Ronnie Cedeno’s signing in the final days of spring training scuttled Gonzalez’s chances of being the Astros’ regular shortstop in 2013.
Cedeno started the team’s first game, but Gonzalez made headlines when he took over for him in the second contest, on April 2nd.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, he hit a single up the middle to end Yu Darvish’s perfect game bid. However, that was the lone high point of a game that which his team lost 7-0 in the end.
In 72 games, he batted.221 with four home runs and 14 RBIs. Aside from shortstop, he occasionally played second and third base as well.
While his glove and adaptability initially made him more valued than his bat, substantial gains in performance over the next several seasons reversed that perception.
He split time at shortstop with Jonathan Villar in 2014, appearing in 103 games. With 15 doubles and six home runs, he raised his batting average to .277 and his slugging percentage to.400.
The fact that he only produced 23 RBIs was due to his position as the 9th batter in a mediocre lineup, but his OPS+ of 105 was impressive for a hitter of his type.
Astros suddenly started winning games in 2015, and he continued to develop, hitting 279 and having an OPS of 442. In addition to his 44 runs scored and 34 RBI, he also had 18 doubles and 12 home runs.
Marwin Gonzalez Contract
The New York Yankees signed Marwin Gonzalez to a one-year, $1,150,000 deal, with $1,150,000 guaranteed.
Marwin Gonzalez Salary
Marwin Gonzalez earns an average of $1,150,000 each year. Gonzalez will be paid a base salary of $1,150,000 in 2022.
Marwin Gonzalez Net Worth
Marwin Gonzalez has an estimated Net Worth of $10 Million