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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
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Tuesday's win against San Diego.
Gonzalez has had a disappointing season all around, but there is still plenty of time left to finish up strong. Perhaps this performance will be the fuel he needs to jump-start his bat. Overall he is still slashing just .218/.296/.335. Jul 19 - 1:31 AM

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Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Monday.

It looks to be a simple day off for the struggling outfielder. Gerardo Parra is in right field. Daily Slant: Gonzalez has been ice cold of late and his absence actually gives us an opportunity to target a hotter bat in Gerardo Parra. Luis Perdomo is far more effective against RH bats, so Parra will shift up to the clean-up spot with Mark Reynolds hitting 5th. Parra carries a .217 ISO at home against RHP into tonight's game, and while the RHs are still in play on the Colorado side, Parra and Charlie Blackmon should command most of your attention. Perdomo enters tonight's action with a weak 11.7 K% against LHBs with a 23.6 Hd-Sft%.
Jul 17 - 5:05 PM

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

Gonzalez is only hitting .200 against lefties this year (he hasn't been much better against right-handers), so he'll get the night off with Jose Quintana throwing for the Pale Hose. Raimel Tapia will spell CarGo in right field and bat seventh.
Jul 8 - 5:38 PM

Rockies activated OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 10-day disabled list.

Gonzalez missed the minimum amount of time with a strained right (non-throwing) shoulder, skipping a rehab assignment. The veteran outfielder is in right field and batting fifth against Luis Castillo and the Reds on Monday. Daily Slant: Gonzalez will reenter the lineup tonight and will try to get back on track after a slow start to 2017. He's carrying a weak 26.4 Hard% against RHP so far this season - he finished 2016 with a 35.8% mark - and the fact that nearly half of his balls in play this season have been ground balls doesn't equate to success in Coors Field. Still, Gonzalez and the rest of the Rockies are in an excellent spot against Luis Castillo, making any of them fine targets on Monday. Gonzo is very reasonably priced due to his DL stint and slow start.
Jul 3 - 4:19 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (shoulder) expects to be activated from the disabled list Monday.

Gonzalez has been out since June 22 due to a right (non-throwing) shoulder strain. He's aiming to return as soon as he's eligible and skip a minor league rehab assignment. CarGo hit just .172 with two homers and a .587 OPS in June. The reeling Rockies will have to hope that the time off did him some good.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 3 - 9:49 AM

Rockies placed OF Carlos Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with a right shoulder strain.

It's his non-throwing shoulder, but it's something that's been nagging at him and the Rockies decided it was best to go ahead and DL him. How long CarGo will be sidelined isn't known at this point. Raimel Tapia is in line for regular playing time while Gonzalez is out and is worth scooping up in fantasy leagues.
Jun 26 - 6:44 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (shoulder) remains out of the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

He's been dealing with soreness in his right shoulder. Raimel Tapia will draw another start in right field and bat seventh against left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Gonzalez has had a rough year and has been especially cold recently, batting just .172 over 58 June at-bats.
Jun 24 - 7:35 PM

Rockies' manager Bud Black announced Friday that Carlos Gonzalez is day-to-day with a sore right shoulder.

It sounds as though the injury is minor, but given his lengthy injury history the club is going to take every possible precaution. The 31-year-old is hitting .221/.300/.348 with six homers and 20 RBI in his first 68 games this season.
Jun 23 - 8:35 PM

Carlos Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Diamondbacks.

CarGo has been a terrible disappointment this season, hitting just two home runs in April, two homers in May and two clouts so far in June. The solo shot Tuesday was his first extra-base hit in 12 games dating back to June 6, and he continues to struggle with a .176 average (9-for-51) through 16 games this month.
Jun 21 - 1:47 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Thursday against the Giants.

In the midst of a career-worst season, CarGo is sitting for the second straight night. Raimel Tapia will start in right field and bat seventh against Giants left-hander Matt Moore. Gonzalez has gone hitless is his last 24 at-bats and is batting just .108 for the month of June. Daily Slant: Getting Gonzo's struggling bat out of the lineup seems to make sense against a lefty, but Moore has actually been even worse against LHBs so far in 2017. Moore's career splits don't lean heavily one way, but his strange struggles with lefties to start the season makes Charlie Blackmon a solid GPP target as the Rockies RHBs are likely to be more popular. Blackmon himself owns a .400 ISO at home against LHP this season, so he's certainly hit his same handed counterparts well.
Jun 15 - 5:30 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is out of the Rockies' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Pirates.

Raimel Tapia will get the nod in right field and bat sixth Wednesday night against Bucs right-hander Chad Kuhl. It looks to be a routine night off for CarGo.
Jun 14 - 2:56 PM

Carlos Gonzalez was ejected from Sunday's game against the Cubs for arguing.

Gonzalez took umbrage with a called strike three in the fifth inning and was quickly rung up by home plate umpire Marvin Hudson. CarGo went 0-for-3 before his ejection. Raimel Tapia replaced him in right field.
Jun 11 - 4:37 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is absent from the Rockies' starting lineup on Saturday against the Cubs.

Raimel Tapia is starting in right field and batting seventh versus Cubs right-hander Eddie Butler. Trevor Story will also get the afternoon off, with Alexi Amarista filling in at shortstop.
Jun 10 - 11:49 AM

Carlos Gonzalez finished 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, four runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's rout of the Indians.

CarGo has had a difficult season by his standards, but he has shown a discerning eye at the plate since flipping the calendar from May to June. Gonzalez has drawn six walks in four June games and he has come across to score eight times. He still has just the one extra-base hit and two RBI, but it's a start.
Jun 7 - 12:49 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Gerardo Parra is in right field.
Jun 4 - 2:52 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tony Wolters
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Gerardo Parra
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Ian Desmond
2David Dahl
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4Kyle Freeland
5German Marquez
6Jeff Hoffman
7Antonio Senzatela
8Chad Bettis
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Mike Dunn
5Scott Oberg
6Chris Rusin
7Jordan Lyles
8Jairo Diaz