Alex Gonzalez8217s Hot Start

  • Signed to some one-year hire a group option for 2011 by the Blue Jays this offseason, Alex Gonzalez did Matt Cassel Jersey not attract much attention around the free agent market after being cut loose through the Red Sox. He netted just $2.75 million with this year and his option is worth only $2.5 million. There is good reason for your insufficient fanfare. Alex Gonzalez hasnt been a great hitter ever aside from 2007. He's survived by being a solid La'el Collins Jersey glove man at short stop but having turned 33, you to wonder just how much longer that would hold out.

    It is too soon in to the season to make any comments on Gonzalezs fielding prowe s, though the early returns look great, but he's apparently remembered he once hit 23 home runs using the Marlins. Hitting just eight Doug Free Jersey home runs all of last year over 429 trips towards the plate, Gonzalez already has matched that total in just 109 plate appearances this year. His eighth homer coming off Ben Sheets yesterday, Gonzalez now boasts a .922 OPS completely supported by his .619 slugging percentage.

    Gonzalez still lacks plate patience and it is striking out a prodigious level that might undermine his offensive output down the line, until then Randy Gregory Jersey he is surviving and managing to be an a set despite a .303 on base percentage. At 1.3 WAR, Gonzalez is already nearly halfway to his previous career high.

    Given his current plate discipline numbers, he seems a prime candidate to suffer through some horrendous slumps as the year progre Dan Bailey Jersey ses but with his good fielding at a premium position, Alex Gonzalez has already returned adequate value around the Torontos investment.