Marco Elias Gonzales is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Seattle Mariners. He has also played for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball.
He was a pitcher and first baseman for the Gonzaga Bulldogs during his college baseball career at Gonzaga University.
Gonzales was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, and Freshman of the Year during his time at Gonzaga.
Gonzales was also selected as an All-American and the winner of the John Olerud Award in 2013. In the first round of the MLB draft in June 2013, the Cardinals selected him with the 19th overall choice.
He was named a Texas League midseason All-Star and Pitcher of the Week in 2014, as well as the Cardinals’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
In 2016, he underwent Tommy John surgery for a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, after making his MLB debut in 2014. In 2017, he was dealt to the Mariners by the Cardinals.
Gonzales went to Fort Collins, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain High School. In baseball, he lettered all four years. He was named All-Colorado and All-Front Range in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.
After amassing an 11–0 won–loss record (W–L) with a 2.20 earned run average (ERA) and 87 strikeouts (SO) in 54 innings thrown as a senior, he was awarded the Colorado High School Baseball Player of the Year (IP).
He also had a .486 batting average with seven home runs and 36 RBIs (RBI). All four years of his high school career, he started the Class 5A state championship game for Rocky Mountain and won all four.
How Much Does Marco Gonzales Make?
Marco Elias Gonzales is paid an average of $7,500,000 each year. Gonzales will be paid a base salary of $5,500,000 in 2022.