Nick Gonzales Ranks High Among Second Base Prospects

Baseball America continued their position-by-position rankings of prospects on Friday morning with a look at second base. The Pittsburgh Pirates had Henry Davis on the list of the top 20 catchers, ranked seventh among a very strong group of prospects. On Thursday, BA posted the top ten first basemen in a down year for the position. There were no members of the Pirates on that list. In today’s list, second base is given three stars out of five for strength of the group. In the second spot on that list, you’ll find Nick Gonzales, the first round pick of the Pirates from 2020. He only trails Nick Yorke of the Boston Red Sox, who ranks as the 31st best prospect in baseball.

Gonzales spent the 2021 season at Greensboro, where he played 80 games and hit .302/.385/.565, with 23 doubles, four triples and 18 homers. He missed a month due to a broken finger, but he made up for missed time in the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .380/.483/.549 in 19 games. Gonzales ranks 49th overall by Baseball America, who has him third on the Pirates top prospects list.

We will post articles for any other positions that have Pirates among the top players, while noting which positions didn’t have anyone in our recap article at the end.

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