Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:33:19 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted that he will consider using OF Yasiel Puig in the leadoff spot this season. Such a move would provide better right-lefty balance in the lineup and move OF Carl Crawford further down. Crawford would bat second, SS Hanley Ramirez third and 1B Adrian Gonzalez fourth. Puig had a .391 on-base percentage last year, which was second on the team. Puig was in the leadoff spot for 28 games last year and had a slash line of .333/.409/.618 with eight of his 19 home runs.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:02:02 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez has changed his plate discipline in recent seasons; he led the National League in walks in 2009 (119) and was third in 2010 (93) but walked just 74 times in 2011 , 42 times in 2012 and 47 times this year. A shoulder injury forced Gonzalez to attempt to pull the ball more often to generate more power. "He's a different hitter," hitting coach Mark McGwire said. "He's just a different hitter. He used to hit home runs to left center field, center field and because of the surgery, he's lost that. It's something he's working at. He's two years out since the surgery, and he's changed his approach." However, Gonzalez's isolated power is also down since his surgery, but he's swinging at over 36 percent of pitches outside of the strike zone compared to just over 26 percent in 2009.
Fantasy Tip: Keep this in mind as draft season approaches in 2014. A-Gon is unlikely to approach a 30-homer season again, and his average could easily come down a level, as well, if the walks continue to plummet. At a position known for producing power, Gonzalez no longer looks to be that type of player.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:59:46 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez had three hits, including two solo home runs, in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:09:48 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez collected his 100th RBI of the season Friday, Sept. 27, against the Colorado Rockies. He joined Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder and 3B Miguel Cabrera as the only players to drive in at least 100 runs in six of the last seven seasons.
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:38:43 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (quadriceps) sat out Thursday, Sept. 19, with a sore quadriceps.
Fantasy Tip: Now that the Dodgers have clinched the division, expect the Blue to rest their stars more frequently in this final week, including A-Gon.
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:17:31 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez was given the day off against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, Aug. 3. Manager Don Mattingly had planned to give Gonzalez an off day Sunday, Aug. 4, but moved it up one day after talking with him. "Seeing him this morning, he looked a little stiff and stuff," Mattingly said. "He needed a day and I know if he'd play today he would have been fine."
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:18:51 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez and OF Yasiel Puig, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence and Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond are vying for the final spot on the National League All-Star roster. Fans have until Thursday, July 11 to cast their votes at MLB.com.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:27:40 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (leg) collided with the outfield wall in the game Wednesday, July 3, against the Colorado Rockies, and he was down for a few moments. However, he was able to remain in the game. Earlier in the game, he was able to score from second base on what was essentially a groundout by 1B Adrian Gonzalez.
Mon, 13 May 2013 15:14:33 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (neck) is back in the lineup Monday, May 13.
Sun, 12 May 2013 23:48:04 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (neck) did not play Sunday, May 12, against the Miami Marlins. Gonzalez got the day off because of persistent discomfort in his neck, which affects him in the field but not at the plate.