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Jacob Gonzalez

#18 | 3B | GiantsSF
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Jacob Gonzalez
Name: Jacob Christopher Gonzalez
Born: Jun 26, 1998 in Scottsdale, Ariz. USA
High School: Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (58th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2017 (signed for $950,000)
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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