Gio Gonzalez

Gio Gonzalez
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 19, 1985 in Hialeah, FL USA
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: August 06, 2008
  • Final Game: September 27, 2020
  • Cy Young - 2012
  • MVP - 2012

Despite being a First Round Pick, Gio Gonzalez was traded three times before he made his Major League debut, which was with Oakland in 2008.  Gonzalez's first two years were nothing special, but he broke out in 2010, going 15-9 with a 3.23 ERA, and he was better in 2011, going to the All-Star Game and finishing the year at 16-12 with a 3.12 ERA.  As typical with the A's, Gonzalez was traded away, as Oakland knew they could not afford him in the future.  The Washington Nationals would become their long-term home for Gonzalez.

In Gonzalez's first year in the National League, he had the best year of his career, leading the league in Wins (21), adding a second All-Star Game, while also finishing first in FIP (2.82) and SO/9 (9.3) and fanning 203 batters.  Gonzalez was third in Cy Young voting, but this would be his highwater mark, not a building block.  Over the next five years, Gonzalez mainly was a middle-of-the-road starter, though he was sixth in Cy Young voting in 2017 when he was 15-9 and had a 2.96 ERA.  

Gonzalez was traded to Milwaukee during the 2018 Season, but he declined the following year and battled with injuries.  After a year with the White Sox and an attempted comeback with Miami in 2021, his career ended with a decent record of 131-101 and 1,860 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Hialeah, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Thursday, 01 January 2026
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2) (2011 & 2012)
    World Series MVP (1) (2008)
    Most Wins (NL) (1) (2010)
    Highest SO/9 (NL) (1) (2012)
    Lowest FIP (NL) (1) (2012)
    World Series Rings (None) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes:
    (NL 2012, 3rd) & (NL 2017, 6th)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Innings Pitched)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Complete Games)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Championship Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Sacrifice Hits)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: None

Should Gio Gonzalez be in the Hall of Fame?

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