Gio Gonzalez

Gio Gonzalez #47

  • P
  • B/T: R/L
  • 6' 0"/210
  • Age: 30


- - - - - - - -
Pitches: Strikes, Balls


Last 5 years - - - - - -

Gio Gonzalez Stats

11-8 3.79 175.2 169 1.42

Gio Gonzalez MLB Career Stats

91-66 3.62 1264.2 1241 1.32

Gio Gonzalez Bio

  • Full Name: Giovany Aramis Gonzalez
  • Pronunciation: JEE-oh guhn-ZAH-lehz
  • Born: 9/19/1985 in Hialeah, FL
  • Draft: 2004, Chicago White Sox, 1st rd. (38th overall)
  • High School: Monsignor Edward Pace, Miami Gardens, FL
  • Debut: August 6, 2008
View More Bio Info +
2015 Stats 11 8 3.79 31 31 0 175.2 169 1.42
MLB Career Stats 91 66 3.62 217 211 0 1264.2 1241 1.32
  • Status: Active

Gio Gonzalez Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Nationals NL 1450 Four-seam FB 92.49 92.01 2213.00 6.15 90.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


Note: Opponent can be found on current team or on team when both players met.

Gio Gonzalez Stats

Gio Gonzalez Advanced Stats

Gio Gonzalez Statcast Events


Gio Gonzalez News

Gio Gonzalez Fantasy News

October 9, 2015 at 1:16 PM ET

Gonzalez struggles with consistency in 2015

Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez finished the 2015 regular season with an 11-8 record, a 3.79 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP and 169 strikeouts across 175 2/3 innings.

September 22, 2015 at 11:00 PM ET

Gio gives up four runs, falls to 11-8

Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez lost after yielding four runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings on Tuesday against the Orioles.


Gio Gonzalez Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Washington NL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Oakland AL

Warren Spahn Award

Year Team League
2012 Washington NL

NL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
05/2012 Washington NL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/05/2011 Oakland AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2006 Reading EAS

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2006 Peo Saguaros AFL

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Birmingham SOU

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Sacramento PCL

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/23/2008 Sacramento PCL

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Reading EAS

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Birmingham SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Birmingham SOU

SAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/17/2005 Kannapolis SAL
06/05/2005 Kannapolis SAL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Kannapolis SAL

Gio Gonzalez Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2010 3.23 8th in AL
2011 3.12 10th in AL
2012 2.89 6th in NL
2013 3.36 20th in NL
2015 3.79 23rd in NL


Season W Rank
2010 15 10th in AL
2011 16 4th in AL
2012 21 1st in NL
2013 11 24th in NL
2015 11 20th in NL


Season SO Rank
2010 171 15th in AL
2011 197 9th in AL
2012 207 4th in NL
2013 192 11th in NL
2014 162 21st in NL
2015 169 19th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2012 1.13 8th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2010 .229 10th in AL
2011 .230 9th in AL
2012 .206 1st in NL
2013 .231 8th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2010 33 4th in AL
2011 32 14th in AL
2012 32 13th in NL
2013 32 9th in NL
2015 31 18th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2010 1 20th in AL
2012 2 4th in NL
2013 1 17th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2012 1 8th in NL
2013 1 4th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2010 200.2 21st in AL
2011 202.0 17th in AL
2012 199.1 19th in NL
2013 195.2 23rd in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2015 8.66 24th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2010 1.86 7th in AL
2011 2.16 10th in AL
2012 2.72 22nd in NL
2013 2.53 12th in NL
2015 2.45 12th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2010 92 2nd in AL
2011 91 1st in AL
2012 76 6th in NL
2013 76 4th in NL
2014 56 25th in NL
2015 69 7th in NL


Season H Rank
2015 181 16th in NL

Gio Gonzalez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 18, 2014 Washington Nationals activated LHP Gio Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.
June 6, 2014 Washington Nationals sent LHP Gio Gonzalez on a rehab assignment to Potomac Nationals.
May 18, 2014 Washington Nationals placed LHP Gio Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list. Left shoulder
December 23, 2011 Oakland Athletics traded LHP Gio Gonzalez and RHP Robert Gilliam to Washington Nationals for RHP A.J. Cole, RHP Brad Peacock, C Derek Norris and LHP Tommy Milone.
June 24, 2009 Oakland Athletics recalled Gio Gonzalez from Sacramento River Cats.
May 19, 2009 Oakland Athletics optioned Gio Gonzalez to Sacramento River Cats.
May 18, 2009 Oakland Athletics recalled LHP Gio Gonzalez from Sacramento River Cats.
May 4, 2009 Oakland Athletics optioned Gio Gonzalez to Sacramento River Cats.
May 2, 2009 Oakland Athletics recalled Gio Gonzalez from Sacramento River Cats.

Giovany Aramis Gonzalez Bio Info

Giovanny A. Gonzalez (Gio) a graduate of Monsignor Pace (FL) High, which is also the alma mater of Chris Marrero...while at Monsignor Pace, was a 2-time member of the Miami Herald All-Dade Baseball Team and the Florida Sports Writers Association's All-State Team...pitched in the state championship game as a freshman and as a sophomore...on January 8, 2013, hometown of Hialeah, FL celebrated "Gio Gonzalez Day."


In his third season in the Nation's Capital, he posted just 10 wins but was the victim of low run support... 3.62 runs per nine innings of offensive support was lowest among Nationals starters...If qualified, it would rate as the eighth-lowest in NL...Battled left shoulder inflammation that resulted in the first DL stint of his career (May 18 - June 18)...When starting, Washington went 16-11...Posted 3.18 walks per nine innings, the lowest ratio of his career...9.19 stikeouts per nine innings were his best since 2012...Closed strong, posting quality starts in final seven starting assignments and going 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA in five Sept. starts...Struck out a career-high 12 batters in his final regular-season start of the season, Sept. 25 vs. NYM...With 10, posted double-digit win total for fifth straight year...Only other lefties to do this: C.J.Wilson, C.Kershaw, D.Price, M.Buehrle... Fanned Rickie Weeks, in the 3rd inn. on July 20 vs. MIL, to become the first pitcher to record a 1000th career K as a National...Started Game 4 of the NLDS (4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, SO).


In 2nd season in DC, finished 11-8 with a 3.36 ERA and paced the Nationals with 192 strikeouts in 32 starts...when starting, Washington went 19-13...21 quality starts matched Jordan Zimmermann for team lead...11 wins ranked 2nd among Nationals and were trumped by only Jordan Zimmermann (19)...12 of 17 home runs allowed were solo shots...was touched for 5 first-inning home runs...closed strong, going 4-2 with a 1.99 ERA in season's final 6 starts (Aug. 29-season's end)...struggled with offensive support, received one or less runs of support (while in the game) 14 times in 32 starting assignments (44%)...posted a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts in DC...7 of 11 wins came against NL East foes (3 vs. MIA, 2 vs. NYM, 2 vs. PHI, one vs. ATL)...was almost equally stingy with RISP (.222) and runners on base (.223)...thrice matched career high with 11 strikeouts (June 19 at PHI, July 20 vs. LAD, July 25 vs. PIT)...ranked among NL leaders in batting average against (8th, .231), hits allowed per 9.0 innings (10th, 7.77) and strikeout rate (10th, 8.83).

2012 Was an All-Star for 2nd straight year and led MLB with 21 wins in first NL campaign...posted a 2.89 ERA in 32 starts and finished 3rd in Cy Young Award voting...became the first DC-based lefthander to win 20 games since Earl Whitehill won 22 in 1933...fanned 207 to become the first DC-based hurler to eclipse the 200-strikeout plateau since Walter Johnson (228) in 1916...the 207 K's ranked 3rd among MLB southpaws and-combined with a career-low walk rate (3.4 per 9.0 innings pitched-begat a career-high strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.7/1)...NL-best 12 road wins ranked 2nd in MLB...started 30+ games for the 3rd straight season...paced the NL in wins, strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9.3), batting average against (.206), OPS against (.582), slugging percentage against (.299) and home runs rate (MLB-best 0.41 per 9.0 innings pitched)...also ranked among NL leaders in hits per 9.0 innings pitched (second, 6.7), K's (fourth), complete games (tied for fourth, 2), ERA (sixth), winning percentage (sixth, .724) and WHIP (eighth, 1.13) season's first "half," went 12-3 with a 2.92 ERA in 17 starts, but pitched even better (2.86 ERA) after the All-Star break... strong September (4-1, 1.74) helped the Nationals hold off the Braves...was named NL Pitcher of the Month for May (5-0, 2.25 ERA, 5 starts)...on January 15, signed a contract extension through 2016, which includes options for '17 and '18. 2011 The A's lone All-Star registered 2nd consecutive fantastic campaign, finishing 16-12 with a 3.12 ERA in 32 starts ... ranked 3rd in AL in opponents' slugging percentage (.336), 4th in wins, 4th in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (8.78), 4th in percentage of swings that miss (25.3%), 9th in strikeouts (197), 9th in batting average against (.230) and 10th in ERA ... also paced the AL with 91 base on balls ... ranked third among MLB qualified southpaws by fanning 8.8 per 9.0 innings (behind C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee) ... led the A's in wins, ERA, walks and strikeouts ... the 197 K's were the 5th-most in Oakland history and the most since Barry Zito tallied 205 in 2001 ... the 8.78 K's per 9.0 ranked 2nd in Oakland annals behind only Todd Stottlemyre's 8.80 in '95 ... was first Athletic to post consecutive 15-win seasons since Mark Mulder (2003-04) ... 10 home wins tied for the AL lead ... ranked fifth in the AL in ERA at the All-Star break, and tied for 3rd thereafter ... posted as many or more strikeouts than innings pitched 18 times in 32 assignments. 2010 Began the season as the A's fifth starter but ended up finishing second on the team in wins, posting a 15-9 record with a 3.23 ERA in a team-leading 33 starts...was the only Athletic to spend the entire season in the starting rotation...entered the season with a 7-11 record and 6.24 ERA in 30 games, 24 starts, over his first two seasons...tied for fourth in the American League in games started, ranked fifth in opponents slugging (.329), eighth in ERA, 10th in opponents batting average (.229) and tied for 10th in wins...led the A's with 171 strikeouts and 92 walks...his walk total was second highest in the AL...also led the A's in innings pitched (200.2)...yielded just 15 home runs for an average of 0.67 per nine innings, which was 10th lowest in the AL...also ranked 10th in the AL in pitches (3369)...was 7-6 with a 3.79 ERA in 18 starts before the All-Star Break...then went 8-3 with a 2.59 ERA in 15 starts after the break...ranked fourth in the AL in post-break ERA and tied for fourth in wins...had an 8-3 record, a 2.56 ERA and .199 opponents batting average in 16 starts in Oakland, compared to 7-6 with a 3.92 ERA and .257 opponents average in 17 starts on the road...had the lowest home opponents batting average in the majors and ranked eighth in the AL in ERA and tied for ninth in wins...his opponents batting average broke down to .209 (37 for 177) against left-handed hitters and .235 (134 for 571) against right-handers...yielded a .188 batting average and .234 on-base percentage to hitters leading off an inning...the on-base percentage was second lowest in the AL while the batting average was third lowest...allowed a .204 batting average with the bases empty and .267 with runners on, although that dropped to .239 with runners in scoring position...held the opponents number three hitter to a .176 average, which was second lowest in the AL...posted a 7-1 record and a 2.58 ERA in 11 starts against AL West teams, 8-8 with a 3.55 ERA in 22 starts against everyone else...his career numbers are 10-3 with a 2.94 ERA (38 er in 116.1 ip) against divisional foes and 12-17 with a 5.23 ERA (126 er in 217.0 ip) against all other teams...was 7-1 with a 2.17 ERA and .192 opponents average in 11 starts during the day, 8-8 with a 3.86 ERA and .249 opponents average in 22 starts at night...ranked second in the AL in day ERA, tied for third in wins and fourth in opponents now 10-4 with a 3.69 ERA (49 er in 119.2 ip) in 20 career appearances during the day, compared to 12-16 with a 4.84 ERA (115 er in 213.2 ip) in 43 games at night...received run support of two runs or fewer in each of his nine losses and had just six total runs of support in those starts (45.2 ip, 1.18 RSA)...has 18 runs of support in his 20 career losses (94.0 ip, 1.72 RSA) 21-4 in 36 career starts with run support of two or more and 1-16 in 21 starts with support of one run or fewer...the A's were 19-14 (.576) in his starting assignments and are 30-27 (.526) in his career...tossed six or more innings in 25 of his 33 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 19 times and walked two batters or fewer 13 times...did not allow a run in eight starts...since 1975, the only A's pitcher with eight starts in a season without allowing a run is Mike Moore in 1989.

OAKLAND: Went 3-3 with a 4.08 ERA over his first seven starts through May 12...then enjoyed a three-game winning streak from May 17 to June 6...compiled a 2.97 ERA and .208 opponents batting average during the five-start stretch...combined with Andrew Bailey on a three-hit shutout in the A's 1-0 win over San Francisco May 22 in Oakland...tossed a career-high 8.0 innings and allowed two hits while walking one...retired each of the final 20 batters he faced and the first two in his next start May 27 at Baltimore...lost consecutive interleague starts June 11 at San Francisco and June 16 at Chicago, allowing a combined 10 runs on 14 hits in 10.1 innings...that increased his overall record at 6-5 with a 4.21 ERA...then went 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA over his final 19 starts beginning June 21...had the third lowest ERA in the AL over that stretch (Hernandez, SEA 1.48; Scherzer, DET 2.20)...was 3-1 with a 3.34 ERA in five starts in July...the ERA was his lowest of any month until he went 3-2 with a 1.98 ERA in six starts in August...tossed his first career complete game, a six-hitter in the A's 4-1 loss at Chicago Aug. 1...struck out a career-high 11, his second career 10-strikeout game...allowed all four runs in the fifth inning...won four consecutive starts from Aug. 24 to Sept. 8 to match the longest winning streak of his career...had a 1.75 ERA and .208 opponents average during the streak...combined with Wuertz and Blevins on a five-hit shutout in the A's 5-0 win at Cleveland Aug. 24...won all three of his starts against Cleveland in 2010, not allowing a run in 20.2 innings...the last pitcher to make at least three starts against the Indians without allowing a run is Bob Welch, who did it for Oakland in 1989 (21.0 innings) now 4-0 with a 0.89 ERA in five career starts against the Indians...also combined with Wuertz, Rodriguez and Ziegler on a five-hit shutout in the A's 8-0 win over Los Angeles Sept. 3...had his winning streak snapped Sept. 14 at Kansas City when he allowed a season-high seven runs in a seasonlow 2.0 innings...picked up his 15th win in his final start of the season at Seattle Sept. 30, pitching 7.0 shutout innings and tossing a career-high 118 pitches. 2009 Began the season at Triple-A Sacramento and had two one-game stints with Oakland before returning for a third time June 24...spent the remainder of the season in the starting rotation and was 6-7 with a 5.75 ERA in 20 games, 17 starts, overall...had 109 strikeouts, which ranked fifth among American League rookies and was the seventh-best total by a rookie in Oakland history...tossed just 98.2 innings for an average of 9.94 strikeouts per nine innings...based on a minimum of 90 innings pitched, that is the best ratio in Athletics history, topping the previous high of 9.77 by Wes Stock of the 1964 Kansas City A's...using the same minimum, he ranked third in the AL and fifth in the majors in 2009 in strikeouts per nine innings...however, he issued 56 walks for an average of 5.11 per nine innings, which led the AL and was second highest in the majors (Snell, PIT-SEA, 5.15) has 143 strikeouts and 81 walks in 132.2 career innings for an average of 9.70 strikeouts and 5.49 walks per nine innings...allowed a .288 batting average, including .271 (81 for 299) against right-handed hitters and .340 (32 for 94) against left-handers...yielded six home runs in 94 at-bats against lefties (1 per 15.7 at-bats) and eight in 299 atbats against righties (1 per 37.4 at-bats)...had a .649 slugging percentage against lefties and .414 against righties...opponents hit .288 with the bases empty and .287 with runners on...allowed a .269 opponents batting average over his first 60 pitches in a game and .321 after that...his career numbers are .253 over his first 60 pitches and .322 after that...was 4-2 with a 4.69 ERA in 10 games on the road, compared to 2-5 with a 6.75 ERA in 10 starts at home...allowed 11 of his 14 home runs in Oakland...compiled a 7.27 ERA in both May and June and a 7.48 ERA in July, giving him an ERA over 7.00 in each of the first five months of his career...then went 2-3 with a 4.54 ERA in six starts in August and 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in four starts in now 4-5 with a 4.68 ERA (31 er in 59.2 ip) over the last 11 starts of his career after going 3-6 with a 7.52 ERA over his first 19 career appearances, including 13 starts...was 6-4 with a 3.84 ERA (33 er in 77.1 ip) in 14 starts on five days rest or less and 0-3 with a 16.97 ERA (22 er in 11.2 ip) in three starts on six or more days rest...the Florida native was 5-2 with a 2.84 ERA (13 er in 41.0 ip) in seven starts with a game time temperature of 72 and above and 1-5 with a 7.88 ERA (42 er in 48.0 ip) in his other 10 starts, including 0-2 with 12.42 ERA (23 er in 16.2 ip) in four starts with a temperature of 62 or less...had a 6.49 ERA and allowed 12 of his 14 home runs in the first through third innings...posted a 4.94 ERA from the fourth inning on...the A's were 9-8 (.529) in his starting assignments... tossed at least 6.0 innings in just seven of his 17 starts, allowed two runs or fewer six times and walked two or fewer seven a reliever, he allowed all three of his inherited runners to score and first batters faced were 1 for 3 with two RBI. 2008 Was one of three players acquired from the Chicago White Sox in the Nick Swisher trade in January and spent the first four months of the season at Triple-A Sacramento before making his Major League debut with the A's in August...was named the A's seventh best prospect by Baseball America following the season...was selected on August 6 and placed in the A's starting rotation where he went 1-4 with a 9.32 ERA and .265 opponents batting average in seven starts...was moved to the bullpen following his start on September 8 at Detroit and did not allow a run while holding the opposition to a .105 batting average in three relief appearances (6.0 ip)...was 1-4 with a 7.68 ERA in 10 games, seven starts, overall...the ERA was fourth highest in Oakland history among pitchers with 30 or more innings pitched and was the highest since Willie Adams had an 8.18 ERA in 1997...held the opposition to a .242 batting average but 19 of the 32 hits he allowed were for extra bases (eight doubles, two triples, nine home runs)...yielded a .538 slugging percentage...struck out 34 batters in 34.0 innings but also issued 25 walks...tossed 709 pitches and faced 163 batters, an average of 4.35 pitches per batter faced...his opponents batting average broke down to .194 (7 for 36) against left-handed hitters and .260 (25 for 96) against right-handers...allowed all nine of his home runs to righties and six of those came with runners on base...allowed a .194 opponents batting average the first time through the lineup and .292 after that...compiled a 10.50 ERA over the first four innings of a game and 0.90 ERA from the fifth inning on...opponents hit .200 with the bases empty and .308 with runners on base...the A's were 2-5 in his starting assignments...tossed more than five innings in just one of his seven starts, allowed fewer than four runs once and walked two batters or fewer twice. 2007 With Birmingham of Double-A Southern League, paced all of minor league baseball with 185 strikeouts in return to the White Sox organization...paced the Southern League in batting average against (.216), baserunners allowed per 9.0 innings (10.5) and strikeouts per 9.0 innings (11.1), while 3.18 ERA ranked 4th...posted 5 double-digit strikeout efforts despite never working more than 7.0 innings in any start. 2006 Was 7-12 with a 4.66 ERA (80 ER/154.2 IP) and 166 strikeouts in 27 starts with Class AA Reading ... was named to the Eastern League midseason All-Star Team ... his 166 strikeouts ranked second in the EL and 12th among all minor-leaguers ... averaged 9.7 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, third-most in the EL ... was the youngest EL pitcher to spend the entire season on an active roster (20) ... led the league in home runs allowed (24) and walks (81) ... participated in MLB All-Star Futures Game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh ... was named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week for 4/6-16 after not allowing a run in his first two starts (12.0 IP) ... struck out a season-high 12 batters on 6/13 at Erie (7.0 IP) ... won three straight decisions from 8/2-19, allowing five earned runs in 24.0 IP (1.88 ERA) ... went a season-high 8.0 IP in a victory on 8/8 vs. Bowie (2 ER) ... was 0-2 with an 8.64 ERA (16 ER/16.2 IP) over his final three starts ... played for Peoria of the Arizona Fall League, going 0-0 with a 2.81 ERA (5 ER/16.0 IP) and 20 strikeouts in six starts ... was the starting pitcher in the AFL inaugural "Rising Stars Showcase." ... Sox acquisition was recommended by Gary Pellant, Doug Laumann, John Tumminia and Daraka Shaheed. 2005 Split the season between Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem, going 13-6 with a 2.82 ERA (41 ER/131.0 IP) and 163 strikeouts in 24 games (23 starts) ... lead all White Sox farmhands in strikeouts and tied for second in ERA ... was named to the South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star Team ... averaged 11.2 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... twice was named SAL Pitcher of the Week (4/7-17 and 5/30-6/5) ... did not allow a run in his first two starts (11.0 IP) and in five of his first 10 outings ... was promoted to the Warthogs on 6/17 ... tied for second on the club in victories ... was 4-1 with a 1.41 ERA (5 ER/32.0 IP) over his final five starts. 2004 Combined to go 2-3 with a 2.70 ERA (17 ER/56.2 IP) in 13 games (12 starts) between Advanced Rookie Bristol and Class A Kannapolis ... averaged 10.0 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... allowed 47 hits, an average of 7.5 per 9.0 IP ... was rated by Baseball America as the No. 7 prospect in the organization and the No. 5 prospect in the Appalachian League ... among the Sox 2004 draft class, was cited by the same publication as having the Best Breaking Ball, Best Fastball and Closest to the Majors (with Josh Fields) ...allowed only one home run at the two stops ... was promoted to Kannapolis on 7/29 ... struck out 11 batters over 5.1 IP on 8/21 at Lakewood ... was recommended/signed by Jose Ortega (White Sox).