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Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1453.20010210
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018COL1324637112816643711352.329.467.276
2019CHC451452129310185203.289.283.200

Player Updates

July 3, 2019 06:48 PM
Carlos Gonzalez: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez cleared waivers and elected free agency Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Gonzalez has now failed to stick with two teams this season, hitting a combined .200/.289/.283 in 45 games with the Cubs and Indians. There's no real reason to believe he'll be significantly better if he's able to find a job with another team.

June 29, 2019 10:40 AM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Designated for assigment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez was designated for assignment Saturday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

If Gonzalez clears waivers, the Cubs hope he will accept an assignment to Triple-A, but that would be his call. He had not been productive, hitting .127 with one home run and 24 strikeouts over his last 20 games (55 at-bats).

June 22, 2019 10:56 AM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: On bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets.

On the bench in a matchup versus a right-handed pitcher (Zack Wheeler) for the second time in three games, Gonzalez appears to have slipped into a fourth-outfielder role. Albert Almora will pick up a start in the outfield in Gonzalez's stead.

June 21, 2019 11:16 AM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.

Gonzalez has started just four of the Cubs' last 10 games. He's hit just .206/317/.353 in 12 games since joining the team. Kris Bryant will move out to right field in his absence Friday, with David Bote starting at third base.

June 19, 2019 03:44 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Gonzalez is hitting just .194 with a .652 OPS in 11 games since joining the Cubs. As such, he'll head to the bench for Wednesday's series finale against the White Sox as the Cubs go with an outfield consisting of Jason Heyward, Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber (from right to left).

June 16, 2019 09:16 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Sitting against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

The Cubs will draw another lefty (Hyun-Jin Ryu) on Sunday, so Gonzalez will head to the bench for the second time in the series. The right-handed-hitting Albert Almora Jr. will enter the outfield while Gonzalez gets the night off.

June 14, 2019 05:48 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Sits again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez remains on the bench Friday against the Dodgers.

Gonzalez has been out of the lineup for three of the last four games. Jason Heyward will play right field Friday, with Albert Almora in center.

June 13, 2019 05:24 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Situated on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

Gonzalez is slashing .261/.379/.478 with a homer and three RBI in seven games since joining the Cubs. He'll give way to Kris Bryant in right field for Thursday's series opener with southpaw Clayton Kershaw starting for the Dodgers.

June 12, 2019 10:24 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Doubles, scores twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's 10-1 win over the Rockies.

Gonzalez, who spent the last 10 seasons in Colorado before starting 2019 with Cleveland, looked like his old potent self in the rout. The 33-year-old has now played seven games with the Cubs, going 6-for-23 with a home run, three doubles and six runs scored.

June 11, 2019 05:04 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez isn't in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Rockies.

Gonzalez went deep for his first home run as a Cub on Sunday, but after going 0-for-3 with a walk in Monday's series opener, he'll head to the bench. Jason Heyward starts in right field and is batting sixth in Gonzalez's stead.

June 10, 2019 02:44 AM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Hits first home run as Cub
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a victory over St. Louis on Sunday.

In his fifth game since signing with the Cubs, Gonzalez belted a 357-foot home run to left field in the eighth inning to put a ribbon on the 5-1 victory. The blast was Gonzalez's first as a Cub and third overall this season. As part of a crowded outfield, Gonzalez figures to fill a platoon role in Chicago this season.

June 8, 2019 03:56 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez is not starting Saturday against the Cardinals.

Gonzalez started three games in a row after joining the Cubs but has since sat for two out of three. He's just 2-for-12 at the plate with seven strikeouts for his new team. Jason Heyward starts in right field in his absence, with Albert Almora starting in center for the third straight game.

June 7, 2019 12:20 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Resting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies.

Gonzalez started in right field in each of his first three games with the Cubs, going 2-for-9 with two walks, three runs and two RBI. Though he'll get a breather for the day game after the night game, Gonzalez looks like he'll get the chance to serve as a strong-side platoon player in the Chicago outfield.

June 3, 2019 11:04 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Scores in team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Monday's 8-1 win over the Angels.

Gonzalez had his contract purchased from Triple-A Iowa earlier in the day, and the Cubs quickly got him into the lineup batting fifth and playing right field. The 33-year-old figures to get a look, but with lefty-hitting corner outfielders such as Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward around, Gonzalez likely won't be an everyday player unless there is an injury or trade.

June 3, 2019 02:12 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Starting in team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez will start in right field and bat fifth Monday against the Angels.

The Cubs didn't waste any time getting Gonzalez into the lineup after purchasing his contract from Triple-A Iowa earlier in the day. Gonzalez's entry into the starting nine will push Albert Almora to the bench, but the three-time All-Star won't necessarily be handed an everyday role in his return to the National League. The Cubs are already overstocked on lefty-hitting corner outfielders with Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward on hand, and Gonzalez doesn't bring value on defense at this stage of his career. Perhaps more significantly, the 33-year-old may not even be a league-average hitter anymore, as he struggled to a .210/.282/.276 batting line in 117 plate appearances with Cleveland before being released in May.

June 3, 2019 02:12 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Called up by Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez was called up by the Cubs on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract Thursday just one day after being released by Cleveland and won't have to wait long to get another big-league opportunity. He'll likely be stuck in a bench role in Chicago and will have to hit better than the .210/.282/276 line he posted in Cleveland if he's to remain on the roster. Jim Adduci was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

May 30, 2019 01:32 PM
Cubs' Carlos Gonzalez: Set to join Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Thursday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

Gonzalez quickly found a new home after being released by the Indians on Wednesday. The veteran outfielder, who owns a lackluster .210/.282/.276 slash line in 30 games this season, will report to the minors for now, though he'll be a candidate to join the big club once he finds his footing.

May 30, 2019 11:44 AM
Carlos Gonzalez: Let go by Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez was released by the Indians on Wednesday.

Gonzalez will head to the open market after being designated for assignment by the Indians last week and subsequently passing through waivers untouched. Prior to parting ways with Cleveland, the veteran outfielder hit just .210/.282/.276 with a 28.2 percent strikeout rate in 117 plate appearances. Gonzalez will look to latch on elsewhere on another minor-league deal.

May 22, 2019 11:28 AM
Indians' Carlos Gonzalez: Parts ways with Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Indians designated Gonzalez for assignment Wednesday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Just as they did with Hanley Ramirez earlier in the season, the Indians will cut ties with another multi-time All-Star on the downside of his career in Gonzalez. After being added to the roster in mid-April, Gonzalez struggled to provide a lift to a dormant Cleveland offense, slashing .210/.282/.276 over 117 plate appearances while striking out 28.2 percent of the time. Assuming no other clubs trade for or put in a waiver claim for Gonzalez, he'll likely be released by the Indians in the coming days.

May 14, 2019 11:48 AM
Indians' Carlos Gonzalez: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez sits for just the second time in the last 22 games. He's hitting just .221/.272/.302 on the season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see his role decrease in the future. Oscar Mercado will make his MLB debut in left field.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Castillo (Career)300000
vs RHP110253 .310 .336 .227
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
6/15@LAD3000000
6/16@LAD1000000
6/18CHW3000000
6/20NYM3110010
6/22NYM1000010
6/24ATL3100010
6/27ATL2000000
Two Week Schedule
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@MIL
L5-8
9
@SD
W10-2
10
@SD
L8-9
11
@SD
L0-4
12
@SD
W4-1
13
PIT
W17-8
14
PIT
W14-1
15
PIT
W16-6
16
CIN
8:05 pm
17
CIN
8:05 pm
18
CIN
8:05 pm
19
STL
7:15 pm
20
STL
2:20 pm
21
STL
2:20 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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11

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12

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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007ARI0000000000 --- --- ---
2008OAK853023173426138141 .273 .361 .242
2009COL89278537913292870164 .353 .525 .284
2010COL1455871111973411740135268 .376 .598 .336
2011COL12748192142269248105205 .363 .526 .295
2012COL13551889157228556115205 .371 .510 .303
2013COL11039172118267041118213 .367 .591 .302
2014COL7026035621138197030 .292 .431 .238
2015COL1535548715040974613320 .325 .540 .271
2016COL15058487174251004612922 .350 .505 .298
2017COL1364707212314575611930 .339 .423 .262
2018COL1324637112816643711352 .329 .467 .276
2019CLE-CHC451452129310185203 .289 .283 .200
Total 137750338211432234785448124012233 .343 .500 .285
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008OAKOF8176226219521 .991
2009COLOF8070160152620 .988
2010COLOF142140268259811 .996
2011COLOF1251222322191212 .996
2012COLOF131131218207740 .982
2013COLOF106991861721130 .984
2014COLOF656410197311 .990
2015COLOF151142268253871 .974
2016COLOF148145262251830 .989
2017COLOF125123207201331 .986
2018COLOF117113221213621 .991
2019CLE-CHCOF34326261010 .984
Total  130512572411230477308 .988
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2007ARI00000000
2008OAK22110901017
2009COL14714635333
2010COL34935170289
2011COL273253607811
2012COL3152643021111
2013COL23623130127
2014COL15111210127
2015COL252299611611
2016COL422295101610
2017COL34019960239
2018COL32421630145
2019CLE-CHC304120113
Total 302402516417225593
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009COL417510112121 .632 .882 .588
2017COL1502010100 .400 .400 .400
2018COL41202002500 .286 .333 .167
Total 934514124721 .474 .618 .412
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003 R-Missoula7227545711446251661127 .308 .404 .258
2004 A-Yakima733004482152944227020 .327 .427 .273
2004 A-South Bend1451514401811302 .288 .412 .275
2005 A-South Bend129515911582861892488673 .371 .489 .307
2006 AA-Tennessee18611113602571210 .294 .410 .213
2006 A-Lancaster10440382121354219430104158 .356 .563 .300
2007AAA-Tucson1042913501116610 .396 .500 .310
2007 AA-Mobile1204586313133316753210395 .330 .476 .286
2008AAA-Sacramento46173234991428163511 .344 .416 .283
2009AAA-Colorado Springs4819243651271059223263 .418 .630 .339
2011AAA-Colorado Springs Sky310130000----00 .300 .300 .300
2013AAA-Colorado Springs Sky260100001100 .286 .167 .167
2014AAA-Colorado Springs Sky4134511261300 .4671.077 .385
Total 643249942172616228904472025265429 .346 .486 .291
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/220
Birthdate:
10/17/1985
Age:
34
Hometown:
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2010: NL Batting Champion;NL Gold Glove-LF
2012: NL Gold Glove-LF
2013: NL Gold Glove-LF