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2 Erik Gonzalez SS

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1421.2546154
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CLE81136173611653430.301.375.265
2019PIT5314215361693741.301.317.254

Player Updates

March 6, 2020 11:00 AM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Sees Grapefruit League action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (foot) played third base and went 0-for-3 with an RBI groundout in his spring debut Thursday, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Manager Derek Shelton said he started Gonzalez at third base to put less stress on his foot. "We know the guy's an elite defender and he can play any three of those (second, shortstop or third)," Shelton said. Gonzalez is expected to serve as a utility infielder for Pittsburgh in 2020.

March 5, 2020 01:12 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Making spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (foot) is in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Rays, according to Adam Berry of MLB.com.

Gonzalez reported to camp in good shape after undergoing foot surgery over the offseason, but the Pirates decided to bring him along slowly. He is now set to see action for the first time this spring, and he will man the hot corner and hit second Thursday.

February 27, 2020 03:52 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Not ready for prime time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (foot) is not expected to participate in Grapefruit League games for at least another week.

He has yet to progress to the point where he can run the bases at full intensity. Medical spokesman Todd Tomczyk said that Gonzalez will attempt to ramp up his running over the weekend or early next week. Once he clears that hurdle, he'll be cleared for game activity.

February 13, 2020 11:52 AM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Healthy for spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (foot) reported to camp this week healthy and without any restrictions following offseason surgery, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez required surgery in November after fracturing his left foot while taking part in the Dominican Winter League. Fortunately for the 28-year-old, the injury occurred early enough in the offseason for him to make a full recovery before spring training, so he'll face no limitations as he attempts to win a utility job with the Pirates. In his inaugural campaign with Pittsburgh in 2019, Gonzalez slashed .254/.301/.317 with one home run and four stolen bases across 156 plate appearances.

December 2, 2019 08:36 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Remaining with Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (foot) signed a one-year, $725,000 contract with the Pirates on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Gonzalez underwent surgery in mid-November after suffering a fractured left foot while suiting up in the Dominican Winter League, but that hasn't prevented him from receiving a one-year deal to stay in Pittsburgh. The utility man played in 53 games a season ago and hit .254 with one home run, six RBI and four stolen bases.

November 13, 2019 04:04 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Suffers foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez suffered a fractured left foot while playing in the Dominican Winter League last weekend and underwent surgery Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Although the injury will limit Gonzalez's work to start the offseason, the team said that he should resume full baseball activities in 10-to-12 weeks. Barring any setbacks, the 28-year-old should be ready to go for spring training as he looks to build on a season in which he hit .254/.301/.317 with one home run over 53 games.

September 25, 2019 01:08 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Hits first homer of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 9-2 victory against the Cubs on Tuesday.

It's been a rough year for Gonzalez, who began the season in April with a broken collarbone after a collision on a flyball. Largely because of that, Gonzalez has only played in 48 games and this was his first home run of the year. Better late than never. He is batting .236 with five extra-base hits, four RBI, 13 runs and four steals in 123 at-bats this season.

September 1, 2019 03:08 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Gets rare start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday against the Rockies.

Gonzalez will crack the lineup for the first time in seven games while everyday shortstop Kevin Newman checks out of the lineup. Since returning from the 60-day injured list Aug. 2, Gonzalez has gone 6-for-32 while reaching base at a .212 clip.

August 2, 2019 03:48 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Returns from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) was activated off the 60-day injured list Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Gonzalez has been out since fracturing his clavicle back in mid-April. He'll fill a bench role now that he's healthy. With a career .256/.293/.374 slash line over parts of four seasons, he's not a particularly interesting fantasy option even if injuries open up unexpected playing time.

August 2, 2019 11:44 AM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Slated for utility role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) will be deployed as a utility infielder when he's reinstated from the 60-day injured list, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Gonzalez has been on a rehab assignment for more than a month while recovering from the broken clavicle he sustained April 20. Through 20 games during his assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis, Gonzalez is hitting just .192 while striking out 35.8 percent of the time, but the Pirates seem to be satisfied with his health. His rehab window will expire Tuesday, so look for the Pirates to activate him on or before that day and install him as the top backup to everyday middle infielders Kevin Newman and Adam Frazier. Struggling third baseman Jung Ho Kang seems most at risk of losing his spot on the 40-man roster once Gonzalez is reinstated.

July 17, 2019 12:08 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Ready for new rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone/hamstring) will begin a new rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez was pulled off his previous rehab stint with Indianapolis due to a hamstring injury, but he's ready to return to minor-league action after taking a handful of days to rest and recover. The 27-year-old has been sidelined since mid-April with a fractured clavicle.

July 14, 2019 03:56 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: May resume rehab stint quickly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that Gonzalez (collarbone/hamstring) should be able to start up another rehab assignment fairly soon, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Gonzalez was pulled from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis after suffering a hamstring strain, but the injury isn't expected to significantly impact his recovery. The 27-year-old has been on the injured list with a fractured left clavicle since mid-April.

July 13, 2019 07:28 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Suffers hamstring strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) was pulled from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis due to a hamstring strain, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Gonzalez began the rehab stint in late June and appeared to be nearing his return to the majors after playing in nine games with Indianapolis. The 27-year-old played in only 16 games before landing on the injured list in mid-April with a fractured left clavicle.

June 27, 2019 06:16 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Beginning rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Gonzalez has been sidelined since mid-April with a fractured left clavicle, so he'll likely require a lengthy rehab stint before being cleared to rejoin the Pirates. The 27-year-old isn't expected to step into a starting role upon his return, as Kevin Newman has played well enough in his absence to claim everyday shortstop duties. He could see starts against left-handed pitching at the expense of Adam Frazier.

June 24, 2019 10:36 AM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Not expected to play every day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) will not serve as the team's everyday starter at shortstop when he returns, general manager Neal Huntington told 93.7 The Fan radio in Pittsburgh.

"Kevin (Newman) has earned the opportunity to continue to be the regular shortstop," Huntington said Sunday. The general manager added that Gonzalez could see some starts at shortstop with Newman moving to second base against left-handed pitching. Gonzalez is expected to begin a Triple-A rehab stint within the week.

June 19, 2019 04:52 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Nearing rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) could begin a minor-league rehab assignment before the end of June, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Gonzalez has been on the shelf since fracturing his left clavicle in mid-April, so he'll likely require a lengthy rehab stint before being cleared to rejoin the Pirates. Kevin Newman has performed well as the team's fill-in shortstop, so Gonzalez figures to transition to a utility role once healthy.

June 13, 2019 10:48 AM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Getting in light activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) has resumed hitting soft-toss pitching in the batting cage, fielding grounders and running the bases, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

After fracturing his left clavicle in an April 19 collision with teammate Starling Marte, Gonzalez was placed on the 60-day injured list a day later before undergoing surgery. Following Gonzalez's procedure, the Pirates estimated he would be sidelined for 10-to-12 weeks, putting him on track for reinstatement from the IL at some point around the All-Star break. Gonzalez had served as the team's everyday shortstop prior to getting hurt, but Kevin Newman has since taken over those duties and performed well while also handling leadoff duties. Newman seems unlikely to surrender the top job once Gonzalez is back in the fold.

May 10, 2019 11:40 AM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Gets stitches removed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) had the stitches removed Wednesday from his surgically repaired left collarbone, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez was also cleared to resume a "gentle" running program, but he will likely need several more weeks before he's able to complete a full range of baseball activities. The infielder was handed an estimated 10-to-12-week recovery timetable after going under the knife April 25.

April 25, 2019 05:28 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Out 10-to-12 weeks after surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair his fractured left clavicle, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Assuming he progresses through his rehab with no setbacks, Gonzalez should be ready to return to "full major-league baseball activities" in around 10-to-12 weeks. Look for Cole Tucker to continue to fill in at shortstop while Gonzalez is on the shelf.

April 24, 2019 04:28 PM
Pirates' Erik Gonzalez: Surgery set for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gonzalez (collarbone) will undergo surgery Thursday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Gonzalez suffered a broken left clavicle after colliding with Starling Marte last week. A timeline for his return should emerge following the procedure, though his placement on the 60-day IL ensures he'll be sidelined at least through mid-June.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cincinnati2850 .258 .214 .179
vs Mahle (Career)000000
vs RHP91191 .270 .286 .209
Last 7 Games
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9/24CHC4211200
9/25CHC3130200
9/26CHC4010000
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9/29CIN3010000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020PIT0000000000------------
2019PIT5314215361693741.254.301.3170.618
2018CLE81136173611653430.265.301.3750.676
2017CLE60110182841133712.255.272.4180.690
2016CLE211625001801.312.353.3120.665
2015CLE0000000000------------
2014CLE0000000000.000.000.0000.000
Total215404521056331811684.260.295.3640.659
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020PIT000000000
2019PIT53414513135
2018CLE811015100200
2017CLE60604611001
2016CLE2100500000
2015CLE000000000
2014CLE000000000
Total21520214724336
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2009R-Dsl Indians612343358930271536142.248.307.312
2010R-Dsl Indians642403883181127141994.346.384.442
2011R-Azl Indians41159284123214123151.258.316.346
2012ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra60214304791218115091.220.264.299
2013AFX-Lake County Captains9335559922379492471104.259.307.439
2013AFA-Carolina Mudcats3915316379502753812.242.259.366
2014AA-Akron Rubberducks3112921466311672361.357.390.473
2014AFA-Carolina Mudcats7430844891473462365156.289.336.409
2015AA-Akron Rubberducks7231138871846461156105.280.304.421
2015AAA-Columbus Clippers65238325363323154782.223.277.311
2016AAA-Columbus10442962127311115319881210.296.329.450
2017AAA-Columbus Clippers4016021414361375351.256.286.431
2019AAA-Indianapolis Indians20786153111032911.192.222.295
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/205
Birthdate:
8/31/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Puerto Plata, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
4