Gio Gonzalez
Giovany A. Gonzalez
(Gio)
 
Born: September 19, 1985 in Hialeah, FL
29 years old
Bats: R Throws: L Ht: 5'11" Wt: 205
(legend)
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Notes:
- Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2004 - (Round 1 / Pick 38)
- High School: Monsignor Pace (Miami, FL)
- Hall of Fame Chance: 0% (using Bill James' "Favorite Toy")

Comparison

Comparison
Starting Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Roy Halladay
1998 - 2013
SP
64.7
 
-0.9
0.3
65.6
0.3
2 Andy Pettitte
1995 - 2013
SP
60.8
PEDa
 
-0.1
0.4
60.9
0.4
3 Tim Hudson
1999 - 2014
SP
58.1
 
1.3
0.2
56.9
0.2
4 Mark Buehrle
2000 - 2014
SP
57.2
 
-0.8
0.5
57.9
0.4
5 C.C. Sabathia
2001 - 2014
SP
54.7
 
0.9
0.4
53.9
0.4
6 Johan Santana
2000 - 2012
SP
51.4
 
0.8
0.2
50.7
0.2
7 Jamie Moyer
1986 - 2012
SP
50.4
 
0.2
0.5
50.1
0.4
8 Roy Oswalt
2001 - 2013
SP
50.2
 
0.3
0.0
49.9
0.0
9 Felix Hernandez
2005 - 2014
SP
46.3
 
0.3
0.3
46.0
0.3
10 Javier Vazquez
1998 - 2011
SP
46.0
 
2.7
0.2
43.3
0.2
11 Carlos Zambrano
2001 - 2012
SP
44.6
 
6.3
0.1
38.3
0.1
12 Cliff Lee
2002 - 2014
SP
44.2
 
0.9
0.2
43.3
0.2
13 Bartolo Colon
1997 - 2014
SP
44.1
PEDs
 
-1.0
0.3
45.1
0.4
14 Zack Greinke
2004 - 2014
SP
41.8
 
2.6
0.2
39.1
0.3
15 Justin Verlander
2005 - 2014
SP
41.1
 
-0.3
0.3
41.4
0.3
16 Clayton Kershaw
2008 - 2014
SP
40.8
 
1.2
0.0
39.6
0.0
17 Cole Hamels
2006 - 2014
SP
40.8
 
1.2
0.1
39.6
0.1
18 Jake Peavy
2002 - 2014
SP
38.5
 
1.8
0.1
36.7
0.1
19 Jered Weaver
2006 - 2014
SP
36.5
 
0.1
0.2
36.4
0.2
20 Josh Beckett
2001 - 2014
SP
36.1
 
0.6
0.1
35.5
0.1
21 Freddy Garcia
1999 - 2013
SP
35.7
 
-0.0
0.3
35.7
0.3
22 Adam Wainwright
2005 - 2014
SP
35.5
 
3.5
0.0
32.0
0.0
23 Tim Wakefield
1992 - 2011
SP
34.6
 
0.1
0.6
34.5
0.5
24 Chris Carpenter
1997 - 2012
SP
34.5
 
-1.0
0.2
35.4
0.2
25 Derek Lowe
1997 - 2013
SP
34.5
 
1.5
0.4
33.0
0.4
26 Dan Haren
2003 - 2014
SP
33.0
 
2.5
0.1
30.6
0.2
27 Barry Zito
2000 - 2013
SP
33.0
 
-0.9
0.3
33.9
0.3
28 Matt Cain
2005 - 2014
SP
32.7
 
0.3
0.1
32.4
0.1
29 Jon Lester
2006 - 2014
SP
32.1
 
-0.5
0.2
32.6
0.2
30 Livan Hernandez
1996 - 2012
SP
31.1
 
5.9
0.1
25.2
0.1
31 Kevin Millwood
1997 - 2012
SP
29.4
 
-0.8
0.2
30.2
0.2
32 John Lackey
2002 - 2014
SP
28.4
 
-0.1
0.3
28.5
0.3
33 Kerry Wood
1998 - 2012
SP
27.7
 
1.0
0.1
26.7
0.1
34 James Shields
2006 - 2014
SP
27.1
 
0.6
0.2
26.6
0.2
35 Ted Lilly
1999 - 2013
SP
27.0
 
-2.0
0.2
29.0
0.2
36 A.J. Burnett
1999 - 2014
SP
26.9
 
-0.5
0.2
27.4
0.2
37 Bronson Arroyo
2000 - 2014
SP
26.5
 
-0.7
0.1
27.3
0.1
38 Max Scherzer
2008 - 2014
SP
24.0
 
0.1
0.1
23.9
0.1
39 Randy Wolf
1999 - 2014
SP
23.9
 
3.6
0.0
20.3
0.0
40 Josh Johnson
2005 - 2013
SP
23.8
 
-0.1
0.1
23.8
0.1
41 Ben Sheets
2001 - 2012
SP
23.4
 
-2.8
0.0
26.1
0.0
42 Anibal Sanchez
2006 - 2014
SP
22.7
 
-1.0
0.1
23.6
0.1
43 Chris Sale
2010 - 2014
SP
22.5
 
-0.0
0.1
22.5
0.1
44 Jon Garland
2000 - 2013
SP
22.5
 
0.3
0.3
22.2
0.3
45 David Price
2008 - 2014
SP
22.4
 
-0.1
0.2
22.5
0.2
46 Tim Lincecum
2007 - 2014
SP
22.2
 
-0.3
0.0
22.5
0.0
47 John Danks
2007 - 2014
SP
21.2
 
-0.1
0.2
21.4
0.2
48 Hiroki Kuroda
2008 - 2014
SP
20.8
 
-0.6
0.1
21.4
0.1
49 Kyle Lohse
2001 - 2014
SP
20.7
 
-0.5
0.2
21.1
0.2
50 Dontrelle Willis
2003 - 2011
SP
20.3
 
4.9
0.0
15.4
0.0
51 Johnny Cueto
2008 - 2014
SP
20.0
 
-1.5
0.0
21.5
0.0
52 Scott Kazmir
2004 - 2014
SP
19.6
 
-0.1
0.2
19.7
0.2
53 Jeremy Guthrie
2004 - 2014
SP
19.4
 
-0.2
0.2
19.6
0.2
54 Brad Penny
2000 - 2014
SP
19.3
 
0.3
0.1
19.0
0.1
55 Ryan Dempster
1998 - 2013
SP
19.2
 
-3.4
0.1
22.6
0.1
56 Ubaldo Jimenez
2006 - 2014
SP
19.2
 
-0.5
0.1
19.7
0.1
57 Yovani Gallardo
2007 - 2014
SP
19.0
 
3.0
0.0
16.0
0.0
58 R.A. Dickey
2001 - 2014
SP
18.6
 
0.7
0.2
17.9
0.2
59 Doug Davis
1999 - 2011
SP
18.5
 
-3.0
0.1
21.5
0.1
60 Doug Fister
2009 - 2014
SP
18.4
 
-0.1
0.1
18.5
0.1
61 Aaron Harang
2002 - 2014
SP
18.4
 
-3.8
0.1
22.1
0.1
62 Rich Harden
2003 - 2011
SP
17.6
 
-0.1
0.1
17.7
0.1
63 Erik Bedard
2002 - 2014
SP
17.5
 
0.1
0.2
17.4
0.2
64 Jeff Suppan
1995 - 2012
SP
17.4
 
1.6
0.2
15.8
0.2
65 Jordan Zimmermann
2009 - 2014
SP
17.2
 
0.8
0.0
16.4
0.0
66 Chad Billingsley
2006 - 2013
SP
17.1
 
0.2
0.1
16.9
0.0
67 Madison Bumgarner
2009 - 2014
SP
17.1
 
1.8
0.0
15.3
0.0
68 Ervin Santana
2005 - 2014
SP
17.0
 
-0.1
0.2
17.1
0.2
69 Carl Pavano
1998 - 2012
SP
16.8
 
-0.1
0.1
17.0
0.1
70 Chris Young
2004 - 2014
SP
16.5
 
0.5
0.1
16.0
0.1
71 Gio Gonzalez
2008 - 2014
SP
16.1
 
-0.5
0.1
16.6
0.1
72 Aaron Cook
2002 - 2012
SP
15.9
 
0.3
0.0
15.6
0.0
73 Scott Baker
2005 - 2014
SP
15.9
 
-0.0
0.1
15.9
0.1
74 C.J. Wilson
2005 - 2014
SP
15.6
 
0.3
0.4
15.2
0.4
75 Gavin Floyd
2004 - 2014
SP
15.5
 
-0.6
0.2
16.1
0.2
76 Matt Garza
2006 - 2014
SP
15.1
 
-0.9
0.2
16.0
0.2
77 Jhoulys Chacin
2009 - 2014
SP
14.5
 
0.5
0.0
14.0
0.0
78 Brett Myers
2002 - 2013
SP
14.4
 
-0.5
0.1
14.9
0.1
79 Francisco Liriano
2005 - 2014
SP
13.9
 
-0.3
0.1
14.2
0.1
80 Mat Latos
2009 - 2014
SP
13.5
 
-0.5
0.0
13.9
0.0
81 Joel Pineiro
2000 - 2011
SP
13.5
 
-0.3
0.2
13.7
0.2
82 Shaun Marcum
2005 - 2013
SP
13.4
 
0.5
0.1
12.9
0.1
83 Jake Westbrook
2000 - 2013
SP
13.4
 
0.5
0.2
12.8
0.2
84 Jose Contreras
2003 - 2013
SP
13.2
 
-0.2
0.2
13.4
0.2
85 Clay Buchholz
2007 - 2014
SP
13.1
 
0.1
0.1
13.0
0.1
86 Miguel Batista
1992 - 2012
SP
12.7
 
-1.6
0.3
14.3
0.3
87 Chien-Ming Wang
2005 - 2013
SP
12.3
 
-0.3
0.1
12.6
0.1
88 Paul Maholm
2005 - 2014
SP
12.2
 
-1.2
0.0
13.4
0.0
89 Stephen Strasburg
2010 - 2014
SP
12.0
 
0.7
-0.0
11.3
-0.0
90 Wandy Rodriguez
2005 - 2014
SP
12.0
 
-0.7
0.1
12.7
0.1
91 Rick Porcello
2009 - 2014
SP
11.5
 
0.0
0.1
11.5
0.1
92 Vicente Padilla
1999 - 2012
SP
11.4
 
-0.5
0.1
11.9
0.1
93 Jason Vargas
2005 - 2014
SP
11.4
 
0.7
0.1
10.7
0.1
94 Ricky Nolasco
2006 - 2014
SP
11.3
 
0.4
0.0
10.9
0.0
95 Brett Tomko
1997 - 2011
SP
11.1
 
0.1
0.1
10.9
0.0
96 Jair Jurrjens
2007 - 2014
SP
10.7
 
-0.0
0.0
10.8
0.0
97 Ian Kennedy
2007 - 2014
SP
10.4
 
1.2
0.0
9.3
0.1
98 Bruce Chen
1998 - 2014
SP
10.4
 
-0.1
0.2
10.5
0.2
99 Brandon McCarthy
2005 - 2014
SP
10.3
 
-0.3
0.1
10.7
0.1
100 Edwin Jackson
2003 - 2014
SP
10.2
 
0.8
0.2
9.4
0.2
 
  Gio Gonzalez
2008 - 2014
SP
16.1
 
-0.5
0.1
16.6
0.1
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