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Carlos Gonzalez (RF,LF)

Colorado Rockies

Bats: L, Throws: L

Jon Morosi is reporting that the Rockies and Orioles are having "ongoing trade talks" involving one of the Rockies outfielders. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rockies just signed Gerardo Parra away from the Orioles and now they have a surplus of outfielders. Carlos Gonzalez seems like the likeliest one to be traded because of the $37 million he is still owed. Whether it is Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson the Rockies will surely be seeking starting pitching in return.


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Carlos Gonzalez launched his 38th home run of the season on Friday, powering the Rockies to a 7-4 victory over the visiting Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 with three runs scored. He's hitting .263/.321/.531 with 38 homers and 91 RBI on the season. Gonzalez has smashed 34 of his long balls in the last 97 games.


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Carlos Gonzalez went 0-for-4 in a matchup against the Padres at Coors Field Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is in a major slump at the plate failing to reach base in his last 12 at bats. Fantasy owners need him to get back to his usual production for the playoffs however, he has a good chance as they have a home stand at Coors Field.


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Carlos Gonzalez went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts before exiting Tuesday's 16-inning win against the Dodgers with an apparent injury.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez struck out to lead off the 16th inning. During the at-bat, he fouled a ball off of his leg and appeared to suffer a minor injury. He was replaced in right field by pitcher Jason Gurka. He's batting .266/.322/.541 with 37 home runs and 88 RBI. Fantasy owners need to stay close to his injury as the fantasy playoffs wear on.


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Carlos Gonzalez collected a hit in four at-bats, striking out twice.

Fantasy Impact: While Gonzalez is still carrying a hefty OPS for the month, he's slowed down significantly in September. He's got one hit, and no extra-base hits, over his last 15 at-bats. He hasn't provided a multi-hit game since September 3.


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Carlos Gonzalez finally cools off

Sun, Sep 6th 12:04am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Carlos Gonzalez has been on a torrid pace recently but he was cooled off on Saturday against the Giants starter Jake Peavy. Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez had hit five home runs over his past three games before today. This game should only be a small setback and one would expect Gonzalez to come out swinging in his next game. He is tied for the NL home run lead with teammate Nolan Arenado at 36. If you can afford him in your daily fantasy lineups, he should be in your lineup every single game from here on out.


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Merely a day after driving in seven runs, Carlos Gonzalez was at it again on Thursday. He went 4-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI, and three runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez has been red hot at the plate and he now has 32 home runs and 84 RBI on the season. There is no hotter hitter in baseball at the moment and he should be in daily fantasy lineups every game until the end of the season.


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Carlos Gonzalez had a grand slam, a two-run homer and a sac fly to give the Rockies a 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is now just one home run away from matching his career high of 34, and with 80 RBI, he has a chance to reach the century mark for the second time in his career. Gonzalez has had a great second half of the season at the plate and should continue to power owners through the fantasy playoffs.


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Carlos Gonzalez hit his 31st home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Rockies to top the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez hit 31st home run in the sixth inning knotting the game at 3-3 however, it would wind up being the last of the Rockies offense. In his last 69 games Gonzalez is hitting .299 (75-for-251) with 27 homers and 59 RBI. Much improved from his slow start to the season.


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Carlos Gonzalez will not be active for game two of the three game series against the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez suffered a knee injury after making a spectacular catch near the wall in the first of three games in Atlanta. The injury is not reported to be serious and he should be back in the lineup for game three.


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Carlos Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and three runs scored against the Mets on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez continues to show his power at the plate. After beginning the year with just four home runs through his first 49 games, he has 25 over his last 64 games. He is batting .272/.333/.539 overall on the year.


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Carlos Gonzalez left Tuesday's game versus the Nationals with right knee inflammation.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez had surgery on his left knee last season. The Rockies are listing him as day-to-day for the time being but could offer more on his status in the coming days.


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Carlos Gonzalez has more than officially busted out of his early season slump. In this period of time he has upped his home run total from 10 to 26, and his average from .237 to .281.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Gonzalez has shown everyone why he was the ideal buy-low candidate. When he is hot, he can be one of the five best fantasy producers in the league. He is the number 1 fantasy player in the last 30 days, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Enjoy the ride.


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Carlos Gonzalez remains productive at the plate, as he went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Sundays win over the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez gave the Rockies the lead with a solo home run off of Max Scherzer in the first inning, making the game 1-0. He did it again against Scherzer in the sixth, as his solo home run tied the game at three apiece. Gonzalez now has 25 home runs, 62 RBI, and a .281/.338/.543 triple-slash line.


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Carlos Gonzalez drives in three

Thu, Aug 6th 3:51pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Carlos Gonzalez had a productive day at the plate on Wednesday as he went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored. Both his hits went for extra bases as he homered and doubled, both coming against Mariners starter Taijuan Walker.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez has been on a tear over his last 15 games batting .404 with nine home runs, 20 RBI, and 17 runs scored. After a slow first half of the season, Gonzalez has been on fire in the second half, and should be in every weekly fantasy lineup.


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After his former teammate, Troy Tulowitzki was traded, the thought was he would be next. There hasn't been much chatter about him being on the move but there is still plenty of time for that to change.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo has been one of the hottest hitters in all of baseball over the last month with 11 HR and 25 RBI. Over that time he has a .343 AVG.


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Carlos Gonzalez cools off

Wed, Jul 29th 2:04am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Carlos Gonzalez had been hitting home runs at an impressive rate over his last few ball games but that would end on Tuesday. He went 0-for-4; striking out twice. He did reach base with a walk and came around to score.

Fantasy Impact: Perhaps the trade rumors got to Gonzalez' head on this night. Over his last seven games he is slashing .467/.515/1.167 with seven home runs, 15 RBI, and 12 runs scored. Gonzalez should be utilized in daily lineups until he shows that he has completely cooled off from his recent hot hitting.


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Carlos Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with two singles and a pair of two-run homers against the Cubs on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo's line for the last two games is ludicrous. He's went 7-for-9 with a walk, three singles, four homers, six runs, and ten RBI. Gonzalez has done a complete 180 since May, giving patient fantasy owners their money's worth with 20 homers, and an average that keeps on climbing (now at .278).


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Carlos González went 3-for-4 with a walk, a RBI single, a two-run homer, and a three-run HR against the Reds on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo was a big part of the Rockies offensive explosion, with six RBI off a single and two homers. González is on a ridiculous tear, with five home runs in the last four games, as he continues the crazy turnaround since June began.


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Carlos Gonzalez contributed to a slug fest against the Rangers on Wednesday as he went 1-for-3 with an eighth inning 3-run home run.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez only owns a .258/.315/.455 slash line this season but he has mixed in some solid power production. His home run on Wednesday was his 14th of the season and his three RBI brought his total up to 39. While he is having a disappointing season overall he has gone through hot streaks at various points during the season.


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Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the first inning against Atlanta. He neglected to slow down from there as he delivered a walk-off blooper in the bottom of the 9th to seal the victory for Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo has nine hits in his last 17 at bats including two home runs and and five RBIs. Although he has been up and down all year, Gonzalez has recently brought his average up to a decent .258 to go along with 13 home runs on the season. CarGo seems to be setting himself up for a monster second half, and owners should attempt to buy low during the all star break.


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Carlos Gonzalez squared off with the Angels on Wednesday and had himself a nice day at the plate. He went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: The Rockies offense was flat this day but Gonzalez found his way on base. Despite a down year he has been picking it up over his last seven games by hitting .308 with one home run.


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Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-4 and smacked a two-run homer in the Rockies' victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. The homer was CarGo's 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The day brought Gonzalez's slash line up to a modest .244/.303/.419. He has continued to not look like his normal productive self, and now is dealing with a minor hand injury. After showing some signs of life in late June, CarGo has dropped back into a slump recently. Games like this one show that he is certainly capable of much more, and fantasy owners will just have to hope for an extended hot streak here soon.


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Carlos Gonzalez had a rough day at the plate on Thursday against the Diamondbacks. He went 0-for-4 striking out once and leaving one runner stranded.

Fantasy Impact: It was a tough day for the Rockies offense as a whole as they only produced five hits. Gonzalez has been hot-and-cold this season and he is searching for some sort of middle ground. He is worth owning in fantasy but not necessarily a must-start player at this point.


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Carlos Gonzalez went 5-for-5 with a single, a double, and a triple against the Giants on Friday. He also had three runs and a RBI in the game.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo is looking more and more like himself as the month has progressed, batting .325 with six homers in June. His average (.253) is trending in the right direction, and speed is the only thing missing at this point, as Gonzalez still only has two stolen bases on the season. Hopefully you snagged CarGo in a buy low trade before this spurt went too far.


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Carlos Gonzalez left Sunday's game in the fifth inning after injuring his left hand on a flyball swing during the third. X-Rays came back negative for any bone damage and he is day-to-day. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Any injury to CarGo sends up red flags for the Rockies and fantasy owners alike, as he's known for missing a lot of time each season. This doesn't seem too serious, and while his hand was wrapped up heavily, it appears he'll be good to go after a few days rest.


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Carlos Gonzalez went yard again on Thursday afternoon for his tenth homer of the year, and his third in as many days.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo is now batting .306 in the month of June with six home runs and 14 RBIs. Talk about heating up. After a dismal first month and a half to the season CarGo looks ready to explode. He has the ability to be a top 20 player the rest of the season. Congratulations are in order to owners who succeeded in buying low.


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Carlos Gonzalez has not hit for a great average this season but he has been hitting for power as of late. Gonzalez hit his ninth home run on Wednesday for his lone hit of the ball game.

Fantasy Impact: This is back-to-back games in which Gonzalez has homered. However he is still struggling to produce hits on the season and drive in runs. He is still worthy of a roster spot and owners may consider putting him back in their lineup if he continues this power surge.


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Carlos Gonzalez leaves the yard

Wed, Jun 17th 2:39am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez has seen his average take a dip as he is now hitting just .242. He does have eight home runs but has only produced 22 RBI. Despite being healthy, Gonzalez is having a down year by his standards. He might be best served on the bench for fantasy rosters for the time being.


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Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a solo-HR against the Marlins on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo supplied the lone run for the Rockies on Friday, blasting his third home run in the month of June. It's been a resurrection for Gonzalez this month, as he's also batting .349 with five multi-hit games, and a stolen base mixed in. Keep him active in all fantasy formats as long as he's hot.


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Carlos Gonzalez hit his 6th home run of the season, a solo-shot, during Sunday's game against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo has had a slow start to the season, but has now homered in back-to-back games for the Rockies. Maybe this is a sign that he is finally feeling good, and ready to go on a tear. When he is healthy and hitting well, Gonzalez has the ability of a top-ten player in fantasy.


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Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a single, a three-run homer, a walk, and a strikeout against Miami on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo might finally be turning his season around. After a terrible April, and a May that wasn't much better, he has started off June batting .400 with three multi-hit games in his last four. He also stole his second bag of the season on Wednesday, helping out his remaining fantasy owners with some counting stats. Keep an eye on CarGo to see if this small streak can turn into a bigger one.


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Carlos Gonzalez has gone through a struggle for most of the season and it continued on Wednesday,. He went 1-for-4 and walked once.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez has been healthy but he has not been producing at the level we are used to. He has a meager slash line of .227/.306/.689 and has only produced four home runs, 13 RBI, and 21 R. Gonzalez should be owned in all leagues but he is best kept on the bench until he can pick it up and produce at the elite level he is capable of.


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Carlos Gonzalez had his first multi-hit game in his last nine games on Wednesday; finishing 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez has had a very difficult season thus far, with his average consistently hovering in the neighborhood of the Mendoza line. Although he is a career .289 hitter, he is really having a tough time finding his swing. Owners have no choice but to hang onto him to see if he turns it around, because his trade value is currently in the tank.


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Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a single and a pair of walks against San Francisco on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: CarGo has been downright terrible this season, batting a pitiful .204, with four homers and one stolen base. Some might say they saw this coming after last year's disappointment, but it is a huge dropoff for the guy that was one of the best in the league (when healthy) just two years ago. CarGo should only be active in deep NL-Only formats if used at all.


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Carlos Gonzalez is still searching for his swing. He didn't strike out but dropped under the Mendoza Line. The Rockies' nightmare season continues and he is leading the way.

Fantasy Impact: It is only a matter of time before coach Walt Weiss realizes he is not playing 2013 Carlos Gonzalez. CarGo better figure out his swing out before he finds himself a second thought on another MLB roster...or a triple-A roster. Because that's where he is headed.


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Carlos Gonzalez smashed a no-doubt three-run home run into right center field off Yimi Garcia in the top of the ninth to propel the Rockies over the Dodgers on Thursday night. The home run snapped an 11-game losing streak for the Colorado Rockies. Just what the doctor ordered.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Gonzalez raised his batting average to just .192 after going 1-for-3 and slugging his 3rd home run of the season in the victory. Gonzalez has limped out of the gate thus far this season, showing few signs of the dominant player he is capable of being. Perhaps this game will instill some life into CarGo. Fantasy owners in search of a buy-low opportunity- your window is closing.


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Carlos Gonzalez hit a tape measure two-run homer in the eighth off of Brewers pitcher Jonathan Broxton. Carlos Gonzalez is batting .385 with 1 HR and 4 RBI's.

Fantasy Impact: Through the first three games of the season Carlos Gonzalez has been tattooing the baseball. Cargo is giving every indication that he is ready for a big season.


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Carlos Gonzalez had a successful Spring Training. Coming into camp slimmed down (25 pounds lighter than last season) and strong, CarGo showed promised at the plate this spring hitting .310 in 42 AB. Except for some slight soreness, his surgically repaired left knee did not appear to be an issue. In 2010, Carlos won the NL batting title with a .336 average and hit 34 home runs. Now at 29 years old Carlos Gonzalez thinks he can top that this season. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Gonzalez must stay healthy to regain his MVP-candidate form. With the Rockies on the road for 9 of their first 12 games it would be prudent to take a wait and see attitude with Gonzalez until Week 3 when the Rockies return home to Coors Field


Carlos Gonzalez left Friday's game with knee soreness, but per a Rockies beat writer on Twitter, he is "OK." (Source: Thomas Harding on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It begins. Carlos Gonzalez is one of the most valuable fantasy baseball contributors when he's healthy, but health is a major concern with CarGo. In seven years, he's maxed out at 145 games played, and has missed at least 50 games each of the last two seasons. Injury concerns have already sapped his draft-day value, and this latest scare may create a buying opportunity for owners.


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Carlos Gonzalez hitless

Mon, Mar 23rd 10:47pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Carlos Gonzalez has been scorching at the plate so far this spring. However this was not the case against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Gonzalez went 0-3 at the plate striking out once and leaving four runners on base.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the 0-3 game, Gonzalez is still batting .364 at the plate. The key thing is that he appears to be healthy and fully ready to get the season started. You should still be cautious of drafting him as he is one of the most injury prone hitters in baseball. If you do select him, the smart thing to do would be to add a good replacement in case he does get injured.


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Carlos Gonzalez explained his strategy against "the shift" that more and more pull hitters are having to deal with. With Tulo following him in the lineup, Cargo plans to lay more bunts down when the SS is hot to get on base for him. He also plans to use the open opposite field situationally, such as when the wind blows in from right field in San Francisco, or when Clayton Kershaw is pitching, etc. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It sounds good on paper and it could give Cargo's BA a boost if he can execute it, but the last thing you want is to see Cargo get taken out of his game. That game is power and driving in runs, which he does exceptionally when healthy.


Carlos Gonzalez took the field on Monday for the first time this spring. He went 0-1 at the plate with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Both Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki saw their first action today. Health has been an issue over the past few seasons for Gonzalez and the Rockies hope he can stay on the field. When he is healthy, Gonzalez is one of the best hitters in baseball. Approach him with caution in your fantasy drafts and don't overpay for his potential.


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Carlos Gonzalez ran bases for the first time this spring on Monday morning. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is returning from a torn patellar tendon in his left knee which required surgery in August. This is a big step in Gonzalez' recovery process as he is projected to be ready for opening day. When healthy, Gonzalez has provided elite fantasy numbers, however, health has not been there for Gonzalez for some time. Draft him with caution.


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Gonzalez was limited to just 70 games last season before undergoing surgery in August to repair the patella tendon in his left knee. Gonzalez announced on his Twitter and Instagram that he had been cleared to hit. (Source: Colorado Rockies)

Fantasy Impact: It is no secret that Gonzalez is one of the best left-handed bats in baseball when he is healthy. He has averaged 27 homers in just 130 games per season between 2010-2013. As long as he continues to hit at Coors Field and is paired with Troy Tulowitzki, his run production should remain at an elite level. Still, be wary of investing anything more than a 3rd round draft pick in Gonzalez, due to his health concerns.