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Top 50 Fantasy Countdown: No. 47 Carlos Gonzalez

Lindyssports.com Staff

March 06, 2017 at 2:44 pm.

Jul 26, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) hits a home run during the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Photo Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 26, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) hits a home run during the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Photo Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

CARLOS GONZALEZ

BATS: L

AGE: 31

TEAM: Colorado

INDICATORS

On-base .350

BABIP .346

Slugging .505

Total Bases 295

OPS .855

vs RHP .309

vs LHP .273

wOBA .361

TWO-YEAR MAJOR LEAGUE STATISTICS

BA    OBP    AB       R          H       2B      3B      HR        RBI           SB

.271   .325    554      87      150       25        2         40         97             2 (2015)

.298   .350   584      87       174       42        2         25         100           2  (2016)

2016: Just when it seemed like “CarGo” would be injury-prone for his entire career, he made it through two essentially full seasons in 2015 and 2016. He went for more power in 2015, but last year’s pop giveback came with other advantages — a 27-point average jump, and more balance in his home/ road splits. Gonzalez was a five-category player in his salad days, but has just seven stolen bases over the past three seasons.

Forecast: Gonzalez no longer enters every season on the short list of MVP candidates, but he’s still a four-category factor and someone we can trust in all situations, home and away. He enters a contract year and the watertreading Rockies will probably dangle him on the trade market, but we have confidence his sweet swing would play anywhere.

 

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