Marwin Gonzalez, Shortstop, Houston Astros, #9
Date of Birth: 3/14/1989
Birthplace: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
Current Salary: $3,725,000
Marwin Gonzalez, shortstop for the Houston Astros, first signed with the Chicago Cubs in 2006. He played in the Cubs' minor league system from 2006 until 2011, when he was drafted from the Cubs by the Boston Red Sox. He was quickly traded by the Red Sox to the Astros. He then continued to play in the minor leagues through part of the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He finished his minor league career with a .260 batting average and 523 hits and 227 RBIs in 567 games.
Gonzalez joined the Astros in 2012 for 80 games. He finished the season with a .234 batting average. In 2013, he had 45 hits and a .221 batting average in 72 games.
Gonzalez finished the 2015 season with 96 hits, 18 doubles, 34 RBIs, and a .279 batting average in 120 games. Defensively, he played 43 games at first base, 15 games at second base, 21 games at third base, and 32 games at shortstop. He had no hits in 3 at-bats in 4 postseason games.
In 2016, Gonzalez batted .254 in 141 games. He had 123 hits, 26 doubles, 13 home runs, and 51 RBIs. Defensively, he played all four infield positions as well as 1 game in center field and 18 games in left field.
Career batting statistics for Gonzalez through 2016 include:
- 516 games played
- 391 hits
- 80 doubles
- 134 RBIs
- 316 strikeouts to 77 walks
- .257 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Gonzalez as an infielder through 2016 include:
- 136 games played at first base, 56 games played at second base, 71 games played at third base, and 214 games played at shortstop
- 862 assists
- 210 double plays
- 1,185 putouts
- 38 errors
Gonzalez and his wife Noel have one child.