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Carlos Gonzalez

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Rockies | Colorado has lineup overhaul

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:50:49 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story, OF Carlos Gonzalez, 3B Nolan Arenado and OF Gerardo Parra all moved up one spot to hit in the first four spots in the lineup. 2B DJ LeMahieu was dropped to No. 9.

Fantasy Tip: All five are worth daily considerations at their respective positions. LeMahieu is just 2-for-16 (.125) the last seven days, and he loses some luster hitting ninth. He's still worth starting at the right price against Kenta Maeda.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez logs two more hits

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:22:48 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with two doubles, one run scored and one RBI Wednesday, April 20, against the Cincinnati Reds. He also drew a walk.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez is scorching right now, with four multi-hit performances in his last six games to raise his average up to .367. The 30-year-old is virtually as fun to own as any outfielder in the league, batting in the middle of Colorado's potent lineup on an everyday basis. As long as he stays healthy, he'll continue to return elite value as far as the outfield is concerned. Keep riding him while he's in there and not on the disabled list.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez belts a pair

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 17:35:19 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres Sunday, April 10.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez has hit safely in every game this season, and he should continue to provide strong offensive numbers as long as he can stay healthy.

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Rockies | CarGo launches homer run

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 22:03:37 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez smacked a two-run home run in the Cactus League spring game Wednesday, March 9, against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez has looked good early in the spring, and the homer is a good sign. Really, there are no concerns about CarGo's ability, it is his inability to stay healthy which frustrates fantasy owners. The good news, so far, he is healthy and looking to be in mid-season form already.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez bulked up

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 15:10:12 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez appears to be larger in his biceps area this spring after working out with current and future football stars in the offseason. However, he insists his added muscle won't affect his swing this year.

Fantasy Tip: Car-Go is always an injury risk as your starting outfielder in the early rounds of drafts, but you can't argue with his 40-home run power from a year ago as he remains at Coors Field. However, be careful not to overbid, as his speed is waning, and it'll be tough to repeat his homer output from 2015.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez talks hitting vs. shift

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:09:46 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez hit .265 on ground balls and line drives against the shift last season, and the majority of batters rarely beat the shift, according to the Bill James Handbook. "There's not a formula or a change. When you hit the ball, you can't control where the ball's going to end up. So I really don't care. A lot of players get caught up in a change in approach or change in the way you hit the ball. That's where you get in trouble. You've got to be the same player. If you find the hole, you find the hole. If I try to hit a ground ball by second or think I've got to hit a ground ball to third base because the third baseman's playing short, that's not my game."

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez had an incredible second half to the 2015 season with 49 runs, 27 home runs, 62 RBI and a .285/.337/.638 slash line through 71 games. He is worth a look after the top outfielders come off the board on draft day, and he has proven to be a high-end contributor when on the field. Injuries have been the issue, as 2015 was the first time he has ever played more than 145 games in a season.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez could play first base

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:38:49 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez could see action at first base during spring training, although the team does not have plans to move him to the position on a full-time basis for now. "CarGo at first base is something we've talked about introducing a little bit this spring, but it's more of a potential longterm outlook," manager Walt Weiss said.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez hit .271 with 40 home runs and 97 RBIs in 153 regular-season games in 2015. He should be viewed as a high-end No. 2 outfielder in mixed fantasy formats as long as he's playing his home games in Denver. For the time being, Ben Paulsen and Mark Reynolds will split time at first base for the Rockies, with both players having little value outside of NL-only leagues.

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Rockies | Gerardo Parra set for starting job

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:23:12 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Gerardo Parra will be left with a starting spot to win in the outfield after the Rockies traded OF Corey Dickerson to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, Jan. 28. Parra can play left with OF Charlie Blackmon in center field and OF Carlos Gonzalez in right. OF Brandon Barnes will be the fourth outfielder and fill in everywhere.

Fantasy Tip: Parra had career highs in batting average (.291), home runs (14) and runs (83) last year with the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Coors Field was the best possible landing spot for him, and now he's in a starting role. He could improve on his solid 2015 season with the Rockies, and he should be a target in the later rounds of all mixed leagues.

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Rockies | GM tells Carlos Gonzalez to ignore rumors

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:28:37 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez was told by general manager Jeff Bridich that while there are a lot of rumors circulating, Gonzalez should ignore them unless Bridich was quoted directly.

Fantasy Tip: The Rockies outfield is crowded since the addition of Gerardo Parra, and Gonzalez has been the subject of trade rumors for prolonged period of time. Fantasy players will want to stay tuned over the coming weeks because a relocation away from Coors Field would be a blow and potentially a significant blow to his fantasy stats. Assuming Gonzalez sticks with Colorado, he is a high-end No. 2 outfielder for your team and worth targeting in the early middle rounds.

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Rockies | Multiple teams interested in Carlos Gonzalez

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:08:03 -0800

The Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and St. Louis Cardinals are among the teams that have expressed interest in Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez this offseason, according to multiple sources. In addition, the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals contacted the Rockies about Gonzalez, although they are unlikely to pursue him now that they have signed outfielders in free agency.

Fantasy Tip: In 153 games last season, Gonzalez hit .271 with 40 home runs and 97 RBIs, although he benefitted greatly from playing his home games at Coors Field. Despite having nearly the same number of at-bats on the road (303 away vs. 305 at home), Gonzalez had eight fewer home runs, 25 fewer RBIs and a batting average that was 56 points lower away from Denver. That being said, he should still be one of the first outfielders drafted in all fantasy formats.

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