Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
4 days ago

Gonzalez allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four over 4.1 innings Wednesday against the Athletics, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez made his first start since returning from the World Baseball Classic. The right-hander isn't going to be overpowering hitters so there's a lot of pitch-to-contact in his game. Sometimes that contact is hard and turns into hits. To Gonzalez's credit, he didn't write off the outing as just getting his work in. He admitted to Van Schouwen that he needs to execute pitches.

Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
5 days ago

Gonzalez has returned to White Sox spring training after spending time with Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez had thrown two innings with the White Sox before joining Mexico, for whom he made one start and threw four innings. That's not a lot of game action at this stage of camp. Presumably, Gonzalez started preparing earlier than others with the intent to be game ready for the WBC, but we'd like to see the White Sox's projected fourth starter in a Cactus League game soon. The 32-year-old hurler will be keeping a rotation spot warm in 2017 until the organization is ready to promote its young pitching prospects from Triple-A Charlotte.

Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Gonzalez threw 45 pitches in a simulated game and 15 more in the bullpen on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

It appears the White Sox are simply taking it easy on Gonzalez this spring. The right-hander is entering his second season with the club after posting a 3.73 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 23 starts for the club last year.

Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Gonzalez is scheduled to log a simulated game Friday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nothing wrong here: The organization simply is taking it easy with the right-hander, who surprised with a 3.73 ERA last season. Gonzalez should hold down a rotation spot for the rebuilding Pale Hose, though his fantasy use mostly will be contained to AL-only games, outside of the occasional mixed-league spot start.

Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
2 months ago

Gonzalez signed a one-year, $5.9 million deal with the White Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez was a bit of a late bloomer, which is why he is still going through the arbitration process at age 32. He enters a contract year with a secure spot in the White Sox's rotation, and will look to outpitch his peripherals for the fifth time in six years.

Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
6 months ago

Gonzalez (5-8) finished his season on a high note Wednesday, shutting out the Rays for 8.1 innings and allowing only three hits without a walk while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

The first half of the season was a major struggle for Gonzalez, but he improved his control dramatically in the second half and found himself again in the process. The Mexican righty put up a 3.03 ERA, 1.07 and 44:8 K:BB WHIP over 65.1 innings in the second half. However, his limited strikeout ability and inconsistent career add up to make him a risky, fairly low-reward fantasy pick for next year.

Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
6 months ago

Gonzalez (4-7) allowed three runs on six hits and zero while striking out two over seven innings Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Though he recorded a loss, this is just the type of start that the White Sox and fantasy owners hope for from mid to lower-tiered starters. Gonzalez, a 32-year-old journeyman, has now thrown nine consecutive quality starts dating back to July 1, excluding a mid-August outing in which he left after the first inning and wound up on the disabled list with groin problems. His ERA for the second-half is now 2.96, in part because of improved control that has resulted in a decreased his walk rate from 9.0 percent in the first half to 4.2 percent in the second.

Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
6 months ago

Gonzalez said he hopes to return to the White Sox in 2017, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez has been slightly above league-average in his 20 starts for the Sox this year, but he has been particularly impressive since the start of July. In 10 starts since July 1, he has a 2.56 ERA and 42:11 K:BB while also dealing with a groin injury. Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, and Carlos Rodon are all ticketed for rotation spots in 2017, but Gonzalez seems to be in fine position for one of the final two slots as he enters his last season before free agency.

Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
6 months ago

Gonzalez (4-6) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 6.2 innings in a win Monday against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez managed yet another quality start and has now thrown nine in a row dating back to July 1, an amazing run in which Gonzalez has allowed just 17 earned runs in 69.2 innings (2.20 ERA). His 42 strikeouts in that span are underwhelming, but Gonzalez has exhibited fantastic control (11 walks, 1.4 BB/9) which has helped him consistently go deep into games. His fantasy value is limited by his lack of strikeout stuff, but he's establishing himself as a valuable member of Chicago's rotation.

Miguel Gonzalez
SP CWS
7 months ago

Gonzalez (3-6) allowed no runs on six hits, struck out four and walked none over 6.1 innings in a 2-0 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old was shelled in his last rehab start, but apparently that mattered very little. Gonzalez pitched to contact and exhibited excellent control not walking a batter. He has walked just one hitter in his last 20.1 frames. Gonzalez is 3-6 with a 3.81 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 82 strikeouts over 108.2 innings.