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Luis Gonzalez

#51 | RF/LF/CF
San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants
Luis Gonzalez
Name: Luis Gonzalez
Born: Sep 10, 1995 in Hermosillo, SON Mexico
High School: Catalina Foothills HS, Tucson
College: New Mexico
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 3rd round (87th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2017 (signed for $517,000)
Add Gonzalez, a Tucson, Ariz., prep product who was born in Sonora, Mexico, to the list of college two-way performers in the 2017 draft class. The 6-foot, 185-pound lefthanded hitter and pitcher is a prospect with the bat who competes on the mound but isn't a draft factor there. Gonzalez has bat speed to impact the baseball and the plate discipline to get himself into hitters' counts. He hasn't hit for consistent power yet in college, with more line-drive gap power (top 10 in doubles nationally) than home run power. He was tied for first in Division I through mid-May with 53 walks and has nearly twice as many walks (96) as strikeouts (57) between his sophomore and junior seasons. He's an above-average runner who could fit in as a leadoff hitter at the pro level, a role he has filled at times in college. He hit the low 90s as a high schooler but has lost arm strength in college, though some scouts believe it could bounce back as he gives up pitching. Gonzalez may wind up a tweener, not a perfect fit in center and with fringe-average to average power that wouldn't profile on a corner. His competitiveness, hitting ability and solid athleticism should get him out in the first three rounds.
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