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Tyler Gonzales

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Tyler Gonzales
Name: Aaron Tyler Gonzales
Born: Jan 22, 1993 in San Antonio, Texas USA
High School: Madison HS, San Antonio
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career25.19.241.895.685.68
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (60th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012 (signed for $750,000)
Gonzales has one of the best two-pitch mixes in the entire draft. After operating at 88-92 mph with his fastball in his first scrimmage of the year, he has worked at 93-95 mph and touched 97 consistently in games. He maintains velocity deep into games, pitching at 91-93 mph in the latter stages. He also has a big league slider that sits at 84-88 mph and has reached as high as 90. The nephew of Nationals crosschecker Jimmy Gonzales, Tyler is more wiry than physical at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. He generates his electric stuff with a considerable amount of effort in his delivery, which includes a head whack and detracts from his command. He locates his slider better than his fastball, and there's debate as to whether he'll wind up as a starter or a reliever. Gonzales has closer upside and might be at his best if a big league team just let him try to overpower opponents for one or two innings at a time. He does show a changeup while warming up in the bullpen but doesn't use it in games. He's another member of a banner University of Texas recruiting class who doesn't figure to make it to Austin.
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