Marco Gonzales
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 205LBS | Age: 30

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 4 9 3.29 16 16 0 87.2 49 1.32
8 Seasons 55 42 3.97 137 129 0 747.2 577 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 16 4-9 3.29 87.2 49 1.32
8 Seasons 137 55-42 3.97 747.2 577 1.27

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 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 19.48
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 1402 293 22 7.5 5.9 87.5 111.1 13.3 30.0 .282 .483 .324 .354 .375 36.9 13.0 8.5 3.29 4.74
Player 11346 2240 158 7.1 5.3 88.1 121.1 14.7 34.7 .263 .441 .316 .325 .372 36.1 18.3 6.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gonzales relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(37.4%) ,
Changeup
(33.2%) ,
Cutter
(16.6%) ,
Curveball
(12.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.7%) ,


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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 46.4 25.3 22.2 6.1 41.6 36.9 21.5 5.5 33.1 24.9 25.6 2.7 7.5 5.9
Player 41.6 24.6 25.2 8.7 39.1 37.9 23.0 4.2 30.1 26.7 24.8 5.7 7.1 5.3
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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
2022 Sinker SEA L 522 88.0 20.8 -4.9 -19 12.7 -1.9 -13
2022 Changeup SEA L 461 79.5 36.5 -0.2 -1 17.8 2.4 16
2022 4-Seamer SEA L 10 88.5 18.5 -0.6 -3 7.7 1.4 22
2022 Cutter SEA L 230 86.1 24.5 5.3 18 3.0 -5.9 -202
2022 Curveball SEA L 169 76.2 60.4 4.1 7 6.0 -5.5 -48
2021 Cutter SEA L 327 85.5 23.7 6.6 22 2.9 -5.6 -206
2021 Curveball SEA L 358 75.2 61.5 3.4 6 6.1 -4.9 -45
2021 4-Seamer SEA L 116 88.1 17.4 0.7 4 7.8 1.4 22
2021 Sinker SEA L 1,057 88.4 17.5 -6.9 -28 11.0 -3.0 -22
2021 Changeup SEA L 466 79.3 33.5 -2.6 -7 16.6 2.4 17
2020 Sinker SEA L 478 88.2 18.1 -6.0 -25 11.0 -2.5 -19
2020 Cutter SEA L 257 84.8 27.3 4.4 14 0.0 -3.1 -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 -2.0 -6 16.9 3.1 22
2019 Changeup SEA L 761 81.2 32.1 -2.1 -6 16.9 2.8 20
2019 Sinker SEA L 1,219 88.9 18.6 -6.0 -24 11.4 -2.6 -19
2019 Curveball SEA L 502 76.3 60.7 2.4 4 8.4 -2.9 -25
2019 Cutter SEA L 652 85.2 27.8 3.3 11 0.5 -3.3 -118
2019 4-Seamer SEA L 28 88.1 15.8 2.9 16 4.3 -2.2 -34
2018 Cutter SEA L 576 87.1 24.8 3.4 12 1.5 -0.8 -34
2018 Sinker SEA L 630 90.1 20.8 -3.4 -14 14.6 0.1 1
2018 4-Seamer SEA L 194 90.1 17.1 0.7 4 8.8 1.7 24
2018 Changeup SEA L 591 83.6 31.5 -1.7 -5 17.4 3.5 25
2018 Curveball SEA L 571 78.1 59.6 4.1 7 7.8 -2.6 -25
2017 Curveball SEA L 116 79.2 54.7 2.5 5 4.8 -4.5 -48
2017 Sinker SEA L 367 91.7 18.2 -3.6 -16 12.4 -2.4 -16
2017 Changeup SEA L 218 84.2 30.6 -0.5 -2 17.1 3.3 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 %
2022 Sinker -0.2 -1 523 37.3 130 .219 .371 .346 13.0 10.0 8.9 .313 .547 .414 43.2
2022 Changeup -1.1 -5 465 33.2 152 .226 .425 .306 23.9 21.1 16.7 .228 .404 .282 35.1
2022 Cutter 1.1 3 232 16.5 56 .365 .577 .426 13.7 0.0 0.0 .326 .551 .394 25.0
2022 Curveball -0.9 -2 170 12.1 35 .235 .412 .296 18.5 11.4 11.8 .348 .525 .379 46.7
2022 4-Seamer 6.8 1 10 0.7 2 1.000 1.000 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .374 .396 .413 0.0
2021 Sinker 0.0 0 1,057 45.5 238 .242 .539 .355 17.2 20.2 17.5 .251 .529 .355 42.7
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 0 327 14.1 88 .291 .494 .372 15.7 13.6 12.4 .274 .516 .372 32.8
2021 4-Seamer -1.6 -2 116 5.0 24 .158 .316 .287 15.2 8.3 8.7 .349 .611 .458 44.4
2020 Sinker -2.7 -13 478 45.2 116 .195 .257 .222 16.7 22.4 21.0 .254 .377 .282 32.2
2020 Cutter -0.2 0 257 24.3 70 .191 .382 .267 21.4 24.3 16.7 .236 .507 .318 33.3
2020 Curveball 0.7 1 170 16.1 45 .262 .405 .342 25.6 28.9 24.1 .224 .461 .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 Sinker -0.8 -9 1,219 37.7 285 .265 .426 .344 14.9 17.2 14.3 .271 .459 .352 39.9
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 0.4 3 652 20.2 200 .251 .358 .309 15.7 24.5 19.2 .232 .347 .272 36.0
2019 Curveball 0.1 1 502 15.5 116 .324 .495 .374 19.0 14.7 15.9 .267 .410 .305 41.7
2019 4-Seamer 0.0 0 28 0.9 6 .167 .333 .358 42.9 0.0 0.0 .271 .698 .402 50.0
2018 Sinker 0.3 2 630 24.6 110 .326 .522 .419 19.9 12.7 16.9 .308 .472 .395 43.6
2018 Changeup 0.3 2 591 23.0 208 .281 .413 .323 22.6 17.3 18.4 .270 .410 .311 25.8
2018 Cutter 0.1 1 576 22.5 193 .225 .401 .307 20.2 32.1 21.9 .225 .356 .273 33.1
2018 Curveball -0.7 -4 571 22.3 137 .287 .382 .318 23.7 16.1 16.5 .270 .392 .294 43.5
2018 4-Seamer 0.5 1 194 7.6 38 .189 .324 .232 11.7 28.9 19.0 .265 .513 .338 38.5
2017 Sinker 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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 201 84.8 60 9.7 11:30 12:00 -30
2020 Sinker 404 88.2 99 20.1 11:00 10:45 15
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 327 85.5 74 13.0 11:00 11:30 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 116 88.1 98 18.9 11:00 11:15 -15
2021 Sinker 1,050 88.4 100 20.3 10:45 10:45 0
2022 Changeup 458 79.5 97 19.5 9:30 9:30 0
2022 Curveball 168 76.2 80 17.2 5:00 5:15 -15
2022 Cutter 224 86.1 71 11.8 11:00 11:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 10 88.5 97 17.6 10:45 11:00 -15
2022 Sinker 517 88.0 99 19.2 10:30 10:30 0
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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 2
2019 840 3,162 -16 -20 17 9 -10
2020 276 1,056 -7 -11 5 3 -11
2021 582 2,324 0 -21 10 7 -4
2022 375 1,400 -10 -7 8 4 -4
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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 48.1 67.7 86.0 26.1 58.9 43.4 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 49.6 65.7 85.2 29.8 73.7 47.0 65.7 47.7 18.0 7.4 77.3
2020 1,057 53.7 62.8 84.6 30.3 68.2 48.0 64.3 47.8 19.6 6.7 70.4
2021 2,324 48.7 68.7 84.4 28.4 67.8 46.6 62.7 48.0 20.4 6.2 75.2
2022 1,402 48.9 70.9 84.1 29.3 74.8 47.9 59.3 49.6 18.0 6.3 83.0
Player 11,346 49.4 66.6 84.3 30.0 70.9 46.7 64.0 48.1 19.5 6.7 76.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 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
2017 35 46 38
2018 44 20 39 56 58 24 70 44 53 43 94 24 44 7 67 48
2019 52 38 53 65 54 17 87 58 62 11 75 3 52 3 48 26
2020 62 46 37 30 87 2 31 81 65 49 99 9 62 3 26 20
2021 19 25 9 6 45 2 6 66 64 16 67 11 19 3 27 24
2022 24 17 25 33 23 7 52 76 59 4 42 4 24 3 7 5
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 24.5 8 8.9 -1 3 7 3 37.5
2018 23.4 17 18.0 -1 7 12 9 52.9
2019 23.6 23 19.9 3 13 15 10 43.5
2020 23.6 8 8.8 -1 7 7 4 50.0
2021 23.0 29 32.1 -3 10 23 15 51.7
2022 24.6 14 14.3 0 6 11 6 42.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 8 6 12 8 8 8 9 11 11 8 7 8 7 6 9 11 9 11 4 10 11 8 8 11 8 10 10 8 11 8 10
2018 17 19 21 17 16 20 16 22 16 18 16 19 13 13 17 20 14 21 15 19 20 18 17 19 21 19 20 16 16 18 23
2019 23 26 20 20 19 19 18 25 21 15 23 20 12 17 15 24 15 27 13 15 23 15 16 20 22 25 25 16 27 17 27
2020 8 10 10 9 10 10 0 9 7 10 10 7 6 7 6 10 9 11 6 7 9 10 9 10 11 8 10 6 8 8 12
2021 29 32 37 28 30 35 30 41 32 33 28 31 23 21 26 36 34 32 33 30 36 31 33 34 33 34 38 28 34 30 39
2022 14 15 18 13 15 15 14 13 15 13 13 13 11 13 13 16 16 16 12 13 16 13 13 15 14 14 17 13 17 11 19
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 91.7 88.9 -2.8 87.6 -1.3 87 -0.6 87.7 0.7 87.5 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 84.2 83.6 -0.6 81.2 -2.4 80.6 -0.6 79.3 -1.3 79.5 0.2
Breaking Velocity 79.2 78.1 -1.1 76.3 -1.8 75.3 -1 75.2 -0.1 76.2 1
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.5 0.2 88.3 -0.2 86.6 -1.7 88.1 1.5 87.5 -0.6
Launch Angle 12.1 10.4 -1.7 14.7 4.3 17.6 2.9 20.6 3 13.3 -7.3
Barrel % 6.4 5.4 -1 4.9 -0.5 8.4 3.5 11.4 3 7.5 -3.9
Hard Hit % 41.1 35 -6.1 35.2 0.2 34.3 -0.9 37 2.7 36.9 -0.1
Sweet Spot % 35.5 37.8 2.3 31.5 -6.3 36.6 5.1 37.4 0.8 30 -7.4
xBA .299 .262 -0.037 .254 -0.008 .243 -0.011 .257 0.014 .282 0.025
BA .343 .267 -0.076 .264 -0.003 .222 -0.042 .234 0.012 .249 0.015
xwOBA .353 .311 -0.042 .311 0 .301 -0.01 .341 0.04 .354 0.013
wOBA .391 .311 -0.08 .311 0 .265 -0.046 .321 0.056 .324 0.003
xSLG .485 .406 -0.079 .407 0.001 .43 0.023 .483 0.053 .483 0
SLG .541 .414 -0.127 .422 0.008 .361 -0.061 .465 0.104 .432 -0.033
K% 17.3 21.1 3.8 17 -4.1 23.1 6.1 18.5 -4.6 13 -5.5
BB% 5.9 4.7 -1.2 6.5 1.8 2.5 -4 7.2 4.7 8.5 1.3
Swing % 46.1 48.4 2.3 47.7 -0.7 47.8 0.1 48 0.2 49.6 1.6
Whiff% 22 21 -1 18 -3 19.6 1.6 20.4 0.8 18 -2.4
In Zone % 48.1 48.8 0.7 49.6 0.8 53.7 4.1 48.7 -5 48.9 0.2
Out of Zone % 51.9 51.2 -0.7 50.4 -0.8 46.3 -4.1 51.3 5 51.1 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 26.1 32.9 6.8 29.8 -3.1 30.3 0.5 28.4 -1.9 29.3 0.9
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 28.1 0.5 30.3 2.2 27.4 -2.9 29.2 1.8 33.5 4.3
First Pitch Strike % 60 66.3 6.3 65.7 -0.6 64.3 -1.4 62.7 -1.6 59.3 -3.4
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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 .265 199 31 15.6 78 53 67.9
2021 582 .321 433 98 22.6 149 80 53.7
2022 363 .324 293 145 49.5 70 43 61.4

Pitch Tempo

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