Tres Gonzalez

Born: October 4, 2000
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 5th Round, 140th Overall, 2022
How Acquired: Draft
College: Georgia Tech

Gonzalez’ primary asset is his hit tool, as he seldom swings and misses, and reaches base at a high rate.  He hit 279/422/412 as a sophomore and 335/459/467 as a junior.  In 2022, Gonzalez walked 43 times and struck out only 27.  He tends to hit the ball on the ground and so hasn’t produced a lot of power.  He’s mostly been a left fielder in college and his arm isn’t good, but he’s an above-average runner and could try center field.  He hasn’t been a big base stealer.  The Pirates may think Gonzalez can make swing adjustments to allow for more power; otherwise, he could end up as a tweener.  Baseball America ranked him 164th among draft prospects and 138th.  Gonzalez signed for $67,100 less than the slot amount of $414,600.

R:  000/333/000, 2 AB
A:  325/413/400, 80 AB, 4 2B, 1 3B, 9 BB, 12 K, 7-8 SB

Gonzalez got into 25 games, all but one with Bradenton.  He split his time among all the outfield positions.  At the plate he showed what his college numbers suggested; he made very good contact and controlled the strike zone well, but showed little power.  He did very well at base stealing.

Gonzalez figures to head to Greensboro to open 2023, but a good start should get him consideration for an early promotion to Altoona.

2023: Minor league salary
Signing Bonus: $347,500
MiLB Debut: 2022
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2028
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 37th round, 1121st overall pick.
July 18, 2022:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round, 140th overall pick; signed on July 24.