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Portrait of Marwin Gonzalez

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Birth Date3-14-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age29 years, 6 months, 6 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
1.42014
1.42015
0.22016
3.12017
2.02018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 HOU 23 80 219 205 21 48 13 0 2 67 13 29 0 0 1 12 3 3 .234 .280 .327 .215 -4.5 1.1 -0.4
2013 HOU 24 72 222 204 22 45 8 0 4 65 9 37 0 1 8 14 6 2 .221 .252 .319 .222 1.2 -0.1 0.1
2014 HOU 25 103 310 285 33 79 15 1 6 114 17 58 4 0 23 2 4 .277 .327 .400 .261 10.6 1.6 1.4
2015 HOU 26 120 370 344 44 96 18 1 12 152 16 74 3 0 7 34 4 5 .279 .317 .442 .261 10.8 2.4 1.4
2016 HOU 27 141 518 484 55 123 26 3 13 194 22 118 5 1 6 51 12 6 .254 .293 .401 .245 0.1 1.6 0.2
2017 HOU 28 134 515 455 67 138 34 0 23 241 49 99 6 2 3 90 8 3 .303 .377 .530 .303 36.5 -5.9 3.1
2018 HOU 29 137 519 461 56 115 24 3 16 193 48 122 3 2 5 66 2 3 .249 .323 .419 .276 22.5 -3.7 1.9
Career787267324382986441388761026174537216302903726.264.318.421.26277.2-3.07.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 CUB Rk 24 94 .209 .265 .352 .370 .268 .254 101 -5.3 2.8 0.7 2.7 -1.4 -3.1 -0.0 -3.1 -0.0
2006 DCU Rk 18 69 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.9 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CUB Rk 17 69 .304 .257 .343 .361 .254 .333 97 3.6 2.2 0.5 0.8 -0.2 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2008 PEO A 33 122 .211 .250 .317 .362 .256 .255 95 -6.2 3.5 0.8 -1.7 -2.1 -4.0 -0.6 -4.0 -0.6
2008 BOI A- 65 267 .243 .254 .341 .366 .261 .318 111 -5 7.8 1.4 3.4 2.7 6.8 1.0 6.8 1.0
2009 DAY A+ 120 461 .227 .252 .326 .361 .252 .283 100 -16.1 13.4 1.3 -3.7 -1.0 -2.4 -0.6 -2.4 -0.6
2010 DAY A+ 23 96 .255 .251 .321 .366 .261 .311 88 -0.5 2.8 -0.7 -2.7 1.4 3.0 0.0 3.0 0.0
2010 TEN AA 86 330 .225 .265 .338 .396 .265 .269 103 -13.6 10.4 4.7 7.6 -3.6 -2.2 0.6 -2.2 0.6
2011 TEN AA 64 239 .240 .264 .334 .401 .252 .335 118 -5.3 7.0 2.2 1.1 -1.8 2.1 0.3 2.1 0.3
2011 IOW AAA 60 226 .239 .285 .348 .435 .264 .292 97 -5.6 7.0 3.1 4.4 -2.4 2.1 0.6 2.1 0.6
2011 CAR Wnt 42 183 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HOU MLB 80 219 .215 .254 .312 .398 .256 .264 100 -9.7 6.0 2.2 1.1 -3.0 -4.5 -0.4 -4.5 -0.4
2012 OKL AAA 13 43 .336 .270 .331 .416 .273 .387 87 3.7 1.3 0.5 -2.1 -1.3 4.2 0.2 4.2 0.2
2012 LEO Wnt 18 72 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .204 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 HOU MLB 72 222 .222 .250 .313 .393 .262 .250 99 -8 5.8 2.3 -0.1 1.1 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2013 OKL AAA 44 183 .234 .271 .339 .411 .269 .295 95 -5.1 5.3 1.5 -2.0 -0.5 1.1 -0.1 1.1 -0.1
2014 HOU MLB 103 310 .261 .244 .302 .375 .253 .330 100 0.2 8.0 2.9 1.6 -0.6 10.6 1.4 10.6 1.4
2015 HOU MLB 120 370 .261 .257 .319 .407 .263 .326 103 0.5 10.0 -0.3 2.4 0.7 10.8 1.4 10.8 1.4
2016 HOU MLB 141 518 .245 .258 .322 .423 .262 .311 99 -7.7 14.6 -5.4 1.6 -1.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
2017 HOU MLB 134 515 .303 .257 .323 .430 .260 .343 104 23.1 15.1 -0.9 -5.9 -0.8 36.5 3.1 36.5 3.1
2018 HOU MLB 137 519 .276 .248 .315 .415 .262 .305 97 8.4 14.5 -1.8 -3.7 1.3 22.5 1.9 22.5 1.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 CUB Rk 94 9 17 4 1 0 11 8 19 0 2 .198 .266 .267 .070 .209 -3.1 2.7 -0.0
2006 DCU Rk 69 9 18 3 0 4 10 0 14 1 1 .265 .261 .485 .221 .000 0.0 0.9 0.0
2007 CUB Rk 69 12 17 3 3 1 10 9 10 1 2 .288 .391 .492 .203 .304 6.0 0.8 0.6
2008 PEO A 122 6 26 7 0 0 9 3 15 1 1 .224 .242 .284 .060 .211 -4.0 -1.7 -0.6
2008 BOI A- 267 29 68 15 3 0 43 13 36 15 7 .279 .313 .365 .086 .243 6.8 3.4 1.0
2009 DAY A+ 461 43 102 15 4 2 34 26 77 9 8 .241 .283 .309 .068 .227 -2.4 -3.7 -0.6
2010 DAY A+ 96 7 23 3 0 0 5 7 13 7 1 .271 .326 .306 .035 .255 3.0 -2.7 0.0
2010 TEN AA 330 24 75 11 3 4 41 17 40 6 4 .246 .285 .341 .095 .225 -2.2 7.6 0.6
2011 TEN AA 239 29 65 18 1 2 20 17 27 4 2 .301 .359 .421 .120 .240 2.1 1.1 0.3
2011 IOW AAA 226 24 54 12 1 2 19 16 21 3 1 .274 .326 .376 .102 .239 2.1 4.4 0.6
2011 CAR Wnt 183 19 49 7 0 0 17 12 24 3 2 .292 .341 .333 .042 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HOU MLB 219 21 48 13 0 2 12 13 29 3 3 .234 .280 .327 .093 .215 -4.5 1.1 -0.4
2012 LEO Wnt 72 8 11 3 0 0 3 7 8 3 1 .180 .282 .230 .049 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OKL AAA 43 2 13 4 0 1 10 3 7 0 0 .333 .395 .513 .179 .336 4.2 -2.1 0.2
2013 HOU MLB 222 22 45 8 0 4 14 9 37 6 2 .221 .252 .319 .098 .222 1.2 -0.1 0.1
2013 OKL AAA 183 16 45 10 1 1 15 8 23 4 1 .262 .293 .349 .087 .234 1.1 -2.0 -0.1
2014 HOU MLB 310 33 79 15 1 6 23 17 58 2 4 .277 .327 .400 .123 .261 10.6 1.6 1.4
2015 HOU MLB 370 44 96 18 1 12 34 16 74 4 5 .279 .317 .442 .163 .261 10.8 2.4 1.4
2016 HOU MLB 518 55 123 26 3 13 51 22 118 12 6 .254 .293 .401 .147 .245 0.1 1.6 0.2
2017 HOU MLB 515 67 138 34 0 23 90 49 99 8 3 .303 .377 .530 .226 .303 36.5 -5.9 3.1
2018 HOU MLB 519 56 115 24 3 16 66 48 122 2 3 .249 .323 .419 .169 .276 22.5 -3.7 1.9

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2012 812 0.4926 0.4323 0.8575 0.5675 0.3010 0.9427 0.7016 0.1425 349 0.005126
2013 803 0.4919 0.4620 0.8275 0.5848 0.3431 0.9177 0.6786 0.1725 331 0.006403
2014 1138 0.4842 0.4587 0.7989 0.6007 0.3254 0.8852 0.6492 0.2011 481 0.011177
2015 1305 0.4797 0.4912 0.7613 0.6422 0.3520 0.8806 0.5607 0.2387 509 -0.003065
2016 1895 0.4760 0.4749 0.7333 0.6064 0.3555 0.8775 0.5099 0.2667 0 0.000000
2017 2124 0.4520 0.4148 0.7923 0.5729 0.2844 0.8982 0.6163 0.2077 0 0.000000
2018 2080 0.4635 0.4322 0.7519 0.5820 0.3029 0.8663 0.5621 0.2481 0 0.000000
Career101570.47240.44940.77780.59350.32070.88920.59360.2222173.35870.0018

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
2014-08-30 2014-09-03 DTD 4 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-07-30 2014-08-03 DTD 4 4 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring -
2014-07-25 2014-07-26 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring -
2012-08-31 2012-09-18 DTD 18 16 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2012-07-21 2012-07-21 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Contusion Heel -
2012-06-07 2012-07-15 15-DL 38 32 Right Foot Contusion Heel - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 HOU $5,125,000
2017 HOU $3,725,000
2016 HOU $2,000,000
2015 HOU $1,062,500
2014 HOU $504,500
2013 HOU $494,400
2012 HOU $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$8,266,400
2018Current$5,125,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$13,391,400
7 yrTotal$13,391,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 133 dBoras Corp.1 year/$3.725M (2017), 2018 option

Details
  • 1 year/$3.725M (2017), plus 2018 club option. Re-signed by Houston 2/8/17 (avoided arbitration, $4.2M-$3.25M). 17:$3.725M, 18:$5.125M club option. Houston exercised 2018 option 11/3/17.
  • 1 year/$2M (2016). Re-signed by Houston 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.0625M (2015). Re-signed by Houston 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.4M-$0.9M).
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014). Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4944M (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Selected by Boston from Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft 12/8/11. Acquired by Houston in trade from Boston 12/8/11. Signed by Houston 2/27/12.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .265 .309 .441 .267
11 vs R (Multi) .258 .295 .388 .240
18 Split (Multi) -.007 -.014 -.052 -.027
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.001 -.003 -.000
30 vs L (2016) .253 .294 .429 .259
31 vs R (2016) .255 .292 .385 .238
38 Split (2016) .002 -.002 -.044 -.022
39 LgAvg (2016) -.014 .000 -.009 -.001

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-01-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)After slashing .329/.382/.394 in Mexican Winter League do you think I'm due to break out? Brad Johnson of Rotographs fame thinks I profile very similar to Marwin Gonzalez.
(Daniel Castro from Guaymas, Mexico)
Admittedly, I don't know much about Castro. That's not an unimpressive line, but it does look a bit punchless. I think we're all still sleeping on how good Marwin was last year. Dude slugged .530! (Mark Barry)
2016-05-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's it like in the Braves front office right now?
(Frank W. from Boston)
Very sorry for the site problems. In our defense: Even the Cubs are losing right now, so these things happen.

The weird thing about tanking to win is it creates this perverse ambiguity about how to assess things, because *technically* the worse you do the better it is for the plan. But you have to balance that with the fact that it's very, very hard to embrace awful play, even when that awful play might have some tangible benefits down the line; and that, in a lost season, you want to be able to hold on to happy surprises. Like, for instance, I remember in 2013 thinking what a great thing for the Astros front office it was that Marwin Gonzalez and Matt Dominguez (as I recall) were playing well. That was something they could root for, and hold on to. At this point in the Braves season, there's very little to hold onto. In fact, I'm not sure there are more than three positive developments at the MLB level, and when you really dig in I'm not sure there are two.

The simplest thing to do if you're the GM is to fire the manager, who exists mainly to be fired at this point; reap the illusion of improvement when the team "regresses" to something like its true 65-win talent; point to some real successes in the farm so far; and try to always have a funny joke to tell your owner whenever you see him. (Sam Miller)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)I am so up in the air about 2B and SS where to look for the future in Dynasty league. Can you rate the following. DJ LeMahieu, Marwin Gonzalez, Brian Dozier Jordy Mercer,. Thank you for the time you put into this. As of now I have Doizer at 2nd and Mercer at SS with Jose Reyes.
(OB1 from NYC)
Woof.

Dozier, Marwin, DJ, Jordy. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts between these three (brutal) 3B options in a 14 team mixed OBP league (yes, I effed up my draft on this position): Marwin Gonzalez, Pedro Alvarez, Luis Valbuena.
(Jacob from Springfield)
Reverse order 'em. (Paul Sporer)


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