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Gio Gonzalez (SP)

Washington Nationals - 99% owned

Bats: R, Throws: L

Gio Gonzalez was inconsistent on Wednesday, showing a great curve that he hung a couple of times, leading to five runs (four earned) on six hits (one homer), as he struck out six and walked two in six innings. The Nats offense covered and he took the win.

Fantasy Impact: Gio shows no signs of the shoulder problems that marred his performance in the first half of 2014. He'll be good most times out, and can be great on occasion.


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Gio's command was shaky in the 1st inning, then he cruised through the 6th, striking out four and scattering five hits but no runs. After walking two and hitting a batter in the 7th inning, he was removed with the bases loaded and one out. Then two relievers allowed all three runners to score, giving Gio the loss.

Fantasy Impact: If Gio can minimize the walks (an on-going problem for him), he will give you good fantasy value.


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Gio threw four scoreless (and walkless) innings, striking out six, but the Mets put together a run on a walk, bunt and single in the 5th, and another on a solo homer in the 6th. Gio's ERA for the spring sits at 2.79.

Fantasy Impact: Gio is scheduled to pitch his first regular season game against the Phillies on Friday, April 10. He looks healthy and ready, but will need to build up his stamina to go beyond six innings.


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Gio Gonzalez worked around two errors and three walks, while striking out five and allowing three hits in five innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Gio finished 2014 strong after enduring shoulder problems for the first half of the season. He looks good so far this spring, although he still walks too many batters.


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Gio Gonzalez struck out five, walked one and allowed two hits, no runs, in four innings of work. His breaking stuff looked sharp.

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully Gio's 2014 shoulder troubles are behind him, and he can return to form.


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After giving up only one hit to the Braves, Gio let up four earned runs to Miami in 2 2/3 innings pushing his ERA up to a 7.71 for spring. The good news is Gio says everything is feeling great; “Strength of the arm feels great,” Gonzalez said. “Body feels great. Composure, just excitement, all in all, I feel like I was back in 2012, just having fun, smiling.” (Source: Washington Times)

Fantasy Impact: This has been classic Gio the last two years. He has been very inconsistent and looks like he will not be back to his 200K form from 2012. Gio is going too high for his value and I would stay away going into the draft.


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