Posted by Mack Ade at 8:00 AM
Merandy Gonzales is a quality prospect starter He’s 17-10, 2.94, in four professional seasons, that includes the DSL Mets, Kingsport, and Brooklyn. Gonzalez started 14 games for the Cyclones last season and went 6-3, 2.87.
I have him in the Colubia rotation in 2017.
(Mack) - Hey folks. We're talking today with Mets pitching prospect, Merandy Gonzales. Thanks for joining us here at Mack's Mets. The first question is from me. I see that you were part of the 2012-2013 that joined the Mets and included Amed Rosario. Did you manage to get any bonus money from the Mets when you joined them?
(Merandy) - My contract with the Mets was 50 thousand dollars.
(David Rubin) - What has been the most helpful advice from a coach in the Mets organization you have been given so far?
(Merandy) - Phil Regan (St.Lucie pitching coach) always tells me not to worry because the strike pitches look like ball pitches and the ball pitches hits the strike zone.
(Charlie Hangley) - As you've moved through the minor league levels, what has been the biggest adjustment you've had to make for each stop?
(Merandy) – Well, I do my adjustments in every game. Every game I see the good and the bad. I take the good and leave the bad.
(Reese Kaplan) - What effect have the Mets catchers at each level had on helping you develop?
(Merandy) - The receiver you have are good friends and help us with the pitches. They also help us produce a better game.
(Eddie Corona) – Merandy, how have you felt with the adjustment of having to learn new culture and language as a professional ball player?
(Merandy) - At first it was very difficult to live in the United States without knowing any English, but through the years I am improving and now I am better.
(Mack) – Last question Merandy, it looks like you will start the season in the Columbia rotation with Justin Dunn and Thomas Szapucki. That would be a great three top prospect rotation.
(Merandy) - If it is God’s will. My companions Justin and Thomas have had a good 2016 season. The purpose is to start in Colombia and finish in Port St. Lucie. It's going to be good rotation.
(Mack) – Thank you Merandy for your time and quality pitching.
(Merandy) - No problem. Thanks to you, my friend