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Gio Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / CWS
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Gio Gonzalez allowed four hits over six innings as the Nationals blanked the Royals 2-0 on Monday.
Gonzalez struck out just one, but the struggling Royals offense couldn't put together hits against him. Gonzalez has a 1.15 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP through five starts. We're not buying those numbers, but he does figure to continue to pitch better than he did last year. May 3 - 12:12 AM

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Gio Gonzalez threw the ball well once again, allowing just two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s loss to the Phillies.

A couple of lead-off singles in the sixth and seventh innings came back to haunt Gonzalez, but he continued his rock-solid start to the campaign. He has a 1.42 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings. If it weren’t for some disappointing run support, resulting in just one win, it’s conceivable that the lefty could currently be a top-10 fantasy starter. He certainly has some regressing to do, but his .341 BABIP a year ago made us forget how dependable he’s been since the beginning of 2010.
Apr 27 - 10:33 PM

Gio Gonzalez dispatched the Twins on Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over six frames to earn his first victory of the 2016 season.

The 30-year-old southpaw racked up eight strikeouts for the second consecutive start while walking only one. He has been outstanding through his first three starts, compiling a 1.42 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 20/4 K/BB ratio across 19 innings. He'll look extend his winning streak when he takes on the Phillies at home on Thursday.
Apr 22 - 10:45 PM

Gio Gonzalez tossed seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Washington wound up losing the game in extras, with closer Jonathan Papelbon blowing his first save of 2016. Gonzalez did his part, yielding just four hits while striking out eight. The left-hander has been brilliant in both of his starts to open the season, but those outings have come against the lowly Braves and Phils. He does have another juicy matchup next: at home against the Twins.
Apr 17 - 5:23 PM

Gio Gonzalez's first start of the season was a good one, as he blanked the Braves over six frames in a 2-1 victory.

Rainouts and quirky scheduling meant a long wait in between Gonzalez's final spring training start and his first regular season outing, but he certainly didn't look rusty in this one. The southpaw allowed just three hits -- all singles -- while walking one and striking out four. He exited with the game scoreless and thus was able to pick up a win, but the Nationals eventually pushed across a couple runs. Gonzalez will take on the Phillies on the road this weekend.
Apr 12 - 10:20 PM

Gio Gonzalez pitched six innings of two-run ball as a Nationals split-squad beat the Braves 7-2 on Sunday.

Gonzalez had walked 12 in 13 innings this spring, but he didn't issue any free passes against a Braves lineup without Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis. Gonzalez has a 2.84 spring ERA despite the wildness.
Mar 27 - 4:06 PM

Gio Gonzalez pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed one run Monday in the Nationals' 5-3 defeat of the Astros.

Gonzalez had the successful outing despite walking four and striking out just one. He was away from the team in between starts for the birth of his child, but that didn't pose any problems. He has a 2.77 ERA this spring.
Mar 21 - 4:45 PM

Gio Gonzalez is returning to D.C. for the birth of his son.

Gonzalez isn't expected to miss much time. He's been sharp this spring, limiting opponents to a .226 average over three starts. The left-hander should open 2016 as Washington's No. 3 starter behind Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.
Mar 17 - 10:26 AM

Gio Gonzalez held the Astros to one run in four innings Tuesday in the Nationals' 6-4 win.

Gonzalez walked four, but the only damage against him came on Marwin Gonzalez's homer. He also struck out four while lowering his spring ERA to 3.12.
Mar 15 - 4:58 PM

Gio Gonzalez gave up four runs -- two earned -- in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Tigers.

Gonzalez walked four and threw a wild pitch. He also gave up a homer. The Nationals could use a better Gonzalez this year than the one who averaged just 5 2/3 innings per start last season. However, that would take more efficiency from the left-hander when it comes to pitch counts. Obviously, he didn't show that today.
Mar 9 - 4:28 PM

Gio Gonzalez said Sunday that he hopes for a longer leash in 2016 under new manager Dusty Baker.

The southpaw averaged just 5 2/3 innings per start in 2015, primarily due to elevated pitch counts. If he is able to work deeper into games in 2016, it would be a nice boost to his strikeout numbers and in turn his fantasy value.
Source: Mlb.com
Feb 21 - 8:11 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are discussing a possible scenario where they would trade Gio Gonzalez for a center fielder and then sign Wei-Yin Chen.

Rosenthal notes that the Nats nearly traded Gonzalez to the Diamondbacks for Ender Inciarte before the D'Backs eventually shipped Inciarte to the Braves in the Shelby Miller deal. Swapping Gonzalez for outfield help and then signing Chen makes sense on paper, as it would give them an upgrade in center and arguably in their rotation while "only" costing them money and a second-round draft pick (they surrendered their first-rounder when they signed Daniel Murphy). Rosenthal notes that the Nats could ultimately just keep Gonzalez and sign a guy like Gerardo Parra to handle center field.
Jan 8 - 9:28 AM

Gio Gonzalez fired six scoreless innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Mets.

While Gonzalez didn't get the win, he finished his year on a high note, allowing just three hits while walking three and striking out seven. He'll wrap things up with a 3.79 ERA and 169/69 K/BB ratio in 175 2/3 innings over 31 starts. His 1.42 WHIP was his highest since 2009 and his penchant for the free pass continues to limit his upside in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez lost his command late, resulting in a no-decision after giving up two runs in five innings in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Gonzalez saw the Phillies load the bases with three consecutive singles to lead off the sixth inning, which is when the wheels fell off. The lefty then issued back-to-back walks to force in two runs before exiting the game. Reliever Rafael Martin prevented all three inherited runners from scoring. Overall, Gonzalez allowed six hits and two walks while striking out three. He holds a 3.93 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a 162/66 K/BB ratio over 169 2/3 innings. Gonzalez will end his season with a road start against the Mets.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:53:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez served up four runs over 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss on Tuesday versus the Orioles.

Gonzalez allowed a pair of RBI singles in the second inning, then allowed a pair of RBI doubles in the fifth. They were four of six hits he gave up on the evening along with two walks and six strikeouts. The lefty had been pitching quite well in three September starts coming into Tuesday. Gonzalez now has a 3.94 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and a 159/64 K/BB ratio over 164 2/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back in a home start against the Phillies.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 10:21:00 PM

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2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
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Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis