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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder | #5

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 217
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / ARZ
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Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 and crushed a three-run bomb against the Phillies on Wednesday.
His big blast was the crowning blow in his team's seven-run, third-inning outburst. He has really struggled this season but has shown signs of life in recent games. He has his batting average up to .252 with four home runs and 16 RBI through 184 plate appearances. He hit 25 home runs last year and 40 the year before. May 24 - 11:54 PM

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Carlos Gonzalez finished 1-for-4 in Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

CarGo is starting to show some signs of life at the plate, hitting safely in three straight outings with two doubles and four RBI while raising his average to .210. His overall numbers are a far cry from his usual production, and his lack of hits to date is rather inexplicable. He is due to start racking up hits in bunches so fantasy owners certainly shouldn't want to give up on him.
May 14 - 3:11 AM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and an RBI single in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

Gonzalez picked up a two-run double against Hyun-Jin Ryu in the second inning, then came through against Ryu once more with an RBI single in the fourth inning. He has struggled mightily to put ball to bat this season and is hitting just .198. Thursday's multi-hit effort was only his fourth of the season. We would preach patience with the veteran slugger, as he has had a history of starting slow before coming on in the summer months.
May 12 - 12:20 AM

Carlos Gonzalez (calf) went 0-for-4 in his return to action Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez missed back-to-back games with a right calf injury. The 31-year-old is batting just .192 with two homers and a .557 OPS through 28 games this season, but we’ve seen slow starts from him before.
May 8 - 9:59 AM

Carlos Gonzalez (calf) is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez is still nursing a calf injury he suffered Thursday against the Padres. It's a good day to sit him with left-hander Patrick Corbin throwing for Arizona. Gerardo Parra will handle right field in his absence. CarGo remains day-to-day.
May 6 - 4:15 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (calf) is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

Gonzalez exited Thursday's game with a right calf cramp, so it's not a surprise he's sitting this one out. Gerardo Parra is in right field, while Ian Desmond is in left and Mark Reynolds is at first base.
May 5 - 5:24 PM

Carlos Gonzalez left Thursday's game against the Padres with a right calf cramp.

Alexi Amarista replaced him in right field to begin the ninth inning. His exit was considered precautionary and the Rockies are calling him day-to-day. CarGo went 0-for-3 with a walk in his four plate appearances. He's gotten off to a sluggish start this year, batting just .200 with two homers in 100 at-bats.
May 4 - 8:45 PM

Carlos Gonzalez was hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts in Tuesday's road loss against the Padres.

CarGo had an awful opening month, hitting just .216 (19-for-88) with five doubles, two homers and six RBI while striking out 19 times. So far his May isn't off to a flying start, either. The veteran outfielder hasn't looked very good, but is still a big-time hitter. Gonzalez is a nice buy-low target for fantasy owners looking to swing a trade.
May 3 - 2:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Nationals.

Gerardo Parra will start in right field and Pat Valaika will start in left in the series finale versus Washington. It looks to be a routine day of rest for CarGo, though he did suffer a bruised right hand last week.
Apr 27 - 12:34 PM

Carlos Gonzalez left Wednesday's game against the Dodgers with a bruised right hand.

Gonzalez was hit by a Clayton Kershaw fastball while checking his swing in Wednesday's contest. He has since undergone an X-ray, which came back negative. The clean X-ray is a welcome sign, as Gonzalez looked to be in significant pain after he was plunked. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward. It would not surprise if the Rockies gave him a day or two off before reinserting him in the lineup. The team has a natural off day on Thursday before they face off with the Giants this weekend.
Apr 19 - 11:53 PM

Carlos Gonzalez was forced out of Wednesday's game against the Dodgers after being hit on the right hand by a Clayton Kershaw pitch.

Gonzalez was checking his swing on a Kershaw fastball when it plunked him in the hand. He went down in pain immediately after being hit and was subsequently lifted from the game. Stephen Cardullo took over for him in right field after he went out injured. The Rockies should pass along an update as to the exact nature of his injury in the coming hours.
Apr 19 - 11:17 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

Gonzalez notched double No. 3 of the season in the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Rockies were unable to bring him home and ended up falling by a 6-0 final score. For his part, the veteran slugger is off to a bit of a slow start, hitting .200/.237/.371 with one homer and two RBI in 35 at-bats through the first week-and-a-half of the 2017 campaign.
Apr 12 - 6:06 PM

Carlos Gonzalez hit his first homer of the year Tuesday off the Padres' Jered Weaver.

The top of the Rockies' lineup has gotten off to a slow start, with DJ LeMahieu and Gonzalez both hitting under .200 and Charlie Blackmon doing little better at .229. That they're 6-3 anyway speaks well of the production below the top three and of the performance of the team's pitching staff to date. Gonzalez and company will get it going, too. LeMahieu had a great game Monday, and Blackmon joined Gonzalez in homering tonight.
Apr 11 - 11:44 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

Gonzalez will sit against left-hander Clayton Kershaw. It's probably for the best as Gonzalez has struggled mightily against the three-time Cy Young winner (.194 AVG, 17 strikeouts in 36 lifetime at-bats). Stephen Cardullo will draw the start in right field and bat seventh for the Rockies.
Apr 8 - 5:38 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-3, both singles, in a loss to the Royals on Thursday.

He is now 4-for-14 in the early going this spring. He put up yet another excellent season in 2016, batting .298/.350/.505 with 25 home runs and 100 RBI. He is entering the final year of his contract with the Rockies, meaning his tenure at Coors Field might be coming to an end soon -- either via trade or free agency. Departing the high-altitude city could put a big damper on his fantasy value. He has a career .983 OPS at home and a .750 OPS on the road.
Mar 2 - 7:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Ryan Hanigan
1B1Ian Desmond
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4Kyle Freeland
5Antonio Senzatela
6German Marquez
7Chad Bettis
8Jeff Hoffman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Mike Dunn
5Chad Qualls
6Chris Rusin
7Jordan Lyles
8Scott Oberg
9Jairo Diaz