Marco Gonzales Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/16/1992 (29)
Marco Gonzales Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Marco Gonzales News
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales made his second start since returning from the injured list Tuesday, going four innings. He allowed four runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Gonzales is slowly stretching out in terms of his pitch counts, as he returned to the major league rotation without a rehab assignment. After two tough innings in which he gave up all four runs, he settled down to retire the last six batters he faced. That bodes well for his next outings, as it seems he's regaining his rhythm. Gonzales took the loss in this one, but fantasy managers who roster him will be pleased at the positive signs.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales made his return from the injured list Tuesday night, and he delivered four strong innings against the Oakland Athletics. Gonzales allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out six before being pulled after 50 pitches. Gonzales's season ERA sits at an unfortunate 5.01, but this outing surely inspires confidence for fantasy managers who waited out his time on the injured list.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales (forearm) has been activated from the injured list and will start on Tuesday night against the Athletics, according to Daniel Kramer of MLB.com. Gonzales has been out since April 27 with a forearm strain after starting the year with a 5.40 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings of work. Corey Brock of The Athletic adds that Gonzales is expected to only pitch three or so innings Tuesday night, with manager Scott Servais saying the team will be cautious with building up Gonzales. Managers should leave Gonzales on the bench for tonight given that news, but hopefully he'll be able to turn things around soon and become the viable fantasy pitcher that he has been over the past two seasons.
The 28-year-old Marco Gonzales authored a tremendous 2020 campaign for the Seattle Mariners, going 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA over 69 2/3 IP. Unfortunately, his peripherals suggest that nearly all of his success was the result of smoke and mirrors. Gonzales's 4.13 xFIP was more than a full run higher than his ERA. Gonzales rarely eclipses 90 mph on the radar gun, and his curve's 11.2 SwStr% was the highest mark in his entire five-pitch arsenal. As such, it's tough to project a repeat of his 23.1 K% in 2021. Likewise, his 37.6 GB% and zero DRS were way too low to try for a Dallas Keuchel approach. Baseball Savant's expected statistics also argue against any kind of contact suppression ability, as both his .245 xBA and .435 xSLG were way higher than his actual marks (.222 and .361, respectively). The Mariners are probably still a couple of years away from projecting as a strong club, so Gonzales probably won't win as many games in 2021 as he did in 2020. You have to figure that his 2.5 BB% will regress to something more mortal. Add it all together, and you can find a better fantasy arm with a price tag comparable to Gonzales's ADP of 152.