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Rafael Gonzalez

RHP | RedsCIN
Rafael Gonzalez
Name: Rafael Ross Gonzalez
Born: Mar 21, 1986 in Bronx, N.Y. USA
High School: Washington HS, New York
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 232 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (108th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2004 (signed for $315,000)
Gonzalez is a wild card in this year's draft. He attended George Washington High in the Bronx before dropping out and briefly moving to the Dominican Republic last year. After watching him in a tryout, the Yankees signed him for $200,000, but the commissioner's office voided the contract after discovering Gonzalez was an American citizen and the Major League Scouting Bureau had reports on him. Gonzalez returned to George Washington for his senior year, but was declared ineligible. He played on a scout team this spring, pitching every Sunday, while working out for clubs on the side. Gonzalez is a soft-bodied player with a good delivery and easy arm action. He was inconsistent this spring, creating a split camp in the scouting community on his potential. In some outings he was in the 93-95 mph range with a power curve and above-average changeup, while in others he was in the high 80s with a fringy breaking ball.
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