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Countdown to Camelback: Adrian Gonzalez

Countdown to Camelback: Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian has always been known as a clubhouse guy as well as offense and defensive producer.  Let's see how he looked in 2015 as we head in Spring Training!

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez finished the 2015 regular season with a .275 average, 28 home runs, 90 RBIs and 76 runs scored.

  • Born: 5/8/1982 in San Diego, CA
  • Draft: 2000, Florida Marlins, 1st rd. (1st overall)
  • High School: Eastlake, Chula Vista, CA
  • Debut: April 18, 2004
Overview
  • Stood up for a high strikezone.
  • 10% of hits were off sinkers.
  • Swung often at pitches up/right in the zone - 80 % of 162 pitches there (63% is avg).
  • Swung often at pitches down/right in the zone - 75 % of 254 pitches there (56% is avg).
  • Swung often at pitches below the knees and inside half - 39 % of 288 pitches therAlmost all of his strikeouts were swinging.
Strengths
  • Durable - played in 156 games.
  • Almost never struck out looking - 2% of PA.
  • Hit line-drives well above average frequency - 33% of balls in play (20% is avg).
  • Got hits/sacs most often off curve (14% of swings) compared to his least (changeup 9%).
Weaknesses
  • Hole below the knees and inside - he got hits only 4 % of the time off his 115 swings there.
  • Grounded into double-plays more than almost anyone with 0.
  • Did not stretch 2nd to home often on singles only 5 of 20 chances.

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