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Nick Gonzales

Born: 05/27/1999 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 195
Primary Position: 2B
Fairly stocky frame, strength present, minimal physical projection.
Evaluator Ben Spanier
Report Date 08/31/2021
Dates Seen several
Affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers (High A, Marlins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2023 Low 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Strong hands, gets the bat head out extremely quickly, barrel control is sufficient given his other abilities. Hits to all fields and is a line drive machine. Hits fastballs, doesn't miss much up in the zone. Has shown more swing and miss than expected, often on good hard breaking pitches down and away. This is a potential concern but for me is mitigated by excellent quality of contact and general ability to lay off pitches out of the zone.
Power 55 Elite bat speed and has swing path conducive to slug, quick enough to drive good velo located up. Probably more doubles power given frame but will hit a decent number of homers as well. Hits the ball very hard, pop should come as he refines his approach.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Average runner, not a difference maker on the bases.
Glove 50 Perfectly decent defender at second, good instincts but lacks the range necessary to take some of the more difficult chances.
Arm 50 Adequate for the keystone, don't see it playing anywhere else. Mostly throws sidearm and haven't seen him make throws from that many angles.

Bat-first middle-infield profile. Second base only but gifted enough offensively to be a very good everyday player there.

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