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Marco Gonzales
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 197LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 1, #19, St. Louis Cardinals | Gonzaga
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 7 2 3.10 11 11 0 69.2 64 0.95
6 Seasons 41 27 4.09 96 88 0 516.2 420 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 7-2 3.10 69.2 64 0.95
6 Seasons 96 41-27 4.09 516.2 420 1.29

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 66 14 2 14.3 95.5 9.8 50.0 .490 .886 .526 .565 .597 50.0 6.3 6.3 13.50 18.68
2017 701 141 9 6.4 88.3 12.1 35.5 .303 .498 .391 .363 .417 41.1 17.3 5.9 6.08 5.61
2018 2564 503 27 5.4 88.5 10.4 37.8 .267 .413 .311 .318 .381 35.0 21.1 4.7 4.00 4.12
2019 3232 657 32 4.9 88.3 14.7 31.5 .257 .415 .311 .315 .352 35.2 17.0 6.5 3.99 4.21
2020 1057 202 17 8.4 86.4 17.7 37.1 .245 .435 .260 .291 .361 34.2 23.1 2.5 3.10 3.84
ALL 7620 1517 87 5.7 88.2 13.4 34.9 .265 .428 .313 .319 .372 35.7 19.2 5.3
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gonzales relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(45.2%) ,
Cutter
(24.4%) ,
Curveball
(16.1%) ,
Changeup
(14.3%) ,


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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 Sinker 478 326 152 45.2 88.2 116 113 22 17 4 0 1 26 87 .195 .257 .257 .384 .204 .272 86.4 21 2160 16.7 21.0
2020 Cutter 258 221 37 24.4 84.8 71 69 13 6 4 0 3 17 52 .188 .239 .377 .511 .243 .305 86.8 20 2148 21.4 16.7
2020 Curveball 170 126 44 16.1 75.3 45 42 11 7 3 0 1 13 29 .262 .224 .405 .463 .306 .306 87.2 2 2294 26.0 24.1
2020 Changeup 151 104 47 14.3 80.6 45 42 13 8 2 0 3 8 34 .310 .246 .571 .420 .385 .300 85.5 19 2114 19.0 12.7
2019 Sinker 1219 825 394 38.6 88.9 285 249 66 44 12 2 8 49 203 .265 .275 .426 .470 .331 .358 89.6 20 2253 14.9 14.3
2019 Changeup 761 675 86 24.1 81.2 233 217 53 33 12 0 8 28 193 .244 .249 .410 .398 .288 .297 86.0 14 2171 22.4 13.7
2019 Cutter 652 465 187 20.6 85.2 200 187 47 34 9 1 3 49 139 .251 .237 .358 .355 .281 .278 89.6 14 2246 15.7 19.2
2019 Curveball 502 339 163 15.9 76.3 116 111 36 21 13 0 2 17 96 .324 .274 .495 .424 .348 .315 89.0 6 2346 19.2 15.9
2019 4-Seam Fastball 28 13 15 0.9 88.1 6 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 .167 .272 .333 .677 .203 .385 82.5 20 2208 42.9 0.0
! 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 Sinker SEA L 478 88.2 18.1 -6 -25 11 -2.5 -18
2020 Cutter SEA L 258 84.8 27.3 4.5 14 0 -3.2 -99
2020 Curveball SEA L 170 75.3 62.1 4.4 8 8.9 -2.2 -20
2020 Changeup SEA L 151 80.6 32.8 -2 -6 16.9 3.1 22
2019 Cutter SEA L 652 85.2 27.8 3.4 11 0.5 -3.3 -118
2019 Changeup SEA L 761 81.2 32.1 -2.2 -6 16.9 2.7 19
2019 Sinker SEA L 1219 88.9 18.6 -6 -24 11.4 -2.6 -19
2019 4-Seamer SEA L 28 88.1 15.8 3.1 17 4.3 -2.2 -34
2019 Curveball SEA L 502 76.3 60.7 2.3 4 8.4 -2.9 -25
2018 Curveball SEA L 571 78.1 59.6 4 7 7.8 -2.6 -25
2018 Changeup SEA L 591 83.6 31.5 -1.7 -5 17.4 3.5 25
2018 Sinker SEA L 630 90.1 20.8 -3.4 -14 14.6 0.1 1
2018 Cutter SEA L 576 87.1 24.8 3.5 12 1.5 -0.8 -35
2018 4-Seamer SEA L 194 90.1 17.1 0.8 4 8.8 1.6 23
2017 Curveball SEA L 116 79.2 54.7 2.5 5 4.8 -4.6 -49
2017 Sinker SEA L 367 91.7 18.2 -3.7 -17 12.4 -2.4 -16
2017 Changeup SEA L 218 84.2 30.6 -0.6 -2 17.1 3.3 24
2015 Sinker STL L 42 90 20.2 -1.7 -8 10.8 -3.7 -26
2015 Curveball STL L 5 75.1 62.4 5 9 10.4 1.7 19
2015 Changeup STL L 19 81.1 33 1.2 4 13.8 0.8 6
! 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 0.4 1 151 14.3 45 .310 .571 .396 19.0 17.8 12.7 .246 .420 .300 35.3
2020 Curveball 0.5 1 170 16.1 45 .262 .405 .342 26.0 28.9 24.1 .224 .463 .306 41.4
2020 Cutter -0.2 0 258 24.4 71 .188 .377 .263 21.4 23.9 16.7 .239 .511 .306 32.7
2020 Sinker -2.7 -13 478 45.2 116 .195 .257 .222 16.7 22.4 21.0 .257 .384 .272 32.2
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 0 28 0.9 6 .167 .333 .358 42.9 0.0 0.0 .272 .677 .385 50.0
2019 Curveball 0.3 1 502 15.5 116 .324 .495 .374 19.2 14.7 15.9 .274 .424 .315 41.7
2019 Cutter 0.3 2 652 20.2 200 .251 .358 .304 15.7 24.5 19.2 .237 .355 .278 36.0
2019 Changeup -0.3 -2 761 23.5 233 .244 .410 .309 22.4 12.0 13.7 .249 .398 .297 25.9
2019 Sinker -0.8 -10 1219 37.7 285 .265 .426 .342 14.9 17.2 14.3 .275 .470 .359 39.9
2018 4-Seamer 0.6 1 194 7.6 38 .189 .324 .232 11.7 28.9 19.0 .270 .527 .347 38.5
2018 Sinker 0.2 1 630 24.6 110 .326 .522 .419 19.9 12.7 16.9 .309 .470 .396 43.6
2018 Curveball -0.6 -4 571 22.3 137 .287 .382 .313 24.0 16.1 16.5 .283 .404 .300 43.5
2018 Cutter 0.1 0 576 22.5 193 .225 .401 .307 20.3 32.1 21.9 .227 .364 .279 33.1
2018 Changeup 0.5 3 591 23.0 208 .281 .413 .320 22.6 17.3 18.4 .274 .416 .318 25.8
2017 Curveball 2.4 3 116 16.5 18 .529 .588 .558 14.0 0.0 0.0 .407 .528 .419 47.1
2017 Changeup -0.5 -1 218 31.1 80 .282 .462 .319 26.7 23.8 24.7 .256 .425 .294 35.0
2017 Sinker 1.8 7 367 52.4 87 .364 .610 .449 20.6 14.9 15.7 .327 .565 .416 45.3
! 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 Cutter 229 84.8 61 9.7 12:00 11:30 -30
2020 Sinker 433 88.2 99 20.0 10:45 11:00 15
2020 Changeup 149 80.6 99 19.4 9:45 10:00 15
2020 Curveball 161 75.3 88 19.0 5:00 5:00 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 184 700 8 -8 5 3 8
2018 680 2550 -7 -13 15 7 2
2019 834 3148 -14 -22 19 8 -9
2020 273 1050 -7 -11 4 2 -12
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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 60.0 94.4 33.3 91.7 25.8 75.0 45.5 6.7 6.1 75.0
2017 701 48.1 67.7 86.0 26.1 58.9 43.4 60.0 46.1 22.0 7.6 79.2
2018 2564 48.8 64.5 82.8 32.7 71.6 46.6 66.3 48.2 21.1 6.1 73.1
2019 3232 49.6 65.2 85.8 29.7 73.8 47.0 65.7 47.5 18.1 7.4 76.4
2020 1057 53.7 62.3 85.0 30.3 68.9 48.1 64.3 47.5 19.7 6.7 69.0
ALL 7620 49.7 64.7 84.8 30.5 71.3 46.5 65.3 47.6 19.6 6.8 74.7
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 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
2017 45.4 19.1 27.0 8.5 38.3 34.0 27.7 5.7 33.3 19.1 28.4 7.1 6.4
2018 45.3 21.1 27.8 5.8 40.2 41.2 18.7 2.6 37.0 22.5 25.6 6.2 5.4
2019 41.9 23.7 25.3 9.1 37.7 38.1 24.2 3.3 29.4 26.9 24.5 7.2 4.9
2020 37.6 23.8 28.7 9.9 38.6 37.1 24.3 5.4 24.8 31.7 23.8 4.5 8.4
ALL 42.8 22.2 27.0 8.0 38.6 38.6 22.7 3.6 31.6 25.2 25.2 6.5 5.7
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
2017 34 45 42
2018 43 18 40 58 58 24 70 44 53 43 94 24 43 7 65 50
2019 53 39 53 64 57 18 88 58 62 11 75 3 53 2 48 28
2020 61 45 34 29 85 2 31 83 65 49 99 9 61 3 25 23
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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 23.6 23 17.2 5.8 13 11 10 43.5
2020 23.6 8 8.0 0.0 7 6 4 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 21 21 19 22 15 14 20 19 18 23 18 10 17 14 19 12 18 13 15 13 14 13 17 20 21 20 15 20 14 22
2020 8 11 9 10 11 8 6 10 7 7 9 7 6 7 6 10 6 10 9 8 4 7 6 9 9 7 9 6 7 8 10
! 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 91.7 88.9 -2.8 87.6 -1.3 87 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 84.2 83.6 -0.6 81.2 -2.4 80.6 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 79.2 78.1 -1.1 76.3 -1.8 75.3 -1
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.5 0.2 88.3 -0.2 86.4 -1.9
Launch Angle 12.1 10.4 -1.7 14.7 4.3 17.7 3
Barrel % 6.4 5.4 -1 4.9 -0.5 8.4 3.5
Hard Hit % 41.1 35 -6.1 35.2 0.2 34.2 -1
Sweet Spot % 35.5 37.8 2.3 31.5 -6.3 37.1 5.6
xBA .303 .267 -0.036 .257 -0.01 .245 -0.012
BA .343 .267 -0.076 .264 -0.003 .222 -0.042
xwOBA .363 .318 -0.045 .315 -0.003 .291 -0.024
wOBA .391 .311 -0.08 .311 0 .26 -0.051
xSLG .498 .413 -0.085 .415 0.002 .435 0.02
SLG .541 .414 -0.127 .422 0.008 .361 -0.061
K% 17.3 21.1 3.8 17 -4.1 23.1 6.1
BB% 5.9 4.7 -1.2 6.5 1.8 2.5 -4
Swing % 46.1 48.2 2.1 47.5 -0.7 47.5 0
Whiff% 22 21.1 -0.9 18.1 -3 19.7 1.6
In Zone Swing % 48.1 48.8 0.7 49.6 0.8 53.7 4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 51.9 51.2 -0.7 50.4 -0.8 46.3 -4.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 27.7 0.1 29.9 2.2 26.4 -3.5
First Pitch Strike % 60 66.3 6.3 65.7 -0.6 64.3 -1.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 185 .391 139 2 1.4 46 23 50.0
2018 686 .311 565 41 7.3 121 49 40.5
2019 840 .309 620 44 7.1 220 96 43.6
2020 277 .260 199 31 15.6 78 53 67.9

Pitch Distribution