One of the most prominent left-handed power hitters, Adrian Gonzalez, had tremendous power that was on display to all parts of the field.
He posted 30+ home runs season from 2007 to 2010. Seeking big money and unable to pay him, the Padres traded him to Boston after the 2010 season.
Before the 2011 season, he signed a seven-year, $154 million contract but was traded to the Dodgers in late August 2012. While not the prominent power hitter he once was with the Padres, Gonzalez hit 18 or more home runs from 2013 to 2016.
He struggled through injuries in the 2017 season and was traded to the Atlanta Braves, where he was instantly designated for assignment.
Gonzalez signed a one-year deal with the New York Mets in 2018 but was released in June.