Marco Gonzales
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 1" 205LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 1, #19, St. Louis Cardinals | Gonzaga
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 10 15 4.13 32 32 0 183 103 1.33
2023 4 1 5.22 10 10 0 50 34 1.46
2024 1 0 2.45 4 4 0 22 15 1.23
10 Seasons 66 49 4.10 167 159 0 915 680 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 32 10-15 4.13 183 103 1.33
2023 10 4-1 5.22 50 34 1.46
2024 4 1-0 2.45 22 15 1.23
10 Seasons 167 66-49 4.10 915 680 1.29
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 23 66 14 2 14.3 12.5 95.5 109.8 9.8 50.0 .495 .884 .526 .565 .596 50.0 6.3 6.3 13.50 19.61
2017 25 701 141 9 6.4 4.9 88.3 112.0 12.1 35.5 .299 .485 .391 .353 .404 41.1 17.3 5.9 6.08 5.52
2018 26 2564 503 27 5.4 3.9 88.5 121.1 10.4 37.8 .262 .406 .311 .311 .372 35.0 21.1 4.7 4.00 4.09
2019 27 3232 657 32 4.9 3.7 88.3 112.9 14.7 31.5 .254 .407 .311 .311 .346 35.2 17.0 6.5 3.99 4.26
2020 28 1057 202 17 8.4 6.1 86.6 112.0 17.6 36.6 .243 .430 .265 .301 .376 34.3 23.1 2.5 3.10 3.82
2021 29 2324 430 49 11.4 8.4 88.1 116.5 20.6 37.4 .257 .483 .321 .341 .390 37.0 18.5 7.2 3.96 5.02
2022 30 2838 623 45 7.2 5.7 86.7 111.2 14.5 32.3 .266 .435 .337 .330 .352 35.0 13.2 6.4 4.13 4.59
2023 31 811 163 11 6.7 5.1 89.7 113.0 13.8 37.4 .287 .444 .334 .349 .383 36.8 15.8 8.4 5.22 5.27
2024 32 304 69 5 7.2 5.6 89.9 112.1 12.7 40.6 .293 .466 .296 .344 .396 43.5 16.9 5.6 2.46 4.88
Player 13897 2802 197 7.0 5.3 88.0 121.1 14.8 34.9 .264 .436 .320 .325 .369 36.0 17.5 6.0
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gonzales relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(28.9%) ,
Changeup
(24.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(23.7%) ,
Sinker
(16.1%) ,
Curveball
(6.9%) ,


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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 42.9 0.0 50.0 7.1 28.6 42.9 28.6 0.0 28.6 14.3 35.7 7.1 14.3 12.5
2017 45.4 19.1 27.0 8.5 38.3 34.0 27.0 5.7 33.3 19.1 28.4 7.1 6.4 4.9
2018 45.3 21.1 27.8 5.8 40.2 41.2 18.7 2.8 37.0 22.5 25.6 6.2 5.4 3.9
2019 41.9 23.7 25.3 9.1 37.7 38.1 24.2 3.7 29.4 26.9 24.5 7.2 4.9 3.7
2020 37.6 28.7 23.8 9.9 38.6 37.1 24.3 5.0 24.8 31.7 23.8 4.5 8.4 6.1
2021 34.0 30.2 23.3 12.6 38.8 35.8 25.3 5.3 22.8 32.8 22.6 5.1 11.4 8.4
2022 42.9 27.4 22.6 7.1 41.7 35.6 22.6 4.8 30.8 28.3 25.0 3.5 7.2 5.7
2023 40.5 23.9 29.4 6.1 38.7 38.7 22.7 4.3 28.2 28.2 28.8 3.7 6.7 5.1
2024 46.4 15.9 29.0 8.7 39.1 43.5 17.4 4.3 30.4 18.8 26.1 10.1 7.2 5.6
Player 41.4 24.9 25.3 8.4 39.4 37.7 22.9 4.2 29.9 27.1 25.0 5.5 7.0 5.3
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 4-Seam Fastball PIT L 72 90.1 18.0 -0.2 -1 10.9 3.9 56
2024 Changeup PIT L 74 80.5 37.8 -0.3 -1 16.1 3.4 26
2024 Cutter PIT L 88 85.8 27.9 2.4 8 0.5 -3.7 -117
2024 Sinker PIT L 49 90.1 22.3 -3.3 -13 15.0 0.0 0
2024 Curveball PIT L 21 79.5 50.6 -1.7 -3 0.7 -10.5 -93
2023 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 296 89.0 19.8 -0.8 -4 13.3 5.9 80
2023 Sinker SEA L 2 88.8 22.5 -4.7 -17 20.2 5.0 33
2023 Cutter SEA L 71 85.9 27.1 3.3 11 1.7 -4.6 -159
2023 Curveball SEA L 196 79.3 53.4 1.3 2 2.1 -8.8 -81
2023 Changeup SEA L 245 79.9 37.5 -0.2 -1 17.6 3.4 24
2022 Changeup SEA L 865 79.4 36.7 -0.1 0 17.3 2.0 13
2022 Curveball SEA L 381 76.6 59.8 4.0 7 6.3 -5.0 -44
2022 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 1,037 88.5 20.3 -2.0 -11 12.2 4.9 68
2022 Cutter SEA L 553 86.1 25.2 3.6 12 2.2 -4.9 -186
2021 Changeup SEA L 466 79.3 33.5 -2.6 -7 16.6 2.4 17
2021 Cutter SEA L 332 85.5 23.6 6.3 21 2.9 -5.5 -215
2021 Curveball SEA L 358 75.2 61.5 3.3 6 6.1 -4.9 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 1,168 88.4 17.5 0.5 3 10.7 3.7 53
2020 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 479 88.2 18.2 0.3 2 10.9 4.1 60
2020 Cutter SEA L 256 84.8 27.3 3.7 12 0.0 -2.9 -98
2020 Curveball SEA L 170 75.3 62.1 4.3 7 8.9 -2.2 -20
2020 Changeup SEA L 151 80.6 32.8 -2.0 -6 16.9 3.1 22
2019 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 1,246 88.9 18.6 -0.2 -1 11.3 4.1 57
2019 Changeup SEA L 761 81.2 32.1 -2.1 -6 16.9 2.8 20
2019 Curveball SEA L 502 76.3 60.7 2.2 4 8.4 -2.8 -25
2019 Cutter SEA L 653 85.2 27.7 2.9 10 0.5 -3.1 -118
2018 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 825 90.1 19.9 -2.0 -11 13.2 5.8 77
2018 Curveball SEA L 571 78.1 59.6 4.0 7 7.8 -2.5 -24
2018 Cutter SEA L 577 87.1 24.8 3.4 12 1.5 -0.8 -35
2018 Changeup SEA L 589 83.6 31.5 -1.7 -5 17.4 3.5 25
2017 Curveball SEA L 116 79.2 54.7 2.2 4 4.8 -4.2 -47
2017 Changeup SEA L 218 84.2 30.6 -0.5 -2 17.1 3.3 24
2017 4-Seam Fastball SEA L 367 91.7 18.2 -2.4 -15 12.4 4.2 52
2015 Changeup STL L 19 81.1 35.0 1.0 3 15.4 2.4 19
2015 4-Seam Fastball STL L 42 89.9 22.0 -3.9 -22 12.0 4.6 63
2015 Curveball STL L 5 75.1 63.1 4.4 8 10.7 -0.3 -3
! 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 %
2024 Cutter 1.9 2 88 28.9 15 .214 .214 .227 14.6 6.7 6.3 .287 .388 .319 46.2
2024 Changeup 3.7 3 74 24.3 29 .179 .214 .198 39.5 37.9 35.5 .203 .258 .217 23.5
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 0 72 23.7 18 .375 .438 .397 18.8 11.1 8.3 .328 .532 .404 50.0
2024 Sinker 2.2 1 49 16.1 16 .267 .400 .333 0.0 6.3 10.0 .367 .489 .389 57.1
2024 Curveball -8.5 -2 21 6.9 11 .364 .818 .491 0.0 0.0 0.0 .377 .951 .550 45.5
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.5 -7 297 36.6 54 .333 .556 .432 12.4 18.5 11.9 .292 .437 .376 40.0
2023 Changeup 0.9 2 245 30.2 86 .222 .358 .267 29.5 20.9 19.8 .255 .419 .313 31.3
2023 Curveball 0.5 1 196 24.2 56 .294 .353 .327 13.5 8.9 11.9 .315 .450 .364 42.6
2023 Cutter -3.7 -3 71 8.8 19 .389 .667 .463 17.6 5.3 6.3 .341 .554 .398 35.3
2023 Sinker 8.7 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- 50.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 -2 1,037 36.5 272 .248 .440 .351 15.6 13.2 12.2 .276 .479 .368 38.9
2022 Changeup -0.3 -2 865 30.5 292 .263 .442 .324 24.5 16.8 14.6 .235 .359 .275 30.7
2022 Cutter -1.4 -8 553 19.5 145 .324 .551 .398 13.0 6.9 7.9 .304 .523 .374 31.5
2022 Curveball 0.2 1 381 13.4 73 .275 .391 .319 15.6 11.0 9.9 .287 .420 .324 45.2
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 2 1,168 50.3 260 .237 .525 .352 17.3 19.2 16.8 .260 .538 .366 43.3
2021 Changeup 0.5 3 466 20.1 137 .191 .405 .269 27.8 19.7 15.6 .215 .367 .267 24.0
2021 Curveball -0.2 -1 358 15.4 95 .241 .379 .288 24.1 20.0 14.5 .300 .487 .357 44.3
2021 Cutter 0.1 0 332 14.3 90 .284 .481 .364 15.1 13.3 12.4 .271 .506 .366 31.9
2020 4-Seam Fastball 2.6 13 479 45.3 115 .196 .259 .224 16.7 22.6 20.8 .254 .377 .282 32.6
2020 Cutter 0.4 1 256 24.2 71 .188 .377 .263 21.2 23.9 16.8 .238 .506 .318 32.7
2020 Curveball -0.7 -1 170 16.1 45 .262 .405 .342 25.6 28.9 24.1 .223 .460 .315 41.4
2020 Changeup -1.0 -2 151 14.3 45 .310 .571 .396 19.0 17.8 12.7 .243 .414 .309 35.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 9 1,246 38.6 290 .264 .425 .346 15.5 16.9 14.1 .272 .467 .354 40.4
2019 Changeup 0.5 4 761 23.5 233 .244 .410 .309 22.2 12.0 13.7 .252 .398 .299 25.9
2019 Cutter -0.3 -2 653 20.2 201 .250 .356 .307 15.9 24.4 19.2 .231 .345 .271 35.7
2019 Curveball -0.1 -1 502 15.5 116 .324 .495 .374 19.0 14.7 15.9 .267 .410 .305 41.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -3 825 32.2 150 .282 .458 .366 18.3 17.3 18.2 .291 .476 .376 41.9
2018 Changeup -0.4 -2 589 23.0 208 .281 .413 .323 22.3 17.3 18.4 .270 .410 .311 25.8
2018 Cutter -0.1 -1 577 22.5 191 .228 .406 .311 19.9 31.9 21.7 .227 .359 .276 33.3
2018 Curveball 0.7 4 571 22.3 137 .287 .382 .318 23.7 16.1 16.5 .270 .392 .294 43.5
2017 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -6 367 52.4 87 .364 .610 .449 20.6 14.9 15.7 .327 .557 .409 45.3
2017 Changeup 0.6 1 218 31.1 80 .282 .462 .319 26.7 23.8 24.7 .253 .415 .285 35.0
2017 Curveball -3.5 -4 116 16.5 18 .529 .588 .558 14.0 0.0 0.0 .377 .482 .385 47.1
! 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
2024 Changeup 74 80.5 98 17.2 9:30 9:15 15
2024 Curveball 21 79.5 55 9.8 5:15 6:00 -45
2024 Cutter 88 85.8 53 8.0 10:45 12:00 -75
2024 4-Seam Fastball 72 90.1 99 18.9 10:30 10:45 -15
2024 Sinker 49 90.1 99 18.9 10:30 10:00 30
2023 Changeup 245 79.9 96 18.9 9:30 9:30 0
2023 Curveball 193 79.3 64 12.5 5:00 5:45 -45
2023 Cutter 71 85.9 58 9.2 10:45 11:45 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 296 89.0 99 19.8 10:30 10:30 0
2022 Changeup 851 79.4 96 19.1 9:30 9:30 0
2022 Curveball 369 76.6 81 17.2 5:00 5:15 -15
2022 Cutter 527 86.1 67 10.9 11:00 11:45 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,017 88.4 99 18.9 10:30 10:30 0
2021 Changeup 461 79.3 97 19.5 9:45 9:45 0
2021 Curveball 358 75.2 78 17.1 5:00 5:15 -15
2021 Cutter 332 85.5 74 13.1 11:00 11:30 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,161 88.4 99 20.2 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Changeup 145 80.6 99 19.4 10:00 9:45 15
2020 Curveball 150 75.3 88 19.0 5:00 5:00 0
2020 Cutter 200 84.8 60 9.7 11:30 12:00 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 405 88.2 99 20.1 11:00 10:45 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 179 721 1 5 -3 -4 -1
2017 185 701 -8 8 -5 -4 -9
2018 686 2,562 7 14 -14 -8 -1
2019 840 3,162 16 20 -17 -9 10
2020 276 1,056 7 11 -4 -3 11
2021 582 2,324 0 21 -10 -7 4
2022 782 2,836 4 10 -17 -9 -11
2023 215 811 -6 4 -3 -2 -7
2024 89 304 2 4 -2 -1 3
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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 66 45.5 63.3 89.5 33.3 91.7 25.8 75.0 47.0 6.5 6.1 100.0
2017 701 48.2 67.5 86.0 26.2 58.9 43.5 60.0 46.1 22.0 7.6 79.2
2018 2,564 48.8 64.8 82.3 32.9 71.2 46.6 66.3 48.4 21.0 6.1 73.1
2019 3,232 49.5 65.8 85.1 29.7 73.8 47.1 65.7 47.7 18.0 7.4 77.4
2020 1,057 53.6 62.9 84.6 30.2 68.2 48.1 64.3 47.8 19.6 6.7 70.4
2021 2,324 48.7 68.8 84.4 28.3 67.8 46.5 62.7 48.0 20.4 6.3 75.3
2022 2,838 48.0 70.7 84.9 32.8 73.8 47.8 63.1 51.0 18.3 6.0 80.6
2023 811 50.3 65.2 86.5 31.8 64.8 47.6 60.5 48.6 19.8 6.5 75.5
2024 304 48.0 66.4 87.6 36.7 70.7 47.7 74.2 51.0 18.7 7.9 70.8
Player 13,897 49.2 66.9 84.6 30.9 70.8 46.9 64.3 48.6 19.4 6.6 76.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
2017 31 48 38 52
2018 44 19 39 56 58 24 70 44 53 43 94 24 93 14 60 47 54
2019 52 38 53 65 55 17 87 58 62 11 75 3 57 4 51 26 62
2020 61 46 37 30 87 2 31 81 65 49 99 9 73 4 28 20 77
2021 19 24 9 6 44 2 6 66 64 16 67 11 53 4 31 24 60
2022 20 14 15 22 33 3 50 85 72 1 72 5 83 2 6 6 58
2023 15 7 25 55 12 74 73 30 65 6 49 8 81 4 8 14 59
2024 4 13 60
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.7 88.9 -2.8 87.6 -1.3 87.0 -0.6 87.7 0.7 87.6 -0.1 88.4 0.8 88.3 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 84.2 83.6 -0.6 81.2 -2.4 80.6 -0.6 79.3 -1.3 79.4 0.1 79.9 0.5 80.5 0.6
Breaking Velocity 79.2 78.1 -1.1 76.3 -1.8 75.3 -1.0 75.2 -0.1 76.6 1.4 79.3 2.7 79.5 0.2
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.5 0.2 88.3 -0.2 86.6 -1.7 88.1 1.5 86.7 -1.4 89.7 3.0 89.9 0.2
Launch Angle 12.1 10.4 -1.7 14.7 4.3 17.6 2.9 20.6 3.0 14.5 -6.1 13.8 -0.7 12.7 -1.1
Barrel % 6.4 5.4 -1.0 4.9 -0.5 8.4 3.5 11.4 3.0 7.2 -4.2 6.7 -0.5 7.2 0.5
Hard Hit % 41.1 35.0 -6.1 35.2 0.2 34.3 -0.9 37.0 2.7 35.0 -2.0 36.8 1.8 43.5 6.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 35.5 37.8 2.3 31.5 -6.3 36.6 5.1 37.4 0.8 32.3 -5.1 37.4 5.1 40.6 3.2
xBA .299 .262 -0.037 .254 -0.008 .243 -0.011 .257 0.014 .266 0.009 .287 0.021 .293 0.006
BA .343 .267 -0.076 .264 -0.003 .222 -0.042 .234 0.012 .271 0.037 .282 0.011 .262 -0.020
xwOBA .353 .311 -0.042 .311 0.000 .301 -0.010 .341 0.040 .330 -0.011 .349 0.019 .344 -0.005
wOBA .391 .311 -0.080 .311 0.000 .265 -0.046 .321 0.056 .337 0.016 .334 -0.003 .296 -0.038
xSLG .485 .406 -0.079 .407 0.001 .430 0.023 .483 0.053 .435 -0.048 .444 0.009 .466 0.022
SLG .541 .414 -0.127 .422 0.008 .361 -0.061 .465 0.104 .457 -0.008 .431 -0.026 .369 -0.062
K% 17.3 21.1 3.8 17.0 -4.1 23.1 6.1 18.5 -4.6 13.2 -5.3 15.8 2.6 16.9 1.1
BB% 5.9 4.7 -1.2 6.5 1.8 2.5 -4.0 7.2 4.7 6.4 -0.8 8.4 2.0 5.6 -2.8
Swing % 46.1 48.4 2.3 47.7 -0.7 47.8 0.1 48.0 0.2 51.0 3.0 48.6 -2.4 51.0 2.4
Whiff% 22.0 21.0 -1.0 18.0 -3.0 19.6 1.6 20.4 0.8 18.3 -2.1 19.8 1.5 18.7 -1.1
In Zone % 48.2 48.8 0.6 49.5 0.7 53.6 4.1 48.7 -4.9 48.0 -0.7 50.3 2.3 48.0 -2.3
Out of Zone % 51.8 51.2 -0.6 50.5 -0.7 46.4 -4.1 51.3 4.9 52.0 0.7 49.7 -2.3 52.0 2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.2 32.9 6.7 29.7 -3.2 30.2 0.5 28.3 -1.9 32.8 4.5 31.8 -1.0 36.7 4.9
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 28.1 0.5 30.3 2.2 27.4 -2.9 29.2 1.8 34.7 5.5 27.4 -7.3 34.8 7.4
First Pitch Strike % 60.0 66.3 6.3 65.7 -0.6 64.3 -1.4 62.7 -1.6 63.1 0.4 60.5 -2.6 74.2 13.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 185 .391 139 2 1.4 46 29 63.0
2018 Shifts 686 .311 565 50 8.8 121 75 62.0
2019 Shifts 840 .309 620 63 10.2 220 106 48.2
2020 Shifts 277 .265 199 40 20.1 78 58 74.4
2021 Shifts 582 .321 433 128 29.6 149 89 59.7
2022 Shifts 781 .337 609 294 48.3 172 118 68.6
2023 Shades 215 .334 167 20 12.0 48 13 27.1
2024 Shades 89 .296 70 13 18.6 19 3 15.8
! 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

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