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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
1 34.7 4 2 0 31 4.15 0.4
Birth Date2-16-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2014 SLN 22 10 5 34.7 25.7 9.0 4 2 0 1 1 0 156 32 16 16 4 52 21 20 1 31 4.15 4.72 4.57 3.8 0.4
Career10534.725.79.042011015632161645221201314.154.724.573.80.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2013 PMB A+ 4 4 16.7 4.48 97 .184 .259 .327 .358 .256 .214 94 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2013 CRD Rk 4 2 6.7 4.30 112 .266 .260 .332 .355 .256 .421 102 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2014 SLN MLB 10 5 34.7 4.57 94 .276 .250 .305 .398 .256 .283 108 1.9 0.2 3.8 0.4
2014 PMB A+ 6 6 37.7 3.34 124 .227 .272 .327 .371 .257 .303 94 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2014 SFD AA 7 7 38.7 3.28 127 .225 .254 .321 .370 .256 .304 103 8.2 0.9 9.4 1.0
2014 MEM AAA 8 8 45.7 5.01 93 .250 .269 .324 .429 .263 .279 95 4.0 0.4 4.2 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2013 PMB A+ 0 0 0 4 4 16.7 10 5 13 1 33% .214 5.4 2.7 0.5 7.0 0.90 1.62 1.0 0.1
2013 CRD Rk 0 0 0 4 2 6.7 8 3 10 0 63% .421 10.8 4.0 0.0 13.5 1.65 5.40 2.2 0.2
2014 SFD AA 3 2 0 7 7 38.7 33 10 46 2 45% .304 7.7 2.3 0.5 10.7 1.11 2.33 9.4 1.0
2014 PMB A+ 2 2 0 6 6 37.7 34 8 32 1 53% .303 8.1 1.9 0.2 7.6 1.12 1.43 6.2 0.6
2014 MEM AAA 4 1 0 8 8 45.7 43 9 39 7 43% .279 8.5 1.8 1.4 7.7 1.14 3.35 4.2 0.5
2014 SLN MLB 4 2 0 10 5 34.7 32 21 31 4 39% .283 8.3 5.5 1.0 8.0 1.53 4.15 3.8 0.4

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 0.4532 0.4339 0.7658 0.6085 0.2891 0.8713 0.5816 0.2342
Career6200.45320.43390.76580.60850.28910.87130.58160.2342

Injury History

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
2014 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dRandy Rowley1 year (2014)

Details
  • 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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This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: A Three-Act Tragedy, A Three-Act Triumph: NLCS Game 5Mike Gianella2014-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: No Pitching and No Defense Make St. Louis (Almost) Go Home: NLCS Game 4R.J. Anderson2014-10-16
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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Series Preview: Giants vs. CardinalsR.J. Anderson2014-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. CardinalsZachary Levine2014-10-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 25Ben Carsley2014-09-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Other Guys, Part Two: National LeagueMike Gianella2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 2, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 18Jeff Moore2014-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 13Jeff Moore2014-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Post-Deadline Prospect ValueBen Carsley2014-08-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Post-Deadline Prospect ValueCraig Goldstein2014-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 1-3Jeff Moore2014-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cardinals Vouch for MastersonBret Sayre2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cardinals Vouch for MastersonR.J. Anderson2014-07-31
The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute TradesBaseball Prospectus2014-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 22Jeff Moore2014-07-23
This article requires BP Premium access2014 Futures Game Preview: Scouting the U.S. TeamRon Shah2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stash List: 13th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-09
Daily League Strategy: Leake and LockePaul Sporer2014-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A'sDaniel Rathman2014-07-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Lincecum Conquers AgainDaniel Rathman2014-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Five Hours and CountingChris Mosch2014-06-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USACraig Goldstein2014-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Marco GonzalesJeff Moore2014-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Marco GonzalesJ.P. Breen2014-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Odrisamer Despaigne's DebutDaniel Rathman2014-06-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 11th EditionBret Sayre2014-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 18Jeff Moore2014-06-19
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The 2013 Redraft: How Much Has Changed?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-10
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 3Jeff Moore2014-06-04
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftBen Murphy2014-05-29
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftJared Weiss2014-05-29
Eyewitness Accounts: May 9, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-09
Eyewitness Accounts: May 9, 2014Jason Parks2014-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 2-4Jeff Moore2014-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 28Jeff Moore2014-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 22Jeff Moore2014-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 9Jeff Moore2014-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Slider/Changeup/CommandMark Anderson2014-03-05
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: June 6, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-06-06
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Marco Gonzales has thrown 723 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Change (79mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph), Curve (75mph) and Slider (85mph).