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This page refers to Luis Gonzalez, the MLB player since 1990, and most notably the Arizona Diamonbacks outfielder since 1999.
See also Luis A. Gonzalez, an infielder on the Colorado Rockies.


Full Name: Luis Emilio Gonzalez Primary Position: OF,LF
Height/Weight: 6'2"/210 First Game: September 4, 1990
Birthdate: September 3, 1967 MLB Experience: 18 years
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Bat/Throw: Left/Right


Biography

Luis Emilio Gonzalez was born on September 3, 1967 in Tampa, Florida. He made his Major League debut on September 4, 1990 for the Houston Astros. In 1991, his rookie year, he hit .254 with 13 home runs and 69 RBI. Gonzalez played for the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks over the course of his 17 year career.

Although Gonzalez was an infielder at the University of South Alabama under former Eddie Stanky protege Steve Kittrell, the Astros converted him to the outfield.

Most people believe that Luis Gonzalez's best season was 2001, when he slugged 57 home runs, hit for a .325 average and knocked in 142 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1990 HOU N 12 21 1 4 0 0 .190 .261 .286 2 0 2 5 0 0 0 1 0
1991 HOU N 137 473 51 120 13 69 .254 .320 .433 28 9 40 101 8 1 10 4 9
1992 HOU N 122 387 40 94 10 55 .243 .289 .385 19 3 24 52 2 1 7 3 6
1993 HOU N 154 540 82 162 15 72 .300 .361 .457 34 3 47 83 10 3 20 7 9
1994 HOU N 112 392 57 107 8 67 .273 .353 .429 29 4 49 57 3 0 15 6 10
1995 HOU N 56 209 35 54 6 35 .258 .322 .431 10 4 18 30 3 1 1 3 8
1995 CHI N 77 262 34 76 7 34 .290 .384 .473 19 4 39 33 3 0 5 5 8
1995 TOT N 133 471 69 130 13 69 .276 .357 .454 29 8 57 63 6 1 6 8 16
1996 CHI N 146 483 70 131 15 79 .271 .354 .443 30 4 61 49 4 1 9 8 13
1997 HOU N 152 550 78 142 10 68 .258 .345 .376 31 2 71 67 5 0 10 7 12
1998 DET A 154 547 84 146 23 71 .267 .340 .475 35 5 57 62 8 0 12 7 9
1999 ARI N 153 614 112 206 26 111 .336 .403 .549 45 4 66 63 7 1 9 6 13
2000 ARI N 162 618 106 192 31 114 .311 .392 .544 47 2 78 85 12 2 2 6 12
2001 ARI N 162 609 128 198 57 142 .325 .429 .688 36 7 100 83 14 0 1 24 14
2002 ARI N 148 524 90 151 28 103 .288 .400 .496 19 3 97 76 5 0 9 8 12
2003 ARI N 156 579 92 176 26 104 .304 .402 .532 46 4 94 67 3 0 5 17 19
2004 ARI N 105 379 69 98 17 48 .259 .373 .493 28 5 68 58 2 0 2 11 9
2005 ARI N 155 579 90 157 24 79 .271 .366 .459 37 0 78 90 11 0 4 12 14
2006 ARI N 153 586 93 159 15 73 .271 .352 .444 52 2 69 58 7 0 0 10 14
2007 LAD N 139 464 70 129 15 68 .278 .359 .433 23 2 56 56 4 0 6 4 11
Total NL 2301 8269 1298 2356 323 1321 .285 ? ? 535 62 1057 1113 103 10 115 142 193
Total AL 154 547 84 146 23 71 .267 .340 .475 35 5 57 62 8 0 12 7 9
Total 2455 8816 1382 2502 346 1392 .284 .368 .481 570 67 1114 1175 111 10 127 149 202

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1990 HOU N 3B 4 3 28 5 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1990 HOU N 1B 2 1 10.2 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1991 HOU N LF 133 124 1084.2 294 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1991 HOU N OF 133 124 1084.2 294 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1992 HOU N OF 111 96 859.1 261 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1992 HOU N LF 111 96 859.1 260 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1993 HOU N OF 149 142 1248 347 10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1993 HOU N LF 149 142 1248 350 10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1994 HOU N LF 111 103 927.2 225 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1994 HOU N OF 111 103 927.2 228 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1995 HOU N OF 55 52 464 94 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1995 HOU N LF 55 52 464 93 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1995 CHI N OF 76 73 636 172 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1995 CHI N LF 74 69 602 161 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1995 CHI N CF 6 4 34 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1995 TOT N LF 129 121 1066 254 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1995 TOT N OF 131 125 1100 266 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1996 CHI N OF 139 131 1124 231 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1996 CHI N LF 139 131 1124 230 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1996 CHI N 1B 2 2 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1997 HOU N OF 146 142 1257.2 263 10 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1997 HOU N LF 146 142 1257.2 263 11 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1997 HOU N 1B 1 1 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 DET A OF 132 131 1147 232 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1998 DET A CF 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 DET A LF 132 131 1143 233 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1998 DET A DH 19 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 ARI N DH 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 ARI N OF 148 146 1321.2 271 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1999 ARI N LF 148 146 1321.2 270 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .982
2000 ARI N OF 162 162 1430.2 296 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .990
2000 ARI N LF 162 162 1430.2 296 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .990
2001 ARI N OF 161 161 1416.2 280 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 ARI N LF 161 161 1416.2 280 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 ARI N OF 146 143 1246.1 249 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .984
2002 ARI N LF 146 143 1246.1 252 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .985
2003 ARI N LF 154 154 1359.1 249 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2003 ARI N OF 154 154 1359.1 249 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2004 ARI N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 ARI N OF 104 103 900.1 162 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .965
2004 ARI N LF 104 103 900.1 162 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .965
2005 ARI N OF 152 149 1318.1 270 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2005 ARI N LF 152 149 1318.1 270 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2006 ARI N OF 150 149 1315 256 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .996
2006 ARI N LF 150 149 1315 256 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .996
2006 ARI N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2007 LAD N OF 127 126 996 192 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .995
2007 LAD N LF 127 126 996 192 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .995
2007 LAD N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 1B 5 4 28.2 33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total DH 26 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 3B 4 3 28 5 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total LF 2354 2283 20014.2 4336 110 60 17 0 0 0 0 0 .987
Total CF 9 4 38 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 2356 2287 20052.2 4347 108 60 17 0 0 0 0 0 .987

Transactions

Trivia

  • Gonzalez formerly owned and operated a restaurant called Gonzo's, located in oldtown/downtown Gilbert, Arizona. It then changed name several times, and as of March, 2007, it is called "The Grain Belt".
  • Gonzalez is a prominent member of the U.S. Republican Party. As a resident of Arizona, he wrote a letter of endorsement for Arizona's Junior Senator, Jon Kyl, who won his bid for re-election in 2006.


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