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Portrait of Marwin Gonzalez

Marwin Gonzalez SSAstros

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date3-14-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age29 years, 8 months, 26 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
1.02014
1.32015
-0.12016
2.22017
1.32018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2012 HOU 23 80 219 48 13 0 2 13 29 0 3 3 .234 .280 .327 68 -7.1 -3.0 1.1 -0.1
2013 HOU 24 72 222 45 8 0 4 9 37 0 6 2 .221 .252 .319 71 -6.3 1.1 -0.1 0.3
2014 HOU 25 103 310 79 15 1 6 17 58 4 2 4 .277 .327 .400 89 -2.6 -0.6 1.6 1.0
2015 HOU 26 120 370 96 18 1 12 16 74 3 4 5 .279 .317 .442 96 -0.3 0.7 2.4 1.3
2016 HOU 27 141 518 123 26 3 13 22 118 5 12 6 .254 .293 .401 80 -10.5 -1.4 1.6 -0.1
2017 HOU 28 134 515 138 34 0 23 49 99 6 8 3 .303 .377 .530 118 14.2 -0.8 -5.9 2.2
2018 HOU 29 145 552 121 25 3 16 53 126 3 2 3 .247 .324 .409 96 -0.5 1.5 -2.2 1.3
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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 oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 CUB Rk 24 94 .265 .352 .370 .254 101 -5.3 2.8 0.7 57 3 2.7 -1.4 -11.3 -0.7
2006 DCU Rk 18 69 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 -3 6 0.9 0.0 -1.2 0.1
2007 CUB Rk 17 69 .257 .343 .361 .333 97 3.6 2.2 0.5 127 4 0.8 -0.2 4.1 0.7
2008 PEO A 33 122 .250 .317 .362 .255 95 -6.2 3.5 0.8 75 2 -1.7 -2.1 -3.6 -0.3
2008 BOI A- 65 267 .254 .341 .366 .318 111 -5 7.8 1.4 85 1 3.4 2.7 -5.2 1.0
2009 DAY A+ 120 461 .252 .326 .361 .283 100 -16.1 13.4 1.3 83 1 -3.7 -1.0 -8.8 0.1
2010 DAY A+ 23 96 .251 .321 .366 .311 88 -0.5 2.8 -0.7 93 3 -2.7 1.4 -0.6 0.0
2010 TEN AA 86 330 .265 .338 .396 .269 103 -13.6 10.4 4.7 89 1 7.6 -3.6 -3.6 1.6
2011 TEN AA 64 239 .264 .334 .401 .335 118 -5.3 7.0 2.2 95 1 1.1 -1.8 -0.5 0.8
2011 IOW AAA 60 226 .285 .348 .435 .292 97 -5.6 7.0 3.1 71 1 4.4 -2.4 -7.2 0.5
2011 CAR Wnt 42 183 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HOU MLB 80 219 .254 .312 .398 .264 100 -9.7 6.0 2.2 68 15 1.1 -3.0 -7.1 -0.1
2012 OKL AAA 13 43 .270 .331 .416 .387 87 3.7 1.3 0.5 93 3 -2.1 -1.3 -0.1 -0.2
2012 LEO Wnt 18 72 .000 .000 .000 .204 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 HOU MLB 72 222 .250 .313 .393 .250 99 -8 5.8 2.3 71 18 -0.1 1.1 -6.3 0.3
2013 OKL AAA 44 183 .271 .339 .411 .295 95 -5.1 5.3 1.5 79 2 -2.0 -0.5 -4.0 0.0
2014 HOU MLB 103 310 .244 .302 .375 .330 100 0.2 8.0 2.9 89 15 1.6 -0.6 -2.6 1.0
2015 HOU MLB 120 370 .257 .319 .407 .326 103 0.5 10.0 -0.3 96 11 2.4 0.7 -0.3 1.3
2016 HOU MLB 141 518 .258 .322 .423 .311 99 -7.7 14.6 -5.4 80 15 1.6 -1.4 -10.5 -0.1
2017 HOU MLB 134 515 .257 .323 .430 .343 104 23.1 15.1 -0.9 118 12 -5.9 -0.8 14.2 2.2
2018 HOU MLB 145 552 .248 .316 .416 .301 97 7.5 15.5 -1.7 96 12 -2.2 1.5 -0.5 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 DCU Rk 69 68 9 18 3 0 4 33 10 0 14 1 1 .265 .261 .485 .221 1 1
2006 CUB Rk 94 86 9 17 4 1 0 23 11 8 19 0 2 .198 .266 .267 .070 0 0
2007 CUB Rk 69 59 12 17 3 3 1 29 10 9 10 1 2 .288 .391 .492 .203 0 0
2008 PEO A 122 116 6 26 7 0 0 33 9 3 15 1 1 .224 .242 .284 .060 1 1
2008 BOI A- 267 244 29 68 15 3 0 89 43 13 36 15 7 .279 .313 .365 .086 6 6
2009 DAY A+ 461 424 43 102 15 4 2 131 34 26 77 9 8 .241 .283 .309 .068 8 8
2010 DAY A+ 96 85 7 23 3 0 0 26 5 7 13 7 1 .271 .326 .306 .035 2 2
2010 TEN AA 330 305 24 75 11 3 4 104 41 17 40 6 4 .246 .285 .341 .095 3 3
2011 CAR Wnt 183 168 19 49 7 0 0 56 17 12 24 3 2 .292 .341 .333 .042 1 1
2011 IOW AAA 226 197 24 54 12 1 2 74 19 16 21 3 1 .274 .326 .376 .102 4 8
2011 TEN AA 239 216 29 65 18 1 2 91 20 17 27 4 2 .301 .359 .421 .120 1 2
2012 LEO Wnt 72 61 8 11 3 0 0 14 3 7 8 3 1 .180 .282 .230 .049 1 1
2012 HOU MLB 219 205 21 48 13 0 2 67 12 13 29 3 3 .234 .280 .327 .093 0 1
2012 OKL AAA 43 39 2 13 4 0 1 20 10 3 7 0 0 .333 .395 .513 .179 0 0
2013 OKL AAA 183 172 16 45 10 1 1 60 15 8 23 4 1 .262 .293 .349 .087 1 2
2013 HOU MLB 222 204 22 45 8 0 4 65 14 9 37 6 2 .221 .252 .319 .098 1 8
2014 HOU MLB 310 285 33 79 15 1 6 114 23 17 58 2 4 .277 .327 .400 .123 0
2015 HOU MLB 370 344 44 96 18 1 12 152 34 16 74 4 5 .279 .317 .442 .163 0 7
2016 HOU MLB 518 484 55 123 26 3 13 194 51 22 118 12 6 .254 .293 .401 .147 1 6
2017 HOU MLB 515 455 67 138 34 0 23 241 90 49 99 8 3 .303 .377 .530 .226 2 3
2018 HOU MLB 552 489 61 121 25 3 16 200 68 53 126 2 3 .247 .324 .409 .162 2 5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 812 0.4926 0.4323 0.8575 0.5675 0.3010 0.9427 0.7016 0.1425 0.0051
2013 803 0.4919 0.4620 0.8275 0.5848 0.3431 0.9177 0.6786 0.1725 0.0064
2014 1138 0.4842 0.4587 0.7989 0.6007 0.3254 0.8852 0.6492 0.2011 0.0112
2015 1305 0.4797 0.4912 0.7613 0.6422 0.3520 0.8806 0.5607 0.2387 -0.0031
2016 1895 0.4760 0.4749 0.7333 0.6064 0.3555 0.8775 0.5099 0.2667 0.0000
2017 2124 0.4520 0.4148 0.7923 0.5729 0.2844 0.8982 0.6163 0.2077 0.0000
2018 2207 0.4640 0.4336 0.7513 0.5859 0.3018 0.8667 0.5574 0.2487 0.0000
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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 DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .265 .309 .441 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .258 .295 .388 ?
18 Split (Multi) -.007 -.014 -.052 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.001 -.003 ?
30 vs L (2016) .253 .294 .429 ?
31 vs R (2016) .255 .292 .385 ?
38 Split (2016) .002 -.002 -.044 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) -.014 .000 -.009 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What free agents do you look for the Braves to target this offseason?
(CoachAScott from Georgia)
It depends on how aggressive they want to get. They SHOULD get really aggressive and be in one of the elite bats, but functionally that applies to most of the 30 teams. The Braves have already indicated they aren't really going whole hog, so II assume they will go for a couple mid-tier arms, a reliever, maybe a Marwin Gonzalez type. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
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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