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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder | #5

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Friday.
It's just a regular day of rest for Gonzalez against opposing left-hander Robbie Ray. He's off to a nice start at the plate in 2016, slashing .310/.355/.529 with four homers and 12 RBI in 21 games. Apr 29 - 6:41 PM

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Carlos Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.

Gonzalez hit a fairly meaningless two-run shot off Cubs reliever Travis Wood in the ninth inning of a six-run game, but it all counts the same in our game. CarGo has been mega hot out of the gate, hitting safely in all 11 games and launching four home runs in that span. The 30-year-old has multi-hit games in five of his last seven contests and is batting a ridiculous .400/.449/.778 overall.
Apr 16 - 5:57 PM

Carlos Gonzalez blasted a pair of solo home runs on Sunday, powering the Rockies to a 6-3 victory over James Shields and the Padres.

Gonzalez got the Rockies on the board with a solo shot in the first inning, which was immediately followed by a Nolan Arenado blast. He was on the other end of the back-to-back homers in the eighth inning, leaving the yard after Trevor Story had blasted his seventh home run of the season. CarGo is off to a terrific start at the dish, slashing .375/.423/.792 with three homers and five RBI.
Apr 10 - 7:43 PM

Carlos Gonzalez finished 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Gonzalez smacked his two-run dinger off new Giants starter Johnny Cueto in the first inning. After several lost seasons in the injury wilderness, the slugger broke back through in a huge way in 2015. Not only did he play in 153 games (the most he has ever played in), he also walloped 40 home runs. CarGo's previous homer-high came all the way back in 2010, when he hit 34 of them. While there is no denying his upside in power, interested fantasy players should be aware that Gonzalez is not a sure thing to repeat those studly numbers he posted a year ago. He's also a possible trade candidate, and his numbers would surely take a hit away from Coors Field.
Mar 9 - 9:32 PM

The Rockies will increase the height of the fences down the left-field line and in right-center field at Coors Field.

The wall down the left-field line will be raised five feet, while the fence in right-center will be doubled from eight to 16 feet. The changes will be done in time for the April 8 home opener against the Padres. The goal, obviously, is to help out pitchers a bit, although it wouldn't figure to make a huge difference. Worth noting, however, is that general manager Jeff Bridich said "this might be a first step in what could be a number of steps," so it sounds like the club has plans on multiple changes in an attempt to tone down offense in the thin air.
Mar 1 - 8:18 PM

Carlos Gonzalez could get some work at first base during spring training, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said recently.

"CarGo at first base is something we've talked about introducing a little bit this spring, but it's more of a potential longterm outlook," Weiss said. With the trade of Corey Dickerson there is no longer an immediate need to move the 30-year-old from a corner outfield spot, but up-and-coming outfield prospects David Dahl and Raimel Tapia could push him out sooner than later. We're not likely to see much of CarGo at first base this season, but it's something to keep in mind for the future.
Jan 28 - 10:49 PM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said during an appearance on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" show Tuesday that a recent report that he guaranteed Carlos Gonzalez he would not be traded was "overblown."

"He's been one of the cornerstone guys for us," explained Bridich. "So you have to think long and hard before you even consider listening on a guy like that. Just as much as he would be a value to another team, he's a value to us." The Rockies have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $27.5 million deal with Gerardo Parra, which likely sets the stage for a trade involving Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson. Bridich indicated that he has been listening to offers, but hasn't found the right deal. CarGo is owed $37 million over the next two seasons and could be an appealing alternative to the likes of Yoenis Cespedes and Dexter Fowler.
Jan 19 - 2:57 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles, Cardinals, White Sox, and Angels are among the teams who have inquired on Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez this winter.

The Giants and Nationals also looked into the possibility, but they have both acquired outfielders since. The Rockies have reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with Gerardo Parra, which almost certainly sets up a trade involving Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson. CarGo is owed $37 million over the next two years and might be Colorado's best trade chip. Heyman notes that Kevin Gausman has been the sticking point in talks with the Orioles.
Jan 13 - 8:46 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rockies and Orioles are engaged in "ongoing trade talks" regarding Colorado's outfielders.

With Gerardo Parra signed, Colorado is expected to cash in on their surplus and look for a deal involving Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson. They will almost certainly ask for pitching in return. CarGo is owed $37 million over the next two years. Meanwhile, Blackmon is under team control through 2018 and Dickerson won't be a free agent until after 2019. Their availability presents an interesting alternative as high-profile free agents like Chris Davis, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, and Dexter Fowler remain on the open market.
Jan 12 - 1:35 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cardinals are talking to the Rockies about a trade for an outfielder.

No word on the specifics involved, but the Rockies have made Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Corey Dickerson available. Coming off a huge second half, Gonzalez suddenly looks like a nice value with two years and $37 million remaining on his contract. Blackmon is under team control through 2018 while Dickerson won't be a free agent until after the 2019 season. Trading for any of them would require a major haul.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 12:03:00 PM

Pete Kerzel of MASN Sports reports that the Nationals have spoken to the Rockies about Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon.

The Nats are in the market for a left-handed hitting outfielder, and both Rockies would certainly fit the bill. After a slow start to his 2015 season, Gonzalez finished by slashing .295/.339/.617 with 36 homers and 84 RBI over his final 112 games. It's unclear what the Nationals would be willing to give up in such a deal, but Gonzalez's bat would look mighty nice in the middle of their lineup.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 03:22:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Royals have had trade discussions with the Rockies about Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson.

The Royals haven't given up hope of re-signing Alex Gordon, but they're preparing a variety of Plan B options. The asking price for Gonzalez is reportedly sky-high, which is understandable after he hit .271/.325/.540 with 40 home runs and 97 RBI last season. Blackmon and Dickerson would also probably cost a pretty penny, especially since they're under team control for a while.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have engaged in trade discussions with the Rockies.

Goold doesn't say who the two clubs talked about, but Carlos Gonzalez being a target of the Cards after they lost out on Jason Heyward would make sense. The report also states that St. Louis has "explored the cost" of Chris Davis. A previous report from USA Today's Bob Nightengale stated that the Cardinals "now have sights set" on Alex Gordon. In other words, St. Louis has options as they seek a bat.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 01:59:00 PM

Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rockies would be willing to move left-handed-hitting outfielders Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson.

Presumably, they wouldn't trade all three, though that's not a given. Gonzalez is the biggest name in the group. The 30-year-old slugger started the 2015 slowly enough before turning it on the second half. The Orioles, among others, have reportedly asked about Gonzalez. He'll make $37 million over the next two seasons.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 05:45:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles are one of a few teams to check in on Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

The Orioles are hoping to retain Chris Davis, but they are also exploring alternatives, including Justin Upton. CarGo had a huge second half and is owed $37 million over the next two seasons, which is very reasonable in this market, so the asking price would be considerable. The Orioles probably don't have the pieces to beat out other teams.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 02:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Tony Wolters
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Ben Paulsen
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Trevor Story
2Jose Reyes
3Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Chatwood
4Jon Gray
5Tyler Anderson
6Tyler Matzek
7Chris Rusin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Justin Miller
3Boone Logan
4Chad Qualls
5Jason Motte
6Adam Ottavino
7Miguel Castro
8Jairo Diaz
9Scott Oberg
10Christian Bergman
11Gonzalez Germen
12Carlos Estevez