Colorado Rockies: Grading and Analyzing the 2016 Outfielders
CARLOS GONZALEZ: 2016 GRADE B+ (fWAR 1.9)
Equipped with the sweetest swing in baseball, Carlos Gonzalez proved that he is still an elite NL outfielder in 2016. Plagued by knee injuries in recent seasons, Carlos’ 2016 performance emphasized that he is back to form.
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Slashing a line of .298/.350/.505 for the 2016 season, a rejuvenated Cargo earned himself the third All-Star Game selection of his career. In addition to his All-Star accolades, Cargo’s trophy case already includes three Gold Gloves, two Silver Sluggers, and an NL Batting Title. Assuming full health, there is no reason to think Cargo will not once again anchor a potent Rockies lineup. With great hitters all around him, expect Cargo to have a ton of fun in 2017.
Despite being at the center of Colorado Rockies trade rumors for what seems to be like years, Cargo is the heart of an improving Colorado Rockies club. As a clubhouse and fan favorite, the Rockies’ front office is rumored to be currently trying to extend Cargo, not trade him. News of an extension would certainly keep Rockies nation happy while also rewarding one of its all-time biggest stars for his patience. Be sure to cheer on Cargo as he has committed to representing Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic this March.