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Is Gio Gonzalez Worth Owning In Fantasy Baseball Moving Forward?

Gio Gonzalez was a first round draft pick in 2004, so his road to fantasy relevance has been slow to develop.  Finally, at 24 years old (he’ll turn 25 in September), he’s achieved it, putting up a solid 2010 season with these stats:

10 Wins
141.0 Innings
3.51 ERA
1.32 WHIP
114 Strikeouts (7.3 K/9)
62 Walks (4.0 BB/9)
.287 BABIP

The question is whether Gonzalez is a pitcher worth owning, or whether his success has been an aberration.

The strikeouts are actually lower than you would expect. For his minor league career (676.1 innings), he posted a K/9 of 10.3.  That includes a 9.7 K/9 in 184 innings at Triple-A between 2008 and 2009.

He also had 132.2 innings in the Major Leagues in ‘08 and ...

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