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Carlos Gonzalez

Colorado Rockies
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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez bothered by sore knee

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:55:57 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee) was removed from a Cactus League game against the San Diego Padres Friday, March 27, because of soreness in his surgically-repaired left knee. He began experiencing pain after catching a fly ball off the bat of 3B Will Middlebrooks in the third inning but remained in the game for his next at-bat before leaving. Gonzalez claimed the injury was "nothing major," although he is scheduled to be re-evaluated Saturday, March 28.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds as though Gonzalez was removed from Friday's game as a precautionary measure, although this situation still bears monitoring, given his injury history. When healthy, he is one of fantasy baseball's elite outfielders and a sure-fire first-round draft pick.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - AJ Cassavell

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez lighter

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:40:27 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez said he currently weighs 210 pounds and feels great. He reported to camp at 235 pounds last season.

Fantasy Tip: Car-Go is the ultimate definition of risk-reward. He hasn't played in more than 145 games in his career, and he hasn't eclipsed 127 games played in any of the last four seasons due to various ailments. However, when he's healthy, he's perhaps the most consistent and valuable fantasy outfielders out there, and he hits in the best hitter's park in the league. In any event, he's an early-round target because of his upside when he's on the field.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez more in control

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:49:41 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez is more under control at the plate this year, and his leg kick isn't as high. "He's more under control, and he's feeling right now that he can control the at-bats," hitting coach Blake Doyle said. "I'm looking for a lot of big things out of him this year." Gonzalez also said that he'll give consideration to laying down bunts and hitting to the left side to beat defensive shifts when the situation dictates it in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: With Car-Go, there is plenty of risk and plenty of reward. He hasn't played more than 145 games in his career, and he played in only 70 games in 2014 due to injury. However, if he can stay healthy, Gonzalez will be well worth his early-round price in fantasy drafts.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez seeing ball well

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 05:14:33 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee) hit a ground-rule double Saturday, March 14, and said he is feeling better than expected after a six-month layoff. Gonzalez had left knee surgery last August. "You always have your doubts when coming off a long break, but I'm seeing the ball really, really well. And I'm making good contact, which is important for spring training."

Fantasy Tip: Over the past four seasons, Gonzalez has averaged just 418 at-bats and carries the injury prone label for good reason. However, he has returned an average of 72 runs, 21 home runs, 71 RBI, 16 stolen bases and a .290/.356/.521 slash line. He stole just three bases last season, though, and that element of his game shouldn't be counted on. Still, four-category production is nothing to scoff at, and Gonzlaez enters his age-29 season with a clean bill of health. While the injury risks remain, just because he was injured in the past doesn't mean he'll miss time in 2015. Selecting Gonzalez in the early middle rounds could return first-round value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Patrick Saunders

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez played in spring game

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:47:14 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee) played in a spring training game Monday, March 9. His return came about a week earlier than expected.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez was nearly unanimously a first-round pick in fantasy drafts last year, but he once again missed time with injuries. He's an early-round pick who could return first-round value; however, his injury history makes him a risk.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez could play Monday

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:41:20 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee) could make his spring training debut against the Cincinnati Reds Monday, March 9. Manager Walt Weiss said a final decision would be made after he completes a workout Sunday, March 8.

Fantasy Tip: If CarGo plays Monday, it would be a week sooner than initially expected. He remains one of fantasy baseball's elite outfielders, though he could slip out of the first round of mixed-league drafts because of injury concerns.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez to run next week

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:58:22 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee) will begin running the bases next week.

Fantasy Tip: Car-Go is still a top outfield option in fantasy, but he's no longer worth a first-round pick. See if you can snag the 29-year-old at an injury discount in the first few rounds.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez fully healthy

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:37:35 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee) crushed two home runs during batting practice in spring training Friday, Feb. 20, and he maintains that he's healthy after having left knee surgery last August. Gonzalez hit only .238 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 70 games last year. "I can put all my weight back, sit and wait for the ball -- something that I wasn't able to do last year," said Gonzalez. "It's my back knee, and it's really important to stay back. I have a leg kick, and last year I had a difficult time staying back on pitches." However, Gonzalez may not take part in many spring game, as the main focus is being ready for opening day.

Fantasy Tip: If not for the injuries, Car-Go would surely be a first-round fantasy baseball selection. There's plenty to like when Gonzalez is healthy, and hitting at Coors Field surely doesn't hurt. He'll still come off the board in the early rounds of drafts, and if he stays healthy for an entire season, look out. You best make sure to plan for the worst, though.

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Rockies | Tulowitzki, Car-Go not going anywhere

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:27:42 -0800

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez are "highly, highly unlikely" to be traded before opening day, according to general manager Jeff Bridich.

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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez on schedule

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:09:13 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez said he has been cleared for on-field batting practice and straight-ahead running. "He's going through the routine check-ins, and he's exactly on schedule. We're hopeful to get him on the field sometime soon. Obviously, it's winter here, so it's tough," general manager Jeff Bridich added.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding