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Gio González
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 Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 2947 516 25 4.8 88.1 111.8 6.4 28.9 .234 .360 .312 .297 .341 34.9 22.3 9.1 3.79 3.77
2016 3116 526 31 5.9 88.7 119.3 9.1 31.2 .244 .394 .317 .308 .360 34.9 22.4 7.7 4.57 4.13
2017 3364 553 27 4.9 86.1 117.3 11.7 29.5 .225 .360 .283 .294 .334 27.9 22.7 9.6 2.96 3.73
2018 3022 516 29 5.6 87.7 113.4 11.3 34.1 .246 .396 .320 .319 .353 34.2 19.8 10.7 4.21 4.36
2019 1501 251 16 6.4 87.4 112.7 9.6 32.3 .234 .395 .304 .306 .346 31.2 21.3 10.1 3.50 4.20
2020 618 97 7 7.2 86.3 112.5 10.9 39.2 .273 .423 .386 .358 .403 33 22.2 12.4 4.83 5.67
14568 2459 135 5.5 87.5 119.3 9.7 31.4 .238 .381 .310 .307 .349 32.7 21.8 9.5
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4

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 1588 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 2206 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 .361 .296 .300 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 .415 .842 .604 .596 .474 87.4 8 2185 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 .234 .236 .320 .206 .274 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 .476 .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 %
2015 55.2 14.7 26.4 3.7 31.8 42.2 26 4.1 39.7 17.8 24.2 5.6 4.8
2016 49 18.6 27.9 4.4 34.2 38.6 27.2 2.5 36.3 18.4 25.3 6.3 5.9
2017 47.7 20.8 22.6 8.9 37.1 39.4 23.5 5.2 33.5 26 23.5 4.5 4.9
2018 46.9 21.5 24 7.6 37.8 37 25.2 2.5 33.7 22.7 24.8 6.2 5.6
2019 47 21.5 26.3 5.2 33.9 45 21.1 2 35.1 19.1 24.7 5.2 6.4
2020 43.3 17.5 33 6.2 36.1 37.1 26.8 3.1 36.1 17.5 26.8 8.2 7.2
49.2 19.2 25.6 6.1 35.1 39.8 25.1 3.4 35.7 20.9 24.6 5.7 5.5
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 -3 -61
2020 4-Seamer CWS L 203 90 18 -0.7 -4 7.6 0.6 9
2020 Curveball CWS L 118 76.7 61.3 4.7 8 11.9 1.5 15
2020 Sinker CWS L 86 89.3 23.7 -0.6 -2 14.3 -0.1 -1
2020 Changeup CWS L 203 82.8 34.1 0.9 3 13 -0.6 -5
2019 4-Seamer MIL L 372 89.5 18 -0.1 0 9.1 2.3 34
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 0.8 3 13 -0.8 -6
2019 Curveball MIL L 229 75.3 66.9 6.4 11 11.7 0.7 7
2018 Curveball MIL L 589 75.7 65.5 5.7 9 12.9 2.4 22
2018 Changeup MIL L 667 82.8 34.1 0.5 2 13.5 -0.3 -2
2018 Sinker MIL L 796 89.4 25 -0.2 -1 16 1.3 9
2018 4-Seamer MIL L 853 90.1 18.6 -0.7 -4 9.4 2 28
2017 4-Seamer WSH L 1213 90 16.7 0.3 2 9.9 1.8 22
2017 Changeup WSH L 627 83 29.9 -1.9 -6 13.1 -0.4 -3
2017 Curveball WSH L 830 74.8 63.4 5 9 13.1 2.1 19
2017 Sinker WSH L 687 89.3 23.5 -0.8 -3 16.5 1.5 10
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 Changeup WSH L 491 84.3 29.2 -0.9 -3 13.2 -0.3 -2
2016 4-Seamer WSH L 1128 91.6 15.3 0.2 2 10.7 2 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 Slider 4 0 8 1.3 2 .5 1 .625 0 0 0 .436 .604 .447 50
2020 Sinker 4.6 4 86 13.9 22 .526 .842 .605 18.5 4.5 5.9 .415 .604 .474 44.4
2020 Curveball -1.1 -1 118 19.1 24 .182 .364 .298 45.2 45.8 27.5 .19 .361 .299 27.3
2020 Changeup -2 -4 203 32.8 52 .184 .306 .256 41.5 28.8 28.3 .176 .265 .222 23.5
2020 4-Seamer 3.4 7 203 32.8 53 .41 .538 .491 20.5 13.2 13 .364 .56 .474 37.5
2019 Curveball 1.2 3 229 15.3 43 .209 .256 .226 30.7 30.2 16 .209 .293 .213 16.7
2019 Sinker 0.6 2 353 23.5 78 .349 .571 .449 12.1 9 14.6 .302 .476 .396 28.1
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 2 372 24.8 86 .253 .56 .385 21.7 22.1 17.1 .258 .617 .397 41.1
2019 Changeup -3.5 -15 445 29.6 137 .154 .236 .212 36.1 23.4 27.4 .234 .32 .274 31.9
2018 Curveball 1.4 8 589 19.5 107 .228 .359 .317 31.3 36.4 19.5 .217 .351 .304 38.9
2018 Changeup 0.3 2 667 22.1 197 .273 .415 .332 28.7 13.2 15.3 .277 .432 .342 29.6
2018 4-Seamer -1.4 -12 853 28.2 202 .198 .32 .286 24.9 21.8 16.9 .218 .371 .305 35.3
2018 Sinker 0 0 796 26.3 213 .302 .458 .363 12.1 16 18.7 .283 .448 .346 36
2017 Curveball -0.6 -5 830 24.7 164 .161 .208 .219 34.5 36 22.1 .171 .259 .234 27.2
2017 Sinker 0.2 1 687 20.4 190 .259 .47 .351 10.2 14.2 14.7 .268 .466 .349 31.9
2017 Changeup -2 -12 627 18.6 195 .208 .337 .274 29.7 22.6 25.1 .219 .342 .28 22.4
2017 4-Seamer -1.6 -19 1213 36.1 272 .224 .346 .302 17 21.3 16.9 .233 .365 .306 29.1
! 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 169 90 91 16.9 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Sinker 51 89.4 88 17.7 10:45 10:00 45
! 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
2008 161 703 4 -1 7 5 15
2009 446 1802 -7 4 13 7 17
2010 838 3339 -28 -27 27 10 -17
2011 861 3402 -27 -30 18 16 -23
2012 863 3397 -24 -45 22 14 -33
2013 816 3307 -8 -26 11 11 -12
2014 670 2676 -13 -17 16 9 -5
2015 741 2876 -2 -26 17 11 -1
2016 755 3096 -4 -18 16 11 6
2017 856 3508 -34 -49 30 16 -36
2018 734 2964 -22 -15 23 14 -1
2019 344 1399 -4 -24 12 7 -9
2020 153 618 9 -13 6 4 6
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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 45.1 64.7 83.7 29.1 59 43.7 59.9 44.9 23.1 5.9 75.3
2016 3116 44.7 64 81.6 28.1 63.5 44.5 57.6 44.2 23 6 68.1
2017 3364 45.9 64.4 81.6 23.7 65.6 43.8 55.3 42.3 22.1 4.8 71.3
2018 3022 44.6 65.6 80.5 25.3 63.9 42 53.9 43.2 23.8 5.8 70.2
2019 1501 37.3 66.3 80.9 30 63.5 40 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
14568 44 64.6 81.8 26.9 62.1 43.1 56 43.5 23.7 5.4 71.3
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 55 53 63 65 42 19 55 51 39 63 19 54 55 51 50 98
2016 48 50 50 52 49 19 51 44 53 61 53 50 48 28 48 95
2017 70 76 74 70 63 19 70 78 88 59 29 34 70 14 46 83
2018 32 37 45 48 27 21 68 70 60 32 16 43 32 13 37 83
2019 54 57 57 57 49 51 61 79 87 37 21 53 54 7 36 78
2020 15 17 39 57 8 38 48 85 74 43 16 81 15 15 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 8.7 0 9 7 3 33.3
2020 23.1 6 4 2 0 3 2 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 10 12 9 12 7 6 11 9 9 10 7 5 8 7 11 5 8 6 11 4 8 6 10 7 13 11 8 12 7 11
2020 6 4 5 4 5 4 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.6 91.4 -1.2 89.7 -1.7 89.8 0.1 89.2 -0.6 89.8 0.6 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 84.3 -0.2 83 -1.3 82.8 -0.2 82.3 -0.5 82.8 0.5 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
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
Launch Angle 6.4 9.1 2.7 11.7 2.6 11.3 -0.4 9.6 -1.7 10.9 1.3 undefined
Barrel % 4.8 5.9 1.1 4.9 -1 5.6 0.7 6.4 0.8 7.2 0.8 undefined
Hard Hit % 34.9 34.9 0 27.9 -7 34.2 6.3 31.2 -3 33 1.8 undefined
Sweet Spot % 28.9 31.2 2.3 29.5 -1.7 34.1 4.6 32.3 -1.8 39.2 6.9 undefined
xBA .234 .244 0.01 .225 -0.019 .246 0.021 .234 -0.012 .273 0.039 undefined
BA .269 .262 -0.007 .216 -0.046 .256 0.04 .234 -0.022 .305 0.071 undefined
xwOBA .297 .308 0.011 .294 -0.014 .319 0.025 .306 -0.013 .358 0.052 undefined
wOBA .312 .317 0.005 .283 -0.034 .32 0.037 .304 -0.016 .386 0.082 undefined
xSLG .36 .394 0.034 .36 -0.034 .396 0.036 .395 -0.001 .423 0.028 undefined
SLG .374 .404 0.03 .345 -0.059 .399 0.054 .397 -0.002 .473 0.076 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
BB% 9.1 7.7 -1.4 9.6 1.9 10.7 1.1 10.1 -0.6 12.4 2.3 undefined
Swing % 44.9 44.2 -0.7 42.3 -1.9 43.2 0.9 44.2 1 39.5 -4.7 undefined
Whiff% 23.1 23 -0.1 22.1 -0.9 23.8 1.7 25.9 2.1 32.4 6.5 undefined
In Zone Swing % 45.1 44.7 -0.4 45.9 1.2 44.6 -1.3 37.3 -7.3 38.3 1 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 54.9 55.3 0.4 54.1 -1.2 55.4 1.3 62.7 7.3 61.7 -1 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
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
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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 .282 640 21 3.3 181 50 27.6
2018 719 .317 583 38 6.5 136 20 14.7
2019 366 .304 291 64 22.0 75 48 64.0
2020 153 .386 107 11 10.3 46 19 41.3

Pitch Distribution