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Birth Date2-16-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age24 years, 4 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
-0.22014
-0.02015
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MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 SLN MLB 10 5 34.7 32 21 31 4 .255 109 8.3 5.5 1.0 8.0 39% .283 .275 1.53 4.72 4.15 119 5.20 -0.2
2015 SLN MLB 1 1 2.7 7 1 1 1 .265 98 23.6 3.4 3.4 3.4 43% .462 .469 3.00 8.41 13.50 113 5.94 -0.0
CareerMLB11637.33922325.2561089.45.31.27.739%.304.2931.634.984.821185.25-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2013 PMB A+ 4 4 16.7 10 5 13 1 .256 94 5.4 2.7 0.5 7.0 33% .214 .184 0.90 3.36 1.62
2013 CRD Rk 4 2 6.7 8 3 10 0 .256 102 10.8 4.0 0.0 13.5 63% .421 .266 1.65 1.81 5.40
2014 SLN MLB 10 5 34.7 32 21 31 4 .255 109 8.3 5.5 1.0 8.0 39% .283 .275 1.53 4.72 4.15
2014 PMB A+ 6 6 37.7 34 8 32 1 .257 94 8.1 1.9 0.2 7.6 53% .303 .228 1.12 2.67 1.43
2014 SFD AA 7 7 38.7 33 10 46 2 .262 98 7.7 2.3 0.5 10.7 45% .304 .228 1.11 2.19 2.33
2014 MEM AAA 8 8 45.7 43 9 39 7 .265 93 8.5 1.8 1.4 7.7 43% .279 .252 1.14 4.77 3.35
2015 SLN MLB 1 1 2.7 7 1 1 1 .265 98 23.6 3.4 3.4 3.4 43% .462 .469 3.00 8.41 13.50
2015 PMB A+ 2 2 4.7 5 0 4 0 .243 95 9.6 0.0 0.0 7.7 69% .312 .242 1.07 1.45 0.00
2015 SFD AA 2 2 6.7 6 0 6 0 .262 98 8.1 0.0 0.0 8.1 50% .300 .215 0.90 1.95 0.00
2015 MEM AAA 14 14 69.3 91 24 51 10 .268 94 11.8 3.1 1.3 6.6 40% .358 .315 1.66 5.08 5.45

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 620 0.4597 0.4258 0.7500 0.6035 0.2746 0.8547 0.5543 0.2500
2015 66 0.5152 0.4545 0.9333 0.5294 0.3750 0.9444 0.9167 0.0667
Career6860.4650.42860.76760.59640.28430.86330.58920.2324

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-22 2014-09-23 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness -
2014-03-01 2014-03-31 Camp 30 0 Left Forearm Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 SLN $
2015 SLN $
2014 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 43 dCAA Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by St. Louis 6/25/14.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2013 (1-19) (Gonzaga). $1.85M signing bonus ($2.0558M slot).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .143 .250 .179 .222
11 vs R (Multi) .316 .401 .519 .330
18 Split (Multi) -.173 -.151 -.340 -.108
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .000 .500 .000 .514
31 vs R (2015) .500 .500 .786 .463
38 Split (2015) .000 .000 .000 .051
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)After last season and blocked in the rotation, what are your thoughts on Marco Gonzales?
(Gary from Indy)
Still think he has a future as a starting pitcher. Last year was no doubt is a disappointment, but he still has the stuff/command to pitch in the middle of a rotation. Whether or not that's in St. Louis is another question. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a deep 12 team keeper league, should i pick up Marco Gonzales? Does he have the highest upside in the short term of the available pitchers? Gausman is available too...
(Don Slaught from sent from my iPhone)
I wouldn't. Gonzalez may have the best chance of running with that rotation spot in the long-run, but he doesn't really have shallow mixed upside. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)I have a trade that I have been offered where I give up Gallardo and Mujica for Mike Moustakas and Marco Gonzales. I like the deal because my best third baseman is David Freese (I have a 30 team dynasty league by the way). The salaries are about even for this deal, but I can't really make the decision. Mujica is basically a wash, and I feel that Gallardo is due for a rude awakening in Texas without Lucroy. But at the same time, my starting pitching depth behind Gallardo is Ubaldo, Nolasco, Kendrick, and Hand. Do you think I should pull the trigger on this deal?
(joughbrasch from Denver)
I'd make that deal. I don't like Gallardo in Texas at all, and I think there's enough upside in Gonzales by himself to make that trade. Your pitching is really thin, but Gallardo isn't going to be much better than those guys. I'd make that deal and then try to flip one of Moustakas or Freese for a better pitcher. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting, Harry. One non-PECOTA forecasting system has lefty changeup artiste Marco Gonzales the 3rd-best MLB pitching prospect (for 2015 alone, with 2.5 WAR per 180 IP) behind only Giolito and Jon Gray. Are you bullish on Gonzales?
(Evan Fangoria from Montevideo)
I like Gonzales, but not as much as I like Gray's ceiling. Giolito could be magical. (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-01-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of outside-the-box roles, would it be worth while for St. Louis to designate Marco Gonzales or one of their high-minors guys (Tim Cooney, etc.) as 1940s-style swingmen to get fantastic but fragile Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha a rest every three weeks or so? Or have pitching roles become too specialized for that?
(Bill from New Mexico)
The specialization of pitching roles is part of the issue, and the other part is that there is no assured resting pattern that would definitely make a difference for Wainwright and Wacha. I love the idea of expanding roles and having pitchers dumped into buckets based on individual tolerance (ie 20 pitches, 40, 70, etc) rather than the pre-approved patterns of one hitter, one inning, or 100 pitches (depending on the role). (Doug Thorburn)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many of your NL Central Top 25 do you expect to make it on the top 100 list when BP publishes it? Average would be around 16 or 17 assuming talent is evenly distributed, right?
(Mike from Texas)
I did say I'd throw a top 25 NL Central Prospects list out there during this chat. With the understanding this is a work in progress (Mellen and I are starting to dig in on the framework for the Top 101), this is my own personal ranking of the prospects covered in our NL Central rankings:

1. SS Addison Russell
2. 3B Kris Bryant
3. RHP Robert Stephenson
4. OF Jorge Soler
5. OF Albert Almora
6. OF Stephen Piscotty
7. LHP Marco Gonzales
8. RHP Tyler Glasnow
9. RHP Jameson Taillon
10. OF Jesse Winker
11. OF/1B Josh Bell
12. RHP Alex Reyes
13. C Kyle Schwarber
14. RHP Michael Lorenzen
15. SS Orlando Arcia
16. OF Tyrone Taylor
17. OF Billy McKinney
18. RHP Pierce Johnson
19. SS Gleyber Torres
20. RHP Jack Flaherty
21. OF Yorman Rodriguez
22. C Reese McGuire
23. RHP Nick Howard
24. RHP Devin Williams
25. LHP Rob Kaminsky

I think all of those guys will be in the discussion for the 101, and expect there to be some shuffling in order of course. Definitely more than the average of 16 or 17. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better chance to succeed as a starter: Marco Gonzalez, Brandon Finnegan, or Edguardo Rodriguez?
(Sam from Louisville)
In this order:

1. Eduardo Rodriguez
2. Marco Gonzales
3. Brandon Finnegan

I like all three pitchers in their different ways, but I have a long history with Rodriguez and think he is at least a safe bet to provide value as a back end SP. I think the ceiling is higher than that obviously, but he has potential of three Solid-Average to Plus pitches from the left side. The velocity spikes at the end of the season are interesting, and it's a noticeable trend the past three years. I think it's important to keep that in mind when evaluating Rodriguez.

Finnegan is a question mark for me, I'll echo the thoughts of Faleris from his last chat. How does the stuff hold up over the course of the season? Is he more low-90's rather than touching 94? Either way, I've noted in the past that I still like Finnegan overall, but there is some volatility and risk with his role as a SP moving forward. (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)On a dynasty/points team how would you rank these guys these in 2015 which would you keep if one had to go? Jarred Cosart, McHugh, Marco Gonzales, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Alex Colome, Daniel Norris Mark Appel,
(OB1KENOBI from Tampa)
I'd cut Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you please throw out a few SP with expected near-term ETAs but mid-rotation upside a la Matt Wisler? Bigger names/higher upside guys are already rostered and looking for some draft targets. Thanks.
(JoJo from SD)
How about: Kingham, Marco Gonzales, Eduardo Rodriguez, Rafael Montero, Robbie Ray, Luke Jackson, Jake Thompson (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Marco Gonzales have been if not in the majors? Was he in consideration for the list?
(jhensley from St. Louis)
He was in the 45 range before getting the call. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you believe Marco Gonzales can be a ToR pitcher?
(Derek from MO)
No, he's a mid-rotation guy. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Your take on Marco Gonzales? He looked great for three innings, including making Tulo look silly flailing at three straight off speed pitches. Then he gave up a number of hard hit shots. What do you foresee for him?
(Frank from Denver)
Great stability, repeats his delivery well, and that CH flashed nasty depth. He is not a big velo guy, and his breaking ball was solid-average but not a difference-maker, so commanding the zone will be a critical element to success by enabling his cambio to play off the fastball. He looks like a potential mid-rotation guy whose command and repetition will determine whether he can be a reliable out-generator. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Marco Gonzales getting torched the second time through the order in his debut:v something to be concerned about going forward or rookie being a rookie?
(Aaron from Athens, GA)
Mostly just a rookie being a rookie, but his aforementioned repertoire might leave him vulnerable to big innings in the future when his command is not pristine. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the better of these three prospects: Marco Gonzales, Jesse Winker, and Jose Berrios. Does Gonzales get the edge over Berrios simply because he's more MLB ready?
(FantasyFrodo from Washington)
Berrios has the most upside, but MLB time table comes into play here. I'd go Gonzales, Berrios, Winker. Gonzales' change up is one of the best in all of baseball, and will be an out pitch and bat misser at the big league level. Winker can hit, but I just wasn't blown away by the tools package. He's more of a 1st division guy with a solid average/plus hit tool and 4 other average ones than an impact star. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Aaron Sanchez, Jose Berrios, Lucas Sims, ChiChi Gonzales, & Marco Gonzales as prospects?
(bzalaski from Madison, WI)
Chi Chi, Gonzales, Sanchez, Berrios, Sims. I've been the low man on Sanchez for quite some time. I don't think the command profile ever comes around, and he's never gotten outs past the 5th inning. In fact, he hasn't even thrown 100 innings in a season yet. It's hard to project how someone is going to turn a lineup over when they've never pitched tired. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marco Gonzales or Rob Kaminsky long term?
(johnorpheus from St. Louis)
I'll take the plus-plus CH every time. I'm a sucker for a high-end changeup. Give me Gonzales despite the weaker FB (Jason Parks)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Give me a couple of names that weren't on the BP Fantasy Top 101 that you expect to rocket up the board into at least the top 50 for next season?
(NightmareRec0n from Boston)
Phil Ervin and Marco Gonzales were two of the 24 names I wrote about in the Future's guide who I think could go from off list to on. It's available and highly worth it :) (Craig Goldstein)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)How close was Marco Gonzales?
(jalonzo from nyc)
Close. Very close. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last year the Cardinals LHP looked barren. This year they had Kevin Siegrist and drafted Marco Gonzales and Rob Kaminsky and had Tim Cooney take a step forward. What gives?
(Bubba from St. Louis)
They felt like having a farm system with no weaknesses, I suppose. This is what they do. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)What lefty do you prefer and why, Eduardo Rodriguez or Marco Gonzales?
(JoJo from SD)
Rodriguez. He doesn't have Marco's sexual changeup, but he has a solid-average to plus mix and the ability to locate and sequence. He's going to pitch in a major league rotation for a very long time. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you grade Cardinal first round picks, Marco Gonzales and Rob Kaminski? Thanks.
(Adam from TN)
Thereís not much projection left in Gonzales, but heís a college arm with a great idea of what heís doing on the mound, so he should move quickly and profiles as a back-end starter. I didnít get to see any of his four starts at Palm Beach at the end of last season so I selfishly hope he returns to the FSL at least to start the season. I should get a good look at Kaminsky this season, but I always have a soft spot for players from the Northeast, having been one myself. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which 2013 draftee not picked in the top 10 would you want for the future?
(MarvinFerrin from Slackville)
Marco Gonzales or Hunter Harvey (Jason Parks)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Marco Gonzales crack the 101 list next offseason?
(Andrew from Tacoma)
Yes (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)Why Marco Gonzales to the cardinals at 17th? Lots of players with considerably more upside still on the board
(Bubba from STL)
Gonzales gets undersold some because he lacks the big fastball, but he does things with his changeup that many major league arms can't do. His curve is also better than advertised in the media, and he can cut his fastball with good result. He shouldn't require much developmental time in the minors and I'd wager could be signed for under allotment, which frees up money for the Cards to go aggressive in grabbing Kaminsky at the end of the 1st round.

Injecting those two arms into an already stacked system is going to look really good this time next year. (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who will be drafted in the first round next week that should not be?
(Wade from Dwight)
Marco Gonzales (LHP, Gonzaga) is a guy I just don't like in the first round. He's a nice prospect and all but touch and feel lefties don't excite me in the first round, even with a relatively weak draft class. (Mark Anderson)


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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Marco Gonzales threw 789 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Change (82mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (91mph).