Mets Pick # 23 - RHP - Saul Gonzalez - Montverde Academy (HS)


Mets Pick # 23 - RHP - Saul Gonzalez – Montverde Academy (HS)

Joe DeMayo @PSLToFlushing -

Source: #Mets are expected to sign 23rd Round Pick, RHP Saul Gonzalez out of Montverde Academy (FL). Gonzalez is 6’7” and 250 LBS. His season stats at Montverde Academy (FL) this year: 8-0, 42 IP, 18 H, 16 BB, 83 K 1.50 ERA.


           RHP Saul Gonzalez  - R/R, 12/28/99 - Montverde Academy (HS)

6'7", 235 lbs

The Mets selected righ-handed pitcher Saul Gonzalez in the 23rd round. Gonzalez, standing at 6’7” and 235 pounds, is a high schooler from Montverde Academy in Florida. The Puerto Rico native was a 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American. Gonzalez, an Alabama State commit, has a good fastball and works in a curveball, but has no other breaking pitches to speak of.

Baseball America –

           Rank: 401 (Mets pick 680)

A big, 6-foot-7, 230-pound righthander, Gonzalez is an arm strength power pitcher with a fastball that has been up to 95-96 mph this spring. Scouts think that he can eventually throw in the upper 90s, but he has a long arm stroke and no breaking ball to speak of presently. During games this spring, Gonzalez pitched off of his fastball almost exclusively and would throw just one breaking ball in some looks. He’s also a below-average athlete. An Alabama State commit, Gonzalez is thought to be a tough sign, and while a team might bite on a future 70-grade fastball, it could be a tough sell without much in the way of secondary offerings.

11-G, 6-ST, 2-CG, 7-0  1.75 ERA , 1-SV, 42-IP 18-H 16-BB 83-SO  

PG –
           PG Grade: 9
Saul Gonzalez is a 2018 RHP with a 6-7 230 lb. frame from Cidra, PR who attends Montverde Academy. Extra large build with very good present strength. Arm is loose and easy, long and tension free arm strong, creates good angle to the plate with plenty of extension out front. Fastball topped out at 89 mph, mostly straight. Tends to slow his arm on a slurve type breaking ball, throws it for strikes with a soft sweeping break. Long term project as he grows into his big body, throws strikes now and has some pitchability. Good student.


Thomas Brennan said...

Great signing - welcome aboard, Saul Gonzalez.

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