Adrián González
1B FA
2 months ago1 Comment

Gonzalez told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that he plans to play next season.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez opened the season as the Mets' primary first baseman, but he was cut loose after hitting just .237/.299/.373 with six homers through 54 games. It sounds like veteran first baseman wants to play one more season before retiring in an effort to end his playing career on a positive note. Seeing as Gonzalez has played in just 125 game over the past two seasons, hitting .240/.292/.363 with nine homers over that stretch, he doesn't figure to carry much fantasy value even if he does latch on somewhere.

Adrián González
1B FA
6 months ago

Gonzalez is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez will take his usual seat on the bench with a southpaw in Jose Quintana starting for the Cubs. Jay Bruce will pick up a start at first base in his stead, opening up a spot for Jose Bautista to start in the outfield.

Adrián González
1B FA
6 months ago

Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He's now racked up a .313/.353/.469 slash line over his last 10 games with a homer, four RBI and four runs, although the home run and all the RBI have come in his last three contests. Gonzalez's production will likely remain spotty hitting sixth in an inconsistent Mets offense, but the 36-year-old is still capable of making a contribution in deeper fantasy formats.

Adrián González
1B FA
6 months ago

Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger now has six homers and 22 RBI in 44 games to go along with a .255/.325/.409 slash line -- an improvement on his awful 2017, but still below the standards of his best years with the Dodgers. Gonzalez should continue to see consistent at-bats for now, but if the reeling Mets decide to pack it in for the season, expect them to turn first base over to a younger player, whether it's Dominic Smith or top prospect Peter Alonso.

Adrián González
1B FA
6 months ago

Gonzalez is out of Monday's lineup against the Braves, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Mets facing a southpaw (Max Fried), Gonzalez will head to the bench and Jay Bruce will move in to play first base, hitting fifth. The emergence of Brandon Nimmo could push Bruce to first base more often once Yoenis Cespedes (hip) comes off the disabled list in a couple weeks.

Adrián González
1B FA
7 months ago

Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

As per usual, Gonzalez will head to the bench with a southpaw (Caleb Smith) on the mound for the opposition. Wilmer Flores will slide over to first base in his stead, opening up a spot for Jose Reyes to start at the hot corner.

Adrián González
1B FA
7 months ago

Gonzalez is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Left-hander Patrick Corbin will take the ball for Arizona on Saturday, resulting in Wilmer Flores getting the start at first base. Another lefty in Clay Buchholz is expected to start for the Diamondback again Sunday, so Gonzalez could see the bench for back-to-back games.

Adrián González
1B FA
7 months ago

Gonzalez is out of the lineup versus Toronto on Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With left-hander J.A. Happ on the mound for the Blue Jays, manager Mickey Callaway decided to keep Gonzalez on the bench in favor of Wilmer Flores at first base. Over the course of 31 games, Gonzalez is hitting .258 with a .766 OPS and 20 RBI.

Adrián González
1B FA
7 months ago

Gonzalez is not starting Tuesday against Toronto, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old has done enough to keep his job through his first 30 games with the Mets, though he's certainly not setting the world on fire, hitting .250/.327/.427 with five homers. Wilmer Flores will slide over to first base in his absence, with Jose Reyes getting a start at third.

Adrián González
1B FA
7 months ago

Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a third run scored in Monday's win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

He's already surpassed last season's homer total with five, and Gonzalez's .256/.330/.463 slash line through 26 games has been respectable. The veteran will continue to sit against most left-handed pitchers, but his role should allow him to supply solid fantasy production.