Is the Gio Gonzalez we're seeing this season what we should expect moving forward, or can we still project a little more growth?
I was recently asked a question similar to that, and my initial response was, despite some improvement in the ERA category, Gonzalez is pretty much the same pitcher he was last year. Don't get me wrong, that's definitely a solid pitcher; he finished 34th among starting pitchers on our 2010 Player Rater. But after struggling in a couple of recent starts, he's ranked No. 31 among starters on the 2011 Player Rater.