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Marco Gonzales | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Cardinals prospect LHP Marco Gonzales allowed one run on three hits Tuesday in six innings for High-A Palm Beach.
Gonzales, the No. 19 overall pick in the 2013 draft, walked one batter and struck out seven in the outing. The 22-year-old left-hander struggled his last time out, allowing five runs (three earned) on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings, so it was good to see him bounce back with a purpose Tuesday. Overall, Gonzales owns a 2.04 ERA and 19/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 17 2/3 innings this season. If he can continue to build on his success, the southpaw should reach Double-A by midseason, putting him on pace for an MLB debut at some point in 2015. Apr 23 - 12:31 PM

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Cardinals left-handed pitching prospect Marco Gonzales struck out seven and allowed three hits in five innings for High-A Palm Beach on Wednesday.

Gonzales lacks the power stuff to be a top of the rotation arm, but with a nasty change-up, an average curveball, and polish, he could be in Double-A by June. Look for Gonzales to continue to dominate until he hits the upper levels of the minors, where more advanced hitters will be a bigger challenge. If he continues to put up solid numbers, he could be rotation depth for the big-league Cardinals around mid-2015.
Apr 10 - 9:25 AM

Cardinals reassigned LHP Marco Gonzales, RHP Kurt Heyer, RHP Boone Whiting, 3B Patrick Wisdom, C Carson Kelly, C Casey Rasmus, and C Cody Stanley to minor league camp.

No surprises among this round of cuts. Gonzales was the 19th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft and will likely spend the entire 2014 campaign in the minors.
Mar 10 - 5:37 PM

Cardinals pitching prospect Marco Gonzales is dealing with some tightness in his left forearm.

An MRI on his elbow revealed no structural damage, but the Cards will proceed cautiously with the young southpaw. Last year's first-round pick is headed to minor league camp after making one Grapefruit League appearance.
Mar 9 - 11:17 AM

Cardinals agreed to terms with first-round pick LHP Marco Gonzales.

Baseball America's Jim Callis reports that Gonzales will receive $1.85 million, which is a good amount lower than the assigned slot value for the No. 19 pick of $2.0558 million. Gonzales doesn't have a ton of upside but should be a quick-mover through the Cardinals' system.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Cardinals selected Gonzaga LHP Marco Gonzales with the 19th pick in the draft.

If Gonzalez threw a bit harder, he would have gone in the top 10 or maybe even the top five. Not that he's totally a finesse guy; he can touch 91-92 mph. Both his curveball and changeup are strong pitches, and he could be one of the first pitchers from the class to reach the majors.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 09:26:00 PM

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C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Peter Bourjos
2Jon Jay
3Shane Robinson
RF1Allen Craig
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S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Shelby Miller
4Lance Lynn
5Joe Kelly
6Jaime Garcia
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R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Carlos Martinez
3Jason Motte
4Kevin Siegrist
5Randy Choate
6Seth Maness
7Pat Neshek
8Eric Fornataro
9Jorge Rondon