Small stature; athletic build but lacks physical strength; frame is maxed.
4/9/15 - 4/12/15
Delmarva Shorebirds (Low A, Orioles)
Everyday guy out there; handles the game like a professional.
20; Minor League Filler
Mild leg kick to a toe tap; timing issues from the leg kick to toe tap; keeps hands quiet; short and direct swing path; below-average bat speed; will drop hands and cause top-spin on contact; patient approach at plate and will take average to below average offerings off the plate; minimal projection with the bat; will struggle with high-end velocity and any consistent spin.
30 raw power; lacks physical strength; swing is not conducive for power; lacks leverage and bat speed for in-game power to manifest.
4.08-4.12 home to first; quick bursts and displays agility; capable of stealing bases and displays an efficient first jump.
Speed and agility provide value in CF; lacks a second gear for attacking balls in the gaps; ability to read and run routes is average; navigates well left to right but has mild issues back and in; makes all the routine plays.
Lacks physical strength; arm speed is below average and ball dies quickly on throws.
Gonzalez is an organizational player that provides speed and defense in center field, where he should be able to stick in the foreseeable future. While the bat provides minimal value, Gonzalez's swing should allow him to see success in the lower minors.