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3. Juan Gonzalez

3. Juan Gonzalez
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 20, 1969 in Arecibo, P.R.
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 01, 1989
  • Final Game: May 31, 2005
  • Silver Slugger - 1992
  • Silver Slugger - 1993
  • TSN All-Star - 1993
  • Most Valuable Player - 1996
  • Silver Slugger - 1996
  • TSN All-Star - 1996
  • Silver Slugger - 1997
  • Most Valuable Player - 1998
  • Silver Slugger - 1998
  • TSN All-Star - 1998
  • Silver Slugger - 2001
  • TSN All-Star - 2001
 
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Emerging as a bona fide superstar with the Texas Rangers in the 1990’s, Juan Gonzalez was a prolific power hitter who hit over 40 home runs as a Ranger, two of which saw him win the Home Run Title.  Seven times, “Juan Gone” secured a 100 RBI campaign for Texas and he was named the American League MVP in 1996 and 1998.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 5/30/86.
  • Departed: Traded to the Detroit Tigers with Danny Thompson and Gregg Zaun for Alan Webb, Frank Catalanotto, Francisco Cordero, Bill Hasselman, Gabe Kapler and Justin Thompson 11/2/99.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 1/8/02.

    Departed (2): Signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals 1/6/04.
  • Games Played: 1400
  • Notable Statistics: 887 Runs Scored
    1,595 Hits
    320 Doubles
    372 Home Runs
    1,180 RBI
    24 Stolen Bases
    .292/.342/.565 Slash Line
    31.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: MVP (1996 & 1998)
    All Star Game (1993 & 1998)
    Silver Slugger (1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 & 1998)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1993)
    Most Doubles (1998)
    Most Home Runs (1992 & 1993)
    Most Runs Batted In (1998)
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