10 7 5 8 7 10 5 8 6 11 4 8 6 10 7 11 10 8 11 7 11
2020 6 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 2 5 5 5 3 3 3 5 2 5 4 3 3 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 91.5 -1.1 89.7 -1.8 89.7 0 89.2 -0.5 89.8 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 84.4 -0.1 83 -1.4 82.7 -0.3 82.3 -0.4 82.8 0.5
Breaking Velocity 78.7 77.7 -1 74.8 -2.9 75.7 0.9 75.3 -0.4 77.2 1.9
Exit Velocity 88.2 88.7 0.5 86.1 -2.6 87.8 1.7 87.4 -0.4 86.3 -1.1
Launch Angle 6 9 3 11.7 2.7 11 -0.7 9.9 -1.1 10.9 1
Barrel % 4.7 5.9 1.2 4.9 -1 5.8 0.9 6.8 1 7.2 0.4
Hard Hit % 34.5 33.8 -0.7 27.9 -5.9 34.5 6.6 31.2 -3.3 33 1.8
Sweet Spot % 28.1 31.2 3.1 29.5 -1.7 35.1 5.6 34.3 -0.8 39.2 4.9
xBA 0.244 0.256 0.012 0.228 -0.028 0.258 0.03 0.253 -0.005 0.276 0.023
BA 0.269 0.262 -0.007 0.216 -0.046 0.256 0.04 0.234 -0.022 0.305 0.071
xwOBA 0.309 0.325 0.016 0.298 -0.027 0.335 0.037 0.328 -0.007 0.344 0.016
wOBA 0.312 0.317 0.005 0.281 -0.036 0.32 0.039 0.304 -0.016 0.376 0.072
xSLG 0.373 0.415 0.042 0.366 -0.049 0.419 0.053 0.428 0.009 0.426 -0.002
SLG 0.374 0.404 0.03 0.345 -0.059 0.399 0.054 0.397 -0.002 0.473 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 % 44.1 43.4 -0.7 41.8 -1.6 42.7 0.9 44 1.3 39.5 -4.5
Whiff% 23.5 23.5 0 22.3 -1.2 24.1 1.8 26.1 2 32.4 6.3
In Zone Swing % 45 45.1 0.1 45.9 0.8 44.6 -1.3 37.3 -7.3 38.3 1
Out of Zone Swing % 55 54.9 -0.1 54.1 -0.8 55.4 1.3 62.7 7.3 61.7 -1
First Pitch Swing % 26.1 25.8 -0.3 23.7 -2.1 22.5 -1.2 21.6 -0.9 26.8 5.2
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 Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 727 .317 574 25 4.4 153 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 .376 107 11 10.3 46 19 41.3

Pitch Distribution