Carlos González

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I asked God to give me everything to enjoy life and He gave me life to enjoy everything.

Carlos González

5-tool Player

Great average

Carlos González's ability to hit for average is well-known in the Major Leagues. He has a .291 batting average, but in 2010 he batted .336, which earned him a NBL Batting title.

Versatile outfielder

The fact that Carlos González
has already won three Gold Gloves confirms fielding is one of his most valuable tools. His versatility makes him one of the greatest outfielders in the Major Leagues. He has accomplished some spectacular catches throughout his career.

Remarkable speed

A player like Carlos González
can bring to the table more than his bat and glove. He also masters the art of running bases. In fact, CarGo’s speed is remarkable, allowing him to steal 20 bases or more in four consecutive seasons. His personal record being 26 stolen bases.

Hitting strength

CarGo stands out thanks to his strength,
his power hitting has led him to be part of the world’s baseball elite, competing for a home run record and ending up third in the National League in 2015 with 40 home runs.

Privileged arm

Carlos González has a privileged arm. He’s earned the respect of base runners in the Major Leagues thanks to his performance on the field, since he seizes every opportunity to get an out. The 68 assists credited to him are proof enough.

Timeline

2016

In his penultimate year of contract with the Colorado Rockies, the outfielder stood out on the field when firing his 200th career home run. This season CarGo appeared in 150 games and end his successful year with 25 home runs, 100 RBI and a batting average of .298. 

2014-2015

He underwent knee surgery, which kept him off the baseball diamond for over three months. 

Upon recovering from surgery, his career was marked by a milestone with an impressive comeback to the Big Show in 2015, as he hit 40 home runs. All of this earned him a second Silver Slugger Award.  

In 2015 he went back to Venezuela in November for the 14th Pepsi Home Run Festival. CarGo didn’t disappoint, offering a high-level display of abilities that made him deserving of a first place as home run hitter. He knocked it out of the park 36 times that night in order to win the title. 

2012-2013

He was selected for the Home Run Derby and MLB All-Star game. He received the second Gold Glove of his career. 

In 2013 was selected for a MLB All-Star game again. Regarding his defensive abilities, he won his third Gold Glove that year. 

2010-2011

He hit for the cycle for the first time in his career on July 31st. 

He won the NL batting title with a .336 average, and finished third in voting for the National League MVP award.  

At the end of the season he received his first Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award, as well as his first Luis Aparicio Award.  

In January 2011 he signed his first $80 million seven-year contract extension with the Colorado Rockies. 

2008-2009

He made his debut in the Major League with the Oakland Athletics on May 30th, when he was only 22 years old. His first hits were 7 doubles.  

He hit his first Major League home run on June 20th against the Florida Marlins.  

He was traded for the second time in his career in November, this time, to the Colorado Rockies. 

He participated in the Major Leagues once more as part of the Rockies lineup, which were struggling to win the National League Division Series, and tied the franchise record with 10 hits in a NLDS. 

2006-2007

He played in All-Star Futures games both years.  

He was named Eagle of the Year after helping Zulia’s team advance to the playoffs, with 9 home runs and a .318 batting average. 

After a trade that included several players, he went from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Oakland Athletics. 

2001-2005

He signed his first professional contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks when he was just 16 years old. 

He was also signed by the Zulia’s Eagles, which would allow him to play in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.  

He came up third in voting for Venezuelan Professional Baseball League’s Rookie of the year. 

He was playing with the South Bend Silver Hawks at the time and was named Prospect of the Year and Midwest League Player of the Year.

1990-2000

He started to play baseball at 5 years old in the Coquivacoa Little League (Maracaibo, Venezuela) 

When he was14 years old, he went to his first international tournaments.

1985

Carlos González was born on October 17th in Maracaibo, Zulia (Venezuela) to parents Euro González and Lucila González. He is the youngest of three siblings.  

He’s married to Indonesia González and the couple has three children: Santiago, Genova and Carlota. 

Awards

Gold Gloves

Gold Gloves

2010

2012

2015

All Star

All Star

2012

2013

2016

Silver Slugger Award

Silver Slugger Award

2010

2015

Wilson Team Award

Wilson Team Award

2010 Player of the Year

 

Wilson Team Award

Wilson Team Award

2010 NL Outstanding Player

Wilson Team Award

Wilson Team Award

2010 NL Breakout Player of The year

Luis Aparicio Award

Luis Aparicio Award

2010 

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