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Adrian Gonzalez | First Baseman | #23

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (1) / MIA
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Adrian Gonzalez blasted a grand slam in the first inning on Sunday, powering the Dodgers to a 9-6 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis.
The Dodgers jumped on rookie right-hander Mike Mayers right out of the gate, with a pair of singles and a walk before Gonzalez unloaded on a towering grand slam to center field. He added a pair of singles, including a run-scoring knock in the second inning, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and four RBI. He's now hitting .284/.360/.412 with nine homers and 51 RBI. Jul 25 - 12:01 AM

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Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth home run of the season in a win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

The homer was the solo variety, hit off Cards starter Mike Leake in the sixth inning. His power outage has been baffling, as Gonzalez has traditionally averaged 22 home runs over his big league career. The 34-year-old is hitting .280/.357/.401 with 47 RBI and 37 runs scored through 95 games.
Jul 23 - 10:51 PM

Adrian Gonzalez is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Scott Van Slyke is at first base.
Jul 17 - 1:39 PM

Adrian Gonzalez swatted his seventh home run of the season as the Dodgers closed out the first half of the season with a 3-1 victory over the Padres on Sunday afternoon.

Gonzalez clobbered a solo shot off Padres starter Christian Friedrich in the fifth inning, increasing the Dodgers advantage to 3-1. He also singled in the contest, finishing the day 2-for-4. While the power numbers are down, Gonzalez wrapped up a strong first half hitting .291/.370/.409 with seven long balls and 44 RBI.
Jul 10 - 8:02 PM

Adrian Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 including an RBI double as the Dodgers won on Saturday.

Gonzalez doubled in Chase Utley in the first inning and later added a single. He is not having the type of season his owners are accustomed to. His power game has been down all year. He is batting .288 but has only six home runs and 43 RBI thus far.
Jul 9 - 10:16 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

Gonzalez collected an RBI single against Chris Tillman in the first inning. That would drive home the Dodgers' only run of the game. The veteran slugger has done a fine job in terms of average, but has yet to find much of a true power stroke. He is slashing .280/.358/.386 with 13 doubles, six homers and 40 RBI over 293 at-bats. Gonzalez entered the 2016 season having posted at least 20 homers in three consecutive seasons. That streak is in serious jeopardy right now.
Jul 6 - 1:43 AM

Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 and knocked in two runs Friday against the Rockies.

It's Gonzalez's first two-RBI game since June 11. He had an .800 OPS and 15 RBI in April, a .790 OPS and 12 RBI in May and then a .615 OPS and eight RBI in June. He'll surely pick it up some, but both he and his teammates need to be quite a bit better if he's going to reemerge as a top-10 fantasy first baseman.
Jul 2 - 1:51 AM

Adrian Gonzalez went a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

The three-hit game was much needed for the 34-year-old, who hadn't had a multi-hit game in his previous eight contests. The run batted in was also rare, giving A-Gonz just seven RBI this month. The 34-year-old has had a relatively disappointing season all around to date, batting .272/.347/.382 with six homers, 34 RBI and 26 runs scored.
Jun 28 - 11:47 PM

Adrian Gonzalez will sit for the second straight game Monday against the Pirates.

Scott Van Slyke got the nod at first base Sunday with Gonzalez appearing as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and will start there again on Monday. Gonzalez has had a hard time this month (.181 with one homer in 83 at-bats) and manager Dave Roberts thinks defensive shifts could be to blame. "If you see the three infielders on the right side of the infield and you’re not getting hits, logic says that if I can put the ball on the ground the other way, I can get a hit," said Roberts. "It kind of plays into the psyche of the defense." Gonzalez's .262 average this year is his lowest since 2005 when he hit .227 in 43 games for Texas.
Jun 27 - 9:16 AM

Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and scored a run on Saturday in his first strong game in a week.

Gonzalez got off to a good start in April but has cooled down of late. Prior to today he had a poor .500 OPS in June. All of his stats this season are well below his career norms. The 34-year-old is likely to heat up eventually but it might be time for the aging slugger's owners to start preparing a replacement plan.
Jun 19 - 2:55 AM

Adrian Gonzalez has been dropped to fifth in the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday.

It will be his first time batting anywhere but third or fourth since July 19, 2014. Corey Seager is batting third and Trayce Thompson is at cleanup Wednesday in Arizona. Gonzalez has a weak .733 OPS with six home runs and 31 RBI in 62 games this season.
Jun 15 - 1:28 PM

Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI double and then hit a go-ahead home run in the 10th inning in a game the Dodgers later lost to the Giants.

Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 plus a walk. The two RBI gave him 31 for the season. Gonzalez has yielded reduced power this season and it has put a cramp on his counting stats. He has posted 90+ RBI every year since 2007 but he'll have to pick up the pace to do it again this year.
Jun 11 - 11:41 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in a win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

It was Gonzalez who broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning with an RBI single off Cubs reliever Clayton Richard. The two-hit game was his fourth multi-hit affair in his last five games, helping raise his line to .299/.376/.418.
May 31 - 11:32 PM

Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 and drove home three runs on Sunday night as the Dodgers defeated the Mets 4-2 in New York.

Gonzalez delivered an RBI single off Bartolo Colon in the fifth inning that extended the Dodgers' lead to 2-0. After the Mets had rallied to tie the game in the eighth, he smacked two-run single off of Mets closer Jeurys Familia in the top half of the ninth to propel his club to victory. With his two-hit night, Gonzalez is now hitting .299/.376/.424 with five homers and 26 RBI on the season.
May 29 - 11:26 PM

Adrian Gonzalez is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Padres.

He missed three games because of back stiffness earlier in the week. Gonzalez returned as a pinch-hitter Friday night, lining out in his only at-bat. He'll bat cleanup Saturday against Padres right-hander Cesar Vargas.
May 21 - 7:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Andrew Toles
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Brandon McCarthy
7Bud Norris
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Luis Avilan
10Adam Liberatore
11Ross Stripling
12Casey Fien
13Chin-Hui Tsao