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Wiki Gonzalez
Full Name: Wiklenman Vicente Gonzalez
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: May 17, 1974 in Aragua, Venezuella
College: ?
Major League Debut: August 14, 1999
Died:

Venezuellan
Catcher



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CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
  BATTING
Year Team Avg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
1999 SD .253 30 83 7 21 2 1 3 12 1 8 .271 .410 .680
2000 SD .232 95 284 25 66 15 1 5 30 30 31 .311 .345 .656
2001 SD .275 64 160 16 44 6 0 8 27 11 28 .335 .463 .798
2002 SD .220 56 164 16 36 8 1 1 20 27 24 .330 .299 .629
2003 SD .200 24 65 1 13 5 0 0 10 5 13 .264 .277 .541
  AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
Totals .238 269 756 65 180 36 3 17 99 74 104 .312 .361 .674


  BATTING BASERUNNING MISC
Year Team HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1999 SD 1 5 34 0 0 0 0 0 .000 27.7 10.4
2000 SD 3 5 98 4 1 1 1 2 .333 56.8 9.2
2001 SD 4 3 74 1 0 1 2 0 1.000 20.0 5.7
2002 SD 1 10 49 3 0 2 0 0 .000 164.0 6.8
2003 SD 1 3 18 1 1 1 0 0 .000 0.0 5.0
  HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
Totals 10 26 273 9 2 5 3 2 .600 44.5 7.3



CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
Year Team POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT RF ZR
1999 SD C 17 2 109 15 1 2 .992 7.360 1.000
2000 SD C 87 6 525 42 5 13 .991 7.500 1.000
2001 SD C 47 3 246 21 3 3 .989 7.270 1.000
2002 SD C 54 5 367 27 6 4 .985 8.010 1.000
2003 SD P 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.000 1.000
2003 SD C 23 2 128 7 1 0 .993 8.050 1.000
2003 Total   24 3 128 8 1 0 .993 8.050 1.000
  G Ch PO A E DP FPCT RF ZR
Totals 230 19 1375 113 16 22 .989 7.620 1.000


Wiki and Ben Davis shared the catching duties for the Padres in 2001, but that should change now that Davis has been traded to Seattle. One of the team's most aggressive hitters, Wiki appeared in 64 games for San Diego in 2001, batting .275 with eight homers and 27 RBI. He was especially tough on lefties, hitting .345 against them with five homers in just 58 at-bats. Wiki has shown great improvement at the plate, but his defensive skills are the strongest part of his game. He's agile behind the plate and blocks pitches well. He also has a strong arm, having gunned down 37 percent of would-be basestealers last season.

San Diego pitchers are very comfortable with Wiki behind the plate. After beginning 1999 with Mobile (AA), he found himself on the fast track to the majors, making a brief stop in Las Vegas (AAA) before joining the Padres on August 13 that year. Playing his first big-league game the following day, the Venezuelan collected three hits, including a triple, vs. the Florida Marlins. Wiki became the first San Diego player in 21 years to notch three hits in his ML debut. He finished his 30-game stint with the Padres at .253, with three homers and 12 RBI.


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