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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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Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the Cardinals are "expected to heavily consider" Marco Gonzales for a spot in next year's bullpen.
Gonzales' future is as a starter, and he'll report to spring training as an option for the starting five. However, he's unlikely to crack the Opening Day rotation given the team's depth, and it sounds like they might prefer using him in relief rather than putting him in the Triple-A rotation. Oct 20 - 8:02 PM

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Marco Gonzales (flu) is back with the Cardinals on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Gonzales missed the opening game of the series because of a stomach bug. The left-hander should be available in long relief for the Cards on Tuesday night.
Sep 23 - 4:53 PM

Marco Gonzales did not travel with the Cardinals to Chicago due to the flu.

There's been a bug going around the Cards' clubhouse, and Gonzales is the latest victim. With John Lackey and Michael Wacha back in he rotation, Gonzales is really only a long relief guy at the moment.
Sep 22 - 6:15 PM

Marco Gonzales struck out nine while holding the Rockies to one run over 5 2/3 innings in the Cardinals' 4-1 win Sunday.

Gonzales gave up an RBI double to Brandon Barnes in the second inning, one of only four hits he allowed, but he kept the Rockies under wraps for the rest of the day. He did walk four, a downside, but the nine strikeouts were certainly a career best. He's won three straight decisions to move to 3-2. With Michael Wacha's status still up in the air, it's unclear when or if Gonzales will get another start.
Sep 14 - 7:24 PM

Marco Gonzales will start for the Cardinals on Sunday.

He will rejoin the rotation in place of Michael Wacha who is having his start pushed back. He makes for a nice streaming option in mixed leagues.
Sep 12 - 8:38 PM

Marco Gonzales is no longer scheduled to start for the Cardinals on Thursday against the Brewers.

Michael Wacha is going to return from the disabled list and take the hill instead. Gonzales will instead piggyback Wacha, who threw only 34 pitches in his one rehab start.
Sep 2 - 5:24 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Marco Gonzales from Double-A Springfield.

Gonzales will start for the Cardinals on Thursday against the Brewers. He was really good in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs, allowing just one run over six innings while fanning five. The 22-year-old southpaw will probably move into a long relief role when Michael Wacha (shoulder) returns.
Sep 2 - 3:18 PM

Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest hears that the Cardinals are leaning toward starting Marco Gonzales against the Brewers on Thursday.

Gonzales would take the spot of Justin Masterson in the starting rotation. It makes sense, as the southpaw tossed six innings of one-run ball in a spot start against the Cubs on Saturday. Still, he's a risky option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Sep 2 - 9:54 AM

Cardinals optioned LHP Marco Gonzales to Double-A Springfield.

It's just a paper move, as Gonzales will return Tuesday. He's a candidate to start Thursday in Milwaukee.
Aug 31 - 12:17 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said after Saturday's doubleheader that Marco Gonzales is "not going anywhere."

It would suggest that Gonzales is a good bet to take the struggling Justin Masterson's spot in the rotation on Thursday in Milwaukee. Gonzales tossed six innings of one-run ball in Saturday's win over the Cubs. Tyler Lyons was terrific in 4 2/3 relief innings of Masterson in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader and would also be an option to start in Milwaukee.
Aug 31 - 10:38 AM

Marco Gonzales held the Cubs to one run over six innings Saturday as the Cardinals picked up a win in the second half of a doubleheader.

Gonzales used his elite changeup to keep the Cubs hitters off balance, yielding only three hits and fanning five batters over his six impressive frames. He'll now head back to Triple-A Memphis, but the young southpaw could be in line for more spot starts in September.
Aug 30 - 11:39 PM

Marco Gonzales will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Cubs.

Justin Masterson is getting the ball in the first game. Gonzales struggled in his three starts with the big club earlier this season, posting a 7.20 ERA. He's been great in the minors, though, putting up a 2.43 ERA and 117/27 K/BB ratio over 122 frames across three levels.
Aug 29 - 5:03 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Marco Gonzales to Triple-A Memphis.

Gonzales posted a rough 7.07 ERA, 2.29 WHIP, and 10/11 K/BB ratio over his first 14 major league innings (three starts). He has an impressive changeup, but the 22-year-old first-round pick from 2013 wasn't ready for the big time yet. Joe Kelly (hamstring) is expected to rejoin the Cardinals' rotation soon.
Jul 7 - 3:34 PM

Marco Gonzales allowed seven hits and walked five more, but he escaped with only one run allowed over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

Gonzales skated into and out of trouble all afternoon, with a first inning run the only damage against him on the day. The lefty struck out five, but it was still a third straight disappointing start for the Cardinals prospect. He owns a 7.07 ERA and 2.29 WHIP through three starts, and it's hard to see the Cards continuing to trot him out there for much longer.
Jul 6 - 7:27 PM

Marco Gonzales was blasted for seven hits and five runs over 4 1/3 innings in his second major league start on Tuesday versus the Giants.

After getting lit up for an identical seven hits and five runs over five innings in his major league debut on Wednesday against the Rockies, Gonzales fared a little worse against San Francisco, striking out two and walking four. Last year's first-round pick threw only 99 2/3 innings (2.08 ERA, 101/26 K/BB ratio) in the minors before St. Louis used him to plug injuries holes in the rotation. It's clear Gonzales isn't quite ready for this level of competition. If the left-hander isn't shipped to the minors, his next turn in the rotation comes this weekend across from the Marlins.
Jul 2 - 12:50 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Xavier Scruggs
3Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
4Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
3Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Jaime Garcia
6Carlos Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jordan Walden
4Seth Maness
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Nick Greenwood
9Tyler Lyons
10Marco Gonzales
11Samuel Tuivailala
12Miguel Socolovich
13Marcus Hatley