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Chi Chi Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oral Roberts
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (23) / TEX
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Rangers optioned RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez to Triple-A Round Rock; re-assigned RHP Nick Tepesch to minor league camp.
Gonzalez fumbled away an opportunity at a rotation spot with a spring that included a 4.73 ERA and just two strikeouts over 13 1/3 innings. He'll be heard from at some point this season. Mar 25 - 5:15 PM

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Chi Chi Gonzalez held the Reds to just one hit over five scoreless innings on Thursday.

Gonzalez walked three batters, but the Reds couldn’t get anything going against him. He struck out two batters and induced eight ground outs. It was a huge improvement from his start last Saturday and he likely pushed himself back into prime position to hold down the fifth spot in the starting rotation until Yu Darvish (elbow) is ready to return.
Mar 24 - 6:43 PM

Chi-Chi Gonzalez posted his second scoreless start of the spring against the Reds on Wednesday, hurling three innings of three-hit ball.

Gonzalez walked two and failed to notch a strikeout, but despite the lack of whiffs, he's now up to five scoreless innings of work through two spring appearances. The 24-year-old right-hander held a serviceable 3.90 ERA in 14 games (10 starts) as a rookie in 2015. That came with an uninspiring 30/32 K/BB ratio in 67 innings. While Gonzalez will presumably have a rotation spot until Yu Darvish returns from Tommy John surgery, his fantasy prospects are rather limited at this point.
Mar 9 - 8:36 PM

Chi-Chi Gonzalez allowed one hit over two scoreless frames against the Dodgers on Friday.

Gonzalez posted a 3.90 ERA over 10 starts and four relief appearances as a rookie last season, though it came with just 30 strikeouts and 32 walks in 67 innings. He'll presumably get a chance to hold down a rotation spot until Yu Darvish returns from Tommy John surgery, but there’s not much fantasy upside here.
Mar 4 - 6:25 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez survived Sunday's win over the A's, allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Gonzalez struck out two and walked three, with both runs on his line scoring in the sixth inning on the strength of a Danny Valencia triple. This was just a spot start. He's filling in for Cole Hamels to give the Rangers' mid-season acquisition an additional day of rest. In 60 1/3 innings, Gonzo holds a 4.03 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 07:28:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez from Triple-A Round Rock.

The right-hander will make a spot start on Sunday against the Athletics as the Rangers have opted to give Cole Hamels an extra day of rest. The 23-year-old hurler has posted a 4.25 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 26/25 K/BB ratio over 55 innings with the big league club this season.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Chi Chi Gonzalez will start for the Rangers on Sunday afternoon against the A's.

That is Cole Hamels' turn in the rotation, but Hamels is going to get an additional day of rest after taking a comebacker off his shoulder on Tuesday. Gonzalez, 23, owns a 4.25 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 26/25 K/BB ratio in 55 innings (nine starts) this season at the major league level. He's not a terrible fantasy streaming option versus Oakland.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 02:03:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez to Triple-A Round Rock.

He allowed three runs over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners. With Derek Holland (shoulder) returning from the disabled list Wednesday, there's no longer a need for Gonzalez.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed three runs over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Gonzalez got off to a rocky start, allowing a Nelson Cruz RBI double and Seth Smith two-run homer in the first inning, but he settled down from there on. The right-hander struck out seven while giving up five hits and a walk. Gonzalez now owns a 4.25 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through nine starts. His next start will come Sunday at the Tigers.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 11:12:00 PM

Starting in place of Cole Hamels (groin), Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed five runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings during a Thursday no-decision against Twins.

Gonzalez walked five against four strikeouts. The Twins put up four runs in the second and an additional run in the sixth to account for the scoring on his line. This is likely the only start Gonzalez will make before being sent back to Triple-A Round Rock. He holds a 4.22 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 49 major league innings this season.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gonzalez will start in place of Cole Hamels (groin) on Thursday afternoon in Minnesota. The 23-year-old Gonzalez hasn't missed a ton of bats this season at the major league level and makes for a poor fantasy stream.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:47:00 AM

Chi Chi Gonzalez will be called up to start for the Rangers on Thursday against the Twins.

That is Cole Hamels' turn in the rotation, but Hamels had to be scratched because of a groin issue. Gonzalez has registered a 3.74 ERA, 1,25 WHIP, and 15/19 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings (seven starts) this season at the major league level. He's not the most attractive fantasy option in what's likely to be a single spot start.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez to Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers don't need him now that Matt Harrison is off the disabled list. Though it didn't last as long as he hoped, Gonzalez's first stint in the big leagues was a success. In seven starts, the right-hander posted a 3.74 ERA while limiting opponents to a .220 batting average. He even threw a shutout June 5 at Kansas City. He'll be back with Texas at some point this year.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 05:51:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez was hammered in Friday's loss to the Angels, allowing six runs on five hits in just 1 2/3 innings.

Gonzalez also issued a pair of walks while striking out one. All of the damage against him came during a six-run uprising in the second inning. It's the second time in his last three starts that he has allowed six runs, watching his ERA rise from 0.90 to 3.74. He'll look to get back on track on Friday when he takes on the Padres.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 11:19:00 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez notched a quality start but took a loss Sunday, yielding three runs over six innings against the Blue Jays.

Gonzalez allowed just four hits on the day, but he walked four and the Jays bunched their hits together and pegged the righty for three runs in the middle innings. It was a decent bounce-back start for Gonzalez after he was lit up by the A's the last time out. He's managed a 2.59 ERA, but that ugly 14/17 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 frames say bad things are coming. Gonzalez gets the Angels next weekend.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 04:05:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Chris Gimenez
4Brett Nicholas
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Ryan Rua
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ian Desmond
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Delino DeShields
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Nomar Mazara
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Cesar Ramos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Sam Dyson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers