At present, Gonzalez’ progress offensively has been impeded by poor plate discipline and a tendency to swing at anything near the strike zone. Gonzalez also likes to swing with his shoulders which negates the bat speed he does have. Now 20, Gonzalez has time to figure it out, but it will take an overhaul of both his swing mechanics and approach to make it happen. However, Gonzalez’ true strength does not lie in his hitting ability. Gonzalez is a “catch and throw” guy at his core. In 2010, he threw out half of opposing runners and possesses one of the best releases I’ve seen at the level. …
April 9, 2011
ScoutingTheSally looks at Miguel Gonzalez (video)
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