• Full name Jacob Christopher Gonzalez
  • Born 06/26/1998 in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Chaparral
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (58th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2017 (signed for $950,000).
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    Gonzalez's father Luis fashioned a 19-year big league career and was the Diamondbacks' World Series hero in 2001, hitting 57 homers in the regular season and getting the Series-winning bloop hit off Mariano Rivera. His son has a different profile; he bats righthanded, for one, and is bigger at a listed 6-foot-4, 210 pounds (the dad was 6-2, 180). In fact, his game more resembles former Arizona preps C.J. and Kevin Cron, in that he's a corner bat with modest athleticism and a chance to have a productive bat. Thick-bodied with long levers, Gonzalez has leverage and present strength to produce plus power. Few scouts see him as a third baseman as a pro, with first base or left field more likely due to at least below-average speed. Makeup and intelligence are plusses for Gonzalez, who is committed to Texas Christian, where Kevin Cron played.

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Career Transactions

  • 3B Jacob Gonzalez assigned to Altoona Curve from Greensboro Grasshoppers.
  • 3B Jacob Gonzalez and assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.

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