Chi Chi Gonzalez, Starting Pitcher, Texas Rangers, #21
Date of Birth: 1/15/1992
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida
College: Oral Roberts University
Chi Chi Gonzalez, starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers, was first drafted in 2010 by the Baltimore Orioles but he opted instead for college. Three years later, he was drafted by the Rangers. He pitched in the Rangers' minor league system in 2013 and 2014. During that time, he had a 12-10 record and 148 strikeouts to 57 walks in 180.2 innings in 40 games.
Gonzalez pitched his first complete shutout game on June 5, 2015. He finished the 2015 season with a 4-6 record, 30 strikeouts to 32 walks, and a 3.90 ERA in 67.0 innings in 14 games with the Rangers. In the postseason, he pitched 1.2 innings and he gave up 2 hits, including a home run.
Gonzalez spent most of the 2016 season in the minor leagues, pitching just 10.1 innings in 3 games with the Rangers.