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Marco Gonzales | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 199
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Gonzaga
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (19) / STL
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Marco Gonzales delivered an outstanding performance in Wednesday's victory over the Athletics, allowing just two hits over seven shutout innings.
Gonzales racked up six strikeouts on the night while issuing a pair of free passes. He needed to be every bit that good as well, as the Mariners' offense was only able to generate one unearned run. Now 4-3 on the season, the 26-year-old hurler will carry a 4.05 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into Monday's start against the Rangers. With two home starts on tap for next week, he makes for an interesting streaming option in weekly mixed leagues. May 24 - 1:08 AM

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Marco Gonzales allowed just one unearned run over 5 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

Gonzales did not have the strikeout working to any great degree on Thursday -- he fanned two while walking one -- but managed to handle the Tigers nonetheless. The only run to score on his line came after he allowed a walk and a single with two outs, at which point he was replaced by reliever Ryan Cook, after which a throwing error by Kyle Seager allowed the Tigers to jostle the scoreboard. While Thursday's outing was an encouraging one, Gonzales still owns a ho-hum 4.66 ERA and 1.46 WHIP for the season as a whole. He'll look to knock that down by degrees in a road date with the A's next time he toes the rubber.
May 18 - 1:32 AM

Starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Marco Gonzales surrendered four runs on 10 hits over six innings while taking a loss.

Matters turned sour on Gonzales in the sixth inning, when the Tigers put together a rally with two outs. The key blow in that frame was a two-run home run by Jose Iglesias, who put the home team up 4-1 right on the heels of a tie-breaking RBI single off the bat of Grayson Greiner. Gonzales finished the afternoon with three strikeouts against two walks. He'll have his chance at redemption against these same Tigers next time out -- that one at home -- and will put a bloated 5.31 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the line in that one.
May 12 - 6:49 PM

Marco Gonzales allowed four earned runs, nine hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday.

Gonzales threw 72 of his 100 pitches for strikes in the so-so effort. The good news is that he limited his free passes and he racked up a healthy number of strikeouts, but the bad news was he was very hittable. Perhaps his location was actually too good for once. He'll look for better results on the road Friday against the lowly Tigers.
May 6 - 3:31 AM

Marco Gonzalez picked up his third win of the season by hurling six innings and allowing two runs against the Indians on Sunday.

Gonzalez allowed a two-run homer to Brandon Guyer, but outside of that he kept the Indians offense at bay over his six innings. His ERA sits at 5.02, but Gonzales has pitched better than that, as much of the damage has come in a couple of poor efforts. He's still tough to trust as a fantasy option because he doesn't miss many bats, and he'll be an iffy call against the Angels on Saturday.
Apr 29 - 4:47 PM

Marco Gonzales held the White Sox off the scoreboard for six-plus innings in Tuesday’s 1-0 victory.

In what was easily his best start of the season, Gonzales permitted just five hits and a walk while striking out eight. He was sent out for the seventh inning with a 1-0 lead but pulled after yielding a leadoff double to Yoan Moncada (the only extra-base hit he gave up). However, Dan Altavilla and Marc Rzepczynski put up the fire. Gonzales will try to keep the momentum going in Cleveland on Sunday.
Apr 24 - 8:18 PM

Marco Gonzales was lifted after allowing three unearned runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday against the Astros.

Gonzales struck out eight and his ERA shrunk today. Evan Gattis forgetting how many outs there were, resulting in a triple play in the fourth, was the highlight of the day for the Mariners. Gonzales has pitched a total of 16 2/3 innings in his four starts this year. He's out of options, so he probably isn't going anywhere right now. Still, the Mariners need more from him.
Apr 19 - 6:51 PM

Marco Gonzales allowed four earned runs, five hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Saturday.

Gonzales threw 52 of his 80 pitches for strikes and he also hit a batter. Unfortunately for the M's and his fantasy owners, Gonzales has been rather hittable through his 12 innings over three starts. He has yielded 19 hits and two walks while striking out just 11. His WHIP sits at 1.75 and he'll need to turn that number around before he can be trusted outside the very deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues.
Apr 15 - 3:19 AM

Marco Gonzales was rocked for four earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Royals.

Gonzales walked one and gave up eight hits in the ugly outing at Kauffman Stadium. The 26-year-old left-hander worked into the seventh inning in his season debut against the Giants, inducing a ton of groundball outs, but he now has a 7.27 ERA and 1.73 WHIP -- ugly numbers for a guy who has been championed as a potential deep-league fantasy option. Next on his schedule is a start at home against the Athletics.
Apr 9 - 11:17 PM

Marco Gonzales yielded three runs in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday in a win over the Giants.

Gonzales struck out two and walked none in his longest outing in 15 big-league starts dating back to 2014. He's likely to be too homer-prone to amass much value in AL-only leagues, but if he can give the Mariners six innings per start, they'll be happy.
Apr 3 - 8:33 PM

Marco Gonzales allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings in his final start of the spring against the Rockies on Tuesday.

While Gonzales did allow just the two runs, he did allow seven hits and two walks, so he was consistently pitching out of trouble in this one. Still, it was an excellent spring for the left-hander, and he earned a spot in the Seattle rotation to begin the year. He'll next be on the mound next Tuesday against the Giants in San Francisco.
Mar 27 - 4:59 PM

Marco Gonzales yielded five hits and two runs over five innings Thursday in the Mariners’ Cactus League win over the Rangers.

He tallied five strikeouts and one walk. The left-hander labored through a two-run first inning but finished strong by throwing clean sheets over his final four frames. Gonzales has been a dominant force this spring, posting a 1.69 ERA over six Cactus League starts. He’ll begin the year as the Mariners’ fourth starter behind Felix Hernandez, James Paxton and Mike Leake.
Mar 23 - 12:44 AM

Marco Gonzales (hand) turned in 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League win over the Angels.

Gonzales was struck on his non-throwing hand by a line drive in his last spring outing. He looked no worse for the wear on Saturday, as he surrendered just one hit on the afternoon while striking out three and issuing a solitary walk. While the 26-year-old southpaw managed just a 6.08 ERA over 40 innings between the Cardinals and Mariners last season, he's currently tracking towards a spot in the Mariners' Opening Day rotation. Brilliant starts like Saturday's certainly help his case.
Mar 17 - 6:52 PM

Marco Gonzales (hand) said he plans to return to Cactus League action on Saturday.

Gonzales took a line drive off his right (non-throwing) hand during an appearance against the White Sox on Monday, but X-rays turned up negative and the swelling has gone down. The 26-year-old southpaw should have a spot at the back end of the Mariners' rotation leading into the 2018 regular season despite posting a 6.08 ERA in 40 innings last summer between St. Louis and Seattle.
Mar 14 - 3:39 PM

Tests have confirmed that there's no break in Marco Gonzales' right hand.

Gonzales was hit at the base of his thumb with a line drive during Monday's game, but fortunately he appears to have avoided a serious injury. His hand is heavily-wrapped, but the expectation is that he'll be able to throw on Tuesday. The Mariners are hopeful he won't have to miss a start.
Mar 13 - 12:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2David Freitas
1B1Ryon Healy
2Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
2Gordon Beckham
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
2Andrew Romine
LF1Denard Span
2Ben Gamel
3Guillermo Heredia
CF1Dee Gordon
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2James Paxton
3Mike Leake
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Marco Gonzales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Alex Colome
3Juan Nicasio
4Nick Vincent
5James Pazos
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Dan Altavilla
8Wade LeBlanc
9Chasen Bradford
10David Phelps
11Ryan Cook