Originally Posted by RedlegJake
Gonzalez is a strikingingly thin lefty (think Guidry like) with a startling grounder/pop up to flyball rate. 71 grounders/pop ups to 39 flies and just 6 line drives. 3 walks in 48 innings with 47 strikeouts. Just 1 home run and 4 doubles allowed. 30 total hits. WHIP 0.769. That is 42 total bases in 48 innings counting walks, HBP and extra base hits. Less than 1 TB per inning!! TBIP less than 1 is really remarkable. A bit old for a DSL prospect at 21 in 2014. I don't know this kid's story, why he isn't already in the states (Visa problems?) but he flat out dominated the DSL. Of course, taking too much from 48 innings in the DSL is not a great idea but I'd love to see this guy in Billings or Dayton this year.
What I additionally like about Gonzalez is that last year wasn't the first in which he dominated. I recall being enthused about him as a 17-year-old (Gonzalez, that is, not me) in 2010, when he posted a WHIP under 1.00 in the Venezuelan League. He stayed in Venezuela the next year and wasn't quite as good, then for some reason missed all of 2012. Between the decline and the disappearance, I have to assume there was an injury involved. Then he bounced back spectacularly in 2013. So, yes, I sure hope we see him stateside this year.