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June 24, 2014

The Call-Up

Marco Gonzales

by Jeff Moore and J.P. Breen


The Situation: With Jaime Garcia now their third starting pitcher on the disabled list, the Cardinals once again turn to a first-rounder from just one year before to help bolster their starting rotation, calling up left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales to make his major-league debut on Wednesday.

Background: Gonzales, a former Gonzaga Bulldog, was the 19th overall selection in 2013, and after a brief stop in the Gulf Coast League reached the Florida State League for four starts in his draft year. He returned to Palm Beach to start the 2014 season and cruised through the league to the tune of a 1.43 ERA, 7.6 K/9 and a minuscule 1.9 BB/9, earning a promotion after just six starts. Seven Double-A starts later, with a 2.33 ERA, 10.7 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9, Gonzales was called upon to help patch a Cardinals’ big-league rotation that’s taking on water.

Scouting Report: Gonzales is not oversized or overpowering, but he was well polished coming out of Gonzaga, and was thought to have a high floor and was expected to move quickly through the Cardinals system. Both proved to be true.

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BillJohnson

Hey guyz, would you pleaze fix the embedded link to the player page so that it pointz to Marco GonzaleS, not Marco GonzaleZ? There waz a Marco Gonzalez in the Cardinalz' farm zyztem lazt decade, but he wazn't very good. Thankz!

Jun 24, 2014 05:56 AM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
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Done.

Jun 24, 2014 06:44 AM
 
BUCCOFAN

Who has the higher upside. Stewart (MIN) or Gonzales (STL)? I currently have Stewart $1 and Glasnow $1 stashed in my keeper league. Gonzales is available and might make a pitch for him this weekend when our claims are due, would you dump Stewart for him?

Jun 24, 2014 06:07 AM
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BP staff member J.P. Breen
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It's a great question. Stewart ultimately has more upside, but is legitimately 3-to-4 years (at minimum) from making a meaningful impact at the big-league level. If your dynasty team hopes to compete before that, I'd side with Gonzales.

Jun 24, 2014 07:03 AM
 
teaaker

Who has more upside between Marco Gonzales and Jose Berrios? Both have been having great years and will likely shoot up prospect rankings.

Jun 24, 2014 08:24 AM
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Lenzkid10

Who would you rather have in a 12 team mixed keeper league Gonzales or Martinez?

Jun 24, 2014 11:37 AM
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