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Chi Chi Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 4 - 5:51 PM

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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.
Jul 3 - 11:19 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.
Jun 28 - 4:05 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez crashed back to earth Tuesday, yielding six runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Athletics.

Gonzalez held the A's to a pair of runs through the first five frames, but he felt apart in the sixth when he allowed two doubles, walked a batter and hit a batter. The youngster's ERA still sits at a sparkling 2.27, but Gonzalez holds a pitiful 11/13 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings so it's no surprise he finally gave up some runs. He'll have a tough time bouncing back this weekend in Toronto.
Jun 23 - 11:44 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed a two-run homer in the ninth inning Tuesday, taking a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Gonzalez pitched brilliantly for eight innings, holding the Dodgers to four hits and a walk, but a walk in the ninth preceded a two-run homer by Justin Turner. The homer tied the score at 2-2 and stuck Gonzalez with a no-decision despite the strong outing. He's now allowed just three runs in 30 innings of work with the Rangers, owning a 0.90 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through four starts. He'll look for a better result Sunday at the White Sox.
Jun 16 - 10:40 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez was outdueled by Scott Kazmir in Thursday's loss to the Athletics, surrendering just one run on eight hits over seven strong innings of work.

Gonzalez struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. The only blemish against him came on an RBI single by Ben Zobrist in the first inning, and he was able to shut the A's down otherwise. He has been brilliant through his first three starts, registering a 0.42 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 21 2/3 innings, though his 8/10 K/BB ratio leaves something to be desired. He'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Jun 11 - 6:15 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez tossed a three-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over the Royals on Friday.

After holding the Red Sox hitless into the sixth inning in his major league debut last Saturday against the Red Sox, Gonzalez was even better this time out. He walked two and struck out two in the victory while throwing 116 pitches. He's the first Rangers pitcher to throw a shutout within his first two MLB games since Len Barker did it in 1976. We're not expecting Gonzalez to provide much in the way of strikeouts, but he's making quite a case to warrant attention in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 5 - 11:37 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning of his major league debut against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Gonzalez was a first-round pick in 2013. He struck out two and, despite walking five, kept the Red Sox off the scoreboard over his 5 2/3 innings. Indeed, the Red Sox didn't pick up their first hit until David Ortiz doubled to lead off the sixth inning. Gonzalez held a 4.15 ERA and 26/19 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings for Triple-A Round Rock. Those numbers aren't particularly shiny, but the 23-year-old is one of the better pitching prospects in the Rangers' system and projects toward a mid-rotation arm down the road.
May 30 - 10:06 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gonzalez, a 2013 first-round pick, will make his major league debut tonight against the Red Sox after going 3-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 26/19 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings for Triple-A Round Rock. When he exits, hopefully he'll do a little sword dance as he comes off the mound.
May 30 - 3:33 PM

The Rangers are expected to call up pitching prospect Chi Chi Gonzalez to make his major league debut on Saturday against the Red Sox.

The club hasn't confirmed it yet, but they tipped their hand when they sent down Phil Klein and scratched Gonzalez from Thursday's scheduled outing at Triple-A Round Rock. Gonzalez holds a pedestrian 4.15 ERA and 26/19 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings for Round Rock this season, but he's been better of late with a 2.20 mark and 13 strikeouts over his last 16 1/3 frames. The 23-year-old is one of the Rangers' best pitching prospects and projects as a mid-rotation starter in time, but he doesn't look ready to make a fantasy impact just yet.
May 29 - 10:46 AM

Rangers reassigned RHPs Alex Gonzalez and Ross Wolf to minor league camp.

Gonzalez, one of the Rangers' top pitching prospects, was a dark horse to win a rotation spot this spring. The 23-year-old had a 2.66 ERA and 113/41 K/BB ratio in 138 2/3 innings last season between High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco. He's not far off from the majors.
Mar 24 - 12:11 PM

According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Braves asked for Rangers pitching prospect Alex Gonzalez in their negotiations about an Evan Gattis trade.

And the Rangers called that request a deal-breaker. Gonzalez, the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, posted a 2.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 113/41 K/BB ratio in 138 2/3 innings this past season between High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco. The Rangers are a nice fit for Gattis, but they're not going to surrender such a promising young pitcher to make a trade happen.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Rangers prospect RHP Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez was sharp in his Double-A debut on Tuesday, as he allowed only one hit and struck out six batters in five scoreless innings.

The No. 23 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Gonzalez was promoted to Double-A after registering a 2.62 ERA and 49-16 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 65.1 innings for High-A Myrtle Beach. Despite the Rangers’ ongoing rotation woes, the 22-year-old right-hander will likely spend the rest of the season developing in the minor leagues. If he were to reach the major leagues, then it would involve him jumping prospects such as Luke Jackson and Alec Asher on the organizational depth chart.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Rangers right-handed pitching prospect Alex Gonzalez threw eight shutout innings on Saturday for High-A Myrtle Beach, allowing five hits (all singles) and three walks, while striking out five and inducing two double plays.

Gonzalez was the 23rd overall pick out of Oral Roberts in the 2013 draft. He possesses a low-to-mid-90s fastball, an above-average slider with good tilt, and the potential for an average change up. He is less refined than most college pitchers, but has the potential to be a solid #3 pitcher.
Sun, May 4, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Rangers agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Alex Gonzalez.

According to Baseball America's Jim Callis, Gonzalez will receive $2.215 million, which is a bit more than the assigned slot value for the 23rd pick of $1.9206 million. Gonzalez has lots of upside, though some believe he might wind up in the bullpen.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 07:21:00 PM

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SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
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6Sam Freeman
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8Sam Dyson
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