Before the 2013 MLB draft, Gonzales was widely regarded as a first-round pick. He was chosen 19th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals.
On June 19, he agreed to a $1.85 million contract. In Baseball America’s Top 500 Prospects, he was ranked #28.
He was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Cardinals, a rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League, before being promoted to the Palm Beach Cardinals, a Class A-Advanced team in the Florida State League.
Between the two teams, he pitched 23+13 innings with a 2.70 ERA. He also struck out 23 batters while allowing 18 hits and eight walks for a 1.114 walks plus hits per inning pitched ratio (WHIP).
In May, Gonzales was promoted to the Springfield Cardinals of the Class AA Texas League, where he started the 2014 season.
After seven starts with Springfield, he has 38+231 innings pitched, a 3–2 record, and a 2.33 ERA. He struck out 46 batters while allowing 33 hits, two homers, and ten walks. In the Cardinals’ system, he was ranked as the #4 prospect.
He was promoted to the majors by the Cardinals, and he was named to the 2014 All-Star Futures Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the day before he made his MLB debut.
Gonzales made his major league debut as a starter on June 25 against the Rockies, filling in for the injured Jaime Garcia. He was pulled from the Futures Game roster due to his promotion to the major leagues.
In his debut major league at-bat, he doubled. Matt Holliday, a former Rockie in left field, singled him home for his first run.
On the mound, he faced 24 batters and gave up five earned runs on seven hits with one home run in five innings, walking two and striking out three.
Gonzales started off strong, pitching three scoreless innings before giving up a lead-off home run to Drew Stubbs, two doubles, and two singles in the fourth.
Does Marco Gonzales Have Any Kids?
Marco Gonzales has a daughter called Grace Linda Gonzales with his wife Monica Gonzales. She was born onJune 26th, 2021.