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Birth Date3-14-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 6 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
1.42015
0.22016
2.52017
1.62018
0.02019
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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 66 -8.4 -3.0 1.1 -0.2
2013 HOU 24 72 222 45 8 0 4 9 37 0 6 2 .221 .252 .319 72 -6.6 1.1 -0.1 0.3
2014 HOU 25 103 310 79 15 1 6 17 58 4 2 4 .277 .327 .400 95 -1.5 -0.6 1.6 1.2
2015 HOU 26 120 370 96 18 1 12 16 74 3 4 5 .279 .317 .442 97 0.2 0.7 2.4 1.4
2016 HOU 27 141 518 123 26 3 13 22 118 5 12 6 .254 .293 .401 86 -7.6 -1.4 1.6 0.2
2017 HOU 28 134 515 138 34 0 23 49 99 6 8 3 .303 .377 .530 124 17.2 -0.8 -5.9 2.5
2018 HOU 29 145 552 121 25 3 16 53 126 3 2 3 .247 .324 .409 101 2.2 1.5 -2.2 1.6
2019 MIN 30 114 463 112 19 0 15 31 98 6 1 0 .264 .322 .414 92 -2.8 -1.2 4.8 1.1
Career9093169762158891210639273826.264.319.41896-7.3-3.73.38.0

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 CUB Rk AZL 24 94 .265 .352 .370 .254 101 -5.3 2.8 0.7 35 0 2.7 -1.4 -20.0 -1.5
2006 DCU Rk DSL 18 69 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 -76 0 0.9 0.0 -1.8 0.1
2007 CUB Rk AZL 17 69 .257 .343 .361 .333 97 3.6 2.2 0.5 131 0 0.8 -0.2 4.3 0.7
2008 PEO A MDW 33 122 .250 .317 .362 .255 95 -6.2 3.5 0.8 65 0 -1.7 -2.1 -6.5 -0.6
2008 BOI A- NWN 65 267 .254 .341 .366 .318 111 -5 7.8 1.4 81 0 3.4 2.7 -10.5 0.5
2009 DAY A+ FSL 120 461 .252 .326 .361 .283 100 -16.1 13.4 1.3 70 0 -3.7 -1.0 -12.2 -0.2
2010 DAY A+ FSL 23 96 .251 .321 .366 .311 88 -0.7 2.8 -0.7 97 0 -2.7 1.4 -0.3 0.0
2010 TEN AA SOU 86 330 .265 .338 .396 .269 102 -14.4 10.3 4.6 65 0 7.6 -3.6 -11.3 0.8
2011 TEN AA SOU 64 239 .264 .334 .401 .335 118 -5.4 7.0 2.2 99 0 1.1 -1.8 0.6 0.9
2011 IOW AAA PCL 60 226 .285 .348 .435 .292 97 -5.6 7.0 3.1 72 0 4.4 -2.4 -7.1 0.5
2011 CAR Wnt VWL 42 183 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HOU MLB NL 80 219 .254 .312 .398 .264 99 -9.7 6.0 2.2 66 11 1.1 -3.0 -8.4 -0.2
2012 OKL AAA PCL 13 43 .270 .331 .416 .387 89 3.5 1.3 0.5 126 0 -2.1 -1.3 1.5 0.0
2012 LEO Wnt VWL 18 72 .000 .000 .000 .204 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 HOU MLB AL 72 222 .250 .313 .393 .250 101 -8.4 5.8 2.3 72 7 -0.1 1.1 -6.6 0.3
2013 OKL AAA PCL 44 183 .271 .339 .411 .295 94 -4.9 5.3 1.5 69 0 -2.0 -0.5 -7.9 -0.4
2014 HOU MLB AL 103 310 .244 .302 .375 .330 98 1.1 8.0 2.9 95 9 1.6 -0.6 -1.5 1.2
2015 HOU MLB AL 120 370 .257 .319 .407 .326 106 -0.2 10.0 -0.3 97 8 2.4 0.7 0.2 1.4
2016 HOU MLB AL 141 518 .258 .322 .423 .311 102 -8.7 14.6 -5.4 86 6 1.6 -1.4 -7.6 0.2
2017 HOU MLB AL 134 515 .257 .323 .430 .343 103 23.9 15.1 -0.9 124 9 -5.9 -0.8 17.2 2.5
2018 HOU MLB AL 145 552 .248 .316 .416 .301 97 7.1 15.5 -1.7 101 8 -2.2 1.5 2.2 1.6
2019 MIN MLB AL 114 463 .258 .328 .451 .310 100 -2.9 14.0 -3.3 92 10 4.8 -1.2 -2.8 1.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 DCU Rk DSL 69 68 9 18 3 0 4 33 10 0 14 1 1 .265 .261 .485 .221 1 1
2006 CUB Rk AZL 94 86 9 17 4 1 0 23 11 8 19 0 2 .198 .266 .267 .070 0 0
2007 CUB Rk AZL 69 59 12 17 3 3 1 29 10 9 10 1 2 .288 .391 .492 .203 0 0
2008 PEO A MDW 122 116 6 26 7 0 0 33 9 3 15 1 1 .224 .242 .284 .060 1 1
2008 BOI A- NWN 267 244 29 68 15 3 0 89 43 13 36 15 7 .279 .313 .365 .086 6 6
2009 DAY A+ FSL 461 424 43 102 15 4 2 131 34 26 77 9 8 .241 .283 .309 .068 8 8
2010 DAY A+ FSL 96 85 7 23 3 0 0 26 5 7 13 7 1 .271 .326 .306 .035 2 2
2010 TEN AA SOU 330 305 24 75 11 3 4 104 41 17 40 6 4 .246 .285 .341 .095 3 3
2011 CAR Wnt VWL 183 168 19 49 7 0 0 56 17 12 24 3 2 .292 .341 .333 .042 1 1
2011 IOW AAA PCL 226 197 24 54 12 1 2 74 19 16 21 3 1 .274 .326 .376 .102 4 8
2011 TEN AA SOU 239 216 29 65 18 1 2 91 20 17 27 4 2 .301 .359 .421 .120 1 2
2012 LEO Wnt VWL 72 61 8 11 3 0 0 14 3 7 8 3 1 .180 .282 .230 .049 1 1
2012 HOU MLB NL 219 205 21 48 13 0 2 67 12 13 29 3 3 .234 .280 .327 .093 0 1
2012 OKL AAA PCL 43 39 2 13 4 0 1 20 10 3 7 0 0 .333 .395 .513 .179 0 0
2013 OKL AAA PCL 183 172 16 45 10 1 1 60 15 8 23 4 1 .262 .293 .349 .087 1 2
2013 HOU MLB AL 222 204 22 45 8 0 4 65 14 9 37 6 2 .221 .252 .319 .098 1 8
2014 HOU MLB AL 310 285 33 79 15 1 6 114 23 17 58 2 4 .277 .327 .400 .123 0
2015 HOU MLB AL 370 344 44 96 18 1 12 152 34 16 74 4 5 .279 .317 .442 .163 0 7
2016 HOU MLB AL 518 484 55 123 26 3 13 194 51 22 118 12 6 .254 .293 .401 .147 1 6
2017 HOU MLB AL 515 455 67 138 34 0 23 241 90 49 99 8 3 .303 .377 .530 .226 2 3
2018 HOU MLB AL 552 489 61 121 25 3 16 200 68 53 126 2 3 .247 .324 .409 .162 2 5
2019 MIN MLB AL 463 425 52 112 19 0 15 176 55 31 98 1 0 .264 .322 .414 .151 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 812 0.5000 0.4323 0.8575 0.5665 0.2980 0.9435 0.6942 0.1425 0.0051
2013 803 0.5019 0.4620 0.8275 0.5782 0.3450 0.9099 0.6884 0.1725 0.0064
2014 1138 0.4807 0.4587 0.7989 0.5941 0.3333 0.8831 0.6599 0.2011 0.0112
2015 1305 0.4743 0.4912 0.7613 0.6349 0.3615 0.8830 0.5685 0.2387 -0.0031
2016 1895 0.4670 0.4749 0.7333 0.6011 0.3644 0.8778 0.5245 0.2667 0.0000
2017 2110 0.4422 0.4175 0.7923 0.5691 0.2974 0.9021 0.6257 0.2077 0.0000
2018 2207 0.4572 0.4336 0.7513 0.5897 0.3022 0.8639 0.5663 0.2487 0.0000
2019 1780 0.4736 0.4966 0.7613 0.6773 0.3340 0.8564 0.5879 0.2387 0.0000
Career120500.46850.45700.77490.60380.32780.88400.59920.22510.0015

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
2020 MIN $9,000,000
2019 MIN $12,000,000
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
7 yrPrevious$13,391,400
2019Current$12,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$25,391,400
1 yrFuture$9,000,000
9 yrTotal$34,391,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 133 dBoras Corp.2 years/$21M (2019-20)

Details
  • 2 years/$21M (2019-20). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/19. 19:$12M, 20:$9M.
  • 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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 54 14 3 0 2 5 11 1 0 .292 .370 .479 128 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
80o 36 9 2 0 1 3 7 0 0 .281 .343 .438 121 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
70o 23 6 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 .300 .364 .500 115 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
60o 12 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .300 .364 .400 111 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 107 0.0 3B 0, 0.0
Weighted Mean410000100.333.333.3331080.03B 0,0.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Willians Astudillo still have a chance at a ML career or did 2019 wipe out his opportunity?
(ironcityguys from urban area)
Canít tell you how thankful I am that I got a Willians Astudillo question. Look, he isnít someone who should be an everyday player at any of the positions heís played at. But Iíve always been a fan of the utility player, and though he doesnít walk, his ability to put the ball in play, along with his ability to play catcher Ė wouldnít say catching ability Ė makes him rosterable. He has a future on a 25-man roster, but not even close to the one people thought after the 2018 season.

Keep in mind the Twins already have two very solid catchers and perhaps the best true UTIL in Marwin Gonzalez. I don't think Astudillo necessarily has a permanent home in Minnesota but he should somewhere else. (Tyler Oringer)
2019-05-13 16:00:00 (link to chat)ESPN have Marwin Gonzalez in there latest power rankings as a free agent bust. Was wondering your thoughts.
(nope from nope)
Marwin Gonzalez has struggled overall, but he's hit well of late and has played well defensively in place of Miguel Sano. They signed him with the idea that he'd play 3-4 times per week in a super-utility role, and then that changed when Sano went on the injured list right away. Way too early to call anyone a bust and, really, if the alternative was the Twins not spending that money, Gonzalez beats the hell out of that either way. (Aaron Gleeman)
2019-05-13 16:00:00 (link to chat)Can you provide some explanation behind the decision to bat Marwin Gonzalez cleanup the other day? I know he's been hitting better the past 7-10 days, and a doubleheader was involved, but it still seems like there were several better candidates for that slot in the order.
(Mike from Saint Paul)
Marwin Gonzalez hit cleanup yesterday against a left-handed pitcher. The hitters behind him in the Twins' lineup were C.J. Cron, Max Kepler, Ehire Adrianza, Jake Cave, and Byron Buxton. Kepler and Cave are lefties. Adrianza is a poor hitter. Buxton has hit ninth all year and has also often been a poor hitter. I suppose you could have flipped Gonzalez and Cron, but there's no real impact there. (Aaron Gleeman)
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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